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About Us


The Fitness Education Academy was established in 2008 by Annalisa Buchanan and has grown considerably over the last few years due to gaining an excellent reputation in the fitness industry among employers and students. Based in Penicuik, Scotland The Fitness Education Academy also has course venues in Edinburgh, Coatbridge, Glasgow, Fife, Ayr, Mintlaw and Aberdeen as well as offering bespoke courses to organisations and individuals within the industry. If you are looking to qualify as a gym instructor, exercise to music instructor, childrens fitness instructor or personal trainer we offer a personal service second to none.  The Fitness Education Academy also offers a wide range of CPD courses of various levels to help progress you throughout your career. We work closely with employers in the industry who often contact us when they are interviewing potential instructors and personal trainers, we also offer ongoing advice to those setting up their own business and offer free advertising for personal trainers on our personal training website.  We are also proud to be given 'low risk' status by our awarding bodies which is the highest quality standard which gives you the satisfaction that you are receiving the highest standard of service available.


All of our courses are also recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals.


Our team is made up of tutors, assessors and quality assurance co-ordinators who all have a superb knowledge in the subject they are involved in, all of our staff are also actively working in the fitness industry enabling them to pass on their expertise to students.


Our team is made up of Annalisa Buchanan (Director and quality assurance co-ordinator), Georgia Torrance (Director, tutor/assessor, office manager), James Russell (tutor, assessor and quality assurance co-ordinator), Sarah Donnelly (tutor, assessor), Amanda Murdoch (tutor, assessor), Sam Grieve (tutor, assessor), Nadia Fantastico (tutor, assessor), Julie Young (tutor, assessor), Stuart Matheson (tutor, assessor), Yvonne Mitchell (tutor, assessor), Anne Blyth (tutor, assessor), Blair Keith (tutor, assessor), Anita Edwards (tutor, assessor), Emma McGurk (tutor/assessor), Lyndsay Van Der Starre (tutor/assessor), Rachel McGain-Harding (tutor/assessor), Grant Newlands (tutor/assessor), Luke Bremner (tutor/assessor), Louise Clapperton (finance), Pam Robb (administration/reception) and Hayley Finlay (administration/reception).





The FEA Centre is our headquarters in Penicuik, here, as well as running some of our courses we have a fitness centre offering a variation of fitness classes and personal training sessions. Full information on classes and personal training and what goes on at The FEA Centre can be found here.



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