About Me

Diana from Fitness with Diana

I’ve always enjoyed dancing and keep fit, so when I saw a poster to train as an exercise instructor I thought ‘Wow, I might be able to get paid to teach hobbies I love!’.

After successfully completing my training, I started taking keep fit classes for Northamptonshire Adult Education. After a few years I was confident enough to buy the Northampton franchise of a national diet and fitness company and for the next twelve years, ran a very successful small business, helping thousands of people of all ages, shapes and sizes improve their fitness and control their weight.

During this time I continued to develop my skills – adding qualifications in teaching Zumba and Zumba Gold classes alongside standard aerobics.

I started doing Pilates myself due to a recurring back problem and after finding it helped me, got more interested in the principles and techniques. This led me to take a Level 3 NVQ in Pilates. Since Pilates is completely different to aerobic fitness, this was the hardest studying I’ve done since getting my degree – and I was pleased to qualify, in August 2010!

Running a business is hard work – a lot more than simply teaching the classes! There’s lots of research regards nutrition and fitness to stay updated. Then there’s a lot of admin including PAYE for staff, arranging holiday cover and VAT!

By 2011 I needed a break and I sold my franchise and retired. This didn’t last very long as I missed the lovely ladies and gentlemen who attend my classes so I decided to start a couple of Pilates classes. These classes proved extremely popular and I am currently running 12 Pilates classes. I’m using my experience of the last twenty years in the fitness industry to provide a unique mix of fun, friendly and affordable classes in local community venues.

I do hope you’ll come along!

To receive further details about classes or if you have any questions or concerns about coming to classes, please contact me on Mob 07811 141959 or write using the form on the Contact Page.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in class.


Diamond Pilates Instructor, December 2016
iMoveFreely ® – Intrinsic Biomechanics Certification March 2016
Fitness Pilates Focus Workshop, June 2013
Zumba, Gold, March 2012
Dr Kataria School, Laughter Yoga, September 2011
Active IQ, Level 3 Pilates, August 2010
Zumba, Basic, November 2010
Physical Company, Bender Balls, October 2008
OCR, Level 2 Pilates, October 2004
RSA, Exercise to Music, August 1995

Health & Safety
Current First Aid Certificate
Listed on Exercise Professional Register
Fully Insured