About us

What’s our story, you ask.

In 1992 our founder Debra Curtez-Bell began working for a training provider as a Course Assistant, soon progressing to Course Director. By 1996, she decided to venture out and launch DCB Fun & Fitness now known as The Fitness Circle Ltd., a training provider which has successfully expanded over the years.

Over the course of 20 years, we maintained our preferred position as a respected and trusted family-operated provider with all the might and muscle to deliver industry-leading training to well over 1600 fitness professionals.

We stand firm in a crowded market for good reason. Our biggest asset has been an unwavering willingness to remain a student-first provider while quickly adapting to evolving challenges facing those seeking a career in fitness.

The Fitness Circle exists to empower future and current fitness professionals with the skills, knowledge, and experience to build successful careers within the industry. We offer a range of courses both affordable and flexible in their delivery. All qualifications are nationally accredited through YMCA Awards or Active IQ and are fully recognised by employers and the register of exercise professionals (REPs).

We strive for excellence in fitness education, propelling passions forward, and creating pathways to rewarding careers for health and fitness professionals.


Our support methods are industry-leading because they’re tailored to the individual needs of our students. Over the 20 years we have been in service we have constantly adapted our approach to support and listened to feedback from our students. This in turn has given us the recipe for a quality service.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a dedicated support tutor who you can contact between 10 am – 6:30 pm. We offer support in a number of ways including:

Telephone appointments




We are uniquely positioned to offer you the most competitive pricing while maintaining the standard we are known for as we are family-owned. We have also invested heavily in back-end technology which does a lot of work for us that other companies have to pay for somebody to do, such as admin work.

Today’s science and trends


Our courses are on-trend and reviewed frequently to make sure you receive up-to-date fitness and nutritional information critical to your training and advancement. We have a team of researchers who are constantly adding new training techniques to our courses, all in line with the latest scientific literature and industry trends.

Move your passion forward.
We’ll do the heavy lifting
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