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
Shabeer Syed

The fitness circle Level 2-3 PT course offered me the flexible support I needed to make it through the course in my own speed. Not only was it the cheapest course in central London, it also pleasantly surprised me by its professional and neutering trainers throughout. I was meet by a team equipped with warm and curious approach to my learning, clearly having the success of their students in mind. I completed the course and qualified within 8 weeks, a highly recommended course for any aspiring PT. Thank you!

Jo Simpson

Absolutely amazing, couldn’t recommend The Fitness Circle enough. They have the perfect balance of letting you get on with it in your own pace but at the same time motivating you along the way and offering you as much help as possible. Debs and Alex were the nicest people to get along with and I really felt like they cared about how well I did which is very nice as you don’t always get that with all these other company’s. I finished my diploma within the time I wanted and they made it a fun experience!




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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