Our Team

Experienced tutors who still actively teach classes in their specialist subjects

Fiona Brown


Fiona founded The EnergyWise Academy in November 2005 in response to numerous requests from instructors living in Scotland who resented having to continually travel to London for Pilates training courses.

Fiona’s career in fitness spans three decades and has seen her teach fitness classes from her own studio, introduce STEP to Dundee; she established Caledonian  Fitness Personal Training Studio in 1998 and quickly grew her appointments to 35 per week. This company was renamed EnergyWise Health & Fitness and was sold as a going concern in 2009 to allow time to build The EnergyWise Academy.

Lesley Mitchell

Tutor & Assessor 

Lesley Mitchell has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and is a qualified Pilates Instructor, AFAA Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Lesley is one of our tutors and examiners for practical subjects and currently teaches Pilates, ETM, Personal Training and has a Level 3 Pilates qualification and Ante/Post Natal Award.

Lesley teaches regular classes in Peebles, Galashiels and Edinburgh www.pilatesinpeebles.co.uk

Fiona Fleming

Fiona Fleming has a background in contemporary dance and numerous qualifications in health fitness and aqua spanning more than 25 years. She has a Mat Pilates Level 3 Diploma , Ante/Post Natal Award and has a special interest in working with clients with mental illness as she also has qualifications in counselling and working with dementia. Fiona works in the Scottish Borders and teaches regular classes in and around Kelso.

Dawn Gillies

Dawn Gillies is an experienced fitness instructor of many years with qualifications in group exercise to music, cheer leading, kick boxing and Level 3 Mat Pilates. Dawn currently teaches classes in and around Perth and is our most recent team member to join The EnergyWise Academy.

Sarah Macdonald

Tutor & Assessor
Sarah’s interest in health & fitness began when she was a competitive swimmer, fitness class attendee and first aid volunteer… after which she decided to turn her hobbies into a career and applied for a Lifeguard job at Queen Margaret University in 1998 and has been there ever since!  Over the years her role has progressed through Supervisor, Assistant Manager to her present role as Manager. Throughout this time she has also been a swimming teacher, RLSS National Pool Lifeguard course Trainer and Assessor and Fitness Class Instructor.

Dougie Gair

Dougie has been involved in Sport and Fitness all his life or at least as long as he can remember and started playing football at 4 years of age. Throughout his school years, football was the dominant thing in his life, and he still turns out for East of Scotland side, Edinburgh City. He takes a keen interest in most Sports, notably Running, Golf and Tennis.


Cameron Cowie

Cameron has always had a passion for sport and fitness from an early age, partaking in a number of different sports Rugby, football, Golf, Athletics and Running Rat Races.  Rugby being the sport I excelled in and continue to play. With this it was a natural progression to pursue a career in the industry where I have now 8 year of experience from working in Private and commercial facilities. I enjoy making a difference to people’s lives and seeing them make changes and achieving there aims and objectives that’s what gives my job satisfaction.

Student Support

Student support is something we are famous for. Valuing and caring for every student – before, during and even long after your training is what we have built our business on.

Innovative Ideas

Our courses are the most up-to-date in the country! We use tried and tested learning methods and try to keep learning as interactive and fun as possible.

Built in Business Component

Our courses have a built in component of business planning which amongst other things includes how to cope with a waiting list because we also know this will be the reality!

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