Spread Your Wings & Start A New Career

Word of mouth says everything…

Read our students Success Stories!

‘Friendly, welcoming and supportive’

‘Relaxed and friendly atmosphere’

‘So many doors have opened for me’

‘I look forward to a long and successful career’ 

‘I have a successful business of my own’


‘Explained everything in terms I could understand’  

‘A wealth of knowledge, willing to share’ 

‘You will never look back’ 

‘Well organised and very informative’

‘Starting a brand new career’ 


‘Life has not been the same since’   

‘An inspiration’   

‘Not like a normal course’

‘Really enjoyable’

‘Given me confidence’

‘Exciting atmosphere to learn’

‘All very impressive’

Why do our students love us?

There have been only a few people who have inspired me in my fitness career and Fiona Brown at the EnergyWise Academy is one of them.

From the initial meeting with Fiona I felt very welcomed and felt part of the EnergyWise family. Fiona’s extensive knowledge about the components of Pilates and the concept behind it all was very impressive.

I started my own practice classes and within weeks I began to receive very positive feedback from the class participants on how they now noticed their core was engaging and improvements in their posture.

A year down the line I am now a fully qualified Level 3 Realistic Pilates Instructor and Pre and Post Natal as well.  So many doors have opened for me. I have four classes a week and the participants are loving it. All of the benefits from the classes now carry on to their daily life.

I would recommend Fiona Brown and the EnergyWise Academy to any fitness instructor who is looking to maintain and extend their career – you will never look back!

Sharon Ferrie

Mat Pilates

Four years ago I met Fiona Brown to do my Realistic Pilates training, and I can honestly say that life has not been the same since!

If you are pondering what to do next, or how to promote what you currently do now then Fiona is the one to speak to. I have found her to be an inspiration, enthusiastic, and willing to share all her knowledge and experience to help others on their career path.

I have gained so much valuable knowledge over the years, and been able to make positive changes to further my career in the Fitness Industry, which is all down to knowing this woman!

She has made me think about things I never thought about before:  like working “on the business” instead of just in it; having my own website; wearing a uniform; stationery; and much more besides, all of which have helped me to promote a positive professional image.

She continues to be a very hard working woman; always striving to help others and keep up to date with all that is current that I have no hesitation what so ever in recommending her if you need any guidance.

Amanda Richard

Realistic Pilates

Before you read any further, if you are doubting about signing on the dotted line for any courses at The EnergyWise Academy… DON’T Doubt! …DO IT!!

My story is that I met Fiona years ago, 23 years ago actually, when I was teaching aerobics and Fiona was looking for people to teach Moves Fitness. I cannot speak highly enough of Fiona’s passion, energy and enthusiasm in the fitness industry. She has an enviable knowledge and understanding in all fitness related subjects but especially mat Pilates. I have done the Level 3 mat Pilates qualification at The EnergyWise Academy and it was really, really enjoyable, not like a normal course! A superb location, friendly small group, well taught, relaxed but non-intimidating and self-gratifying experience.

Fiona is welcoming, encouraging, and approachable and has an incredible teaching technique!

If it’s a business in fitness you are looking for FIONA BROWN is your woman! Go And DO IT!! NOW!!

Moyra Millar

Fitness Instructor

Training at the EnergyWise Training Academy and studios, within the beautiful seaside town of Portobello, Edinburgh, would be my first course in my new career within the fitness industry.

Being in my late thirties starting a brand a new career was a little nerve-wracking and  might have been enough to put most people off.

With support from Fiona and the help of her colleagues and the rest of our team, who were also on the course, this provided a good base for the foundations in my training.

The academy and team regularly keep me updated with upcoming courses that the academy are providing and should I need further ongoing support and advice or future courses I know I can drop Fiona an email and she will get in contact.

Sylvia Williams

Fitness Instructor

The EnergyWise Academy immediately stood out from the others offering Pilates training. Firstly it was local. I also loved the website, the information it offered was easy to understand and I learned a lot more about Pilates just from reading it. I sent off the first tentative email explaining my situation, I had an 8 month old baby and a 22 month old toddler, was  a full time mum and had no fitness experience. As promised, Fiona called me the next day and things started there.

Fiona took me through the Anatomy and Physiology training first of all so that I could be part of the next Level 3 Mat Pilates course.

Before I even started on the course, Fiona took me through a 1-1 Realistic Pilates session as I have prolapsed disks in my lower spine. That initial session really was an eye opener, I genuinely grew half an inch between the start of the session and the end, from then I was hooked!

It was hard work over the next few months, but that was made all the easier by the great team of people I was doing the course with and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that Fiona created through the sessions.

It was an emotional journey, I learned so much and my back improved drastically. After that first course I was teaching 2 Pilates classes, that was over 3 years ago.

I have now added to my training and qualifications, through the EnergyWise Academy, and as well as a Level 3 Mat Pilates Qualification, I have Level 2 Exercise to Music and an Ante and Post Natal Qualification. I also teach Zumba and Fitsteps, both of which I discovered through Fiona and the Academy.

I now teach 14 classes a week and can safely say I have a successful business of my own.

Yvonne Rodger

Mat Pilates

I did the mat Pilates course with Fiona a few years back and I’ll always remember the enthusiasm and passion she had delivering her course.

Her friendly, welcoming and supportive approach made the whole course much more enjoyable, interesting and fun.

Her belief and attitude was a great reminder of the importance of delivering safe classes to the wide public of all fitness levels, shapes and sizes.

Petra Durnan

Mat Pilates

Ready To Start?

We’re very proud of our students at The EnergyWise Academy and we think their success stories will help you make the decision easier about choosing the best training! We know you will now be keen to get the ball rolling, and understand that you will have lots of questions swimming around. The best thing you can do now is call our Principal, Fiona Brown on 0131 669 8888 for the very best guidance on all things EnergyWise and also all about the Yoga, Pilates and fitness industry.

Alternatively, if you would like to read our Frequently Asked Questions before calling, simply click the button below!


Lesley – Office Administrator
Phone: 0131 669 8888

The EnergyWise Academy