Meet The Team

  •  CEO & Personal Trainer

    Amy Pope

    Hi guys I am Amy,


    I am 32 and from Cheltenham! I love climbing mountains, gardening, cooking and I recently started playing golf!

    In January 2015 I became a single parent, my daughter was 6 months at the time, I weighed around 20 stone, I was suffering from depression and anxiety which I was struggling to manage. I desperately needed to turn my life around and didn't know where to start.

    Through weight training, eating right, working hard and sheer determination I have dropped 4 dress sizes and dramatically improved my physical and mental health.

    In August 2017 I set up Aptitude Fitness and have helped hundreds of women on their fitness journey. I train women of all shapes and sizes, all fitness levels, able bodied and those that may require additional physical support .


    I am passionate about building fitness into a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and understand the impact on your confidence and mental health.

    Personal training slots with Amy are limited to day time at present and available to book.

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  • Personal Trainer and Empowered Coach

    Sophie Peel

    Hello, Sophie here!


    I am a personal trainer and nutritional adviser from London, I have been based in Gloucestershire for the last 9 years.


    My fitness career started as a competitive athlete. From National gymnast, to International Rugby player to horse rider. I have done it all! My passion for coaching came a little later in life as I was no longer a competitive athlete myself I became invested on helping others instead.

    I have now been a trainer for 6 years and along the way have trained a wide variety of people. My clients needs have ranged from: weight loss, joint replacement rehab, sport specific fitness and muscle building/ strength development.

    I have a true passion for helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. With my own training I change my approach frequently, ranging from running/hiking to body building, calisthenics and power lifting.

    Personal training slots are available to book with Sophie 

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  • Pilates Instructor

    Claire Dickson

    Claire grew up in Cheltenham and moved back here in summer 2019, after 30 years living and teaching Pilates and gyrotonic in Hong Kong. Claire is a fully certified Pilates instructor and mentor with Polestar Pilates, and in Hong Kong she ran her own studio for 7 years.

    She’s a very experienced teacher, and she’ll take good care of you whatever your level.

    Pilates sessions available to book Wednesday 6pm fortnightly.

    Places are limited to 12 and charged at £9.50 per 45 minute class.


    You will need a yoga / exercise mat and access to Zoom.

    All classes will be invoiced up front.

    Please book well in advance via Vagaro or

    Any questions please email

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  • Operations Manager

    Sue Dorey

    Sue has recently retired from a full time career working in education.  She is now  able to spend more time doing the things she enjoys, including running, fitness training and bootcamps, alongside a newly acquired love of playing golf

    Sue manages operations and HR for Aptitude Fitness and Wellbeing Ltd

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