Meet the Team

We have a range of fitness instructors and personal trainers at the club who each specialise in a different area of fitness.

Managing Director

Declan Ryan

I have spent 30 years working in the Health & Fitness industry, 20 of these years have been running my own gym business! Despite the undoubted stress this has … and still does bring, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Personal Trainer

Richard Cowell

I’ve worked in the fitness industry for over 25 years. I have seen many changes and “fads” in the fitness industry, but my passion right from the start has been to help people become healthier through exercise.

Personal trainer / Social Media

Lea Monk

I teach a variety of classes here at Active Fitness Club from spin, circuits and boxfit. I have a great passion for training and group exercise. I love teaching classes with the music up and pushing everyone to their fullest.

Fitness class instructor

Emma Ryan

 I’ve been working at Active Fitness Club since it opened in 1999. In 2009 I took a Zumba course and became the first instructor in Stevenage. I also took my Piyo course in 2015 and enjoy teaching both at the club.

Front of House

Finn Ryan

I’m a student at the John Henry Newman school and am very passionate about physical education and the gym. I have worked at Active Fitness Clubs for a year now and am excited to continue to grow and learn about the industry.

Personal trainer / Head Coach

Jake Powell

Active Fitness Club was the start of my Health & Fitness career. Boxing is my main passion and is what I have experience in. I also work as a personal trainer and I am head coach of Active Coach. 

Company Administrator

Tania Fortune

I have worked for Active Fitness Club since 2005 and have seen many changes over the years. I am now the company’s administrator, looking after the bookkeeping and all aspects of finance within three Active Fitness sites.

Fitness instructor

Nick Power

I have been involved in health and leisure for over 30 years. I have worked at Active Fitness Club for 9 years taking TRX and fitness and spin classes 3 times a week. I am also an international DJ & Radio Presenter.

Personal trainer

Amy Robbins

I’ve been working at Active Fitness Club for just over 4 years. I was also a member for 4 years before starting to work at the club. I deliver classes, personal training and Active Coach sessions at the club.

Fitness instructor

Chantel Dibley

I started dancing from the age of 2  (Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz) and always had a passion to stay fit and active. I became an instructor at the club around 2006/7. I have taught a variety of different classes ever since.

Personal trainer

Richard Postance

I’m a coach and Personal Trainer at Active Fitness Stevenage. You’ll normally find me teaching Active Coach or a Burn/HIIT class! I enjoy all types of fitness and have tried my hand at Olympic lifting, Kettlebells and Crossfit.

Personal trainer

Amy Robbins

I’ve been working at Active Fitness Club for just over 4 years. I was also a member for 4 years before starting to work at the club. I deliver classes, personal training and Active Coach sessions at the club.