Meet The Team


Andy Pritchard


Andy has been in the fitness industry for 18 years. He started out as a gym instructor before progressing to personal training and fitness management. To expand his knowledge yet stay in the fitness industry Andy began working in the educational sector where he gained several academic qualifications. After 10 years as a tutor, assessor, and internal verifier in the educational sector Andy decided to fulfil his ambition of running his own training company. In 2013 AP Fitness Academy became accredited to deliver fitness-related qualifications through Active IQ.

Specialist Areas

Gym, Personal Training, Exercise Referral, Suspension Training, Studio Cycling, Teaching, Assessing, Quality Assurance


Karen Ramsay

Internal Verifier

Karen has worked in education for over 20 years, teaching sport and leisure in FE colleges. She also spent two years as a Duty Manager in a health and fitness club. In recent years, she has become more involved in delivering and assessing fitness industry qualifications, with particular experience in gym instructing, exercise to music teaching, and personal training. Karen also works in Quality Assurance for several organisations, monitoring delivery and assessment practices. Karen has worked for AP Fitness Academy for 4 years, conducting internal quality assurance.

Specialist Areas

Gym, Exercise to Music, Personal Training,
Teaching, Assessing, Quality Assurance


Nicola Rhodes


Nicola has been working in the fitness industry for 7 years, qualifying as a fitness instructor and then as a personal trainer. Nicola also trained as a sports massage therapist and currently runs her own sports massage business. As her interest grew she continued to develop her professional development by gaining qualifications in exercise to music, studio cycling, suspension training, and exercise referral. Nicola joined the AP Fitness Academy team two years ago and became a tutor and assessor, and more recently a qualified internal verifier for the company.

Specialist Areas

Sports Massage, Exercise to Music, Gym, Personal Training, Exercise Referral, Teaching and Assessing


Terry Roberts


Terry began working his fitness industry as a martial arts instructor in 1999, teaching several classes per week at his local fitness centre. Following a long and successful career teaching martial arts, Terry decided to broaden his skills by gaining several fitness-related qualifications including, gym instructor, exercise to music, studio cycling, and personal training. Terry currently runs his own personal training business offering bespoke fitness programmes and nutritional advice to clients, in addition to working part-time as a tutor and assessor for AP Fitness Academy.

Specialist Areas

Gym, Exercise to Music, Studio Cycling and
Personal Training