Meet Your Dedicated Buena Vida Team…

At Buena Vida YOU will always be our number 1 priority.
We always aim to ensure that all of our classes are as fun as possible. We want you feel absolutely AMAZING whilst also helping you get the results you want & deserve. We take the time to get to know you and we always try to remember everyone’s name.

Our dedicated team of experienced and enthusiastic professionals are poised and ready to give you a FAB experience every time you walk through our doors!

(All our instructors are fully insured and hold all of the relevant licences/qualifications)

Here are your BV heroes that make it happen!
 
Sally Hilton
Sally – Owner of Buena Vida & Instructor
Sally has worked in the health and fitness industry since 2007 and has danced in some capacity since the age of 3. She believes that being active and healthy should be something you enjoy as part of your lifestyle and not a chore.
Sally founded Buena Vida Health & Fitness in August 2011 with the aim to provide a variety of fun classes that cater to all ages & abilities and that create a supportive, friendly community atmosphere where people can have fun and meet new people as well as staying active.
Sally is a fully qualified Level 3 Fitness Instructor.

 
Sally’s Qualifications, Training & Experience:
~ 2011-present (Buena Vida Health & Fitness)Dance/Fitness Instructor
~ 2011-2016 (Gedling Borough Leisure)Zumba/Zumba Gold/Zumba Kids Instructor
~ 2013-2014 (Dance Divaz)Member of the Adult Dance Group
~ 1988-2014 (Gregory School of dance)Member of the Dance School
~ 2012-2013 (Young Positive Moves)Zumba Instructor & Asst. sports camp coach
~ 2008-2013 (Gedling Borough Leisure)GP exercise referral & fitness instructor
~ 2007-2008 (Gedling Borough Leisure)Fitness/nutrition instructor
~ 2012 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Kids & Kids Jnr Instructor Licence
~ 2011 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Gold Instructor Licence
~ 2011 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Basic Steps 1 Instructor Licence
~ 2011 (Lifetime Training)CYQ Level 2 Group Circuit Training Award
~ 2010 (Pine Tree Camp, Florida)Camp Counsellor for children’s summer camp
~ 2008 (The Wright Foundation)GP Exercise Referral
~ 2007 (Premier Training Int.)AIQ Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy
~ 2007 (Premier Training Int.)AIQ Level 3 Personal Trainer Award
~ 2007 (Premier Training Int.)AIQ Level 2 Special Populations – Weight Management
~ 2007 (Premier Training Int.)AIQ Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
~ 2007 (Premier Training Int.)AIQ Level 2 Anatomy & Physiology
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Chantelle Cliff
Chantelle – Instructor & Senior Admin Assistant
Chantelle is our resident “Duracell Bunny”. This girl is always full of energy and never without a big smile on her face. She is one of our full-time members of the team and she works hard both at classes & behind the scenes at BV HQ to make sure you get the best possible experience with us. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old and never stands still for long (she even dances in the office). She will guarantee to make you smile & sweat at every class.
Chantelle is a fully qualified Level 2 Instructor.

 
Chantelle’s Qualifications, Training & Experience:
~ 2015-present (Buena Vida Health & Fitness)Dance/Fitness Instructor
~ 2002-present (Dance Divaz & DD Street)Member of the Senior dance & street dance group
~ 2017-present (StreetFit)Currently working towards gaining her StreetFit Licence
~ 2017 (Beatz)Beatz Instructor Licence
~ 2017 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Kids & Kids Jnr Instructor Licence
~ 2017 (Clubbercise)Clubbercise U18 Instructor Licence
~ 2016 (Diverse Trainers)AIQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Exercise To Music)
~ 2016 (Diverse Trainers)AIQ Level 2 Anatomy & Physiology
~ 2016 (Pound Fitness)Pound Instructor Licence
~ 2016 (Clubbercise)Clubbercise Instructor Licence
~ 2015 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Gold Instructor Licence
~ 2015 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Basic Steps 1 Instructor Licence
~ 2014 (Redhill Academy)AS Level in Dance
~ 2012 (Big Dance Pledge)Took part in a dance that beat a Guiness World Record
~ 2012 (Sports Leaders)Sports Leadership Level 1 Award
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Carla De-Padova
 
Carla – Apprentice Instructor & Admin Assistant
Carla is our newest addition to the BV team. Currently working with us on an apprenticeship, Carla is studying towards her Level 2 ‘Exercise To Music’ qualification and NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership award. She has been attending a variety of classes with Buena Vida for about 2 years and now can’t wait to train to teach classes as part of the BV Team.

 
 
 
Carla’s Qualifications, Training & Experience:
~ 2017-present (Buena Vida Health & Fitness)Trainee Dance/Fitness Instructor
~ 2017-present (Central College Nottingham)Studying towards Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Exercise To Music)
~ 2017-present (Central College Nottingham)Studying towards Level 2 Anatomy & Physiology
~ 2017-present (Central College Nottingham)Studying towards NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership
~ 2015-2017 (Buena Vida Health & Fitness)Member of Buena Vida attending classes
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Jenny Hilton
 
Jenny – Instructor
Jenny has been a member of the BV Team since 2012. She has danced since the age of 3 and had an interest in fitness since her college days. She has an AMAZING wiggle & brings her infectious energy to every class. She’ll have you whooping, smiling had having fun at every class you attend.
Jenny is a fully qualified Level 2 Instructor.
 
 
 
Jenny’s Qualifications and Experience:
~ 2012-present (Buena Vida Health & Fitness)Dance/Fitness Instructor
~ 2017 (Beatz)Beatz Instructor Licence
~ 2017 (Clubbercise)Clubbercise U18 Instructor Licence
~ 2015 (Clubbercise)Clubbercise Instructor Licence
~ 2015 (Health & Fitness Education)YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Exercise To Music)
~ 2015 (Health & Fitness Education)YMCA Level 2 Anatomy & Physiology
~ 2014 (Fitsteps)FitSteps Instructor Licence
~ 2012 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Gold Instructor Licence
~ 2012 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Basic Steps 1 Instructor Licence
~ 2006-2007 – Studied at university towards a diploma in Sports Conditioning & Coaching
~ 2002-2006 (Trinity RC Comp)Assistant dance coach for an after-school group
~ 1990-2006 (Gregory School of dance)Member of the dance school
~ 2005 (Youth Sport Trust)‘Step into Sport’ Award
~ 2005 (Trinity RC Comp)A-Level in Performing Arts & Drama
~ 2005 (Trinity RC Comp)A-Level in Physical Education
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Margaret Hilton
Margaret – Zumba Gold Instructor & Admin Assistant
At 68 years old, Margaret is our eldest and most inspirational member of the BV team. Just 11 months after she had surgery for a hip replacement, she qualified as a Zumba Gold Instructor and she currently teaches our chair-based Zumba Gold class.
She strongly believes it was taking gentle Zumba Gold classes weekly that helped her recover so quickly so now she wants to be able to inspire and help you to achieve your healthier lifestyle, no matter what your abilities or circumstances.
 
Margaret’s Qualifications, Training & Experience:
~ 2015-present (Buena Vida & Fitness)Zumba Gold Instructor
~ 2015 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Gold Instructor Licence
~ 2015 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Basic Steps 1 Instructor Licence
~ 1989-2013 (Gregory School Of Dance)Member of the Adult Tap Group
~ 1989-2013 (Gregory School Of Dance)Participated in 2 ‘World Record Attempt’ Tapathon events
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Your dedicated Admin Team:
Chantelle
Carla
Margaret
Sally
Natalie
Portia
Jenny
Aimee

 
 
 
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