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 & Zumba Gold 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’s Qualifications and Experience:
~ 2011-present (Buena Vida Health & Fitness)Zumba/Zumba Gold Instructor
~ 2011-2016 (Gedling Borough Leisure)Zumba/Zumba Gold 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 Licence
~ 2011 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Gold Licence
~ 2011 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Basic Steps 1 Licence
~ 2011 (Lifetime Training)CYQ Level 2 Group Circuit Training
~ 2010 (Pine Tree Camp, Florida)Camp Counsellor for children’s 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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Jenny Hilton
 
Jenny – Fitsteps, FAB, Clubbercise & Zumba 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 she was in sixth form. Jenny has an AMAZING wiggle when it comes to Fitsteps & she knows how to get everyone whooping and sweating at Clubbercise. Jenny is also a fully qualified Level 2 Exercise to music instructor.

 
 
 
Jenny’s Qualifications and Experience:
~ 2012-present (Buena Vida Health & Fitness)Clubbercise, FitSteps & Zumba Instructor
~ 2017 (Clubbercise)Clubbercise U18 Licence
~ 2015 (Clubbercise)Clubbercise 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 Licence
~ 2012 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Gold Licence
~ 2012 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Basic Steps 1 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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Chantelle Cliff
 
Chantelle – Zumba, Clubbercise & Pound Instructor & Senior Admin Assistant
Chantelle is our youngest & most energetic member of the BV team. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old and she never stands still for long (she even dances in the office). She keeps everything running smoothly for us at BV HQ and she brings her infectious energy to our Zumba, Clubbercise & Pound classes. She will guarantee to make you smile & sweat. Chantelle is also a fully qualified Level 2 Exercise to music instructor.

 
Chantelle’s Qualifications and Experience:
~ 2015-present (Buena Vida Health & Fitness)Zumba, Pound & Clubbercise Instructor
~ 2002-present (Dance Divaz & DD Street)Member of the Senior dance & street dance group
~ 2015-present (StreetFit)Currently working towards gaining her StreetFit Licence
~ 2017 (Clubbercise)Clubbercise U18 Licence
~ 2016 (Diverse Trainers)AIQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Exercise To Music)
~ 2016 (Diverse Trainers)AIQ Level 2 Anatomy & Physiology
~ 2016 (Pound Fitness)Pound Licence
~ 2016 (Clubbercise)Clubbercise Licence
~ 2015 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Gold Licence
~ 2015 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Basic Steps 1 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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Margaret Hilton
Margaret – Zumba Gold Chair-based 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 and Experience:
~ 2015-present (Buena Vida & Fitness)Zumba Gold Instructor
~ 2015 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Gold Licence
~ 2015 (Zumba Fitness LLC)Zumba Basic Steps 1 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
Margaret
Sally
Natalie
Portia
Jenny

 
 
 
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