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Danny Buckross

Danny founded Circle Wellness Academy following the global expansion of DB Lifestyle - an all encompassing Fitness and Wellbeing business .


Danny holds the following qualifications;

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

CrossFit Judge Qualification

Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 2 Gym Instructor

Level 5 Nutritional Therapist

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist

Level 2 Mental Health Awareness

London School of Osteopathy Medical Acupuncture Spin Instructor.

You can see Danny’s journey here:


Emma Ford

Emma has been in the fitness industry since 1998 working as a Personal Trainer through to tutoring and assessing to eventually becoming an internal verifier for fitness qualifications.

Emma's specialist subjects are ante and post natal and exercise referral alongside the Gym Instructor and personal trainer qualification and enjoys being part of the learners journey


When Emma is not working you will find her racing her car at the local motor circuit  or working towards her next belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. 

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Mandy Phillips

Mandy has worked in the fitness industry for 30 years; in the UK, overseas (on the cruises) and now in Jersey.


Mandy started out as a basic gym instructor, progressing to a class teacher, Level 3 Personal Trainer and Level 3 Pilates Instructor. After many years of experience Mandy also added to her resume an Exercise Referral Qualification and a degree in Public Health and Nutrition. 


Mandy has competed in many marathons, half marathons and 10km races. She enjoys weight training, yoga and pilates too. Away from fitness Mandy enjoys going to the cinema, festivals, out for meals and is totally obsessed with cats 😻.

Michelle Olivera

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Michelle works for the Gibraltar Health Authority as well as being a Personal Trainer and single mum. She has experience in tutoring/assessing students within the fitness industry and holds a wealth of qualifications including:

European Personal Training Institute (EPTI) Master Personal Training 

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym)

Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Active IQ Level 2 Award in instructing Circuit sessions

Active IQ Level 2 Award in Mental Health 

Level 3 Award in Assessing 

In 2014 Michelle challenged herself to compete at the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion (WBFF) @ The O2 Arena in London to gain further knowledge and a different experience in fitness and nutrition.


She is a massive Wonder Woman fan, a foodie, very proactive, full of energy and life! She is passionate about health and fitness and believes it is equally important to exercise both body and mind. Her specialty is helping others to achieve this and lead a better quality of life.


Luke le Sueur

Luke is a Jersey-based Personal Trainer and has worked in the fitness industry since leaving college 14 years ago.

Luke's sporting background is varied having competed at a high level in rugby for Jersey Reds helping them achieve promotion to the IPA Championship before injury caused retirement

From here Luke gained a keen interest in rehabilitation training and more dynamic focused movements to help improve his chances of returning to sport - he is now a triathlete and lawn bowler.

Luke's aim is to inspire, educate and support the wider community with anything training and nutrition. Luke wants to enrich people’s lives and improve their knowledge, training mentality and physical and mental well-being.

Joe Butler

After 4 years of working in the fitness industry and creating content, Joe decided he would pick up the camera for someone else. A year later, Joe has become a reputable videographer in Marbella, working with real estate companies clothing brands and the fitness industry.

Joe is becoming extremely well known throughout the Costa del Sol and we are proud to have him as part of our media team..

Joe specialises in developing brands by elevating their content through social media.

Jo Buckross

Jo is Danny's wife and a fellow wellness enthusiast. Jo has competed internationally at horseriding and continues to embrace the sporting lifestyle completing Ironman 70.3 Cascais and 70.3 Marrakech in the last few years.

Jo looks after the 'behind the scenes' work as company secretary and website design

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Do you have a passion for fitness, health and education with an energy/vibrancy which matches our brand? Our representatives connect people who want to learn and develop with our Circle Wellness Academy team. We value the personal touch in introductions and reward accordingly. Completely flexible on when you work and we will support you to be equipped with the knowledge to get started.  Connect with us to find out more

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