Christine has a long and distinguished career in the health and fitness industry and has been fundamental in developing exercise programmes throughout the UK and abroad.

Keen to gain the appropriate qualifications to support her aim of becoming a highly respected trainer, she studied hard and achieved a BSc in Exercise and Health Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University and teacher training at Huddersfield University.

Her passion for fitness and education led her to set up Professional Fitness and Education with the sole aim of providing quality training courses in the North of England.

She was awarded Centre of Excellence Status by the YMCA in 2000. In 2002 she received the Lesley Mowbray Award from YMCA Fitness Industry Training. Then in 2005 she received The Exceptional Achievement Award for Contribution to the Development of Health & Fitness Industry, awarded by Skills Active and REPs.

She worked for YMCA Training & Development for over 15 years as a Senior Development Officer, tutor and assessor and latterly as an Area Manager. She was also an external verifier for the RSA (now OCR).

To this day she continues to teach and run courses to pass on her passion and knowledge  as well as heading up the Professional Fitness training side of the business.

Her passion and dedication to teaching, coupled with her sense of humour, have led to her being a much sought after teacher, tutor, assessor, lecturer and external quality assurance tutor for other organisations.

Christine has lived in Menston, West Yorkshire, for over 30 years and has ensured that her business is an integral part of village life.

Why Choose Us

We are a family run business with over 55 years’ knowledge and experience in the health and fitness industry.


Recognised by the Royal College of Midwives

Unique programme of courses & workshops specifically devised by Midwives and Health & Fitness professionals

Modern Pilates

Pilates brought into the 21st century by applying our knowledge and recent research to make our exercises safe and effective

Course taught by qualified tutors who are Physiotherapists & Modern Pilates practitioners who work on a day-today basis within a studio or clinical setting

The Studio

Working with Physiotherapists and Health Professionals on injury and rehabilitation

Experts in pregnancy, post-natal and pelvic floor exercises

Meet The Team

Christine and her team offer exceptionally high-quality training in the specialist areas of Aqua-natal, Modern Pilates, pregnancy, older adult, spinal conditions, hip & knee and shoulder conditions. In addition to our classes at our Menston Studio we also offer in-house training in the UK and abroad.

Our Team have a wealth of knowledge and experience within their field of expertise. This  includes qualified Educationalists, Physiotherapists, Pilates Practitioners and Midwives who are all proactive within the Health, Fitness and Pilates industries.

Christine North – Minchella

Business owner
BSc (Hons), Cert Ed, Dip PT, Advanced Pilates & Fitness Practitioner, Back Care Specialist, Matwork Pilates

My career in fitness started with my love of sport and dance and led to undertaking a degree in Physical Activity Exercise and Health. I worked for the YMCA Training & Development for over 15 years as a Senior Development Officer, tutor and assessor and also worked for the RSA (now OCR) as an External Verifier.

In my ‘early’ teaching years I presented for Fitness Professionals, Exercise England and Leisure Plan Holidays. My passion for the fitness industry and education led me to set up Professional Fitness and Education with the sole aim of providing quality training courses in the North of England.

Although I primarily run the business these days I still believe in being proactive and lecture on some of the specialist personal trainer modules as well as practically teaching and undertaking personal training, also running the classes at The Studio

Rebecca Parker (nee North)

Advanced Pilates Practitioner
BSc Hons

I work within the NHS as a Senior Anaesthetic Associate as well as supporting all aspects of PFE and running classes at The Studio as a fitness and Pilates Teacher. I am qualified in all areas of Clinical Pilates.

I support Christine as Senior Practitioner as well as being our Mummy Fit teacher. As a Mum of two small children I love supporting mums in a post and antenatal capacity. I’m highly motivated and keep up with the latest research, regularly attending workshops. I’m also a Tutor and Assessor for Professional Fitness and Education, Modern Pilates and YMCA Awards.

Debbie Howells

Consultant Midwife
I began working and studying in the fitness industry 10 years ago. After completing various courses in aqua and studio exercise to music I commenced my Midwifery training in 2000. In 2003 I met with the Aquafusion/Professional Fitness team. As a result of this meeting I was accepted onto our tutor mentorship programme and enrolled on a Certificate in Education course to enable me to become a tutor on the Aquafusion courses.