Who We Are?

The Core Academy was founded through the vision of Michelle Jermy. Michelle has a strong sports science and exercise medicine background having lectured at BTEC and Degree level for over 10 years she always kept regular classes and has just celebrated her 20th year in the industry with experience of every style of class imaginable. 


Through her training and professional development having to travel across the UK she decided to bring quality training closer to home. Fortunately for us her outgoing personality meant Michelle connected with many like-minded individuals within the industry, The Core Academy team was formed, we have grown and we are proud to consist of a diverse and dedicated team of fitness professionals. 

Delivering quality is paramount and we offer a personal unique approach to our leaners. We appreciate we all learn differently but we are all capable of learning, here at The Core Academy we take the time to find your preferred learning style and deliver content in an easy, understanding and fun way. Our flexible approach is tried and tested, please read the learner testimonials to gain their perspective.

Meet The Team

The team work on a freelance basis & have been selected for their professionalism, experience & dedication to the industry. A diverse skillset with mutual respect for each other & those working in the fitness industry. There is a place for all & the magic happens when you open your mind to different styles, find your niche, know your worth & do what you love. 

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Byron Bubb

Tutor, Assessor & IV

Byron's  mission to educate & motive. A massive gym goer, fitness enthusiast with a big social media presence, check him out @24fitnessrockstar on instagram.

Byrons first love was football, he was playing professional & the industry had his heart. His passion led him to study his Personal Training Diploma & various bolt on specialisms. 

His ability to connect & communicate with learners took Byron on a natural progression of tutoring & lecturing. We only have him on a sessional basis as we wish him well with his new full time lecturing position. 


Lindsey Bennett

Tutor & Assessor

Lindsey has extensive experience within Special Populations in particular to Falls Prevention. 

For many years Lindsey co-ordinated various projects, managing large teams of instructors delivering exercise in the community.

Now Lindsey works on a consultancy basis helping set up schemes. She still supports The Core Academy on our chair based & older adult qualifications. 

Simon Nembhard

Physiotherapist & Tutor

Simon owns Castle Osteopaths which was established in Thetford in 1995 Simon is a registered Osteopath, Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist.

With the world moving online Simon has been supporting The Core Academy with guest support videos to enhance your A&P learning, knowledge & understanding. 

Though known to be camera shy, his knowledge, experience & ability to make someone feel at ease needs to be captured.

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Michelle Jermy

Programme Manager & Lead Quality Assurance 

Michelle oversees the qualifications & workshops offered but is a familiar face with the tutor & assessor team; particularly the specialist qualifications, tutor & assessor. .

Known as the go to person for hip, back and pelvic floor issues. Michelle also has published research within specialist exercise. With an impressive portfolio you are in good hands.

Michelle currently runs a clinic offering live & online sessions from the comfort of your own home, personal training & exercise rehabilitation.


Craig Turner

Lead Learner Support

Tutor, Assessor & IV

Craig, known for his unique taste of crazy workout clothes both colour & design, guaranteed to bring some brightness to the day. Craig leads the fitness side of the qualifications & acts as learner support. Learners have noted  how approachable Craig is & rest assured all questions are welcomed. 


Having worked with Michelle for over 10 years together they have devised a robust system, piloted many ideas & familiar with a set standard of expectations. 

Craig is a full-time Personal Trainer specialising in: He is based in Bury St Edmunds & surrounding areas.


Danni Evans

Tutor, Assessor & IV

Danni comes fro a strong academic background but left lecturing to focus on her passion of fitness. Running successful bootcamp & pole fitness businesses.

In recent years Danni developed a passion for Crossfit. Soon recognised she was very good at it & brings those medals home! Check out her achievements.

We are really pleased to have Danni on board, we know she has much enthusiasm, experience, effort & energy to share with you.