Lisa Hillier

Lisa Hillier

Group Exercise Intsructor

Hi there, my name is Lisa Hillier and I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself!

I trained as a professional dancer, singer, actress at Laine Theatre Arts, Epsom gaining teaching Associates (AISTD), and a Diploma. 

After graduating I worked professionally in touring musicals such as Scrooge, Summer Holiday, and Fame and worked in pantomimes, summer seasons, television, film, and worked for Disney UK. I also taught and choreographed for many professional theatre schools around the country.

I then achieved my dream of working in West-End musicals. I understudied the role of Pearl in Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria and then went on to understudy the role of Sophie in Mamma Mia at the Prince Edward and Prince of Wales Theatre for three years.

I was part of the original production of Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang at the London Palladium working alongside Brian Blessed, Michael Ball, and Richard O’Brien, and also recorded the cast recording album.

I then went on to play a Teen Queen in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre for three years. Whilst working there I performed on stage with Brian May and Roger Taylor.

After 13 years I retired from performing, started a family, and then changed my profession. In 2011 I retrained and launched my own fitness business, Lisa Hillier Fitness, teaching group exercise classes in the community.

I have now been teaching community-based classes for over 13 years in Biggleswade, Sandy, and Gamlingay. This is where like-minded people of all ages and abilities come together to exercise and have fun!

I currently teach Zumba Gold, Glow Beatz, Fitness Pilates and YogaScape in the community and I run a GroovX Fitness on-demand fitness platform that holds over 400 workout videos to access 24/7!  

Over the years I have gained lots of fitness qualifications which can be found in the ‘Qualifications’ section of my website.  

In 2019 I won ‘Female Presenter of the Year’ at the National Community Fitness Awards. In 2020 I then had the honour of becoming a judge at this incredible event.

In 2021 I was awarded third place in the finals of the National Fit Pro Awards in the ‘Fitness Presenter’ category.

In 2022 I won ‘Best Fitness Instructor’ in the Muddy Stilettos Awards for Herts & Beds.

In 2023 my fitness brand GroovX won ‘Best Dance Based Workout’ in the British Fitness Awards and I was awarded 3rd place in the ‘Female Fitness Trainer category.

As well as delivering group exercise classes within the community, I also run a fitness brand alongside my husband. When the pandemic hit in 2020 we created GroovX Fitness to help instructors around the country who were facing so many barriers. We now have just over 50 instructors teaching the GroovX formats around the UK, and Australia!

I also work as a choreographer and presenter for Beatz Fitness. I have been a part of the team since its creation back in 2017 and enjoy training instructors and creating content for our instructors to deliver in their classes.

Through my fitness journey, I have also been a fitness presenter for Zumba at Move It, Excel London, and was invited to perform with Zumba’s creator, Beto Perez on the Lorraine Show, ITV.

I have also spent the last 5 years traveling around the country presenting at fitness events including Fit JAM, Project Fit, International Fitness Showcase, Fit Camps World, Orbit Wellbeing Festival and I will soon be presenting at Scotlands first ever dance fitness event Fits Up!

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