Name: Brenda Sleeman
Born in: Cheltenham, 1956
Classes you teach: Easy Rider, Easy Boogie, Pilates, Core Toning, Spin/ABC Combo
Other careers before instructing: PE teacher; Early Years teacher
First tried spinning: At the Fitness Factory when it opened in 2005
First thought when you tried spinning: It was very tough, but a great workout!
Other sports you participate/d in: As a student, netball, hockey, athletics, fencing and cricket, but now it’s tennis all the way!
Current favourite song on one of your playlists: Hurts by Emeli Sandé
Current spinning shoes: Just got new ones, Muddy Fox. They’re really good.
What do you love most about the Fitness Factory? My journey from member to instructor; didn’t see it coming, but so glad it did!
What makes the Fitness Factory different from other gyms? It’s friendly, fun and has a family feel.
Name one food you couldn’t live without: Indian food
Name one place you want to visit before you die: New Zealand
Name a TV show you’re currently enjoying: Planet Earth II
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I knew I wanted to work with children, and to be active and outdoors often – PE teacher ticked all those boxes.