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Peterborough Class Instructors

Read all about our Peterborough Class Instructors below.

Richard Davison (Dickie)


I have always had a passion for fitness and sport, I am qualified in personal training and group exercise, football and sport coaching and more…

Join my classes:

  • Kid’s fitness boxing class – Wednesdays 5pm – 6pm
  • Cardio fit – Wednesdays 6.15pm – 7:15pm
  • Senior fitness circuits – Thursdays 11am – 12pm

Look forward to seeing there!

Joanna McClymont (Jo)


Hi I’m Jo,

I am a qualified professional Yoga Teacher, I interpret and deliver Hatha Yoga, under the name of Heart Yoga; Classes are Monday and Thursday 6:30pm – 7:30pm for beginners to intermediate.

Monday’s Hatha flows class is aimed at specific chakras such as crown, third eye, sacral and parts of the body hips, internal organs etc. Each pose is held between 4 – 15 deep breaths; working towards more advanced asanas and inversions; purpose to relax the body and mind ready for the week ahead.

Thursday’s is a continuous flow where each pose (asana) flows to the next for an hour covering all chakras and whole-body work out. Holding for 4 – 15 breaths.

You can work at your own pace and step out of the pose and observe to find your own interpretation it’s not a competition; Hatha Yoga’s purpose is to unite the body and mind.

It’s an infectious buzz working with the music too, a positive vibration resulting in physical and mental strength. Bring your mats, blocks and straps!

Samia Melliti


Hi, my name is Samia, I have been working with YMCA for 11 years and I have been teaching classes for quite a long time now.

I am a qualified Personal Trainer, a sports massage therapist, and a studio instructor.

You will see me teaching different classes from Zumba to Pump, Abs Blast, Fit circuit, Chair based exercise.

I love my job, my enthusiasm for fitness will show during my classes.

I will make you work hard as well as have fun.

Come to say hi and hope to see you soon.

Rob Taylor


Kickboxer Rob Taylor is the current Peterborough Sportsman of the year, a title he has won 3 times in a row alongside 8 World titles, 2 European titles and numerous British titles.

He is a Martial arts Hall of Fame inductee plus holds black belts in both Karate and Taekwondo and is currently a World Kickboxing Organisation British team coach whilst also being the chief instructor at T.A.S.K Martial arts in Peterborough.

Kim Robinson


Hi there I’m Kim,

I am a fitness and Pilates instructor and after 30 year’s working as a Practice Manager, I took early retirement and retrained to do something I love…. teaching Pilates. I cater for all levels from beginners to advanced level.

I hope to see you on your mat soon!

Mel Obradovic


Hey my name is Mel, I have been with YMCA for a few years now where I started off working in the gym environment and then progressed to teaching classes. This has allowed me to work with different abilities to help each one achieve their goal no matter what that might be..

I am a qualified Fitness Instructor and a Sports Masseuse, along with some other fitness qualifications so I can really get the best out of you.

I currently teach Mondays’ Senior Circuits which is followed by Stretch and Relaxation. It’s a great way to burn the calories, gain strength and tone up in the first class and then in the second class we stretch our bodies out to gain flexibility and mobility within the joints.

I am also teaching Legs, Bums and Tums on a Thursday evening, and no this is not just a girls group, men are always welcome! This is where we solely focus on these areas of our body and work work work!

I absolutely love my job and I am always happy to help everyone whether that’s advice on exercises or rehabilitation. If I don’t know the answer to what you are asking then I will try and find it out for you.

So, if you ever see me, then say, “Hi”, it will be lovely to meet you.