Leadership Team

Meet The Leadership Team

These are the people working hard behind the scenes to make LEAP Academy the best Health & Fitness training provider in the UK. Our small leadership team is supported by a large number of freelancer course writers, tutors, assessors and videographers who all contribute in driving the business forward and developing industry leading qualifications. 

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Mitch founded LEAP Acadmey with his sister, Talilla, in 2021 after identifying an opportunity to fill the void of high-quality, online fitness qualificiations in the UK. Mitch spent 3 years working as a Management Consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, advising multi-national firms across the world, before leaving to join the fitness industry as COO of Club Five - an online health & fitness club with over 2000 members. Whilst he was working at Club Five the idea for LEAP Acadmey was born, and after 6 months of preparation he eventually left to run LEAP Academy full time in January 2022. Mitch now manages LEAP Academy day-to-day, whilst also sitting on the board of multiple fitness & hospitality businesses.

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Talilla co-founded LEAP Academy with her brother, Mitch, in 2021, and currently works as our Creative Director. Previously Head of Brand at London's leading boutique gym chain, 1Rebel, Talilla worked as a freelance Marketing & Branding Consultant before launching her own online health & Fitness Club in 2019 - Club Five. She grew Club Five to over 2000 members spanning 55 countries globally, and continues to run the company as head trainer and CEO. In 2021 Talilla co-founded LEAP Academy, and acts as the ongoing Creative Director in charge of Branding, Social Media and Ambassador relations. Talilla is also a course leader and course writer on multiple LEAP courses, passing on her wealth of knowledge to the next generation of fitness professionals.