Strength in Body & Mind

From a young age Aimee began suffering with her mental health and overtime the mental health services failed her, she thought she was constantly alone and by a-levels I had dropped out because she couldn't take it anymore. This happens EVERY SINGLE DAY to so many of us. From that point she knew something had to change.

Exercise saved her life. After quitting a-levels she had no choice but to go to college to study, the only course with spaces was a Level 3 Sport Science qualification. By 2016 at the age of 17, Aimee realised how beneficial exercise was and knew she wanted to support as many people as she could, so set up The Happiness Bootcamp, a place to teach how exercise can support you mentally and not just physically.

In 2018, Aimee met Laura in one of her Pop Pilates classes, at the time Laura was just getting back to fitness and was nervous but had no idea what in store for her........ Over the next 2 years Laura became a director of The Happiness Bootcamp, gained qualifications in Fitness Instructing and Personal training, and has now opened the studio with Aimee. Over the last 4 years, we have taught workshops, fitness classes and personal trained people all over the country proving that exercise doesn’t just have to be physical! 


  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

  • Pop Pilates Instructor

  • BSc Psychology degree

  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (To be completed May 2021)

  • Level 1 British Sign Language 

  • Athena International Young Leadership Award 2019

  • Sheffield Hallam Outstanding Contribution to student welfare 2018

  • Sheffield Hallam University Enterprise Runner Up 2019

  • Enterprise Nation Runner up 2018


  • Taught for BBC Radio 1

  • Featured on BBC Newsbeat

  • Featured on The One Show

  • Featured on BBC Three

  • Taught for the NHS

  • Taught at Reebok’s BE:FIT London 2018

  • Speaker at Bodypower Expo 2018

  • Worked with Sheffield Hallam University 

  • Taught for LINCS Active

  • Taught/spoken for CAMHS

  • Taught at Westfield Health

  • Taught at Lincoln University 


AIMEE BROWES: Founder and Director












About me: Hello! I'm Aimee, I have been in the fitness industry for 5 years and worked in gyms around Sheffield. I always wanted to set my own studio up to create a safe and positive place for people to come. I specialise in mental wellbeing and fitness, but also physical aspects including injury, fat loss and increasing muscle and help people achieve their goals while also enjoying themselves and actually finding a love for exercise. 

What do you do your days off: When I get a day off, you'll probably find me curled up on the sofa with my 2 dogs watching a new Netflix tv show with a hot chocolate in hand, hey its about balance!

Favourite TV show: This is hard because it changes daily! But if I had to do my top 3 at the moment it'd be 1) Queen of the South, 2) The Mandalorian 3) Gavin and Stacey

Best fitness memory: It has to be the week in 2018 when I taught Pop Pilates in London at BE:FIT festival for 80 people amongst some huge names such as Joe Wicks and then a few days later I spoke on stage at Bodypower Expo in Birmingham NEC about mental health and fitness, it was unbelievable.

Favourite class to teach: 100% Pop Pilates, I've taught it around the country and every week for 2 and a half years!

Favourite type of workout: I love training legs but I'm also a huge lover of boxing, it's so needed after a stressful week.


  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

  • HNC Photography

  • GSVQ Design Level 3 (photography option)

  • Modules - Introduction to Computer Programming, IT in Business & Industry, Computer Applications, Introduction to Software, Introduction to Hardware & Computer Operating Procedures, Financial Record Keeping & Occupational Psychology 

  • International officer for the student’s association committee & class representative Aberdeen College


  • Selected Artist for 'Herd of Sheffield', raising £7000 for the Children's Hospital charity

  • Selected Artist for 'Bangers & Cash' for BBC Radio Sheffield's design winners entry.

  • Featured on BBC Radio Sheffield

  • Worked for British Red Cross

  • Worked for International Primate Rescue


LAURA GRAY: Director















About me: Hello! I'm Laura, most people know me as 'Doodle Monkey' - illustrator, graphic designer, creative practitioner, but in the last 2 years I have become more involved in the Fitness Industry and am now qualified in Fitness and Personal Training.

(I am now known as Small but Fierce, combining my love of fitness and creativity) 

What do you do your days off: Before lockdown, I loved trying new places to eat out, especially if they were Vegan. I love food!

Favourite TV show: Such a hard one! I've really been enjoying 'Good Girls' on Netflix, and 'Afterlife' had me laughing one minute and crying the next! I've just heard that 'The Sinner' Season 3 is coming out soon....can't wait for that!

Best fitness memory: Passing my Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training!....My anxiety was so bad doing these courses, that I thought that I would have to give up!....but some how I found ways to manage my anxiety and passed with flying colours.

Favourite class to teach: Circuits or extreme bootcamps!

Favourite type of workout: I love training triceps and back.....or joining in a Circuits class.

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