We help teachers and schools get children more active, every day

imoves is a dedicated and expert team of individuals who have all come together for one sole purpose – to help teachers and schools get young people more active, every day.

Why? It’s well-documented that even with regular PE lessons within school, plus opportunities to run around at break times (and at home), the vast majority of primary school children are simply not getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each and every day.  

So? Evidence tells us that an active PE curriculum plus just 30 minutes of activity every school day will see academic performance improve by a whole school year at the end of primary school, as well as seeing significant improvements in behaviour, health and happiness - that's what we want for not just our children but all children!

Imogen Buxton-Pickles

Imogen Buxton-Pickles - Founder

With an illustrious career within the health, fitness, and nutrition arena spanning over two decades, Imogen Buxton-Pickles brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and unwavering passion to her role as Co-Founder of imoves - an organisation dedicated to getting young people across the UK and beyond more active.

A devotee of physical movement, and a staunch advocate for the vital role it has in ensuring optimum health and wellbeing, Imogen has made it her lifelong mission to get individuals of all ages involved in exercise, and in supporting them to find and nurture their own enduring love of it along the way – whatever form that may take.

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Ian Pickles

Ian Pickles - Founder

A former consultant within the healthcare industry with exceptional experience of overseeing successful project delivery as well as organisational restructures and brand management, Ian now channels his expertise in driving forward a ground-breaking movement whose mission it is to get young people across the country more active.

Ian is Co-Owner and Managing Director of imoves – a pioneering organisation that has become one of the UK’s leading ed-tech companies, and which creates and delivers simple but innovative digital content packages to support teachers in getting primary school children more involved in physical exercise.

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Gaye Holmes

Gaye Holmes - Content Writer & Senior Presenter

Thousands of children across the UK and beyond have benefitted from Gaye’s extensive Pilates knowledge and expertise over the past 20 years. 

As the organisation’s dedicated Content Writer and Senior Presenter, Gaye is instrumental in developing imoves’ core suite of materials aimed at motivating and inspiring young people to get up off their seats and get active. 

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Julie Mosley

Julie Mosley - Marketing Manager

Julie is our fabulously talented Marketing Manager

She’s responsible for the organisation’s overarching communications, and ultimately helping ensure everything the team does is focussed 100% on the needs of schools, teachers and children as well as being simple and easy to access and on-brand.

Julie joined imoves in 2016.

She’s exceptionally passionate about everything that it stands for, and supports the whole team in helping deliver on its promise – which is to get young people more active. 

With an Honours Degree in Tourism and Recreation Management, Julie’s held a number of marketing positions for prominent sports and entertainment venues, as well as health and fitness brands. 

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Laura Brothwell

Laura Brothwell - Extraordinarily Helpful Teacher Support Manager

Laura is here to make sure you get the very best from your imoves resources.

She lives, sleeps and breathes imoves, and knows pretty much everything there is to know about all the fantastic resources available to you, and how to get the most from them - however, whenever or where ever you are using them. 

A firm believer of that old adage 'there is no such thing as a stupid question' - she knows that if you need help, then you want simple, quick answers and no techno gobledigook.

And most important of all, Laura knows you want a friendly and very real human being to help you - not an automated bot, with no personality or sense of humor (both of which Laura has in spades!)

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Matt

Matt - our very own West End star

Matt trained at the Maureen Law Theatre School and the Sharon Berry School of Dance in Sheffield. The Sheffield-born actor, dancer, singer graduated from Laine Theatre Arts in 2007 and has since enjoyed a successful career in London’s West End with leading roles in Wicked, Singin’ in the Rain, Chicago and most recently the title role of Aladdin in Disney’s West End Production Aladdin. 

He has also appeared on television and lent his voice and talents to numerous productions with ITV. 

Matt is often found donning on a pirate's hat and having fun in the imoves studio!

Amy

Amy - "Yoga Queen"

Amy is an energetic and passionate children’s yoga teacher and early years educator, with a passion for movement and creative aspects of learning and education. Having trained as a dancer from a young age, Amy started her teaching career as a children's dance and Zumba teacher. 

Through her passion for working with children, Amy went on to study for her degree in Early Years Education, and now has over 9 years of experience working with children in schools and nurseries in England and abroad. 

Amy has developed a deep interest in children's emotional health and well-being which is where her Yoga journey began. Amy is a qualified children's Yoga teacher and you'll see her featuring on all our brand new Yoga resources.

Chloe

Chloe - "Active Learning Superstar"

Chloe is amazingly talented - not only does she have over 10 years teaching experience, working in Manchester, Yorkshire and London, but Chloe has also presented on BBC teach and Bitesize daily.

She has a passion for education, especially SEN matters which made her the perfect fit to star on our active learning resources. 

Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce - "Captain Jack"

An imoves presenter since 2016, Jack can be seen on many of our dance videos.

The Captain has danced since he was 13, performed and competed all around the UK, appeared on CBBC’s “Officially Amazing” and ITV’s “Britain’s Got Talent”, Yorkshire champion, Lincolnshire champion, West and East Midlands champion.

Jack also choreographs for several local crews who have achieved amazing results in local, national and even world championships.

Rachel

Rachel - "Twinkle Toes"

Rachel trained from a young age at the Maureen Law Theatre School in Sheffield and then at Bird College in Kent where she graduated in 2005 with a First Class BA Hons in Dance and Theatre Performance. 

Rachel went on to perform in numerous productions both on stage and television across the UK and overseas including Princess Cruises, Sanex Adverts, televised Cypriot Productions and Corporate Films before hanging up her dance shoes to pursue a career in teaching. 

Her passion is teaching, and being able to nurture and educate students through her passion for the arts. She is a Licentiate member of the International Dance Teachers Association and continues to further her teacher training with senior members of the IDTA.

Most recently, Rachel has been filming in the imoves studio and features on all our brand new dance resources.

Morgan Clarke

Morgan Clarke - "Mega Morgan"

Mega Morgan has been with imoves since 2018, and is the youngest member of our team.

Morgan has been dancing since she was 5 years old and has recently completed a diploma in Performing Arts. 

Trained in Classical Ballet, Modern, Tap and Hip Hop, Morgan has just finished performing in ‘Our House – The Madness Musical’ as part of the ensemble cast. 

Caroline Newman

Caroline Newman - "The Dance Lady"

Affectionately named the "Dance Lady" by the children and teachers she works with in schools throughout South West England, Caroline has been teaching children fitness and dance for over 15 years.

Passionate about using dance and movement to learn and achieve, Caroline believes intensely all children can be inspired and motivated by the medium of Dance & movement.  

Caroline is the lead organiser for the West Wiltshire School Dance Festival & is also the director of her company The Dance Lady, which works directly with pupils providing Dance, Cheer and Hula experiences within schools.

She is our lead presenter for South West England and will be leading our CPD workshops for teachers in that area.

Richard (Rich) Hawke

Richard (Rich) Hawke

Rich is a former UK &International Dance & Fitness Presenter who also had a career in professional football with Chesterfield FC. 

Since 2010 Rich has taken Dancedaze from a local Street Dance training class to becoming Under 10 & Under 14 World Champions. 

Rich has 12 choreographers working as part of the Dancedaze Team & are currently teaching in over 30 schools per week. Energy & Passion have always been his main key in getting children to be active.

Elise Blake

Elise Blake

Elise is a primary school teacher and fitness instructor with over 10 years experience teaching P.E. She achieved a 1st class degree in Exercise and Health at Leeds Metropolitan University before qualifying as a teacher at Leeds University. 

After five years in the classroom, Elise decided to pursue her passion for teaching P.E and now provides Gymnastics and Dance CPD to primary schools across the North of England. 

Gary Kirby

Gary Kirby

Gary is one of the most respected coaches in UK gymnastics, coaching 4 of the gymnasts making up the team of 5 girls, who represented Team GB in London 2012, including 3 times World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Beth Tweddle.

Gary holds an International Performance Coaches licence and is a qualified tutor and assessor with British Gymnastics, delivering courses around the country throughout the year, including the British Gymnastics Teachers courses.

In January 2013, Gary set up his own company, Sports Basics, delivering courses for teachers throughout the country. We are delighted that Gary delivers our Gymnastics CPD for schools, as well as co-developing our gymnastics resources. 

Lauren Mack

Lauren Mack

Lauren has been with imoves since 2015 and specialises in Dance CPD for the South East of England.

When shes not helping us produce new resources, or suporting imoves members, with their dance delivery, Lauren also runs a highly successful party and events company.

Lisa Dzierzak

Lisa Dzierzak

Lisa was trained at The Urdang Academy of Ballet and Performing Arts in London and worked as a professional dancer for many years in the UK and overseas.

She is now working as a Lecturer at South Nottingham College where she delivers a variety of Fitness Courses and is also the Director and Choreographer of the College's Dance Performance Programme.

Does your face belong here?

Does your face belong here?

Do you share our passion for getting kids active and moving more every day?  

Have you got what it takes to inspire and motivate children?  

If the answer to these two questions is yes and you'd like to join our ever growing team, then please get in touch!