Our History

History so far…

Emma Reynolds trained as professional dancer after being awarded a full scholarship to attend the renowned Laine Theatre Arts establishment. As a professional performer her career took her from the classical world to musical theatre to the more commercial world of the record industry, working as a performer, choreographer and teacher. Emma established performing arts schools from 1987 and spent the next 9 years building these academies until she opened the first combined health club and performing arts centre in 1996 with husband Jason Hall.

Jason Hall trained as a carpenter and joiner gaining in depth knowledge of the building industry that would prove invaluable in the growth of the Reynolds Group, before changing careers and training as a fitness professional. He worked for a number of years in the leisure industry before opening the first Reynolds health club with wife Emma Reynolds in 1996.

Since these beginnings Reynolds Training has expanded into a national private and government funded training company delivering vocational qualifications in Performing Arts, Fitness, Beauty, Customer Service, Horticulture, chef training and Leadership and management across the UK. As well as delivering private and government funded training to individuals we also deliver the training and development needs of staff within large and small companies large, from re-engagement community projects to leadership and management qualifications at degree level significantly contributing to their corporate social responsibility.

There is now a chain of Reynolds Fitness Spa’s throughout Kent offering total well-being with their comprehensive fitness gyms, range of classes, pools and thermal treatments in beautiful spa areas.

Reynolds Retreat is the first of a proposed new chain of Country clubs, open in Autumn 2014 it combines fitness, spa’s, accommodation, outdoor fitness and relaxation, restaurant and functions.


  • 1987

    Reynolds Performing Arts

    1st Reynolds Performing Arts school is launched in Sittingbourne.

  • 1989

    2nd Reynolds Performing Arts school opens in Minster.

  • 1990

    3rd Reynolds Performing Arts school opens in Dartford.

  • 1996

    1st Reynolds Health club and Performing Arts centre opens in Dartford.

  • 1997

    Reynolds launches full time training courses in Performing Arts.

  • 1999

    Reynolds Fitness Spa Rainham

    2nd Reynolds Health Club opens at The Old Parsonage in Rainham.

  • 2001

    Reynolds gains government contract to deliver full time training in Performing Arts and Fitness.

  • 2001

    Expansion at 'The Old parsonage'.

  • 2003

    3rd Reynolds Health Club opens and incorporates Reynolds Training and the Dartford club.

  • 2004

    Investors in People Award

    1st Investor’s in People award.

  • 2006

    Ofsted Outstanding training provider

    OFSTED Grade 1, Outstanding training provider, achieved.

  • 2006

    LSIS Beacon

    Beacon Status awarded for outstanding services to training by the Minister of Education.

  • 2007

    Investors in People Award

    2nd Investors in People award.

  • 2007

    Reynolds Training delivers its first degree course.

  • 2008

    Learning & Skills Improvement Service National award winners.

  • 2008

    Reynolds Fitness Spa Sittingbourne

    Reynolds Health Club, Sittingbourne opens.

  • 2008

    Entrepreneur of the year award (Swale).

  • 2009

    Learning & Skills Improvement Service National award winners 2nd year running.

  • 2009

    National Business Awards Finalist

    National Business Awards - Finalist.

  • 2010

    Investors in People Award

    3rd Investors in People award.

  • 2010

    Reynolds Beauty Training is launched.

  • 2011

    The Chapel

    The Chapel is refurbished with fabulous pool and spa facilities.

  • 2011

    Reynolds Fitness Spa brand

    Reynolds Fitness Spa' brand is launched.

  • 2011

    World Skills - Reynolds wins competition to perform.

  • 2011

    Reynolds Training Academy opens a new purpose built college in Dartford.

  • 2011 September

    Reynolds Training develops national and international leadership and management training programme.

  • 2012 January

    Beauty Guild approval

    Reynolds Training is awarded Beauty Guild approval to accredit own qualifications.

  • 2012 April

    Skills Active

    Reynolds Training is awarded Skills Active approval to accredit own qualifications.

  • 2012 June

    Investors in People Award

    Reynolds Group is awarded IIP Gold.

  • 2012 September

    Education Funding Agency

    Reynolds Training is awarded an EFA Government training contract.

  • 2013 May

    Reynolds Training opens new centres in Colchester, Emsworth, Harrogate, London Bridge and Stratford.

  • 2013 July

    Mark Sergeant

    Reynolds Fitness Spa’s partner with ISS and Chef Mark Sergeant for the new Waterleaf restaurant opening at Reynolds Retreat.

  • 2013 July

    Reynolds Training launches national programme of Fitness Apprenticeships to the military.

  • 2013 July


    Ofsted awards grade 1 for existing provision again, and grade 2 for all new provision.

  • 2013 October

    Reynolds Fitness Spa Rainham

    Reynolds Fitness Spa Rainham is refurbished with the latest Matrix fitness equipment.

  • 2013 December

    Reynolds Training deliver Traineeships due to high quality of provision.

  • 2013 December

    Horticulture training

    Reynolds Training launches new Horticulture training programme.

  • 2013 December

    KEIBA large business of the yeard award

    Reynolds Group wins KEIBA large business of the year award.

  • 2014 September

    Regional Chamber Awards

    Reynolds Group wins the Regional Chamber Awards: Commitment to People Development

  • 2014 October