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The Team


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Adrian

Adrian, General Manager, is the vital link to most things in the Health Club and has been for years. Adrian manages most of the vast amount of equipment needed to keep the Club running and he is also our IT systems Manager.  So there is nothing (and we mean 'nothing') that happens here that Adrian is not involved with.

Adrian is also a fitness instructor and our lead Aqua aerobics instructor.  When he is not doing all of this, he can be found doing gym inductions and negotiating with Harriet and her wild ideas about seasonal decorations.

Adrian is a keen traveler and if he is not on duty he seems to have just  'popped ' on a flight somewhere for a quick visit. 

Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 2 Water Based Exercise

Sports Nutrition

Pool Plant Operator

Leisure Duty Manager Level 3

Pool Emergency Response

Emergency Response First Aid

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Damien

Damien is our Gym and Personal Training Manager. and he's worked here since 2010. Damien provides a social and friendly environment in which to make exercise fun and encourage members to participate and enjoy the gym.   He does a lot of personal training to help people achieve their goals as well as providing a great service for people recovering from injury or operations. 

Damien likes to participate in many sports and enjoys fell walking. 

 

Btec National Diploma in Sports Science 

BA Hons Degree Sport and Health Studies

Community Sports Leader Award and Higher Sports Leader Award

Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Boxercise Instructor 

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Injury

Biomechanical Analysis in Sport and Exercise 

Pool Plant Operator

Pool Emergency Response

Emergency Response First Aid      

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Harriet

Harriet is managing the administration, accounts, advertising, compliance and general development of the Club.  She supports Adrian and Damien whilst  coordinating all activities, staff and space. 

When she's not here Harriet is usually with her horses or her rather scatty terrier, Rosie.

Pool Emergency Response

Emergency Response First Aid 

iOSH Managing Safely

Legionella Risk Assessor

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Jenn

Jenn has many years of managing swimming pools and importantly teaching swimming to all ages.  She is taking a leading role in developing the swimming lessons the Club is now providing. 

Jenn also leads our aqua aerobics classes having acted as Adrian's deputy for some time.

Jenn lives locally with her family and (happily for us) she's an avid swimmer!

Royal Lifesaving Society: National Pool Lifeguard

Swim England: Swimming Teacher

Swim England: Baby and Preschool Instructor

Royal Lifesaving Society: Rookie Lifeguard Instructor

STA: Level 3 Pool Plant Operations

Pool Emergency Response

Emergency Response First Aid   

 

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Kate runs most of our our daytime fitness, pilates and yoga classes. 

 

She's local to the Lune Valley and is keen on promoting the healthier side of  life.   

Many people will have enjoyed Kate's classes at different locations in the Valley, we are thrilled she is now based here at Kirkby Lonsdale Health Club. 

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Rosie, is our head of security. She will do virtually anything for a biscuit and sees herself as everyone's emotional support assistant.

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Alison  is not only a Leisure Assistant but has been a long term member of the Club and can regularly be found in the gym herself.  Well known to many local residents and particularly ex pupils of QES, Alison is a very welcome and appreciated member of the team.   

Pool Emergency Response

Emergency Response First Aid

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Rosemary is our PIlates Instructor. She's always been passionate about physical activity be it netball, athletics or yoga – indeed anything that made her move.

 

She came upon Pilates about ten years ago and what attracted her to it was its inclusivity.  'It didn’t matter what age you were or what physical condition that you were in, it presented you with the opportunity to take control and condition yourself for the rest of your life.'

She possess the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat Based Pilates which is Ofqual regulated.

 

As part of her continuing personal development she is currently studying Specialised Orthopaedic – this will enable her to assist people troubled by arthritis and other debilitating conditions.

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Shaun is our newest recruit as a Leisure Assistant.  

Shaun is keen to learn all about the business of running a Club like ours and is about to undergo his own training program to join the world of fitness instructing. 

Pool Emergency Response

Emergency Response First Aid

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Scarlett is one of the Yoga instructors here at the Club.

 

Her yoga journey began ten years ago when she hesitantly attended her first class. What began as a weekly class grew into more than just a form of exercise, She developed a new appreciation for how yoga could influence all aspects of her life and the wonders of being part of a like-minded community.

 

Her aim is to make yoga accessible for everyone – she offer modifications for the majority of postures to ensure you can take the class at your own pace. She want to ensure that no matter what your level of practice that you find confidence on (and hopefully off) your mat!

Scarlett's sessions soon book up, so be sure to get your name down.

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Emma is one of our lovely yoga instructors at the Club. 

 

In Emma's words ..

"I .... host community classes teaching yoga and breath-work as a passion project. Bringing individuals together, each with their own backstory, into one space to breathe and move together - and then seeing the often visible shifts in their sense of wellbeing - felt like a privilege. I’d felt that visceral shift in my own body and I became curious."

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