Meet the Team

Our team of Exercise Coordinators are on hand to help you throughout your journey with us.

Juanita Prescott

Corporate Health and Wellbeing Manager

Having joined SLL in 1998 Juanita’s passion to provide physical activity to people with health problems drove her to establish an exercise referral scheme at the Stevenage Lifestyles. This has grown significantly over the last 2 decades and she now manages successful schemes in 11 other SLL facilities. Over 3000 members are now gaining benefit from exercise on referral as well as a number of other health and wellbeing schemes across North Herts, Central Beds and Rutland.  Juanita has worked tirelessly to establish and maintain good working relationships with the NHS, CCG and Public Health to help promote the schemes. Juanita has pioneered a number of projects to lower the risk of developing or to stabilise and improve health conditions through physical activity.


Juanita has over 20 fitness industry qualifications and is a level 4 instructor. Using her knowledge and skills Juanita is a tutor for Exercise Referral, level 2 fitness instructor and pre post- natal courses. 

Specialist Areas

Juanita lives by her moto and as well as her day job she instructs six busy fitness sessions a week, something that she intends to keep doing for as long as possible. Juanita has received several awards for her services to the community including the Hertfordshire Excellence in Public Health Award and the Pride of Stevenage.

Chris Tillbrook

Health and Wellbing Consultant Stevenage

Health and fitness is a real passion of mine, I've been at Stevenage Lifestyles since 2008 and in that time helped a lot of people achieve a healthy lifestyle. I am the Exercise Referral Specialist here and really believe exercise is for everybody! I pride myself in making exercise accessible for people with medical conditions so if yourself or someone you know needs some help, please tell them about the Exercise Referral Scheme here at Stevenage Lifestyles.


Sports therapy Bsc Hons

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 3 Exercise Referral

Level 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation

Level 4 Pulmonary Rehab

Specialist Areas

Exercise Referral
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Stroke Rehabilitation

Hannah Walter

Exercise Referral Coordinator Baldock

I’m a gentle encourager, I enjoy balancing self-care, meditation and relaxation with functional fitness.


Level 4 Chronic Lower back pain Exercise Referral
Level 4 Mental Health advances in Exercise Referral
Level 4 Specialist Postural Stability
Level 3 GP Referral
Level 3 Personal Training
Advanced certificate in 3rd age programming
 – Peri to post menopause

Specialist Areas

Post injury rehab
Pre and post-natal recovery
Balance, posture and stability
Realignment and Release
Suppleness and Flexibility

Sam Deards

Exercise Referral Coordinator Pendleton

I’m a friendly guy with a passion for all things health and fitness related and I love helping people realise what they are capable of. With my help you can achieve your goals through enjoyable functional gym training and realistic nutritional recommendations.


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Performance
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 3 Exercise referral
Reps registered

Specialist Areas

Exercise referral
Weight management, increasing muscle, losing fat
Weight training
Improving balance and core strength
Sports specific training

Matt Shaw

Exercise Referral Coordinator Silsoe

If you’re looking to get fit, lose a little or a lot of weight, tone up or increase in size, I have the knowledge to help you. I'm also qualified in exercise referral and can help people with different medical conditions through rehabilitation and fitness. No matter what your situation, your fears or your aims, I can help! I’m motivated, understanding and driven to get you results.


Level 2 fitness instructor
Level 3 personal trainer
Level 4 medical GP referral
Certified sports nutritionist
Circuit training

Specialist Areas

Exercise referral
Weight loss
Strength and conditioning
Special event training

Jo Kerrigan

Exercise Referral Coordinator Flitwick

For more information about Exercise Referral in Central Bedfordshire, please contact your local GP Practice.


  • Fitness Instructor Level 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology Diploma Level 2
  • Personal Trainer Level 3
  • Nutrition Level 3
  • REPS Registered
  • Pre and Post Natal Level 3
  • Sports Therapy Level 3
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Level 4

Specialist Areas

Sandra Ratuszynska

Exercise Referral Coordinator Houghton

For more information about Exercise Referral in Central Bedfordshire, please contact your local GP Practice.


  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness/Gym Instructing
  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Training Sessions
  • Level 2 Award Instructing Group Indoor Cycling Sessions
  • Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor Course
  • Strong First Certificate in Kettlebells by Pavel Tsatsouline’s Hardstyle Method
  • Exercise Prescription in Sports Conditioning
  • Certificate in Obesity and Diabetes Management

Specialist Areas

  • Lifestyle Change
  • Fat/ Weight Loss
  • Kettlebell Training
  • Mobility & Stability
  • Obesity and Diabetes Management
  • Health and Longevity

Laura Cragg

Exercise Referral Coordinator North Hertfordshire


Level 4 Exercise and Cancer Rehabilitation
Level 3 GP referral
Level 3 Personal Training
Level 3 Nutrition
Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Specialist Areas

Weight management and nutrition
Exercise Referral

Natalie Darnell

Exercise Referral Coordinator Saxon

For more information about Exercise Referral in Central Bedfordshire, please contact your local GP Practice.


Specialist Areas


  • Asthma
  • C.O.P.D
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Skeletal Problems
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteo/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke

Exercise on offer

  • Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • Badminton
  • Belly Dancing
  • Cancer Rehab
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Chair Based Exercise
  • Exercise to Music
  • FES Bike
  • Gym Sessions
  • Line Dancing
  • Pilates
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Yoga
  • Tap Dancing
  • Available at selected Centres

Participating Centres

  • Catmose Sports Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Flitwick
  • Hitchin Swimming Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Houghton
  • North Herts Leisure Centre
  • Royston Leisure Centre
  • Lifestyles at Silsoe
  • Lifestyles at Pendleton
  • Stevenage Lifestyles
  • Stevenage Swimming Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Sandy
  • Stevenage Swimming Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Tiddenfoot