Meet the Team

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

Juanita

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.

Qualifications

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

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. 

Qualifications

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

Exercise Referral Coordinator Baldock

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

Qualifications

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

Hayley

Exercise Referral Coordinator Royston

I am a young, enthusiastic Fitness Instructor who believes that there is a type of exercise out there for everyone!

I am trained in Exercise Referral, multiple types of fitness class as well as being dance trained and I honestly believe that exercise can change your life if you find something you enjoy (& I promise there are more options in fitness than just lifting weights or running on the treadmill, so if that’s not for you, then we can still find something that you’ll enjoy). I’m a chatty fun person who’s ready and waiting to help you with your journey, no matter which stage you’re currently at!

Qualifications

Level 3 Exercise Referral

Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology

Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Level 1 Swimming Assistant

Specialist Areas

Exercise Referral

Zumba

Aquacise

Pilates

Barre

Clubbercise

Zumbini’s

Kettlebells

Pippa

Exercise Referral Coordinator Letchworth

I am very passionate and motivated to help everyone that I can, I find it very rewarding supporting people to become more active and making them feel better.

Qualifications

Level 3 Personal Training
Level 3 Exercise Referral
Aquacise
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes
Level 2 Teaching Aquatics
Level 4 Cardiac phase 4

Specialist Areas

My knowledge and enthusiasm lies within the Exercise Referral Scheme to support people with a range of medical conditions to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Maria

Exercise Referral Coordinator Hitchin

Qualifications

Level 3 Exercise Referral

Level 3 Personal Training

Specialist Areas

Jo

Exercise Referral Coordinator Flitwick

Qualifications

  • 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

Exercise Referral Coordinator Houghton

Qualifications

  • 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

Natalie

Exercise Referral Coordinator Saxon

Qualifications

Specialist Areas

Matt

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.

Qualifications

Level 2 fitness instructor
Level 3 personal trainer
Level 4 medical GP referral
Certified sports nutritionist
Circuit training
Spin cycling
Gym based boxing
Freestyle kickboxing
Mixed martial arts
Kettlecise
Certified power plate trainer
Fast response first Aid &
Pediatric first aid

Specialist Areas

Exercise referral
Weight loss
Strength and conditioning
HIIT
Special event training

Sam

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.

Qualifications

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

Specialist Areas

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

Dan

Exercise Referral Coordinator Sandy

Dan enjoys nothing more than witnessing his clients meet their goals and knowing that he has helped to improve an individual’s quality of life. Through Dan’s knowledge both practically and academically he will ensure that every session counts and is bringing you closer each and every step to achieving that goal.

Qualifications

Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 3 Exercise Referral Trainer

Circuits Instruction

First Aid Qualified

Specialist Areas

Exercise Referral

Bootcamp Coach

I.I.T

Weight Training

Weight Control

Fat Loss

Lucy

Exercise Referral Coordinator Tiddenfoot

Qualifications

Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Level 3 Personal Training

Level 3 GP Referral

Level 3 Swim Coach

Level 4 Strength & Conditioning (in progress)

Health Walk Leader

Specialist Areas

Exercise Referral

Strength & Conditioning Training

Weight Training

Fat Loss

Swimming

Rehab

Conditions

  • 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 at Tiddenfoot