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Community Team

Mel Dent
I graduated from Edge Hill University with a BSc Coach Education Degree. Since graduating, I have coached a mixture of age and abilities in a variety of sports. I have loved coaching sport and classes as a Community Instructor for Magna Vitae and being apart of the Holiday Activities Team.
Josh Dellow
I have a degree in sports coaching and qualifications in a variety of sports including Dodgeball, Multi Skills & Ultimate Frisbee. My main sport is Football to which I am involved with various teams outside of work. The main aim is to put smiles on faces and create a fun environment.
Zoe Hicks
I left school to study sports coaching, sports massage & gym instructing, then went on to become a personal trainer, fitness class teacher, swim & tennis coach. I started my role at Magna Vitae in 2014 which I love! Since then, I’ve qualified in many more exercise classes.

Community Lifestyle Team

Tracey Wilkinson
I have delivered and co-ordinated health improvement programmes for over 9 years. My interests are in nutrition, exercise and wellbeing and am motivated by empowering people who would otherwise not be active. I believe being healthy involves being physically and mentally fit.
Marko Humphrey, Nutrition Consultant,, Magna Vitae, Lincolnshire
Marko Humphrey
I studied food technology at university then worked in food chemical & micro labs. I became interested in the benefits of nutrition and how food can help people to live better. I worked for Food for Life with ELDC before starting this role. “You are what you eat, digest and absorb”.
Erica Bowering, Community Lifestyle Consultant, Magna Vitae, Lincolnshire
Erica Bowering
I graduated from Staffordshire University with a BA (Hons) Degree in Sports Development & Coaching and worked for Stoke City FC as part of their Community Trust. Seeing the positive outcomes that can be reached by working closely with my colleagues and the community is very rewarding.
Elizabeth Atkin, Community Lifestyle Consultant, Magna Vitae, Lincolnshire
Elizabeth Atkin
I graduated at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts with a degree in Community Drama and set up my own company Grubby Knees Community Theatre. I am excited about "Still Me" and using culture to inspire, engage and interact with people with life limiting conditions.

Lifestyle Consultants

Laura White
Laura has been in the fitness industry for over 4 years, working her way up from a level 2 Gym Instructor to Exercise to Music Instructor and level 3 Personal Trainer and Pilates Mat Instructor. She currently teaches Les Mills BodyCombat and BodyPump amongst other classes.
George Morris
I have a degree in Sports Science, Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training & Exercise Referral, and I’m working towards a Level 4 in Strength & Conditioning. I enjoy coaching so I love working with people in the gym to supplement their sport and improving performance.
Sammy Noton
I have an Applied Exercise Science degree, Level 3 Personal training, Indoor Cycle and Level 3 Exercise Referral qualifications. I use resistance training and HIIT cardio to stay in shape and enjoy the shorter workouts and variation of using free weights.
Kenny Foakes
I have been working for Magna Vitae for 3 years, specifically at Station Sports Centre from which I have become a Fitness Instructor, Spin Class Instructor and also a Personal Trainer. My motto is: "Live each day as if it's your last, because one day, you'll be right".
Sam Frew
I am a qualified in Personal Training, Cycle & Kettlebells and Exercise Referrals. Watch out over the next 12 months as you will see more of me delivering group fitness via Boxfit and Body Pump. I play Rugby to a high standard so train with various methods to stay in shape and keep fit.
Richard Milburn
I have nearly 10 years’ experience as a Personal Trainer, Exercise Referral Instructor and Fitness Advisor. I specialise in Exercise Referral and my philosophy is “to be an achiever you have to be a believer”.

Swimming Teachers

Donna Smith, Skegness Pool & Fitness suite, Lincolnshire
Donna Smith
I have over 20 years’ experience working in childcare, and have worked in all settings, from EYFS to Scouts and Secondary. I also worked as SENCO, with autism being a particular focus. I am a level 2 swimming teacher and enjoy being able to help all people learn this life skill.
Mags Hutchings, Swimming Teacher, Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth, Lincolnshire
Mags Hutchings
I have been a level 2 swimming teacher for 2 years. I get job satisfaction from getting an apprehensive swimmer into a great one! I have developed a set of skills to teach autistic children how to swim. I am also a triathlon coach, having done several triathlons.
Katherine Brown, Swimming Teacher, Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth, Lincolnshire
Katherine Brown
I am a Level 2 Swim Teacher and coach for Louth Dolphins Swim Club. I teach swimming because of the coaches that inspired me when I was younger, and enjoy passing on my passion and love for the sport. Remember… just keep swimming!
Karen Mortimer, Swimming Teacher, Horncastle Pool & Fitness Suite, Lincolnshire
Karen Mortimer
I have been a lifeguard for 18 years & Level 2 Swim Teacher for 12 years. After gaining experience in these fields I then went on to qualify as an NPLQ Trainer/Assessor 6 years ago. I enjoy teaching people of all ages and get great satisfaction seeing their skills & confidence develop.
Darren Thompson, Swimming Teacher, Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth, Lincolnshire
Darren Thompson
I have been a Level 2 Swimming Teacher for 8 years now, I enjoy teaching all ages but I specialise in Adult Swimming Lessons and Rookie Lifeguard.
Nicki Gustard
I qualified as a Level 2 Swimming Teacher 17 years ago. I have attended many training courses and still enjoy teaching the mix from baby to senior. Each individual is special and makes my career varied, at times chaotic but fun and very fulfilling.
Sarah Dearden
I have been a Level 2 Swim Teacher since 2007, working at Skegness and Louth pools. I also teach Rookie Lifeguard, Fin2Fit Aquacise, Zumba, Kettlebells and Spinnning classes.

Course Tutors

Becky Clark
Becky Clark
I have 15 years’ experience lifeguarding and 5 years as a Trainer Assessor. I have become a mentor of Trainer Assessors to guide them through training and run courses and conduct external assessments all over the UK. I specialise in NPLQ, FAW, Paediatric First Aid, NRASTC and AED.
Karen Mortimer, Swimming Teacher, Horncastle Pool & Fitness Suite, Lincolnshire
Karen Mortimer
I have been a lifeguard for 18 years & Level 2 Swim Teacher for 12 years. After gaining experience in these fields I then went on to qualify as an NPLQ Trainer/Assessor 6 years ago. I enjoy teaching people of all ages and get great satisfaction seeing their skills & confidence develop.
Bruce Allan, Swimming Teacher, Horncastle Pool & Fitness Suite, Lincolnshire
Bruce Allan
I have worked as a lifeguard for 19 years, in addition to this, I became a swimming instructor a year later. After attaining experience in these areas, I went on to become a NPLQ Trainer/Assessor. I enjoy teaching all ages, as well as developing new and existing team members.

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