Jobs | Leisure Opportunities Jobs
Leaderboard
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Mandarin Oriental London
£23000 - £24000 per annum + commissions
London, United Kingdom
Merlin Entertainments Group
Competitive
New York, NY, USA
star job
Coventry Sports Foundation
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Coventry, UK
Girlguiding UK
Competitive
London, UK
Celtic Manor Resort
Competitive
Newport, United Kingdom
myCareer profile
Lee Welch

Fitness Instructor

Hartham Leisure Centre

Everyone Active

Lee Welch, 29, was born with Spina Bifida, so has always been a wheelchair user with limited walking ability. However, with an innate passion for sport and exercise, he has refused to let this hold him back from being active.

“I joined my local wheelchair basketball club aged 13, and was scouted to join the GB Under 23 squad when I was 17,” Lee Welch says.

“At the age of just 22 I made my senior GB debut.

“After I retired, I was determined to inspire other people to get fit and give something back to the community. I’d always wanted to work in the health and fitness industry, so completed a Level 3 Exercise and Disability Personal Trainer qualification with YMCAfit. I joined Hartham Leisure Centre in 2014.

“Last year I delivered a free, eight-week-long course of disability and limited mobility exercise classes to help show people what they can achieve.

“As a result of that, I was presented with an InstructAbility award, which recognised the success of the scheme in engaging disabled people in fitness activities.

“Joining Everyone Active has given me so many opportunities, and being a fitness instructor is everything I imagined and more. I focus on helping people with physical and learning difficulties to lead healthier, more active lifestyles. I find it really rewarding giving something back and also helping other people with disabilities to get more active.”

Last year I delivered a free, eight-week-long course of disability and limited mobility exercise classes to help show people what they can achieve
Want to work for Everyone Active? Click here to view current vacancies
More profiles

Sales Manager

Watford Central Leisure Centre

Everyone Active

I quickly progressed to assistant fitness manager, then sales manager. Being presented with such great opportunities brought out my ambitious side!

Regional Contract Manager

South East

Everyone Active

I realised I had a passion for helping people get physically active and healthy

Trainee Duty Manager

Swan Pool

Everyone Active

I’d encourage anyone interested in the fitness industry to consider an Everyone Active apprenticeship, there are so many opportunities for continual development

Team Leader

Northolt Leisure Centre

Everyone Active

The support I was given enabled me to move up the ranks quickly and I was promoted to team leader after just a few months

Communities and Group Exercise Manager

Stockport

Life Leisure

If we are going to get the nation fitter and healthier, we must look at how people of all ages can build exercise into their lives.

Personal Trainer

David Weir Leisure Centre

Everyone Active

You have to be a certain type of person to be a PT – empathetic and able to deliver sessions tailored to the needs of individuals

Head of Aquatics

Walsall

STA

I am passionate about promoting the benefits of learning to swim in a learner-focused environment

General Manager

Vale of Glamorgan

Legacy Leisure

I have a real passion for sport and wanted to work in a role where I could make a difference.

Swim lesson manager

Hucknall Leisure Centre

Everyone Active

I always enjoyed swimming as a child and I love seeing people progress, so becoming a teacher seemed the perfect role

Regional swim impact manager

Spelthorne Leisure Centre

Everyone Active

Seeing [children] lose their nerves and go home with a smile on their face is hugely rewarding.

Personal Trainer

Watford Woodside

Everyone Active

Making the leap into freelance personal training was quite daunting, but I was keen to have more time for training clients, as that’s what I really enjoy

Membership Consultant

Sunbury Leisure Centre

Everyone Active

I think apprenticeships are a great introduction to the work environment and help young people to become more mature, so when you do start working full-time, you’re ready for it

School swim lesson manager

Westcroft Leisure Centre

Everyone Active

I love being part of the Everyone Active team – it feels like a family, with a really supportive and friendly environment. Working with experienced teachers means I’m learning and growing

National Partnership Lead & Area Manager

Parkwood Leisure

I am responsible for delivering healthy living and community initiatives

Operations Manager

Kirklees Active Leisure

I love working with our customers, getting to know them, and helping them to achieve their goals.

Internal Quality Assurer

Discovery Learning

I'm driven by the opportunity to impact a student's learning experience.

Managing Director

Active IQ

There is an increasing need to equip fitness professionals with medical insight and training