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Leisure industry professionals share how they got to where they are today.


Director of Spa and Wellness

Mandarin Oriental London

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

I've always been fascinated by the healing power of nature on both the body and mind

Area Fitness Manager

Everyone Active

I'm very passionate about fitness and want to help others feel the same

Assistant General Manager

London Canning Town

The Gym Group

Fitness is personal, something that seems simple for one person can be lifechanging for another

Recreation Team Leader, Watersports

Rutland Watersports

Anglian Water

Working outside, with people enjoying their leisure time, was where I wanted to be

Owner

Turtle Tots West Yorkshire

Turtle Tots Ltd

Think outside the box and don't be put off by anyone else’s more conventional ideas.

Operations Manager

Kirklees Active Leisure

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

Swim School Owner

STA-Swimming Teachers Association

Making learning to swim fun and safe for people is very rewarding to me

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

Fitness Instructor

Hartham Leisure Centre

Everyone 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

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

Senior Software Consultant

ClubWare

The leisure industry is fast to adopt new ideas and isn't afraid to try new things

Aquatics Project Manager, National Aquatics Team

GLL

Be passionate about helping everyone and continue to learn every single day.

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

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

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.

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

Creative Director

Holovis

This is a very buoyant time to be in the attractions industry. We're surrounded by new uses of tech

Managing Director

Active IQ

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

Assistant Park Operations Manager

Paultons Park

The leisure industry constantly changes and I'm always excited to see what's next

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!

Operations Director

Circadian Trust

Always be prepared to work hard and give 100 per cent

Regional Contract Manager

South East

Everyone Active

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

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

Head of Aquatics

Walsall

STA

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

General Manager

Crosby Leisure Centre, Liverpool

Parkwood Leisure

I enjoy hearing positive feedback from customers and staff alike

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.

Retail Assistant Manager

Aqua Sana at Center Parcs, Longleat

Center Parcs

This industry is so worthwhile. It takes a lot of skill, knowledge and training to be a good therapist

Local Activities Manager

Embassy Summer

The industry has done so much and it continues to develop itself

Certified Spinning Instructor

Club McKendry

Precor

I'm helping people get fitter. From young and old, men and women, elite athletes to beginners

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.

Internal Quality Assurer

Discovery Learning

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

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

National Swimming Development Manager

GLL

Swimming really enriches my life and improves my mental wellbeing

Director of Aquatics

Water Babies

it’s great to see the impact we have on children and families across the world

Managing Director

Active IQ

I'm passionate about helping people qualify to engage others in physical activity

Director of Operations

The Climbing Hangar

The leisure sector is an exciting, thriving industry that will only continue to grow