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01228 212 099

Lorne St, Denton Holme, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 5DU

 

Our Team

QUALIFIED COACHES AND VOLUNTEER MENTORS

JULIA CLIFFORD

Director/ Activity coach

“The imaginative one” I love creating new and exciting things for the club to do and participate in. When I’m coaching on the circuit I am nicknamed the “Sergeant Major” I am loud, love to talk and love to push members to new levels of fitness whilst making everyone giggle at the same time. I specialise in backs after having major back surgery myself so understand members pains and inhibitions about exercising with a bad back. I also love nutrition and will help you find the right meal plan, vitamin or supplement to make you feel in tip top condition.

 

CUMBRIA SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2018

LISA DYKES

Director/ Activity coach

“The technical one” I specialise in all things technical that needs to be done at iCan. From music preparation to editing this website and social media pages. When I’m coaching I love teaching dance based exercises and routines. I come from a  performance background so love all things dance, singing and general silliness. You will also find me teaching the advanced rebounding session.

 

CUMBRIA SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2019

SUZAN HUNTER

Director/ Volunteer activity coach

“The decision maker!” I’m a volunteer here at iCan. I work full time for the NHS but love helping out and mixing with all the wonderful women in the club. To be able to coach on the circuit I have completed the necessary activity coach training and I am a qualified Rebounding instructor. I teach the beginners rebounding sessions- It’s my new favourite thing!

VICKY MCCULLUM

Activity coach

“Irish Vicky” I’m a full-time coach here at iCan. I love challenging members to work as hard as they can and introducing people to new forms of training. I try to make each member feel special every time they come in. I’ve been told I’m “such a  laugh” and you will always find me giggling on the circuit.  Before I started working here, I was a member and I fell in love with exercise and decided to change my career at the age of 52! If I can everyone can!

JO CLIFFORD

Director/Activity coach

“The choreographer” I was a professional dancer through my 20’s so I know all the best moves to keep in shape. I love choreographing the step aerobic and dance routines that are taught in the club. I’m also passionate about eating healthily and love my morning smoothies. I can help you with plant based eating and keeping trim post 50. When i’m coaching I love to challenge members by setting up fun challenges. The plank challenge is my favourite to date.

DEBORAH HEWERTSON-TISDALL

Yoga Instructor

“The calm one” I used to be a member of iCan, which gave me the passion to take my Yoga Qualifications. I now teach Yoga at iCan on a Tuesday at 12:30pm. It’s a calm and relaxing class suitable for beginners. Members who participate often say: “It’s not stand on your head Yoga, I like that it’s not too hard” Apparently I have a very relaxed and centred manner when I’m teaching which I think is rather nice. My favourite part of my sessions is the relaxation 15 minutes at the end; A chance to stay warm under a blanket, with your head on a soft pillow and just relax body, mind and spirit.

Ali Musgrave

Volunteer mentor

Jaquie Savage

Volunteer mentor

Sarah Landrath

Volunteer mentor

Maggie O'Brian

Volunteer mentor

Pauline Wright

Volunteer mentor trainer

Jo Lloyd

Volunteer mentor