JULIA CLIFFORD- Managing Director, project and innovations lead.
I love creating new and exciting projects for the club to do and participate in. I thrive on imagining new ideas and seeing them through till completion. Although my role is mainly office based I am a qualified fitness coach. When I teach 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,
Fitness and wellbeing coach- Cleaveland Clinic USA, Dementia Friend- DementiaUK, Rebounding instructor- ReboundUK, Suicide Intervention and prevention Champion, Mental Health champion and first aider
LISA DYKES- Managing Director, Carlisle Club Manager
As club manager for the Carlisle club I am the first point of contact for members and guests. I thrive in improving our communities health and wellbeing and love hearing about peoples success stories. I am a qualified activity coach and I love teaching dance based exercises and routines. I come from a performance background so love all things dance, singing and general silliness.
I also specialise in the technical side iCan. From music preparation to editing this website, social media pages, videos and marketing.
CUMBRIA SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2019
BA Honours degree- Cumbria Institute of the arts, Fitness and wellbeing coach- Cleaveland Clinic USA, Dementia friend- DementiaUK, Chair based exercise instructor- AMAC, L2 Marketing- Carlisle College, L3 social media marketing- Carlisle College.
Lisa is currently studying for a senior business leader masters degree at the University of Cumbria
SUZAN HUNTER- Volunteer Director- Rebounding lead and instructor
I’m a volunteer here at iCan. I work full time for the NHS but I love being part of this amazing team and giving something back to my community.
I am a qualified Rebounding instructor and teach all the Carlisle club classes, through my love of Rebounding, I shared my passion with classes members and now manage my team of Member mentors who teach classes across Cumbria.
MATTHEW WOOD- Project Manager W.O.W (Wheels of Wellness)
The Face of W.O.W!!!
I love to Bounce & use the iCan Live Well Guide on a daily basis. It really is a useful tool for all!
I come from a Performing Arts background and when I am not Bouncing with W.O.W I am often dancing around in my house or garden.
Prior to joining the W.O.W Team I was a Project & Insights Manager in Tactical Field Sales responsible for Events from conception until completion.
I am excited to kick-start the W.O.W process in Cumbria bringing the facility to all corners of this great County before (hopefully) expanding the project far and wide across the country.
BA Honours Degree – University of Cumbria,
Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity – 1st for Sport Learning,
ACEs Training CPD – College of Life,
Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 – Lakes College,
Safeguarding Level 1 – Lancashire Safeguarding Children’s Board,
Prevention Training Course – HM Government,
Common Health Conditions Level 2 – Lakes College
Level 2 Food Hygiene Safety for Catering – High Speed Training
“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.