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01228 819101

Unit 18, The Maltings, Bridge St, Carlisle CA2 5SR


Our Team


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.



Qualifications include:

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.



Qualifications include:

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.

Qualifications include;

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


Wellbeing Co-ordinator and Project development manager

“The calm one” Taking on the challenge of building the WeCan hub.

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