Meet the Team

Contact your local Get Active Specialist for more details about the Active Herts project or to book an appointment.

Broxbourne

Andrew Rix

Get Active Specialist

phone-icon 07506 503 316

email-iconAndrew.Rix@broxbourne.gov.uk

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Qualifications:

B.A Hons Sports Studies Degree
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes
Level 4 Chronic Lower Back Pain
Level 4 Exercise and Mental Health
Level 3 Personal Trainer and GP Referral
Level 2 Fitness Instructor in Gym, Supple Strength, Box-Fit, Circuits and Group Cycling.
Level 1 FA Football Coach
Level 1 EH Hockey Coach
UKSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach
Fitech Cholesterol & Diabetes testing
UKA Athletics Coach

What you enjoy most about your job:

Helping others achieve their fitness related goals through exercise plans, one-to-one sessions, goal setting and motivational cues.

Your experience:

I have always been a keen sportsman and have enjoyed a variety of sports whether it be playing, spectating or organising activity. My experience in the fitness field is vast from training regional/county athletes, sports teams, special populations and GP referral patients. I am a firm believer that exercise is medicine on the body and that everyone should try it no matter what.

How you like to keep active:

Either going down my local gym, playing golf with friends or running outside.

Stevenage

Hannah Marsh

Get Active Specialist

phone-icon 07766 160 149

email-icon Hannah.Marsh@stevenage.gov.uk

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Qualifications:

Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Level 3 Pilates Instructor
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Consultant

What you enjoy most about your job:

I find it immensely satisfying helping clients to achieve their goals and watch them progress along their journey. I have met some fantastic people through my work, and have even helped inspire a couple of my clients to retrain as fitness professionals as they have found a new lease of life through health and fitness. I look forward to helping many more people through the Active Herts programme.

Your experience:

I have spent the past few years working in gyms and specialising in rehabilitation for people recovering from injury or with illnesses, including stroke, heart attack and long term mental health conditions. It is a real passion of mine to help people with their recovery and also to promote a healthy lifestyle for all individuals.

How you like to keep active:

I teach various classes throughout the week including Pilates, Circuits and TRX which helps to keep me fit, and I then do my own personal weight training several times a week as well. I also have a large dog, Lola the German Shepherd who requires a lot of walking so I get a good, long walk every day, rain or shine!

Hertsmere

Lee Bruce

Get Active Specialist

phone-icon 07741 248 852

email-iconLee.Bruce@hertsmereleisure.co.uk

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Qualifications:

Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer & Sports Massage
Level 3 Exercise and Older Adults
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Consultant

What you enjoy most about your job:

My job enables me to help people live longer, happier and healthier lives and I find that very satisfying. Witnessing the increase in self- esteem and confidence that people can gain from exercising is the most rewarding part of my job and I feel lucky to be part of the Active Herts project that is already changing lives for the better.

Your experience:

I have over 10 years’ experience in the Health and Fitness industry and have worked as a Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer and Coach on an Exercise Referral programme that enabled me to train clients of all ages with a variety of health conditions and fitness levels. People are often worried that they will be unable to exercise and my experience enables me to find suitable activities for those that haven’t exercised for a long time as well as those returning to exercise after some time off.

How you like to keep active:

Most of my activity is based around running. I love to enter one of the 5k park runs once a month that are held all over the country and like the fact that it caters for all abilities from walkers to serious runners. I also enjoy swimming and weight training from time to time for a bit of variety. If I’m in the mood for something a bit easier, I’ll go for a walk through the local nature reserve and enjoy making the most of living so close to the countryside.

Watford

Alison Goodchild

Get Active Specialist

phone-icon 07710 096 398

email-icon Alison.Goodchild@watfordfc.com

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Qualifications:

Level 2 Fitness Instructor in Gym,Water Based Activities, Circuits and Group Cycling

Level 3 Personal Trainer and GP Referral

Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes

What you enjoy most about your job:

Being able to share the fun of exercise with others.

Your experience:

After discovering a passion for fitness, I retrained as a personal trainer, working with a mix of one to one clients and group fitness, where I have been able to motivate people to join me in my passion.

How you like to keep active:

Teaching a range of classes from Group Cycling and Aqua

Project Officer

Adan Freeman

Project Officer

phone-icon01707 285880

email-icona.freeman2@herts.ac.uk

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Qualifications:

BSc Sports Studies
PRINCE2 Project Management
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Consultant
Level 4 Postural Stability Instructor for Falls Prevention
Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor
Level 2 Otago Strength and Balance Instructor for Falls Prevention
Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Level 2 Chair Based Exercise

What you enjoy most about your job:

The Active Herts project presents a great opportunity to make a different to the health of the local population and in particular, to address the gap in health inequalities. Every day, I feel motivated that through my work, I can help people live a healthier lifestyle and make positive change.

Your experience:

I have been working in the field of physical activity and health improvement for 7 years within Herts Sports Partnership in a number of roles including health trainer, project assistant and project coordinator. I strongly believe that physical activity and exercise can have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of individuals and communities.

How you like to keep active:

I enjoy HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training) and running, and am currently involved in setting up an new parkrun in my local area. I also love going for long dog walks in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside!

Partnership Working:

To discuss partnership working or how to sign up as a referrer, please get in touch.