Meet The Team

Team Members

Janine Ward

Managing Director/Mental health practitioner

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Janine is a Mental Health Practitioner by background however has a keen interest in fitness and health. She is a qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor, MokyFit and Hiit instructor and keen runner.

Janine has special interest in behavioural change with individuals for example finding out what it is that is preventing them from making fitness goals and planning appropriate interventions to overcome these and reach their goals.

Last year Janine achieved a local area Marathon (26.2 miles) despite having significant and disabling joint problems and having broke her neck in 2016! She is keen to help others reach their potential and their goals.

Samantha Joughin

Managing Director/Exercise Practitioner

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I have been working within the fitness industry since I was 17 years old. I started as a sports coach and progressed on to finding my passion of gym instruction.

I purchased my first women's only franchise when I was 21, I had worked in the franchise previously as a regional manager and found the hydraulic workout effective and enjoyable.

After my franchise agreement was up, I felt passionate that we could achieve something more than just fitness and diet. Together me and Janine created a business which would combine our skills, strengths and passion. A one stop shop for women's health and wellbeing needs. We take a whole approach to mental health, behavioural change, exercise, nutrition and post natal services.

During the years of owning my franchise, I had two beautiful children, this lead me on to researching post natal needs and in particular I came to find another passion for carrying my babies with baby carriers. This lead me on to forming a hire and advice service called 'Together we carry'

As my passion has grown for the different services we offer, I've found a need to improve my learning and knowledge. So far I have undertaken courses in gym instruction, personal training, master personal trainer with a speciality of obesity and diabetic management, GP referral, Pre and Post Natal exercise specialist, peer support baby wearing and consultancy for baby carrying.

Currently I am undertaking a level 3 Diploma in Pilates Matwork and I am working on my Bsc hons in sports, fitness and coaching.

Brenda

Group exercise instructor/Circuit trainer

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Brenda is one of our coaches and a senior member of our team! She enjoys keeping fit and teaches Moky here at Together.

Brenda is interested in fell walking, line dancing and has a little french bulldog called Mr Thornton. She is a great role model for our older members, inspiring and motivating them to continue keeping fit and healthy.

Sue

Group exercise instructor/Circuit trainer

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My background is in childcare, however 7 years ago I went to a physiotherapist due to back problems. After several months of treatment he suggested joining a gym and working on my muscles.

I have attended the gym ever since and it has helped greatly with my back problems, plus improved my overall fitness levels and helped me grow in my confidence.

I am developing new skills, my own personal development and hopefully inspiring others to be in charge of their own health and wellbeing.

Kelly

Fitness Instructor and GP on Referral instructor

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Hi my name is kelly. In may 2015 i completed my level 2 in fitness instructing, which then lead onto my level 2 exercise to music. This was my starting block into the fitness industry, which then inspired me to do the level 3 Gp referral instructor qualification. I was awarded my qualification in september 2016. At the age of 15 yrs old i started going to the gym with my stepdad, and it was not long before i was training 6 days a week. In september 1995 i went to college and studied sport and recreation for 12 months , but left after the year to start working in the retail industry. Over the years i continued to go to the gym but my motivation was not as strong as it once was.

At the age of 26 i had my daughter, and i put everything on hold to raise her. When she was six months old i was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, which made me ill, causing depression and constant exhaustion.

Finally at the age of 36 i wanted to get back into the fitness industry, so i put myself through my level 2 and 3 qualification. I also have qualifications in exercise to music, teen gym qualification, and motivational interviewing

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I previously worked at the moorclose sports centre as a fitness instructor, also doing Gp referrals once a week. I also taught a chair exercise class for a dementia group, and worked with disability groups. I am very passionate about health and fitness , and i am very pleased to be working alongside this wonderfull team of professionals

I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge on all aspects of health and wellbeing whilst working with the together team

Chelsea

Fitness Instructor (Apprentice)

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Hi I'm Chelsea I am a Level 2 Fitness Instructor Apprentice here at Together We. I have been interested in fitness from a young age and have always participated in some type of sport activity. I have always been interested in going to the gym and playing rugby and football. I currently play football for one of the local women's teams.

My career goal is to join the Royal Navy and working at the together group will help me with my B.M.I and my fitness in order for me to pass the entry requirements.

Kaitlyn

Fitness Instructor (Apprentice)

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My name is Kaitlyn, I am 18 years old and a recent addition to the Together team as a level 2 apprentice.

I will be doing my level 2 and level 3 qualifications at Together Group and I am looking forward to do so! I am also looking forward to being part of the team for many years to come.

I haven’t always been into got to the gym. I was always more interested in dancing as I have danced since I was 3 years old. But since starting to come and work along side the wonderful team here, I love what I do and will continue to work hard..