Name: Well, if my mum were writing this my name would be Carolyn, however I much prefer to be known as Caz!
Location: North West, mainly Blackpool
Background/Speciality: I started out as a PT after Uni then moved into an Assessor role, specialising in the areas of Business Skills & Management.
Current role/Typical day: After taking my two children to school & picking up a strong coffee, I set off on my travels to see my learners either on a one-to-one basis or on a group delivery basis for knowledge days.
Outside of work: I like to spend time with family and friends. We have two children who keep us busy with their football, swimming and gymnastics! Sometimes we take a well deserved break from this and eat out with friends, enjoying some nice food and wine, though it doesn't happen too often..... it does pay to have an ex-Chef for a hubby at home! I’m Currently saving up for a trip over to Oz to see my bro and family... he thinks the highlight is seeing them but I’ll let you in on a secret- I’m more looking forward to a trip to the Neighbours set in Melbourne (avid fan for 30 years... sad I know, but I just love it!).
Name: Chloe, also refered to as Shirley :-)
Location: Wigan/FitAsylum Office
Background/Speciality: Too young to have a background, haha, I started working at FitAsylum when I was 18, and I’ve now been here 3 years. Still the youngest & coolest.
Current role/Typical day: I currently work in admin, and I’m also the data coordinator. I’m also the team brew maker.
Outside of work: Professional napper and professional eater. Oh and I love a holiday. Oh and a cocktail or two
Name: Dan, Danny, or Daniel if I’m in trouble.
Location: Across the North West
Background/Speciality: I left school to become a Footballer, and after retiring from the beautiful game at a young age, I went into the Fitness Industry Coaching, Teaching Classes and Personal Training. I took a break from fitness and joined the Police to fight crime and lock up subhuman scum. After a while decided it wasn’t for me and got back into another branch of fitness with Teaching and Assessing.
Current role/Typical day: Since switching from an Assessors role, I now look at teaching and developing the training programmes and courses that we deliver, as well as aiming to increase all business areas and highlight new potential courses. In a nutshell… I make the stuff we do better and get more people into training.
Outside of work: I’m married, with 3 kids and a little dog, so my life is not my own… easily bottom of the food chain in my own house, but wouldn’t change it for the world! I absolutely love teaching fitness classes and connecting with a variety of people. I like to think I have a good sense of humour and always joke about. I’m big on films and love any opportunity to listen to music.
Name: Dave...never David
Location: All over the North West!
Background/Speciality: My first job upon leaving school was a Hairdresser!!! I then served for 10 years with 1st Royal Tank Regiment and was an Army Physical Training Instructor. I followed this with 10 Years as a Police Specialist Trainer, delivering Public Order, Self Defence, Handcuff and Baton Skills and Physical Training. I then moved into delivering Sports and Fitness Qualifications for various Colleges before co-founding FLM Training and FitAsylum™.
Current role/Typical day: I’m Company Director but I still have a passion for (and involvement in) training and delivery! My day-to-day job is mainly developing and maintaining customer partnerships.
Outside of work: Most of my hobbies revolve around sport. I’ve competed in many triathlons and many other sports from Swimming to Tug of War. I hit the gym at least 4 times a week, working as a PT for friends in exchange for donations to charity. I also enjoy spending time with my son and watching him play Rugby.
Name: Gary, sometimes referred to as Gaz or Gazza
Location: Wigan / FitAsylum™ Office
Background/Speciality: Started out on construction sites working all over England and Germany (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) then ended up in Prison….. as a tutor/assessor, not an inmate! Then I progressed onto the Management of Government funded Apprenticeships, training programmes and courses, before co-founding FLM Training in 2013 and more recently FitAsylum™.
Current role/Typical day: Finance, bid writing, government contracts, as well as making brews for (and generally getting a hard time from) the girls in the office.
Outside of work: I love travel and holidays, from the Caribbean to caravaning in Cumbria. I also enjoy taking part in and watching sport, including cycling and triathlons as well as watching my youngest play rugby & football. I also enjoy eating good food and drinking good wine and the odd real ale!
Location: All over the North West but mainly Cheshire and South Manchester
Background/Speciality: I’m a Bsc in Sports therapy. I worked in Professional Rugby League for Warrington Wolves and Samoa during the 2013 World Cup, providing first team Sports Massage. I owned my own clinic and now I’m into online nutrition coaching.
Current role/Typical day: I’m an Assessor and Sports Massage tutor for FitAsylum™. This involves driving around for appointments with learners and teaching groups on courses.
Outside of work: I Play rugby for Holmes Chapel and enjoy cycling. I run online nutrition coaching for VeggieNut and like posting healthy meals on Insta! One more thing about me- I love a high five.
Location: Liverpool and around the North West
Background/Speciality: My background lies within the fitness industry- I’ve worked as a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Assessor, Internal Verifier and Quality Manager for twenty years. This should tell you that I am pretty old.
Current role/Typical day: As a quality manager my typical day involves ensuring that teaching and assessing is of a high standard. I can be seen travelling around the North West for this, trying to uncover the whereabouts of our assessors and tutors who will more often than not, go out of their way to avoid me. Fortunately for me I have secret access to their electronic calendars.
Outside of work: Most of my spare time is spent searching for assessors and tutors who are hiding from me in car parks, toilets and under tables. When I do get some time away from this I enjoy live music, training and trying to avoid having to watch Emmerdale.
Name: Michaela. Also known as Kayla, Mic or Mitch, depending who's company I'm in!
Location: North West / FitAsylum™ office
Background/Specialty: I'vemainly worked in the leisure sector, developing my skills and experience overthe years to cover a few different job roles. I then decided to branch out intoeducation, gaining my quals to join the FitAsylum team as an assessor. I've now moved more into the digital marketing side of things.
Current Role/Typical Day: I'musually in the FitAsylum office, creating social media posts, writing blogs and trying not to snack too much.
Outside of Work: I love tea and travel. I would say I'm quite active but, if I'm honest, that's declined a bit since buying a house that needs work! What else, oh I'm a HP geek and I have a sweet tooth!
Location: East Lancs, Blackpool and Greater Manchester
Background/Speciality: I served for 7 years as an Army Commando, leaving in 2013. I went from a training soldier to working with children - not too dissimilar in some ways! After 3 years as Training Manager for an Education Company, I decided it was time to get back in the thick of it and joined the FitAsylum™ Team.
Current role/Typical day: Meeting learners to carry out assessment's and observations and generally helping them to complete their work, to teaching Fitness Based Qualifications including Gym and PT. I also work on the FitAsylum™ video content.
Outside of work: I like to keep busy. Olympic Lifting, Crossfit and owning Extreme Bean Coffee Company.
Location: Wigan / FitAsylum™ Office
Background/Speciality: I've worked in Training for 20 years, progressing from an Administrator to Contracts Manager. Currently do a little bit of everything at FitAsylum™, I am apparently the company’s ‘funding guru’, my mind is full of useless information!
Current role/Typical day: Contract Administration, coordinating courses, speaking to learners, assessors and tutors and generally trying to organise everyone!!
Outside of work: I spend most of my weekends on either a Football or Rugby Pitch watching my little boy play, following this I generally require a glass of Prosecco or Gin! I also like to catch up with friends and family. I enjoy my holidays and try to go on as many as is humanly possible!!