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Introducing our new Health and Fitness Manager...Chris Jones

chris gymWe are delighted to welcome our new Health and Fitness Manager, Chris Jones, to the LC, as we look ahead to 2017.

With an enviable background in both fitness teaching and as a combat sports practitioner at pro Welsh level, Chris’ appointment sees us bring even more specialist skill and knowledge to our gym team.

Chris says: “I am really pleased to be leading the highly-regarded health and fitness team at the LC.

“For me, the joy of fitness is two-fold – it offers an instant, life-enhancing buzz since it makes you feel great as soon as you begin, but also it offers you the opportunity to work towards valuable long-term gains as well.”

“I am very well acquainted with the LC and with Bay Leisure as a group and I very much respect their ethos of fitness and wellbeing for everyone.

“The LC is, I think, unique in many ways in that it has a very strong team of specialists, many of whom have solid experience in professional sports, and who are passionate about their specialisms, but who are great communicators and are very good at unlocking the joy of exercise to people of all fitness levels.

Chris, who is also a professional boxing referee, will be known to many for his career in Welsh Combat Sports, both as a fighter, and latterly as a referee and judge with the British Boxing Board of Control.

But he has, in recent years, focussed hard on his studies – he comes to the LC from Gower College Swansea where he was the Leisure, Sport and Fitness Assessor and Tutor, helping other instructors and students achieve their qualifications.

At the moment he is studying for a MSc Masters in Sports Management and Leadership at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Chris is also a Board member for CIMSPA Wales (Chartered Institute For The Management of Sport and Physical Activity), with the remit of Health and Fitness and Rising Talent, with the purpose to lead, support and empower professionals working in the sport and physical activity industry.

Nic Beggs, LC General Manager said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to the LC fold.

“He brings a wealth of practical and professional experience with him and he has dedicated himself, over the past decade, to enhancing his sports and fitness education in a very meaningful way.

“His enthusiasm for fitness is infectious and I know he will be a real asset to the LC. His appointment is part of our continued commitment to providing the best quality service we can to the people of Swansea Bay and South West Wales.”