James Pittam Health And Fitness team
James Pittam Health And Fitness team
James Pittam Health And Fitness team

Meet the Team

The Team

We have a dedicated team, with a range of skills

Based at Penrith Leisure Centre in the heart of the Lake District, Cumbria you will find Personal Trainer James Pittam. His private local Heath and Fitness business encompasses services such as sports massage, food sensitivity testing, and keep fit classes to name but a few.

James Pittam

Health and Fitness Director

James is an advanced level 4 instructor and remedial sports massage therapist and since 2002 has built a successful multi-faceted Health and Fitness consultancy. Having successfully completed 3 Ironman triathlon events including the worlds toughest, he believes being a fitness professional means continuing to strive for the best you can achieve in order to gain respect from your clients.

Karen Rathbone

Personal Trainer and Health and Fitness Manager

Karen is one of our popular Personal Trainers having a wealth of experience and being well known within Penrith Leisure Centre for her classes and PT. Her promise to you is to guide you through your health and fitness goals in a way that works for you. No matter what your age, gender or ability Karen will assist you to achieve your goals. Her particular passion is nutrition and weight management, alongside strength and conditioning training. Karens hobbies include healthy eating and weight training in the gym.
Andrew Murray-Jones

Personal Trainer and Remedial Massage Therapist

Andrew’s aim as a fitness specialist is to assist his clients in achieving their goals with his valuable skills including, nutritional health, muscular strength/endurance, cardiovascular fitness, fat loss/body composition and sporting performance. Whatever your goal, results are guaranteed. He has a number of senior and special needs Personal Training clients who are accountable to him on a weekly basis. His hobbies include weight training as well as coaching and playing football at a high level.

Val Sinkinson

Personal Trainer

Val’s clients have assured 100% commitment from her to reach their goals whether it’s weight loss, muscle tone, or just to improve general fitness levels. Her fitness programmes are fun and challenging but most importantly she will keep you focused. Her own hobbies include weight training in the gym as well as running and participating in or teaching Military Circuits.

Karen Peet

Personal Trainer

Karen has extensive experience in cardiac rehabilitation and GP referrals, and can therefore offer highly specific and personalised programmes. With commitment you can work hard to reach your goals, as she will be here to motivate, support and advise you in a safe and friendly environment. Her hobbies include Hockey, Cycling with her husband, camping and teaching fitness classes.

Hollie Gallagher

Personal Trainer

Committed to the success of her clients, Hollie uses varied training techniques specific to clients fitness targets, whilst ensuring sessions are enjoyable and clients feel comfortable in the gym. Hollie’s training methods include, resistance and weight training, body weight exercise, HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training, cardiovascular exercise, along with nutritional and diet guidance.

Kerry Hodgkinson counselling services Penrith


My name is Kerry Hodgkinson and I am an experienced Counsellor, EMDR Therapist and Psychotherapist offering both short and long term therapy. I work with adults aged 18 and over.

Nat Broad


Using ergonomic and postural education, soft tissue mobilisation and muscle energy release techniques, this enables Nat's clients to overcome and manage their symptoms through normal movement and specific exercise plans. Whether you have sustained a sports injury or have long-standing niggles or pain, Nat can assess and provide an anatomical-based solution. Having a good understanding of soft tissue healing and nerve to muscle communication she can use a variety of techniques specific to your needs to help you get back to everyday activity.

Victoria Rankin

Personal Trainer

Hi, I’m Victoria, or Vic, and I became a Personal Trainer (PT) because I’m passionate about helping people feel better about themselves and I would love to help you become the best version of you. Whether that is to achieve a certain running distance or time in a race, lift a certain weight or simply just get moving a bit more, regaining some confidence and feeling good about yourself.

Olivia Edmondson

Remedial Massage Therapist

Olivia provides a Massage service that relieves pain, treats injuries, sports or otherwise and teaches awareness of the whole body. She offers a very flexible appointment diary 7 days a week at a time to suit you within our comfortable, modern treatment room at Penrith Leisure Centre or within the comfort of your own home. She is a very sought after practitioner and gives clients the knowledge to help maintain the quality of life they deserve. 

Ed Clark

Sports Rehabilitation Therapist

Ed is a Sports Rehabilitation Therapist specialising in assisting clients progress from injury back to full strength and function. Services include injury assessment, sport and exercise rehabilitation, sports and remedial massage and prehabilitation (injury prevention) programs. He has extensive experience working with professional and amateur athletes from sports including rugby, football, cycling, swimming, trial and ultra-running, contemporary dance and boxing. He also helps many clients with occupational and recreational injuries from gardeners and builders to weekend park-runners.
Natalie Graham

Podiatrist and Chiropodist

Natalie is a popular local practitioner who has worked in a number of clinics across the county. She can provide general foot care and treatments for nail cutting, corn and callus, ingrown toenails, thickened nails, fungal infections and verrucas. Natalie can also give general foot health advice, diabetic foot checks and look at an individual’s biomechanics. Outside of work Natalie’s passion is travel.

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • CIMSPA Member
  • Sports Therapy Association
  • BANT Member
  • Zest3life Health Coach
  • CNHC Member
  • FHT Member
  • Lorisian Approved Supplier
  • HCPC Member
  • The College of Podiatry