Meet the Team

 

Greig Elder

Greig Elder

Manager

Greig came on board with Coastside Fitness to be the Club Manager with the desire of making the club the friendliest and most enjoyable fitness environment in Felixstowe. He qualified as a Fitness Instructor over 20 years ago and worked in the industry for 5 years not only locally but also in the States before having 3 children prompted a change in career where he worked as a Business Manager for Barclays helping local businesses try to achieve their ambitions. He's now thrilled and really excited at being given the opportunity to be back in the world of leisure and sports. Greig used to love his football and played at a semi-pro level as well as gaining his coaching qualifications and working part-time at Ipswich Town but is now trying to get back being fit after snapping his Achilles playing football and realising that it takes a little more effort as you get older!

 

Kirsty Smith

Kirsty Smith

Personal Trainer

Kirsty moved to England in 2000 and attended Redroofs Theatre School gaining a Diploma in Musical Theatre, followed by a year at The Centre Performing Arts College where she took the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) exams in Tap, Modern and Jazz dance. She then went on to perform in several pantomimes and Music Hall Variety shows at the same time as teaching dance for Best Theatre Arts and Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools, before moving to Felixstowe to work as Entertainments Manager for Park Holidays UK. It was at the end of her 2nd season at Felixstowe Beach that she decided to give up performing to follow a career in Fitness and is now loving her time at Coastside Fitness as a Personal Trainer.

 

Michelle Clark

Michelle Clark

Fitness Instructor

Trainee fitness instructor and mum of 2, Michelle joined the team in September 2016. Michelle says she loves her job and that the most enjoyable part of her job here at Coastside is the lovely variety of members we have and seeing their success - whether it be in muscle building or members' weight loss, or both! Michelle also loves that since she started she feels more ladies have come on board at Coastside - where she and the rest of the Coastside team work hard to provide a friendly, supportive and fun training environment for all our members. Michelle decided to become a fitness instructor because she loves the gym so much - you will see Michelle regularly working out at Coastside when she is not on duty helping out our members! Michelle's says "Not only does it make me feel good but also the more you try the better the results - so come along and see us!"