Glasgow - Our team

Claire Upton, Leisure Manager

I have worked with Marriott for the past 17 years with 10 of them within a Management capacity. My fitness background comes from a HNC in fitness, health and exercise. I also taught swimming lessons for many years in the club making full use of my STA beginners swimming qualification. Throughout my time in the Glasgow Marriott I have seen many changes and look forward to seeing many more in the future.

Chris Wood, Supervisor

I have been a member of the Marriott leisure team since 2014 and have recently gained promotion to leisure supervisor. My fitness background comes from having spent 8 years in the Army Cadets, I also have my level 2 in fitness instruction with classes being my speciality. I am happy to help with any queries you may have.

Jozef Sogan, Leisure Host

I have recently joined the Leisure team having transferred from Housekeeping. My passion for health and fitness is a big part of my life and i would like to help others achieve their own goals and be part of their fitness journey. I hope to develop my knowledge by undertaking various courses and i am looking to get into the personal training side of things in time. I am delighted to be a part of the leisure team and any questions or queries you may have don't hesitate to give me a shout.

Chelsea Darroch, Leisure Host

I hold a HND certificate in Fitness & Development of Sport and currently study full-time at the University of Stirling hoping to achieve an Honours degree in Sports Studies. I see myself as a bit of an all rounder and have experience of playing and coaching a variety of sports. My aim is to become a Les Mills certified Instructor and prescribe classes in our club in the very near future. If you have any questions or queries fire them my way.

Laura Bucke, Leisure Host

I joined the team in January 2019. I studied at Glasgow University and am a qualified Lifeguard. Going forward, I would like to gain qualifications in fitness and swimming instructing. If you have any questions regarding the club, please don't hesitate to approach me.

Ali Azari, Leisure Club Host

I have been living in the UK since 2015 and I have been working in the Glasgow Marriott leisure Club since June 2016. I am qualified to level 2 Reps. When in Iran, I competed in many body building competitions and won 3 of them. I have studied physical education for 10 years now and have a wealth of knowledge, so please feel free to ask me anything in the gym and I will be more than happy to help.

Colin Drysdale, Leisure Club Host

I have been working in the Glasgow Marriott Leisure Club since December 2016. I am a REPS level 2 fitness instructor. I did gymnastics for 12 years. I was a national squad member. I have competed for Scotland. I attended the Glasgow School of Sport. I am happy to help with any fitness questions you may have.

Haley Hamilton, Leisure Attendant

I have recently joined the leisure team and look forward to welcoming members to the club. I currently work part time while i study HND Fitness Health and Exercise at West College Scotland.