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.

Fern MacDonald, Leisure Club Supervisor

I have been a member of the leisure team in Glasgow since August 2011. I am degree educated in Sport and Active Lifestyle Promotion. I am qualified to REPs level 2 accreditation, swimming teacher and circuit trained.I really enjoy my job as supervisor. I aim to continue to develop my skills and build as big a fitness portfolio as I can.

Chris Wood, Fitness Instructor

Having completed a work placement programme within the Leisure Club i was delighted to be offered a permanent position and feel honoured to be part of a great team. I am a qualified Level2 Fitness Instructor and i am REPs certified. I also have a fitness background after being in the Army cadets for 6 years In which i done alot of different sports up to UK championship level. The Army cadets helped me developed my Leadership skills with alot of different courses which helped me achieve the rank of color Sargeant and also gave me alot more responsiblity that i relished. I also played for a Football team for 2 years which helped me develope my leadership skills further. In the future i am looking to further develop my skills and hope to further my career within Marriott. Feel free to ask me any questions and i will be more than happy to assist.

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.

Colin Maclachlan, Leisure Host

I hold a HND certificate in health, fitness and exercise. I have a level 2 fitness instructor qualification and I am REPs certified. I also hold a studio cycling certificate. I hope to get more into the personal training side of things in the futire. I enjoy being part of the leisure team and I am always here to assist with any help you may need or any enquiries you may have.

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.

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.