Leicester - Our team

Debbie Bentlyford, Leisure Club Manager

I have been part of the fitness industry for 15 years as an instructor, studio co-ordinator to personal trainer.Working as the Leisure Club Manager I over look all the operations that go on in the Club. We continue to provide a first class service from the moment you enter the club.

Dan Harper, Senior Supervisor / Personal Trainer

My role is looking after the operations of the Leisure Club, this includes making sure the club is of a high standard and delivering detailed gym programmes to help members reach their goals and targets. I have been involved in the Leisure industry for 8 years and I am a fully qualified level 3 Personal trainer and boxing instructor with very good experience of teaching classes such as Indoor cycling, Circuit training, aqua aerobics and gym based group exercises. My contact email is daniel.harper@marriotthotels.com please contact me with any queries you have regarding your Leisure Club or if you are interested in personal training sessions. See you soon!

Zara McKenzie, Fitness Instructor / Leisure Associate

I have been in fitness for 8 years, level 2 & 3 gym qualified. Always keen to pass on my knowledge and teaching skills to members to help them reach their personal goals. I have a qualification in teaching aqua aerobics and various other fitness classes. I am here to help so please ask for me for any advice that you need regarding your training.

Julie Essex, Leisure Associate

I have worked for Leicester Marriott for 4 months. My role is to keep the club to a very high standard of cleanliness for guest and members to enjoy the facilities. I love to work front of house so I can deal with members requests or any challenges they may have in the club. My hobbies are keeping fit and taking advantage of the outstanding facilities Marriott offer.

Stephen Kenyon, Leisure associate

My main role is to keep the Leisure Club clean and in good condition whilst also interacting with the members and making your visit to our club as pleasant as possible.

Rea Kubus, Leisure Associate

I started working for Marriott in 2015 and I joined the Leicester team in April 2017. I enjoy my job because it gives me the opportunity to create personal connections with members and guests. I have a passion for horse riding and travelling but I also like any kind of team sports.

Michelle Freer, Leisure Associate

I have been in the fitness industry for 5 years. I am a qualified Level 2 Fitness Motivator, and Level 3 Personal Trainer. I teach a variety of group exercise classes including Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Clubbercise, Les Mills BodyStep, Les Mills CXWORX and Spin. I love the variety of classes I teach and the benefits you gain from them, every class is different! I love keeping fit and active and I love to help others keep fit and active too. If you are interested in some ideas to mix up your gym workouts or personal training, please come and see me. I'm happy to help and I will do my best to help you achieve your goals.