Sunderland - Our team

Owen Lancaster, Fitness Club Manager

I have worked in the leisure industry for 7 years working through several roles. I started as a personal trainer and moved onto leisure membership supervisor. I have now moved in to a management role and I continue this here at Sunderland Marriott Hotel Fitness Club. My aim is to ensure that our members and guests receive the highest possible service when using our facilities. If you have any queries or questions or would like to offer some feedback please do not hesitate to contact me. You can find me at the club or if you prefer you can email me at owen.lancaster@marriotthotels.com. I will look forward to seeing you at the club.

Lauren Harms, Leisure Attendant / Personal Trainer

I have worked at the Sunderland Marriott hotel for nearly 7 years. I have been a full time member of the leisure team for almost 3 years. I am a qualified pool responder, first aider and pool plant operator. I am a qualified level 2 gym instructor and circuit trainer. I have recently completed my level 3 personal training and nutrition qualification.

Alex Baker, Leisure Associate, Personal Trainer

I have worked in the leisure industry for nearly 10 years starting as a fitness apprentice and working up to being a Personal Trainer.... I joined a local running club as a teenager and successfully completed both half and full marathon distances. Then Started to train at a boxing gym moving towards teaching others. Developing clients with weight management, strength, general fitness and injury guidance! Feel free to ask for help anytime! Happy Training!

Alex Postlethwaite, Leisure Attendant

I have worked as a qualified Lifeguard and Level 2 Fitness Instructor in Huddersfield for a number of years. I have moved to the North East recently and I now work part-time in the Leisure Club. I hope to be able to share my experience and enthusiasm for fitness, if you have any fitness queries please just ask.

Shaun Nelson, Leisure Associate

I have worked for Marriott for 6 months as a casual and recently was fortunate enough to gain full employment here in the Leisure Club. I am currently working towards a Level 2 Gym Qualification, so if you require any help with your fitness goals, please just ask.

Bethan Plemper, Leisure Attendant

Hi, I'm Bethan I have worked at The Sunderland Marriott Hotel for a few years now, originally in Housekeeping and now in Leisure. I am excited to join the team and hope to be here for many years to come.