Sam James – Lead Coach
I started working for the council in 2013 where i took the Lead Instructor role for the Ability Gym Sessions. I was asked in January 2017 to be a lead coach on Champions to vary the activities and help improve the fitness levels of those that attend.
I am a Level 3 Personal Trainer and also have the Level 3 Exercise and Disability qualification along with being a licensed Instructor in Boxercise, Beatz, Clubbercise, VeraFlow, and various Zumba Trainings. I also have UK Athletics disability training, and the Boccia leaders award and now a qualified Level 1 Boccia Coach. I am a Master Trainer for Clubbercise and have worked with other major fitness brands working with them to make them more inclusive.
I am the UKs first visible disabled Fitness Presenter and I love dance and Zumba as these are a big passion of mine.
I love working with Champions as the participants will have a go at everything we throw at them and do it to the best of their ability. I love watching them achieve things they thought they couldn’t do and to just watch them having fun is the best feeling you can have. Having a physical disability myself, I have a passion to get all disabled people be active and for them to enjoy it. I am aware of the barriers they face and how to push them to achieve their best.
If you are a qualified external coach and would like to lead a session at Champions then please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Wycherley – Assistant Coach
Judit Navas – Assistant Coach
I am Project Coordinator for the Special Olympics project in Swindon and have recently started helping out at Swindon Champions.
I am studying at University of Gloucestershire I love attending Champions because everybody has lots of fun and I enjoy the fact we do something different each week.