Our Team

We are a dedicated team of wellbeing fanatics who are excited to get Scotland moving! Many of us have lived experience of homelessness and bring this with us when designing and delivering the Street Fit Scotland programme. 

Michelle Reilly

CEO and founder

Michelle Reilly set up Street Fit Scotland in 2015 after 15 years as a frontline project worker working with the homeless community. She uses fitness and exercise as a tool to engage people, to reduce isolation and to support their mental health as well as their physical health.

Email: michelle.reilly@streetfitscotland.org

Karen Boggie

Sessional Worker

Karen joined as a participant in 2017, and became a volunteer after three years. During 2020 she was promoted to Sessional Worker and has been providing daily support, crisis intervention and facilitating on-line group meetings around lockdown coping strategies. She describes fitness as a big part of her life. Read her story here.

Email: karen.boggie@streetfitscotland.org

Mark

Peer Champion

Mark has worked with Street Fit Scotland for over 3 years, first as a participant and recently as one of our Peer Champions. Mark brings his lived experience to encourage other members to achieve their best. Read his story here.

Stuart

Peer Champion

Stuart joined Street Fit Scotland as a participant in 2017 after years of instability following a traumatic incident which resulted in an acquired brain injury. Prior to this incident Stuart had experience as a ski instructor in Canada. Street Fit Scotland helped him to change his life around and he was named one of our first Peer Champions. Read Stuart’s story here. 

Pascal Sime

Personal Trainer

Pascal has been personal trainer since 2008 and a coach at Street Fit Scotland since 2019. He has delivered a variety of classes over this time such as Muay Thai, cardio sessions and outdoor bootcamps.

Claire Balman

Yoga Instructor

Claire is a registered yoga teacher who specialises in Seasonal Yoga and is affiliated with the Yoga Alliance who are recognised worldwide and are the community governing body. Claire delivers weekly evening sessions.

Mathew Cormack

Counsellor

Matt joined Street Fit Scotland in early 2020 while he was training as a counsellor. During the Covid19 lockdown he has been offering 1-to-1 weekly counselling sessions to participants online and by telephone. Since qualifying he has stayed with the SFS service to offer person-centred counselling for participants. Matt has completed an 80-hour CPD training for delivering counselling online and by phone. He is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Our Trustees

Street Fit Scotland (SFS) has a Board of Trustees who provide the governance structure for the charity and act in the interests of SFS. We operate in a manner that is consistent with SFS purposes as stated in our constitution, overseeing the charity carefully with due care and diligence and fully comply with the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

Michelle Reilly

CEO and founder

Michelle Reilly set up Street Fit Scotland in 2015 after 15 years as a frontline project worker working with the homeless community. Michelle has 20 years’ experience and uses health, fitness, and well-being as a tool to engage people.  Michelle mentors, trains, and supports peer-champions, staff, volunteers, and coaches to ensure that the SFS values are embedded through the service.

Nina Rogers

Interim Chairperson

Nina’s background is in public and private sector organisational development. Nina has also worked as a self-employed consultant advising on equality issues and is driven by a passion for a fairer society. Nina is head of people for Community Justice Scotland.

Alan Burnett

Treasurer

Alan brings with him over forty years of experience in accounting and finance roles. He has also been involved in the Scottish Business Mentoring service for several years.

Stephen Malden

Secretary

Stephen is a research fellow in Public Health at Edinburgh University with experience in general health research and programme evaluation. Stephen’s current research interests include child and adolescent health and wellbeing, with a particular interest in physical activity and health conditions associated with sedentary behaviour.

Quintin Edwards​

Trustee

Quintin is a Senior Associate at Burness Paul, and brings with him over ten years’ experience in the legal sector as well as extensive experience in the Sports, Exercise and Fitness sector. 

Neeraj Thomas

Trustee

Neeraj is one of a handful of Intellectual Property litigators accredited as an IP specialist by the Law Society of Scotland. His other main area of expertise is in the sports and disciplinary area, and he has provided lead advice to the largest Scottish sports governing bodies on a number of high-profile disciplinary issues.

Fiona Struthers

Trustee

Fiona is currently the legal counsel for Aberdeen Standard Investments and has worked in the legal sector for over ten years. 

You?

Trustee

We are currently recruiting for our board. Please contact our CEO Michelle Reilly for further information: michelle.reilly@streetfitscotland.org