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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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).