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 18 years as a frontline project worker working directly with people affected by homelessness. Michelle utilises fitness and exercise as a tool to engage people, to reduce isolation and to support their mental health as well as their physical health. She has over 25 years’ experience in supporting Scotland’s homeless and vulnerable population.

Email: michelle.reilly@streetfitscotland.org

Phone: 07496691911

Pascal Sime​

Personal Trainer​

Pascal Sime has been a personal trainer since 2008. Pascal has been the lead coach at Street Fit Scotland since 2019. He has delivered a variety of high-quality fitness sessions indoors at (Summerhall) and various halls in Edinburgh for us. Including Muay Thai boxing training, Core, stretch and strength, Boxercise, cardio, resistance and outdoor bootcamps every summer at Edinburgh Meadows. Pascal has also delivered 12 weeks of Beach-fit every year at Gullane beach in East Lothian.

Gerard Espuis ​

Drug/Alcohol Link Worker

As the Drug/Alcohol Link Worker, Gerard engages with the participants 1 to 1 and in groups, as well linking to additional services. We offer a safe space where people can openly share experiences. He takes a person-centred approach and harm-reduction strategy to improve mental health and ensure participants are well supported.

 

Contact Gerard (he/him) via email or mobile

M: 07544862678 E: gerard.espuis@streetfitscotland.org

Working days: (Mon-Fri) 9:30-5:30

 

Mark ​

Peer Champion​

Mark has been engaging with Street Fit Scotland for over 7 years, firstly as a participant Mark was one of our first peer Champions. Mark brings his lived experience to encourage other members to achieve their best. Read his, 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.

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Joseph

Peer Champion​

Joseph has been with Street Fit Scotland since 2021. He became a Peer Champion in 2023. Joseph used the services at Street Fit to work through his struggles through Covid. Read his story here.

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.

Stephen Malden​​

Chair

Stephen Malden is a research fellow in public health science at the University of Edinburgh. He has experience in conducting health services evaluation and review work for both third sector/charity organisations as well as for government (both Scottish and UK), National Health Service and the World Health Organisation among others.

Ami Singh​

Treasurer

Ami Singh is an experienced business leader, an engineer, strategist, inclusion and diversity champion; who brings previous board experience and strategy expertise to Street Fit Scotland.

Fiona Struthers​​

Secretary

Fiona is currently the legal counsel for Lloyds Bank and has worked in the legal sector for over ten years.

 

Jess Sandham​​

Trustee

Jess Sandham is a learning and HR professional, supporting organisations globally to transform people management practice with a focus on equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Alex Black

Trustee

Alex Black has been working in Income Generation for over 20 years including work with the Homeless World Cup, Circle and Cyrenians. She is now a joint Company Director of Big Sky Campers and has guided the businesses growth and development in the tourism sector. Alex has extensive previous Trustee experience.

You?​

Trustee

We are looking to recruit new trustees to help to build our impact. Please get in touch if interested.