Our Spokespeople

Our Spokespeople

Lee Matthews

UK Fitness & Marketing Director, Fitness First


Career history

Lee has been in the fitness industry since he was 17. Prior to joining Fitness First he worked as a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, Fitness Manager and Regional Fitness Manager. 

Since joining Fitness First in 2005, Lee's progressed from General Manager to the Divisional Fitness Manager for the South to UK Head of Fitness. He's currently the UK Fitness & Marketing Director.

Lee oversees the fitness product within the UK to ensure we deliver the best and most innovative experience for our members, including Group Exercise, Personal training, Gym floor experience, Fitness equipment and gym floor layout. 

Lee's been heavily involved in numerous large scale projects for Fitness First, including our Fitness Passport, Weight Loss Your Way, Body First, PT Business Coach, PT Your Journey Starts Here, Top 20 Workouts, Fitness Menu, Freestyle areas and Group Exercise programming.

Lee has a strong sporting background, including semi-professional football and Thai boxing where he has competed on numerous occasions and trained current fighters over the last 14 years.

A qualified REPS level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer, Lee can provide advice and tips on Group Exercise, Personal training, Fitness training methods, Fitness Equipment, Fitness trends and the service that Fitness First offers its members across the UK.

To contact Lee please email fitnessfirst@halpern.co.uk


Professor Stuart Biddle

After a first degree in Physical Education and Social Studies at Loughborough University, Professor Stuart Biddle studied the Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity at the Pennsylvania State University. He has been lecturing in higher education since 1979, during which time he gained a PhD in Psychology. He was Head of the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough from 2001-2007.

His main interests are in behavioural aspects of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health. Stuart has a broad approach to his research and includes work on the behavioural epidemiology of sedentary behaviours and physical activity, such as the investigation of the measurement, prevalence, correlates and behaviour change elements of sedentary behaviour. He is a widely sought after speaker at academic and professional meetings.

To contact Professor Stuart Biddle please email s.j.h.biddle@lboro.ac.uk


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