Julie Boyle

Weight Loss Specialist and Founder of JB Fitness & Wellbeing

Julie is the founder of JB Fitness & Wellbeing, which started life as a small Personal Training company with a difference in 2007. She is highly regarded as one of the most motivating, inspiring and tough trainers in Swindon.

Julie’s passion and expertise is in training women with weight to lose. Her ethos is that everyone has it in them to change and break the cycles that hold them back, by adopting a healthier lifestyle. She trains and educates many women who over the years have tried every diet available, constantly yo-yoed with their weight and may have even considered bariatric surgery. Julie is not your typical trainer. She taps into clients’ mindsets and behaviours by listening and empowering them to believe they can make changes for the long term starting with small realistic goals.

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Shona Watt MSc

Co-Owner of JB Fitness & Wellbeing and Founder of Run JB

As an ex-international rugby player, ultramarathoner and ironman triathlete, Shona leads by example in JB Personal Training's quest to prove #thisgirlcan!

Shona hails from rural Aberdeenshire (as a proud Scot her darkest secret is that she was actually born in Cheltenham - though try telling her that makes her English!). She discovered her passion for sport at an early age, encouraged by hugely supportive parents cheering on from the sidelines and taxi-driving to a myriad of sporting venues across Scotland. Growing up just down the road from the record-coldest place in Britain, she quickly realised that “there’s no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong clothes” – which would later become a much-loved JBPT mantra!

Having represented Scottish Schools at athletics and North of Scotland at U-18 hockey, Shona switched to rugby whilst studying Physics at St. Andrews University. Relocating to Swindon in Wiltshire to pursue a career in the energy industry after graduating, Shona represented Scotland in the 2006 IRB Womens Rugby World Cup in Canada and several Six Nations competitions, playing at many famous stadia such as Murrayfield and Twickenham.

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Christine Linton

Christine Linton

Personal Trainer and Running Group Leader

Christine’s interest in running began in her early twenties when a friend suggested they take part in a local 10K fun run, although she has had a keen interest in all aspects of keeping fit and healthy throughout her adult life.

Christine joined a local running club and took part in many races including 5K, 10K and half Marathon distances before completing the London Marathon in 2005.  Following the Marathon, she continued with 10K and half marathon distances however was slowed down over the years due to a lower back issue.  In 2012 Christine had major back surgery so was unable to run for a while, although once back on her feet she attended personal training sessions with Julie and the JB classes to build her strength and get moving again.  Christine used the January 2015 Couch to 5K course to get back on the road and, keen to pass her running knowledge on to others, completed the England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness course.

Having excelled as a Senior Running Group Leader leading our Couch to 5K courses, Christine gained her Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification in 2016 and began regularly instructing many of our popular group fitness classes. She has since qualified as a Level 3 Personal Trainer and trains clients one-to-one from our Royal Wootton Bassett studio. She is a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals and is First Aid trained.

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Manda Cunningham

Fitness Instructor and Senior Running Group Leader

Manda started as a personal training client with Jules in late 2013 to help her with weight loss and improve her fitness.

Having never really embraced exercise before she decided she needed a challenge and agreed to attend the Swindon Parkrun on the graduation of the C25K’ers in August 2014. She hasn't looked back since!

Manda got the bug for running and progressed from completing numerous 10K and 10 miles events to Half Marathons and triathlon. She successfully completed the London Marathon in 2016 and Dublin Marathon in 2018.

With a natural talent for encouraging others in the JB tribe to fulfil their potential, Manda gained her Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instruction and Membership of the Register of Exercise Professionals in 2016. She is also an England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness and is First Aid trained.

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