MEET THE TEAM: BYRON - The City Baths, Newcastle

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28th July 2021


Welcome to the first edition of our Meet the Team blog series!

In this series we want to share with you a little more about our team, what motivates them day-to-day, what health and wellness tips they can provide and to help you to discover more about what lies behind the doors of Newcastle City Baths. A place so magical and inspiring brought together by a bunch of great people, in the heart of the city.

First up… meet our General Manager, Byron.

Q1. What do you love most about your job?

The facilities themselves offer me a stunning and historic backdrop to work in day-to-day. Operating 100-year-old buildings certainly throws up its challenges but it’s fulfilling to have restored such a historic building back to the people of Newcastle.
It’s a pleasure to be able to meet new people every day and getting to know our members is always something I’ll love.

Q2. What are you most proud of?

I feel very proud to have worked in a variety of iconic leisure facilities across the UK from the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre to York Hall and now the stunning City Baths in Newcastle.
I’m most proud of the amazing people I’ve worked with throughout my career who have gone on to do great things in the industry ensuring more people are staying active and putting their mental and physical health first! 

Q3. What motivates you the most?

Life is short so it’s important to attack every day, be positive and work hard on the small goals you set yourself on the way to a big one. Don’t count the days, make the days count!

Q4. What makes The City Baths so special?

Where do I begin? It’s in the ideal, lively location in the heart of Newcastle. It offers widespread facilities for fitness, recovery and mental wellbeing including group exercise classes, gym and pool access and the newly restored Turkish Baths. Customers really do get their value for money!

Q5. Describe The City Baths in three words

Newcastle’s health sanctuary.

Join Byron and the rest of our passionate team in getting Healthy at the Heart of the City today: