MEET THE TEAM: HAMZAH - The City Baths, Newcastle

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31st August 2021


Welcome to another instalment of our Meet the Team blog series!

Here, you can get to know a little bit more about the staff working at The City Baths, what motivates them, the importance of health and wellbeing and get a sneak peek at what goes on behind the doors of our hidden gem in Newcastle city centre.

This week, say hello to our Assistant Manager, Hamzah.

Q1. What do you love most about your job?

I love helping and supporting people on their fitness and wellbeing journeys. Watching them come into the gym whether they are a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran – it’s great to see their improvements along the way.

Q2. What are you most proud of?

A proud career highlight would be coming into the industry only two years ago, working up through different job titles very quickly and now being at assistant manager is quite an achievement. I’ve bettered myself along the way with the help of the amazing team at The City Baths – we really are like one big, happy family.

Q3. What’s your favourite fitness class?

HIIT or Circuits. I like to get my workouts done in the morning and start my day on a high so it’s the perfect way to get in, get a sweat on and be time efficient.

Q4. What makes The City Baths so special?

The fact we have a membership base that spans across generations sets us apart from other leisure facilities. In a single session, you will have someone that is a young student swimming alongside someone that 50-60 years ago learned to swim as a child in that very pool. People who have used the baths for years as well as people coming in for the first time. It’s a vibrant mix of people. 

Q5. What motivates you most?

Members. Making each member feel special, providing excellent customer service and ensuring they have the best experience possible – it’s motivating when they leave with a smile on their face.

Q6. Describe The City Baths in three words

Community, heart and history.

Join Hamzah and the rest of our dedicated team in getting Healthy at the Heart of the City today.