Meet The Team - Jill Johnston
Meet Jillian Johnston, a bubbly personality with plenty of health and fitness experience. Jill, as she is known to work colleagues and friends, has joined the team in a new exciting role which involves delivering in-depth nutritional plans to our members.
Jill is our new ‘Meet the Team’ employee.
Read Jill’s full bio below.
Tell us about yourself and your job?
I am 28 years old and I have a HND in sport and exercise science, and a degree in Nutrition from Queen Margaret University. I have worked with NL Leisure for seven years, and during this time I have worked in different departments including reception, sales advisor, and moving more recently into my new role offering nutritional advice to members. The nutritional programme is something new to NL and our members; we can now offer personal advice as well as seminars in order to help customers reach their goals faster.
What interested you in a career in the health and fitness industry?
I started my career with NL Leisure as a receptionist at Broadwood Leisure Centre and Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility. Most recently, I have worked as part of the sales team and through this I was able to gain the experience of promoting a healthy lifestyle directly through our gym membership. Since I have worked in the industry I have always had a passion for health and fitness and especially seeing the positive effects that it has on people. I studied sports science at college to further my knowledge of sport and fitness, and as time went on I began to realise that it was the nutritional element that I was most interested in. It was this that led me to make the decision to study nutrition at University. At the moment I am involved in the exciting, new nutritional programme that NL Leisure is launching.
What are your hobbies?
Going on holiday is my favourite thing; I spent 4 months travelling round Asia and Australia with a friend a few years ago. Since then I always like to have a holiday or a trip to look forward to. I like to keep myself busy at the weekends, socialising with friends, eating, shopping and of course relaxing. I have an amazing family and I am very family orientated, so I enjoy spending the majority of my time with them.