Who Are We?

RUTH DAWSON BEd (Hons) NPQH and Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Director and Manager of the Centre


Ruth comes into Fitness Centre ownership from a position in senior leadership in secondary education.

Ruth has long-term experience in both indoor (County Netball) and outdoor sports (Sport Climbing). She has competed successfully in local indoor climbing competitions for several years.

Ruth is a qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor and instructs classes including Hatton Boxing for Exercise, HIIT and Conditioning.

Ruth enjoys travelling with her husband Carl, and they particularly focus on hill walking and rock climbing.







Carl comes from a background in education also. In the outdoors, his background is in Mountain Activities (mountain walking, skiing, rock climbing) and he has been a rock climber since a teenager in the Sixties.

In  the last twenty-five years, Carl has focused more on Sport Climbing, and has visited most  European venues. He has also competed locally in indoor bouldering competitions and scored well for several years in the veterans’ category at Leeds Wall. Carl has also used his experience to ‘set’ problems for several climbing gyms in the North.


ADAM RYDER Level 3 REPS Registered Personal Trainer/Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor 

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Adam is qualified in the following Group Fitness Exercise classes: spinning, circuit training, boxercise and exercise with kettle-bells. He is also qualified to give nutritional advice to both adults and children.

From an early age, Adam’s background has been in team sports, trying out football and basketball before settling with his love of rugby. He has played both Rugby Union and Rugby League, having success in both disciplines at Conference and National League level. He is currently playing Semi-Professional Rugby League for Keighley Cougars. They are in the Kingstone Press League 1 (the third tier of English Rugby League – behind the Super League and Kingstone Press Championship).

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SAMANTHA ROBINS Level 3 REPS Registered Personal Trainer/Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor 


Samantha joined us in 2016 as a Fitness Instructor. Currently, she teaches classes in Steppercise, Zumba and Circuits. She also has a specialist interest in Health and Nutrition.

Samantha is a keen runner and has completed several half-marathons including the 2016 Great North Run.




SIMON COURTNEY BA and Level 4 REPS Registered Personal Trainer



Independent personal trainer

After graduating from Huddersfield University in 2003 after studying Health and Sports Studies, Simon worked at Huddersfierld Stadium Health and Fitness Club, providing a wide range of fitness activities including injury prevention and rehabilitation including Cardiac, Pulmonary and Cancer Rehabilitation. He originally worked at Your Health Club as the fitness centre manager at its inception in 2007 before moving on to become a freelance Personal Trainer in 2009. Simon also works alongside the PALS GP referral scheme and Active For Life as well as co-ordinating a running club. Simon is active across a huge range of sports including marathon running, off road and fell races, open water swimming events, road cycling as well as triathlons.  He also finds time to play hockey for Huddersfield Dragons first team, and also enjoys football and table tennis.


SAM HODGE  BSc  (Hons) Level 3 REPS Registered Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

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Sam gained a First in Sports & Exercise Science at Leeds Met and his course covered a wide range of  fitness-related studies in physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology and nutrition. Since then, he has added qualifications in Spinning and Advanced Resistance Training.

Sam also plays Rugby Union for the First XV at Huddersfield YMCA which has recently been promoted to the North East’s prestigious league.

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KYLE SCARBOROUGH  Level 2 Fitness Instructor/Level 3  Personal Trainer

Freelance Fitness Instructor

Kyle is one of our freelance instructors who you will see regularly at HD3 Fitness Centre both on reception and instructing classes. He is qualified in Spin, Hatton Cardio Box and Circuits. At HD3 Fitness he runs classes in Spin; Legs, Bums, Tums & Strength and covers classes in Conditioning and Hatton Cardio Box.

Kyle keep himself very fit through regular swimming, walking and cycling.





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Adam (left) and Sam