Meet the Team 2018-07-31T13:16:43+00:00


Our team of fitness professionals will welcome and support you at every visit. Check out there experience and feel free to have a chat next time you visit the health club.

James Lavelle
James LavelleClub Manager
Hello my name is James. I am the club manager here at 3d Health and Fitness. I have been working in the fitness industry since 2011 and love what I do. Keeping fit and healthy has been a passion of mine from a young age and I like to use that passion to help others successfully achieve their goals. This led me to pursue my L2 gym and L3 personal training qualifications so I could work as a Fitness Instructor. Working as a Fitness Instructor/PT always had me looking at the bigger picture of how a facility operated, this turned into me pursuing the route of management. Since becoming the club manager here at Cardinal Hume, I have strived to make the gym a positive and friendly environment, where members and guests feel at home. Myself and my dedicated team are always on hand to provide encouragement and support, whether that be writing you an exercise programme, offering nutritional advice or simply giving you a good old fashioned push in our fitness classes.

Areas of interest
Classes (especially Spinning)
Weight loss
Increasing Muscle

David Harris
David HarrisFitness Instructor, Personal Trainer
Hello my name is David. I am a fitness instructor/personal trainer here at 3d Health and Fitness. Fitness has always been a big part of my life from a young age. This all started when I joined Chester Le Street athletics club 10 years ago now, since then I have competed all around the country in athletics track and field, cross country and road running where I have ran anywhere from 5k to a full marathon.
This inspired me to study sport and exercise at college and then university to help others achieve their goals, whatever it maybe. I am currently in my final year at university doing my MSC in clinical exercise physiology where I have a keen interest in helping people with acute or chronic health problems.

Areas of interest
Training and preparation for a running event
Weight loss/toning up
General fitness
Functional based training

Please contact reception to book personal training sessions with David.
Tel: 07960 773825

Lori Watson
Lori WatsonFitness Instructor
Hello my name is Lori. I am a fitness instructor here at 3d Health and Fitness. I became interested in fitness back in the good old 80’s (spandex and leg warmers). Coming from a family of fitness fanatics, it was a way of life for me. I first became interested in teaching the things I knew to other people when I became redundant from my job as an injection molder. I took my L2 in fitness instructing and cardiovascular machines & resistance training and then gained a position in the gym I went to in 2006, then becoming duty manager. I later became interested in helping the elderly stay fit and active to improve their mobility and circulation. I then took my L3 as an OTAGO strength and balance leader which is used to prevent falls in the elderly and also as rehabilitation after strokes. I am a fair but firm instructor that will push you to help you achieve your goals.

Areas of interest
Interval Training
Form and function
Individual training requirements

Melanie Armstrong
Melanie ArmstrongFitness Instructor
Hello my name is Melanie. I am a fitness instructor/personal trainer here at 3d Health and Fitness. I have been here since September 2017 and I am loving every minute. Fitness hasn’t always been my strongest interest, I actually used to hate PE at school! After having 2 kids I decided I had to do something, so I attended my first Metafit class 5 years ago and from then on I’ve been hooked! A quick but tough workout, that was over before I could think about it, I very quickly saw great results! Not only that but I felt amazing after the classes. Due to this, I decided this was what I wanted to pursue and the line of work I wanted to go down. To become a Metafit instructor I needed my level 2 gym instructor qualification, so that’s what I did. Next came my L3 personal training qualification, followed by MetaPWR and Spinning. Spinning isn’t my strongest point – but I’m working on it! This line of work is a big change for me from 15 years working in retail, but a good change, I absolutely love it.

Areas of interest
Tailoring programs to help people’s goals
One on one training

Please contact reception to book personal training sessions with Melanie.
Tel: 07960 773825

Megan Lynch
Megan LynchReceptionist
Hello my name is Megan. I am a receptionist here at 3d Health and Fitness. Although I do not participate with teaching classes or writing up programmes for members, I still really enjoy fitness and being able to help everyone who comes into the gym, in any way I can. I hope to eventually complete the qualifications necessary to help me become a fitness instructor in the gym.

Contact us

3d Health & Fitness Cardinal Hume School
Durham Old Road


t: 07960 773825

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 6:30am – 8:30am / 4:00pm – 9:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30am – 8:30am / 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

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