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Josh Smith

Senior Instructor

Josh is the Senior Instructor at Palms Leisure Club. He qualified as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor in June of 2016 and after a drastic career change became a full time member of the Palms team and has since gained a handful of experience in his first year as a Fitness Instructor including gaining his Level 3 Personal Training Qualification in September 2017.

Born in Beverley and raised in Driffield, Josh has always had a passion for cooking and worked as head chef at the critically acclaimed Stuarts of Driffield Fish and Chips Restaurant for well over 7 years. This has helped Josh in social aspects as he is experienced in customer service to a very high standard. In his spare time he still works a Saturday shift in the Restaurant.

However Josh’s life took a drastic turn in September of 2013 when he was diagnosed with Crohns Disease, a physically and mentally debilitating disease that can affect any part of your digestive tract. Aside from being physically and mentally unwell, Josh chose to combat this by taking up regular exercise and fitness and, alongside 8 weekly treatments has since kicked Crohns disease into near remission.

Josh found comfort and a new lease of life in the gym and chose to train as a fitness instructor where he has found his true calling helping others like himself by showing them that health and fitness can change your life.

He has recently settled down and gained a mortgage in his hometown of Driffield with his partner Kirsty, where he has become a clean freak and spends most of his days off cooking and keeping his pride and joy looking pristine!!


Level 2 NVQ in Food Preparation & Cooking

Level 2 NVQ in Hospitality Management

Level 3 NVQ in Food Preparation & Cooking

Level 3 NVQ in Hospitality Management & Customer Service

Level 2 NVQ in Fitness Instruction

Level 3 NVQ in Personal Training & Nutrition


Hobbies & Interests

Josh enjoys spending time and money (too much!!) with his partner. His favourite hobby is going out to eat! Aside from this, he also does a lot of charity work for Crohns and Colitis UK by running in such races as the Hull 10k recently and also partaking in The Great North Run and The Yorkshire Marathon in previous years.

Other interests include attending the gym, watching Rugby League (Hull FC are his team), Football (Tottenham Hotspur!), watching a good Netflix series and occasionally Online Gaming.

Josh deems himself as an approachable individual who enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and hearing their stories. Feel free to approach Josh and have a chat about your health and fitness goals or even just for general chit chat (Any excuse to get the kettle on!!)



  • Boot CampMon 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Boot CampWed 7:00 am - 7:45 am
  • Dive In!Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Dive In!Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Water BabiesTue 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Water BabiesWed 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Dive In!Wed 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dive In!Mon 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm