Richard is a qualified cancer exercise rehabilitation practitioner, exercise referral instructor and personal trainer, combining his love of health and fitness with helping people. He has a BSc, MSc and a PGCE, and is a Senior Activity and Health Practitioner member of The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). As a former cancer patient himself, Richard has experienced not only the physical but also the emotional and psychological journey of going through and recovering from ill health and is thus in a unique and privileged position to be able to use this in helping the people he works with. In Boutros Bear his role is to coach participants through the programme to help support them to achieve their health related goals and rehabilitation. Outside of work he enjoys trail running, open water swimming and yoga.