The Ulysses Team

Meet the Team that is Dedicated to Your Success

our founder

Ben Jakeman

I’ve been an Pt/coach for 17 years, starting in the British Army. Working with sports teams, individuals and companies, where ever I’ve worked in the world.

I settled in Middlesbrough and made it my life’s mission to reduce illness and chronic disease of my family, our clients and their families. In hope we can pass on these foundations of sustainable health to the next generation. We believe in fun and strong relationships between staff and all clients, that just don’t exist elsewhere. Caring is our super power.

Founder of Ulysses Fitness

our coaches

Ulysses Fitness Coach


We are so excited have Kirsty help the Tees valley improve healthy habits through habits and behaviour based nutrition. As a business we’ve always recruited our coaches from within.Kirsty joins the nutrition coaches team after over 2 years of training as a client, we’ve seen Kirsty go from quiet church mouse to motivated ninja.

 Kirsty received member of the month in November 2020 after leading a team in the quaranteam games and hitting a personal monthly run total over 200km. People don’t come much more motivated than Kirsty and she admits it’s purely just consistency. A true people person, caring mother of 3 + dogs, a few cats, goat Derek, chickens and some guinea fowl.

Ulysses Fitness Coach


Bradley has a Masters in strength and conditioning and is our 1st ever S & C coach. Young and motivated with great work ethic. Brad walks to work and believes in all aspects of fitness. He’s previously volunteered to help pensioners in a nursing home move better, one of his many caring attributes that goes along with a love of training clients of all ages.

Ulysses Fitness Coach


Peter is our 1st ever registered nutritionist and is a specialist in his field, a massive asset as we gradually are helping a more diverse background of ages and needs.Peter is fun and quirky, most importantly he has a drive to help our company mission of reducing illness and chronic disease.

Ulysses Fitness Coach


Another amazing young lady joins our coaching team. Charlotte has a coaching background from Trampolining, has an energy and excitement about training we’ve never seen before . As a client for over a year, true Ulysses cheerleader and chief motivator, we are blessed to have Charlotte join our team. We predict a bright for Charlotte in coaching.

Ulysses Fitness Coach


Head coach Emma has a rich experience with senior clients and as a head coach, where she excels is in helping others develop. A passion for all aspects of health, from nutrition, all forms of fitness to teaching yoga are going to be a great asset to Ulysses. A great addition to our team.
Ulysses Fitness Coach


Luke is our newest member of the team, he may be young but having some years experience in the service industry shows. Luke fits our core values perfectly. He has his eyes set on a specialist strength and conditioning course next, which highlights his passion for personal growth. A bright future is ahead.