Welcome to Fit for Purpose

With a specialist team led by Christine Buckley, PhD, here at Fit For Purpose you can expect friendly, professional and knowledge-fuelled advice.

Here's who we are:

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With a career spanning 20 years, Christine works with clients up to international sports level and has been working with the British Triathlon Team at championship events since 2010. In 2014 she will be working with the athletes at the European Triathon Championships in Kitzbuhel. Christine is also Sports Massage Practitioner at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (2014) as part of the Medical Services Team. more...

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After a 30-year career in the West Yorkshire Police, Tim is now focusing his passion for sports therapy achieving full accreditation in sports massage/remedial therapy. Tim is an all-round sportsman, who represented Durham county at badminton and Darlington at cross country running. more...

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Val is the friendly face of Fit for Purpose and you’ll find her in our shop and reception to help with any advice you might need.

A regular fell runner, Val has always been involved in sport – from squash to hockey and athletics. She is currently the British Open Fell Runners Association lady veteran 45 champion and has gained two Fell Running Association bronze medals as part of the Wharfedale Harriers lady veterans team. more...

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Although John originally graduated in engineering, he has been involved in sport and taken an interest in nutrition, health and fitness for as long as he can remember. Since retraining, he has learnt to transfer the analytical skills, planning and problem-solving that he developed in his time as an engineer to benefit his clients at Fit for Purpose. more...

The team is based at the Fit for Purpose clinic and assessment centre, conveniently located in the centre of Skipton, so please feel free to pop and have a chat with us about the goals in your life and how we can help you achieve them.