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.

Ban Jakeman

our coaches

Ulysses Fitness Coach


Joel started his fitness career in the Royal marines, he loves challenging long distance rowing and running events and is transitioning into functional fitness and nutrition to help our tribe and the people of the Tees Valley. With a strong mindset and an insane drive to learn and better himself, he’s a great fit for the team.
Ulysses Fitness Coach


Pete is our latest nutrition coach to join the team, his purpose is driven by helping his son Harry who has type I diabetes. This has given Pete great experience in managing blood sugar levels and helping more people like Harry will be on his Radar. A true love for helping people live healthier and happier lives.
Ulysses Fitness Coach


Coach Andy has been home grown at Ulysses. He’s been with us over 2 years so knows and our values and client relationship by personal experience. He’s looking to help others who want to improve health and fitness through strength, boot-camp and our group personal training.
Ulysses Fitness Coach


Yvonne has been a client for over 4 years and our Lead nutrition coach since the program was founded back in may 2019, Yvonne’s super power is caring. Simply sit down and let Yvonne into your head and life so you can build healthier habits together and change 1 day at a time. A true mother figure and all round amazing person.
Ulysses Fitness Coach


Dave joined us as one our 1st clients in may 2016. Since then he’s stood out for his attention to detail and joined the coaching team in early 2019. Since then Dave has climbed the ladder to head coach, a perfect man for the job. High standards, safety and strength and an eye for details make Dave the perfect coach for the Role. Home grown and cares about all the clients and coaches around him.
Ulysses Fitness Coach


Shaun is a full time fireman and a great rugby player. Shaun has a great amount of experience in group classes personal training and building his own PT business whilst living in Dubai. The newest addition to the team who will support the already great team with sports background and strength and conditioning style training with his rugby team. Shaun also has a love for rehab.