The Barn is a boutique fitness club that opened its doors in 2011. We are situated in a stunning converted barn in a rural setting on the edge of Cholsey with beautiful countryside views. The Barn is a light and open space to workout in with high ceilings and 300 year old beams giving it a lovely feel we like to call the "barn charm".
We strongly believe that exercise should be fun and our aim was to create a friendly vibe where you feel comfortable to be regardless of your age, shape, size or fitness ability.
The atmosphere at the club and the feedback from our members suggests we're getting it right but don't take our word for it, come check us out for yourself.
In 2011 I was working in the health and fitness industry but dreaming of doing our own thing. Nancy was working in the local maternity unit in Wallingford and knew nothing about running a business or the fitness industry. But somehow I managed to convince her that turning a barn into a gym in the village where we lived would be a good idea. So, with a young family of 3 boys in tow we took the plunge and opened the Barn in November 2011.
We initially opened as just a gym until we started running a couple of classes in local halls and Spin on the mezzanine area with only 6 bikes. In July 2012 we opened the studio with just 16 classes a week and since then we have continued to add and update our class timetable keeping it varied and interesting.
Our aim was, and still is, quite simple, to create a club where people of all ages, sizes and fitness abilities feel welcome and we always look to continually improve what we offer and move forward.
We've raised tens of thousands for charities, we've seen some incredible transformations, we've seen friendships formed, we've been on the radio and made the national papers, we've danced, we've partied, we've ran, we've been 24 hour fitness people, we've volunteered in Kenya and we've even climbed a bloody big mountain!
When asked if it's what we thought it would be? No way, it's become so much more than we ever imagined. We're so proud of it and hope you enjoy the Barn too.
Spencer & Nancy
We are busy preparing to reopen and have lot's planned including launching Barn Run. We are also extending our functional training area, have kickstart plans to get you going and much more...
29 March - PT back in the Shed
12 April - Gym reopens
17 May - Classes return
We will continue with our Barn at Home class timetable until May.
Check out our personal trainers if you fancy booking a session with them in a public space or in the Shed from 29 March.
We have simplified our membership plans so take a look if you fancy joining us when we reopen.
Keep active, take care and we'll see you soon,