Update 2 - 31 March 2020
Hi from Barn HQ,
Firstly, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has taken up the offer to continue their membership fees with a 20% reduction for the next 12 months, it will be a massive help.
All the team are missing the hubbub of the Barn and looking forward to seeing everyone when this is over but in the meantime we are doing things virtually, hence the new brand logo BARN VIRTUAL. We will continue to offer classes and workout ideas from our Barn Instructors and give you as much online choice as possible.
We will have live classes most days on Instagram Live or Facebook Live. Make sure you follow us on social media and for live class times you can check out the schedules on the app. We've had a great response so far to these with over 900 people viewing this mornings HIIT class on Facebook Live.
You can subscribe for free to our YouTube channel called The Barn Fitness Home Workouts. HERE we have all different classes and workout ideas for you to follow, all by our Barn Instructors.
LesMills On Demand
We have partnered with LesMills to bring our members the entire LesMills On Demand programme for FREE for 60 days. Simply click the LesMills tile on the Barn app or follow the link on the email that all members will receive shortly.
To all our Myzoners, we have created a couple of new challenges for April.
Challenge 1 - can you earn 70 MEPS for every day in April? Anyone that achieves this will win a Barn drinks bottle.
Challenge 2 - is called Barneys at Home. Who can spend the most time in the yellow and red zones whilst working out at home throughout the month of April? Whoever spends the most time in these zones will win a PT session.
Look after yourselves and your families, stay safe, stay healthy and stay at home.
Hi from Barn HQ,
We have now been closed for a week and have been blown away by the response, so many lovely messages.
Many of you have asked for us to continue taking your membership fees during the closure, this is a lovely gesture and is gratefully received. For those that have or would like to do this we would like to reduce your payments by 20% for the next 12 months. This way you will not lose out financially but it will go someway to help keeping us going through the closure.
We have had lots of requests to borrow/hire equipment and this is something we had planned to do but with partial lockdown and no non-essential travel taking place this is going to prove difficult. However, we have a couple of new ways to help you keep fit and healthy at home during this time.
We have set up a new YouTube channel called The Barn Fitness Home Workouts. You can subscribe HERE for free and join in with the workouts that are being put together by our Barn instructors.
We are also doing live workouts on our Instagram page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am. The first one was this morning with Hannah and had 87 of you join in so follow us HERE to take part.
We are in the process of putting together Barneroo which will be to help out the local community where we can. We are currently liaising with other community groups with details of this in next weeks update.
We will be doing a weekly update during the closure so until next week, stay safe, stay healthy and stay at home.
Dear Barneys and Barnettes - our wonderful members,
This is something we never thought we'd have to write, but here we are in unknown territory along with everyone else.
Here we go...Due to the situation escalating with regards to the Corona virus outbreak we feel it is the right thing to do to close The Barn at this time.
We will be closing as from 9pm this Friday 20th March.
With regard to your membership and payments - you need to do nothing. We will not be collecting any monthly recurring membership fees whilst we remain shut.
When we feel the time is right to reopen we will notify you all by email and reactivate your memberships.
When this happens you will pay a pro rata rate for that month plus taking into account the last 10 days of March, meaning you won't have paid for any days you have been unable to use the facilities.
Any member that has an annual paid in full membership will have the amount of days we have been closed added on to their expiry date.
Anyone that has remaining days left on a week or month pass will be able to use these days once we reopen.
We have had so many great comments about the amazing job our team has done in keeping everything as clean and safe as possible thus far. We would also like to thank our members for doing your bit too.
We know just how many of you have asked us to remain open as long as we can and we are bowled over by your enthusiasm and love of The Barn.
BUT we feel there is a fine line between "keep calm and carry on" and the responsibility of protecting our members and the wider community along with trying to ease the impact that is inevitably going to happen to our beloved NHS.
We have and will continue to take advice from government, Public Health England and UK Active and we will keep you informed of any changes as they arise.
Please make sure you continue to follow us on our social media and website as we will be posting regular workouts from our Barn Instructors and Personal Trainers along with advice, tips and programmes you can do at home.
We will also be actively trying to support our community and those in isolation and at high risk by helping however we can with what we are calling Barneroo and would like as many fit and healthy people to join us in this - details to follow.
This has been a tremendously hard decision for us to make and we don't have all the answers.
With your support we've worked hard to build The Barn into a club we all know and love and would ask that you continue to support us moving forward.
Stay safe, look after yourselves and your loved ones.
We'll see you soon.
Spencer & Nancy