The Barn Fitness Club ...... latest news
16/1/14 - The date has been set for our second annual charity spinathon. It will start midday Saturday 8th March. Last year we raised over £9,000 for some great charities, lets see if we can beat that! All your team has to do is keep the bike spinning for 24 hours. To help you with this there will be 24 back to back spin classes including some fun themed ones. If you are interested collect your team pack from reception.
15/1/14 - All Barn members can receive a 10% discount when entering the Cholsey Chase that takes part on Sunday 23rd February. To enter just visit www.barnesfitness.co.uk and enter barns10 to get you discount.
4/1/14 - Trial Boditrax week starting Monday 6th January. Simply drop in and you will receive an accurate assessment of weight, BMI, body fat percentage, metabolic rate, muscle mass and much more. You will then be able to set your goals and track progress.
6/12/13 - Tickets are on sale for the Barns Christmas Cocktail party which is on Friday 13th December. It starts at 7.30pm and there will be a cocktail bar, canapes and a disco. Tickets £5 from reception. We also have a Christmas raffle with prizes including a hamper, PT sessions, facial, deep tissue massage and more. Raffle tickets can be purchased at reception. All proceeds from the party and raffle are going to Leukaemia Research.
5/12/13 - Classes running over the Christmas period are: 24th Dec Spin at 9.15, 28th Dec Bodypump at 9.30am, 29th Dec Spin at 9am, 30th Dec Spin at 9.15am.
5/12/13 - See home page for opening hours over the Christmas and new year period. Please note we are closing slightly early at 7pm on Friday 20th December.
22/11/13 - New equipment installed yesterday, feedback has been great and we have Boditrax coming soon!
21/11/13 - Yay, the new equipment is arriving today. The new equipment includes a Climbmill, 2 Myride bikes, 6 more spin bikes, kettle bells, more dumbells, TRX suspension trainers, studio dumbells, more stretch mats, more Body Pump bars, a battle rope, bosu balls and more class mats.
19/11/13 - The Barn Fitness Club is 2 years old today!
18/11/13 - Remember we are closed today for refurbishment and a new layout. Will re-open as normal tomorrow.
14/11/13 - Don't forget it's Children in Need tomorrow. We have a very colourful lucky square Pudsey at the gym. £2 per square - the winner gets a prize of £50. So please bring your pennies down with you for a good cause!
10/11/13 - We have a new rewards self scanner at the desk to make it simpler to collect your points. Just place your reward card on the target with the QR code facing up and you will hear a beep.
6/10/13 - We have now registered a team for Tough Mudder on 26th April in Henley. To registar your place just go to the www.toughmudder.co.ukand follow the instructions to join a team. The team is called The Barn Fitness Club and the password is TBFC.
30/9/13 - Thanks to everyone that attended the Macmillan coffee morning on Friday, we raised £301.
20/9/13 - On 27th September we will be hosting a Macmillan Cancer Support Charity coffee morning from 11am - 2pm. Please join in and take part in the world's biggest coffee morning!
19/9/13 - Due to demand we have slightly altered our Saturday opening hours. We will now open from 7.30am and close at 3pm. Sundays hours remain the same 8.30am - 4pm.
24/8/13 - Don't forget that from tomorrow you can book for next Sundays new class schedule (Spin 9am - 9.45am with Bob; Hangover 9.45am - 10.30am with Hester and another Spin 10.30am - 11.15am with Bob and his tight pants). Anyone that attends a Spin class and the Hangover class will receive triple reward points and a free bottle of Lucozade.
14/8/13 - New class schedule for Sundays starts on 1st September. The new Sunday morning timetable will be 9am - 9.45 Spin with Bob; 9.45am - 10.30am The Hangover with Hester and 10.30am - 11.15am another Spin class with Bob. The Hangover is a high intensity body blast whereby Hester has absolute freedom to instruct whatever is necessary to get rid of your hangovers...Right?! So, if you're thinking of attending, have an open mind as each and every week is likely to be different!
18/7/13 - The Love Life Fitness Challenge will be rolled out throughout August. Each participant can compare their fitness levels on a national database. The challenge will involve a short 12 minute assessment of your current fitness levels. For every person that participates in the challenge will receive two discount vouchers off a personal training session and a beauty treatment. The best result will receive 1000 Love Life rewards points to be spent in the online shop with the UK's leading retailers. Please speak to a member of Team Barn if you wish to give it a go!
17/7/13 - We are now ready to fully launch the Love Life Rewards Scheme. Every member can collect points everytime they attend the gym or participate in a class. Theses points can then be redeemed at a number of leading UK retailers such as Sainsburys, Starbucks, John Lewis, iTunes, M&S, Asda, House of Fraser, Pizza Hut and many many more. Throughout August every member will receive their card and start collecting points. For those that keep active through the summer and gain at least 200 points during the month of August will be placed in a prize draw to win the following; personal training session, beauty treatment, months free membership, round of golf at Hadden Hill, 1000 reward points and a bottle of sparkly. All these benefits for no extra cost!
6/7/13 - Too late! All 10 discounted annual memberships have now been sold.
1/7/13 - Amazing offer! Annual memberships for £290. Don't wait as only 10 available. First come first served.
28/6/13 - Love Life update........rewards programme trial has nearly been tested and will be rolled out to all members very soon. The fitness challenge will start as soon as all the equipment arrives, should be in the next 10 days.
26/6/13 - Click on the Facebook link below and check out #abuseteambarn.
21/6/13 - For regular updates make sure you like our Facebook page.
19/6/13 - Break It Build It Beach Body is now full but if you require any advice please call Lou on 07702 168484.
2/6/13 - Breaking bad habits and building the foundations for a better way of life in just 6 short weeks ready to look good on the beach!
Thursday nights 6pm-7pm starting 20th June. You can expect to receive:
- a bespoke exercise workout to dramatically improve fitness levels
- top tips nutritional diary and asses every week hereafter
- motivational support and on-going support
- professional and effective advice to be beach body ready
Biggest successor will win £100 cash!! Sign up before Friday 7th June for just £29. Only 20 place available.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Week 1 will be full body assessments, 10 tips of nutrition and giving you a bespoke exercise plan. Week 2-5 will be a 1 hour drop in session where you can be re-assessed and ask any questions. Week 6 will be final assessments and prize giving.
27/5/13 - Louis (L1 Physiotherapy) will be offering free 15 minute assessments for members this Thursday evening 5pm - 9pm. Please contact The Barn on 01491 651225 to book in a slot.
26/5/13 - Well done to all staff and members that participated in the Thames 10k Run today. A great event and everyone performed really well!
23/5/13 - New to The Barn Fitness Club is L1 Physiotherapy who provide a wide range of treatments. Check out the Treatments page for more information on treatments available and contact details.
21/5/13 - Good luck to all runners that are competing in the Thames 10k run this Sunday. The Barn will have a stand at the event so please come and visit us.
14/5/13 - Are you up for the challenge? Starting 9am on 26th May we will be introducing the Sunday morning Spin challenge, a 90 minute class with Spin Bob!!! Can you do it?
7/5/13 - The total amount raised for various charities at the spinathon is over £8,000. The charities were Macintyre, Oxford Children's Hospital, Ovarian Cancer Action, Make A Child Smile, British Heart Foundation. Diabetes UK, Cancer Research and Cholsey School PTA. Many thanks to all those that participated and donated.
1/5/13 - Personal Training spring offers with Lou Oldroyd. Book 4 personal 1 hour sessions and get a free half hour body blast. Body Blast half hour sessions only £15 per person (book 5 and get one free). Why not buddy up and do group training sessions for as little as £15 per hour: 2 people £40, 3 people £50, 4 people £60. You can also buddy up for half hour body blasts for as little as £8.75: 2 people £25, 3 people £30, 4 people £35. Personal Training sessions are a great way of having an intense workout and targeting those areas you want to work on! Workouts include Boxercise, Kettle Bells, Balance, Core work and much more. To book a place call Lou on 07702 168484.
29/4/13 - May Bank Holiday opening will be 8.30am - 4pm on both Monday 6th and 27th May. Spin and Total Body Conditioning will run as normal on both these days.
28/4/13 - Now spring is here we have designed a Beach Body programme. More information next week.
22/4/13 - Team Barn would like to thank everyone that took part in the Spinathon, whether you completed 1 hour or 11 (Stuart Legg) it was a great effort. Thanks also for all the great support, the atmosphere through the whole 24 hours was fantastic. We hope to have raised 1000's of £'s for some great charities, will let you know total when it has been added. View the event pictures at www.robertjamesphotography.co.uk
3/4/13 - Don't forget about the 24 hour Spinathon starting 12noon on 20th April. Nice to see so many people getting involved and raising lots of money for charity. Still room for more teams - please contact us if you want to enter a team or you would like to help out in another team. The Spinathon will involve 24 one hour Spin sessions, some will be themed such as 80's, 90's, Oasis and disco hour. There will be refreshment stall provided throughout the event by the Cholsey School PTA. If you don't fancy Spinning you can still support the event by donating to one of the teams charities (a list will be on the gym noticeboard).
3/4/13 - Coming very soon we have a fantastic rewards scheme whereby you gain points for attending the gym, classes and personal training sessions. You can then redeem these points at companies such as Waitrose, Sainsburys, iTunes, Starbucks, M & S and many more. You can also redeem at local participating companies such as the Four Teas cafe in Cholsey. We are the first fitness club to operate this scheme in the UK! We are currently running a trial and will fully launch to all members soon.
2/4/13 - Throughout April members get 25% discount on all massage at The Beauty Barn. Book now before it's too late! Call Sophie on 07770 679986 to book.
1/4/13 - Boxercise for kids is a safe, fun and stimulating way of encouraging children to be active and keep fit. It is great for improving hand / eye co-ordination, balance, timing and motivation. We are running a 6 week course starting Wednesday 17th April at 4pm. The cost will be £30 for the 6 week course and with every booking you will receive 1 adult day pass to use the gym. It is aimed at children 7 - 11 years of age. Book quickly as we only have limited spaces.
23/3/13 - Congratulations to Viv Woods who won the Red Nose Day sweepstake. Viv chose Perth, Australia which is over 14,000km - this is how far members travelled on the bikes, treadmills and cross trainers in 5 weeks.
16/3/13 - Classes during the long Easter weekend will be as follows; Saturday 30th March 8.30am Spin and 9.30am Body Pump. Monday 1st April 9.15am Spin and 10am Total Body Conditioning.
16/3/13 - Opening hours during the Easter weekend are; Friday 29th 8.30am - 4pm, Saturday 30th March 8.30am - 4pm, Sunday 31st March CLOSED and Monday 1st April 8.30am - 4pm.
15/3/13 - 24 hour Spinathon will take place on the weekend of 20th / 21st April, starting at midday. If you would like to enter a team for your charity collect a pack from The Barn or Cholsey School.
1/3/13 - This months offer is no joining fee and half price membership for the month of March or if you want an annual you will get an extra month free (total of 3 months free) so will pay for 9 and get 12. All you need to do is quote "WEB OFFER" when you visit the club.
24/2/13 - A new Monday morning Total Body Conditioning class with Sharon will start next week 4th March at 10am. This will be available to book from tomorrow.
24/2/13 - In conjunction with Cholsey School we will be organising a 24 hour Spinathon, starting 12noon on Saturday 20th April. There will be space for 22 teams to take part and raise money for a charity of their choice. More information coming soon but if you are interested call us at The Barn and let us know.
20/2/13 - Initial response regarding the new online bookings has been very positive. If you are experiencing any problems setting up your online and App bookings please contact us, either phone 01491 651225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (or use the contact page on this website) letting us know your most recent email address. It maybe that we need to email you an invite to join message for your system to be activated.
18/2/13 - Our online and App booking system is now live. BOOK HERE Members can now book all classes through this website, simply click the link at the bottom of the classes page. You can also book using The Barns App, it is called memberMe and can be downloaded for free on the App Store. First time you visit the App or website to book you will required to register, please ensure you keep the same user name and password for both web and App bookings. Bookings can be made 7 days in advance from when the class has ended via the web and App or you can still book direct at The Barn in person or on the phone 6 days in advance. We will endeavour to make the transition as smooth as possible but please do not hesitate to call us on 01491 651225 or email us (use contact page on this website) if you have any questions.
15/2/13 - Why not join in the Red Nose Day sweepstake. How far do you think Barn members will go on the treadmills, bikes and cross trainers from now until Red Nose Day on 15th March? We have a list of cities around the world, simply pick the city you think we can reach. We will total up distance travelled at 3pm on 15th March and whoever has the nearest city will win a meal for 2 and a free personal training session with Lou. Suggested donation is £2 (more if you like, it is for a great cause).
13/2/13 - Remember to get your APP downloaded! It's called MemberMe. Classes bookable via the App and from the class page on this website from next Monday.
5/2/13 - One of the mezzanine floors is being turned into a functional area with mats, TRX, kettlebells, gloves and pads. Watch out for ad-hoc HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions with Danny.
4/2/13 - All classes will be bookable through the APP and via this website from 18th February. You can download the APP now, it is called MemberMe. More details on booking procedures coming soon.
3/2/13 - More Spin bikes, more Body Pump bars, studio dumbells and a couple of sets of heavier dumbells have been ordered and will be here soon.
23/1/13 - Ever thought of having a personal trainer but thought you couldn't afford it? Join before the end of the month and get a free session with one of our Personal Trainers. Hurry though as only 12 left.
21/1/13 - Due to demand another two new classes starting this week. Body Pump at 9.15am on Thursday and another Boot Camp on Saturdays at 11am, get yourselves booked on!
18/1/13 - Can anyone beat Tony "Top Cat" Everitt on the 555 Challenge? His overall distance is an incredible 5.58km. Well done Tony who now has is eye on 6km!
15/1/13 - More Bodypump bars, new mats and Pilates / Yoga equipment arrived today to create more space on classes. We have ordered a new treadmill, more Spin bikes and more dumbells, these will arrive shortly.
14/1/13 - Anyone that joins before the end of January will receive a free personal training session. See the article on our Facebook page about the benefits of a Personal Trainer.
21/12/12 - Why not take part in the 555 challenge. It involves 5 minutes each on the treadmill, bike and cross trainer trying to get maximum distance. Can anyone get a total of 5.55km?
4/12/12 - Thanks to all those that took part in the November challenge. We raised £205.40 for Children in Need.
1/12/12 - An ideal gift - A Barn Fitbox. A Fitbox includes 6 months membership, a personal training session, gym towel and drinks bottle. Either call 01491 651225 or pop in for more information.