The Barn GYm
Etchingham, East Sussex
Our recently refurbished facility is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty between Burwash and Etchingham, East Sussex. The 750 sq ft studio is set in 80 acres of picturesque, rolling countryside, giving us ample room and opportunity to train in a variety of methods both indoors and outdoors in the natural terrain.
‘..health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or injury..’
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE HEALTHY?
There’s a direct correlation between high levels of fitness and a reduced risk of poor mental and physical health. Everyday activity becomes easier when you are fit, making life much less strenuous. Body confidence is one of the keys to happiness, achieving goals in fitness and aesthetics will give you great satisfaction.
Our approach includes the 6 Dimensions of Health, providing a greater understanding of a clients’ overall needs and requirements. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SPIRITUAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL health impact each other in a myriad of ways, and by coaching through a holistic lens, we believe we can get the best results.
Maintaining in sound physical condition through a healthy balanced diet, a regular and informed exercise program, proper sleep and avoidance of harmful habits such as smoking and alcohol abuse.
Engaging in lively interaction with the world around you. Enjoying learning new things, flexing the mind and free of mental illness.
Having a meaningful purpose, following moral and ethical values and a sense of unity with social groups and peers.
Feeling in touch with your emotional presence and being aware and comfortable with your own thoughts and feelings. Expresses emotions constructively and asks for help and comfort.
Relating, interacting and communicating well with others. Comfortable to contribute and engage in a healthy living environment, has supportive relationships and expresses needs to others.
Being surrounded with a healthy working and living environment, free of hazards and conscious of natural conservation. Gains personal fulfilment from surroundings.
At Barn Gym, we pride ourselves on our ability to train and educate across a variety of levels and sporting disciplines. Whether your goal is function orientated, for vanity or for health reasons, we hope we are able to offer you something useful.
SMALL GRoup Classes
Lead coach Guy Kennedy pre-programs all the fitness and exercise classes to be fully scalable and they are therefore suitable for all levels. Ebony from Tipi Yoga programs all the Yoga and Meditation classes.
1:1 Personal training
Whether it’s for injury rehabilitation or to promote adequate form, together with Guy you will design and construct a tailored plan specific to your individual needs and goals.
Nutrition, Exercise & education programs
The first time I met Guy, he was finishing up a metcon workout at the gym. He was all sweaty, and with his signature giant grin, told me he had been testing out his program before he put us students through our paces that evening. I think that ethos really speaks volumes about the dedication and quality Guy brings to the table every single day, both as a trainer and a person. He absolutely walks the walk and is a total stickler for detail. You will learn proper form with him, no matter what! This is what initially drew me to work with him. The unexpected bonuses are that I always have so much fun working with him that the time flies by! I barely notice. Plus, he always has a killer selection of music ready to go. He is really understanding as to my idiosyncrasies and roadblocks.
Guy goes deep on both the mental and the physical aspects of training. I could not imagine a better all-round coach. He pushes me to smash my expectations of myself and achieve my goals. I’m beyond happy to train with him and would recommend his services to absolutely anyone at any stage of fitness looking to reach the next level. You will not believe the inner and outer results!
I take a ‘looked after’ child with special educational needs, to Guy two times a week for PT. Guy developed a special programme for the child to encourage building up strength, skills, agility and stamina. He has a special rapport with the child and has been able to adapt everything in his gym for the child.
The child really looks forward to the sessions every time and it has been hugely beneficial, as acknowledged by the health and social care professionals involved. Increase in stamina and strength, understanding more about nutrition, broadening skills base, and building up self-confidence and positive self-belief.
I started working with Guy following a sports injury early in 2019. It was hugely beneficial to be able to have tailored 1:1 support and encouragement and it helped me to slowly regain my strength and ability. I continue working with Guy several times a week and he works together with my physiotherapist to ensure I follow my programme.
We always have a lot of fun and laughter in our sessions. Whenever possible we work out in the beautiful surroundings or in the nearby woods. I have always looked forward to our sessions and Guy is able to accommodate my sensory needs. Guy is always positive, encouraging, inspiring me to keep going and working me hard!
I can not recommend Guy enough, he is a fantastic trainer! I started personal training with Guy in February as I wanted to increase my training and make it more specific to my own fitness goals – get fitter and stronger. I can honestly say I have enjoyed every session. They are always varied and Guy gets the right balance between motivation and encouragement. He is really friendly and easy to talk to so if you are new to exercise you will quickly feel at ease. If, on the other hand you are a regular exerciser, Guy knows how to push you to the next level. You will get results with Guy.