The Barns Fitness and Wellbeing Studios

The Barns Fitness and Wellbeing Studios

MEET OUR FRIENDLY TEAM

Instructors

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Steph German

I've been working in health and fitness for 20 years. Starting off as a fitness consultant working on the gym floor. Quickly progressing to studio coordinator then fitness manager for two gyms. I decided to go into just teaching studio based classes in 2002 and never looked back. I LOVE IT.
Over the last 18 years I have been very fortunate and have met 1000s of people many of whom I now my friends. Over the years I have changed my focus as my life changed, but I always keep to my mission statement that FITNESS SHOULD BE AFFORDABLE, FUN, AND SUSTAINABLE so you meet your aims and goals.  Taking over The Barns Fitness Studios from the 1st January 2018 I am very excited to see where this new journey takes me.

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Sam Grist

I'm a Married mum of 2 boys and 3 dogs ...With a life long love of being active, I've taken part in a wide range of exercises and sporting events over the years including .... rowing, cycling, running, triathlon, horseriding, swimming, Olympic lifting, weight training and yoga as well as a wide variety of fitness classes.I'm also human and have struggled on and off with excess body fat and tried out most of the diets the marketeers of 'miracle' diets out there have to offer.So finally having got the balance right ...I decided to follow my passion and share those many years of experience and qualified as a Fitness instructor and Personal trainer 3 years ago.Also Including, Circuit training, Kettle Bell instructor, Weight training, Olympic lifting and more recently 'Pure Stretch'. I've also Studied further wit.I love my job with The Barns team and community and get a big kick out of seeing a wide variety of people making progress with their health and fitness at whatever level they are starting from.

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Joolz Clarke

Ex blacksmith, mother of 4, fully qualified PT instructor, teaching at the barns for over 4 years (I think!). Teaches Body conditioning, Fitsteps, Hiit and Personal Training sessions and has a dedicated interest in nutrition, diet and postural alignment. Really enjoy teaching at the Barns, incredibly friendly environment and so satisfying to see people getting fitter and stronger from teenagers to 90 years old!

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Trudy Stribling

Trudy is a group fitness instructor.After being a full time mum and raising her family she joined her local gym and fell in love with fitness. After taking part on a variety of classes and feeling the benefits of being healthier and fitter she wanted to help others to start their own fitness journey so decided to become a group fitness instructor. Since qualifying as an exercise to music instructor has gone on to to teach les mills bodypump and bodyattack ,kettlercise ,Fitsteps,pound ,indoor cycling and is also a level 3 mat Pilates instructor . She has ran the London marathon and completed the great north run twice and completed the bear Grylls survivor obstacle course race and is always up for a new challenge in between juggling family life and helping look after the grandchildren

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Erin Lawrence-Earey

 I first practiced yoga at the age of six, and although I don’t remember much of it, I remember being particularly good at making myself all cosy in savasana! I came back to yoga at thirteen and fell in love with it straight away. After experiencing some issues with anxiety and an eating disorder, it was the perfect moving meditation to help re-connect back in with myself. My practice soon became a regular habit, and I knew as soon as I could I would become a yoga teacher. A few years later, I love passing on the teachings of yoga even more than I thought I ever could. In my classes there is always a chance to wiggle and flow your way through, and hopefully be able to take that feeling of peace and loving yourself for who you are off the mat and into your day to day life. I aim to bring fluidity, grace and a sense of lightness into my classes as we play around with the strength and softness in yoga.

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Kirsty Lennox

I am passionate about health and fitness and everything it encompasses and love helping people to achieve their own personal fitness goals. Along side working as a fitness instructor and personal trainer I work full time in the NHS.