The Gym and The Physical Activity Team


The Gym

An Introduction to Exercise Course

At the Recovery and Wellbeing College, we have a small but fully equipped gym with exercise specialists who can kickstart your journey to moving more.  Exercise can improve quality of life, help manage stress, encourage us to feel better about ourselves, and reduce the risk of serious health conditions.

Over this 12-week course, you will undertake an induction where you will receive a bespoke exercise plan. Sessions will be twice weekly, with each session lasting one hour, and incorporating:

  • How to perform exercise safely and correctly.
  • Nutrition awareness.
  • Anatomy and physiology.
  • Advice on how to become more active.
  • Home exercise techniques.

The Gym prides itself in empowering individuals, building their confidence, and encouraging people to move on to other physical activity opportunities in the local area, after the course is complete.

Mixed Gym
Mondays and Wednesdays Commences 8th and 10th January 2024 12 weeks
Mondays and Wednesdays Commences 8th and 10th April 2024 12 weeks
Women’s Only Gym
Tuesdays and Thursdays Commences 9th and 11th January 2024 12 weeks
Tuesdays and Thursdays Commences 9th and 11th April 2024 12 weeks

Enrol on courses in the New Year    Enrolment

or call Kevin Bryson or Lisa Wilding for more information  – 01226 730433

 Read more about the gym here:-

Gym Booklet (PDF, 969 KB)

The Physical Health & Wellbeing Team  are made up of peer support workers and volunteers.  We provide personalised activity services for individuals for people in Barnsley who may be struggling with their mental wellbeing.  We strongly believe that improving your physical health can have a positive effect on your mental wellbeing which is evidenced  by our current peer support workers.  They have used physical activity to gain control of their mental health and are now sharing their lived experience with others like you.

Whether you haven’t played netball since leaving school, or you are isolated within your own home, the team are here to support you to reach your goals and make positive changes to your life.

We ensure the service we are offering is sustainable in the community and reaching those who require it most.  Physical activity isn’t for everyone, however, it can have endless benefits to help support a person’s mental wellbeing, boost self-confidence, build relationships, create networks and most importantly enjoy life.

We offer a wide range of sessions from walking, running, cycling and even open water swimming – to team sports such as football and netball.  More recently, we have moved into the Barnsley Recovery College and offering circuit training and boxercise on the College’s lawn.  All activities are peer led by some of our amazing peer support workers in a welcoming environment meaning sessions are inclusive safe and friendly.

PADT Timetable is always being updated, here’s the latest:-

Timetable PHWT (DOCX, 16 KB)

enrol as usual through the college for any of these courses:-  Enrolment