The Power To Change.

Take ownership of your health and get fit for whatever life throws at you.

What We Do.

We run small group personal training classes that help to get people stronger and fitter for life. We help train people from all walks of life; women and men, teens to pensioners and all levels of ability.

We focus on technique and teaching the skills to train progressively and safely.

We specialise in kettlebell, body weight and barbell training.

Find us at The Close, Ardington, just 2 miles from Wantage, Oxfordshire.

Group Personal Training.

We run training programs for small groups of people. We focus on each persons training needs and help them reach their goals by tailoring what they do each time they step into our gym because we know that one size does not fit all.

Our training focuses on increasing strength, endurance and mobility using 3 core fundamentals; the kettlebell, the barbell and your own body weight.


Improve strength, power, muscle, endurance and more with the kettlebell.


Build muscle and strength, increase bone density and boost your confidence.

Body weight

Improve your flexibility, balance, core strength and prevent injuries.

What Our Members Say.

You get really professional training advice that is tailored to you. It is amazing value for money compared to visiting a normal gym where any advice you receive is likely to come from someone who is far less qualified and experienced.

Megan (36)

An amazing little gym with a lovely community and group of supportive trainers. Whether you’re interested in getting fit or learning new skills with a barbell or kettlebell, The Engine House has got it all!


The investment in the gym is worth the money even if you only make a commitment for 3 months. What you can learn about training will set you up with the techniques required to make the gym work for you

Richard S (42)


When you join our gym, you’re also joining our family. We are great believers that getting professional instructor led training is important, but we also know the value in having like-minded people to train with to give you the extra support to keep going.

Our classes sizes are small, with only 5 to 8 people attending a session. This means you’ll never be fighting over equipment, you’ll always be working safely and you get dedicated time with your trainer to really get the most out of your time in the gym.

Key Worker Discounts

Do you work for the NHS, Armed Forces, Police or Fire Service?

Get in touch with us to get discounted memberships at The Engine House Gym.

StrongFirst® School Of Strength.

  • We are an accredited StrongFirst® Gym
  • StrongFirst® Qualified Trainers
  • We focus on strength, endurance and resiliance
  • Minimalist training with basic kit for proven results
  • Strong community spirit, no ego’s allowed
  • Regular events and competitions to keep you motivated

Gym Blog.

Rowerg – how to row the right way!

Rowerg – how to row the right way!

As some of our beady eyed gym goers have noticed we’ve updated a piece of kit in the gym – a brand spanking new concept 2 rowing machine with all the gizmo’s and gadgets – not a speck of rust in sight! As kettle bell specialists, you may wonder why we dedicate space...

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StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge

StrongFirst Tactical Strength Challenge

The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) is a semi-annual strength competition consisting of three events: A three-attempt powerlifting deadlift Pullups/flexed arm hang for max reps/time Kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period. Each event presents a unique...

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Our Gym.

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Sitting on the fence about signing up? We get it - we wouldn't want to buy before we try either! That's why we offer a 2 week free trial so you can come along and see what we're all about.