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.

Gym Events.

Mettle Bender Power Lifting Competition.

Our bi-annual event to help our members track their progress and boost their confidence and their belief in their abilities to do amazing things.

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.

Gym Blog.

Training Tactics: The Kettlebell

Training Tactics: The Kettlebell

These handled cannonballs of metal take up little space in a gym, but have been used to develop strength and endurance for years. 💪 Most agree that the kettlebell was doing the rounds in Russia as early as 1704, when they were used as a counterweight for measuring...

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Training Tactics: The Kettlebell Swing

Training Tactics: The Kettlebell Swing

“Swinging” has many definitions 😁, however in this post we’re talking about the kettlebell swing. Put simply, it involves holding a kettlebell by the handle and swinging it between your legs to about eye level 👀 using either one or two hands 🙌. Sounds straightforward...

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Engine House Heros.

Our amazing members acheiving wonderful things

Engine House Hero – Awesome Andy

Engine House Hero – Awesome Andy

🥳 May 2024 Engine House Hero: Amazing Andy!   Andy has been coming to the gym for so long he's almost part of the furniture 🪑. It's safe to say we've been on a journey together - a bit like being married💍. He's stuck with it no matter what trials and tribulations got...

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Engine House Hero – Jubilant Jasmine

Engine House Hero – Jubilant Jasmine

🥳 April 2024 Engine House Hero: Jubilant Jasmine   April's Hero is Jasmine, and we think that glorious smile says it all! Jasmine has been working on getting out of her comfort zone and trying out new things in the gym... and one bit of kit got her attention, the...

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We’re Accreditied.

The things we love enough to sign up to

Get Your Hyrox On.

British Drug Free Powerlifting Association.

StrongFirst School Of Strength.

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