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Darren barber


FOUNDER AND TRAINER at BARBER'S GYM

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Darren barber


FOUNDER AND TRAINER at BARBER'S GYM

DARREN BARBER

Founder and personal trainer

Darren set up Barber's Gym after many years in the fitness industry working in commercial and corporate gyms, and training clients independently from local parks in the East London area. Wanting to focus on a project of his own Barber's Gym was born in 2012, and with it Darren's fitness philosophies and ethos came to fruition without compromise. Training with purpose to get real life improvements for everyday and specific sporting achievement. Functional strength and conditioning needed to not only increase performance, improve health and wellness but also challenge your mindset.

Darren qualified with a degree in Sport Rehabilitation and Sport Science back in 2003 and from then has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge in fitness programming, strength and conditioning exercise techniques including kettlebell training, power lifting and olympic weightlifting. He has attained his certifications through multiple sporting bodies and most recently completed training with GYM JONES.

Sport has always played a significant part in Darren's lifestyle having played rugby throughout his formative years, giving way to more extreme sports in the way of snowboarding and competing at national level in cable wakeboarding. An avid climber he is now focusing again on the big outdoors and uses the gym as his platform to take bigger steps into the mountains.

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Emily ackner


PERSONAL TRAINER

Emily ackner


PERSONAL TRAINER

Emily Ackner

Personal Trainer / Endurance specialist  

Emily Ackner is a level 3 personal trainer and piece of the Barber’s Gym furniture. An outdoors enthusiast, surfer, mountain lover and trail runner, Emily’s coaching focusses on developing strength and fitness for an adventurous life outside the gym whilst enjoying your time in it. Always up for a good challenge, she's completed multiple marathons, open water swims and recently solo run the 300 mile Cornish coastal path in 12 consecutive days. Success comes in the form of grit, graft and a smile.

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Artur


Wim hof Method Yoga & Kettlebell instructor

Artur


Wim hof Method Yoga & Kettlebell instructor

Artur Paulins

Wim Hof Method, Yoga & kettlebell instructor

Artur Paulins is an adventurer, always seeking for ways to get more out of every aspect of life. He is renowned for his approach to the exploration of mental and physical performance improvement; personally going through numerous challenges and experiments with different diets and exercise systems to better both himself and those he works with.

The certified Wim Hof Method instructor discovered that the combination of cold therapy, breathwork and yoga has brought the biggest breakthroughs in his mental clarity - resulting in improved focus, reduced anxiety and increased energy levels, as well as better health and wellbeing generally.

It is Artur’s passion to combine his knowledge of yoga, breathwork and cold therapy with his decade of martial arts training and competition experience; creating a simple, accessible way in which anyone can learn and apply techniques to feel happier, stronger and healthier in their every day lives.

Artur is also a kettlebell instructor and founder of the N.ICE Collective.

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Reggie


The hound of barber's gym

Reggie


The hound of barber's gym

REGGIE

THE HOUND OF BARBER'S GYM

Reggie, the Hound of Barber's Gym. He likes to pop his head in the Gym a couple of times a day to make sure everyone is putting in there best efforts. When he's not out and about socialising or lounging on the sheepskin at home, you can catch him on The Down's playing ball and doing his daily workout.