About Us

tadworthBarnes Fitness is an independent group exercise, triathlon coaching and sports events management consultancy owned and managed by us, wife and husband team Ellie Barnes and Ian Gosling.

IMG_0332_croppedWe’ve both always led active lives and we’re passionate about sharing our enjoyment of sport, fitness and the outdoors with others, which we now do through Barnes Fitness, offering individual and group training and organising events for runners, triathlete, duathletes and swimmers.

IMG_0648Running first brought us together — we met through Reading Roadrunners in 2008 and since then we’ve both been representing the club at local and national level, as well as coaching fellow members and marshalling at events.

And it was experiencing so many running, triathlon, duathlon and swimming races that inspired us to develop the Barnes Fitness Sports Events, taking all the best bits from everywhere we’ve been and creating friendly, welcoming challenges open to all.

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Ian and EllieEllie & Ian’s Typical Work Week:

Monday:     
a.m. Ellie & Ian – Group Exercise session & Event planning
p.m. Ellie  – Aldryngton Primary School Triathlon Club & Cicruit Training

Tuesday:     
a.m. Ian – Event Planning
Ellie – 1:1 Personal Training & Bulmershe School PE lessons
p.m. Ellie & Ian – Run Club

Wednesday:
a.m. Ellie – Bulmershe School PE lessons
p.m. Ellie – studying for Sports, Coaching & Fitness Open University Degree
Ellie & Ian – Reading Roadrunners

Thursday:   
a.m. Ellie – Reading Business Club Networking meeting (fortnightly)
p.m. Ellie & Ian – Thursday Turbo

Friday:         
Event planning/networking and marketing                 

Saturday:     
a.m. Reading Rascals Junior Triathlon Club

Sunday:      
a.m. Competing or training!!
p.m. Weekly Board Meeting

“Just to say thanks for another set of challenging Run Club sessions. You & Ian are both brilliant motivators and a great inspiration in so many ways. In fact you are sooo good that I fear me and my mates will be coming back for more for a long time to come 🙂
Apologies in advance! Lol!”
Alison Millar, Reading

“Ellie and Ian run a very impressive, professional business. They’re both outstanding coaches — without Ellie I doubt I’d have ticked a half-Ironman off my list! — and they’re also accomplished event organisers. I’ve both competed and marshalled at Barnes Fitness events, and their attention to detail — always the key to a well-run race — really is second to none. Above all, they love what they do and their enthusiasm is completely irresistible!”
Eugenie Verney, Half Ironman, Ascot