Fitness: Bootcamps and charity challenges

If your workout routine needs a revamp, we suggest signing up to The Barn Bootcamp and taking some inspo from a pair of charity challenges

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The Barn Bootcamp (54754943)
The Barn Bootcamp (54754943)

Fancy working out alfresco at a unique farm facility, with top-of-the-range gym equipment, expert trainers and unrivalled countryside views? Then head down to The Barn Bootcamp, based on a farm in Willingham, and created by Adam Wright during the first national lockdown.

Adam, who worked in the fitness industry in London and Australia for over a decade, had a vision for a community of members from all walks of life challenging each other to improve the way they look and feel about themselves, no matter their starting point.

Results-focussed, The Barn Bootcamp offers 1:1 and group training, with tailored workouts and nutrition plans, to ensure realistic goals are set.

Members are supported by seven PTs, each specialising in different areas, from improving body composition to managing clients’ nutrition.

“Joining The Barn Bootcamp requires commitment and effort. Our primary focus is around the result we expect clients to achieve by coming here,” explains Adam. “If you are someone who is looking to achieve meaningful changes in the way you look and feel, this is the place for you.”

Find out more – including details of The Barn Bootcamp’s Six Week Challenge – at

Bridging the Gap

Natalie Emuss and a group of fellow breast cancer patients will tackle a 25km walk, crossing 16 London bridges on April 3, to raise money for Addenbrooke’s Hospital Breast Unit. Natalie was treated for breast cancer at the unit in 2013. “I am so grateful for the care and expertise I received,” she says. “I am now receiving treatment for osteoporosis in my spine at Addenbrooke’s and my walking challenges really help my bone density.”

All the money raised during the walk, in support of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), will help future breast cancer patients in their battle against the illness.

If you’d like to sponsor Natalie and her walking companions, you can donate at

Heroic Achievement

Chris Howard (54754912)
Chris Howard (54754912)

Cambridge’s coast walking dad, Chris Howard, was set to finish his epic 11,000-mile walk around the perimeter of mainland Britain on February 28. The adventurous father-of-three will officially stop the clock in Norfolk, then walk along the River Ouse to Bridge Street, Cambridge, for his finale on March 5.

Chris, who set off on his coastal pilgrimage from Norfolk in March 2020, took minimal kit with him and relied on the kindness of strangers along the way, though his challenge was hampered by Covid lockdowns.

Looking forward to being reunited with his family, Chris – who hopes to have raised around £40,000 for Children in Need – says he feels incredibly proud of his achievement and a little sad to bid goodbye to his latest adventure.

Find out more and donate at

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