For Those Who Demand The Best

The PT Space is Barwell's biggest and best, private, personal training facility.

The number one aim here at The PT Space is to be a part of the positive change in standards within the industry. If you're looking to just turn up and lift some weights, you're in the wrong place. We offer a premium personal training service to those who are ready to make a big change.

Our second aim is to create an environment that is welcoming and accepting of everybody that walks through the door. Whether you've been training weekly for the past 5 years, or you've never stepped foot in a gym before, all skill levels and abilities are welcome. We all started somewhere.

So, who is the face ready to help you within The PT Space?

sam barnes

Founder & Personal Trainer
The PT Space Barwell Personal Trainer Gym Sam Barnes


  • Level 3 Personal Trainer (2018)

  • Pre-Script Barbell Coach - taught under founder Dr. Jordan Shallow D.C. (2020)

  • Attended The Muscle Mentors Exercise Mechanics 2 Day Practical Camp (2021)

  • First Aid At Work

Specialises In:

  • Resistance Training

  • Physique Transformations

Areas Of Interest:

  • Biomechanics 

  • The accessibility of exercise for minority groups

Contact: sambarnes@theptspace.co.uk

For as long as I can remember sport has been a big part of my life. From a young age I played football every week for a number of different clubs, as well as attending trials for Leicester City FC.


In 2011 my life changed drastically as I began to struggle with my mental health. My social anxiety was through the roof and everyday tasks such as paying in a shop were too difficult for me to do. 

In 2013 I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. Even though getting a diagnosis was tough to take, it allowed me to begin to understand why I was feeling the way I was.


I picked up a copy of the magazine Mens Fitness in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the sport of bodybuilding. I began dedicating my time to training and working on my physique. The gym gave me a new found confidence and I soon began to gain control over my depression and anxiety.


I passed my Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification in the summer of 2018 and went on to become an online coach. To date I've worked with clients based all over the world, with clients currently based in the UK, Norway and America.


Since opening The PT Space, my love for biomechanics has reached an all time high. This passion has seen me learn from some of the best in the business, in an effort to be a part of the positive change in standards within the industry. Personal training should be personal. If you're looking for a premium service, you're in the right place.