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Having known many exercise/sports coaches, I am impressed by the way Barry changes his coaching style to suit the people in the class. For example, women generally respond well to lots of positive encouragement. I think it’s because the early socialization of girls often leaves them feeling less confident of themselves and their abilities than boys, so more encouragement is needed. I’ve known male sports coaches trying to use the same techniques as they would for men (teasing, provoking, …

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Barry.1Barry Grinham

Originally a PE teacher and competitive weight lifter since 1968, Barry established Prime Energy Fitness Limited in 1986 with the goal of laying down a foundation of fitness for the individual, group and company. It quickly became a leader in personal training and fitness classes in Oxfordshire, with in excess of 13,000 hours personal training completed to date. The company now offers a range of sports and fitness services from personal training and classes, charitable sporting events, gym facility management, children’s birthday parties and the very successful Camp Energy activity camps.

Barry is always on the go (as anyone who knows him will tell you!) and is a keen runner, he can be seen at a variety of networking events in the region, and is an avid supporter of charity work with CLIC Sargent and The Amber Foundation.

Barry was recently interviewed by OX magazine to discuss his career and love for Oxford.  Turn to page 45 of the magazine to read Barry’s article…

Please contact Barry ( for anything related to Prime Energy Fitness Ltd or potential new sites for the expansion of the Camp Energy brand.