The installation at Barnsley FC saw a transformation to the current training facilities. Upgrading what the lads used to call ‘The Dungeon’ to an Elite Training Centre.

Barnsley Football Club’s home ground has been Oakwell since 1888 and this was the site where Perform Better installed a new S&C gym. In early 2018 PB were approached to review the current gym facilities and work with the Performance staff to create a new S&C performance gym and rehab room.

"We were extremely happy with the professional and meticulous service provided by Perform Better throughout the process of designing and installing our Gym. Darren helped us design a high quality facility, which has exceeded our expectations. We now have an excellent facility which has allowed us to take a step forward with our strength and conditioning provision at the club."

Luke Dopson, Head of Sport Science 


The staff were keen to create and area to allow larger groups work in the room with areas for heavier lifting, upper body work and sled/prowler work. Following several meetings PB created a room design to include duratrain performance flooring, several lifting areas with performance half racks, a 15m enduraturf prowler track, infinity rig, dumbbell and kettlebell area, dual adjustable pulley and plyo equipment.

The adjacent physio/rehab room included new 10mm flooring, treadmill, leg extension/curl combination, watt bike, mats and balance equipment as well as a pair of ForceDecks Lite force platforms.

The design also kept plenty of open floor space to allow floor-based exercises. Following additional meetings with senior club staff PB were awarded the contract to carry out the installation works required during the off season in the summer of 2018. Additional custom details of the club crest were added to benches and plyo boxes to give the facility a nice finishing touch.


  • ForceDecks
  • Bi-Lateral Incline Leg Press
  • Spirit Treadmill
  • Wattbike Pro
  • Performance Half Rack
  • Adjustable Benches
  • Olympic Bars and Discs
  • Rubber Dumbbell Sets and Rack
  • Kettlebell Sets and Rack
  • Medicine Balls and Rack
  • Foam Plyo Boxes
  • Standard Prowler
  • Power Sled
  • Gym Balls and Rack
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