#1 Personal Training Facility In Carlisle & Male Role Model Of The Year

A Thank You for Two Awards I’ve/We have received this last week.

I am honoured/embarrassed to have received not one, but two significant accolades this month. Firstly, I am incredibly grateful to have been named Carlisle Male Role Model of the Year 2024. This award resonates with me, as the values and principles it recognises are those I strive to live by daily.

My primary motivation and the greatest role I play is within my own home, as a role model for my two daughters Brooke and Emerson and my amazing wife Marie, who has supported me over some tough years as we built the business and faced many personal challenges that pushed us to our limits. They inspire me to be the best version of myself, and I hope to reflect this in all aspects of my life.

I’m lucky to have two of the best role models growing up in Mum (how she’s proud) and Dad Tony Scougal as well. A luxury some kids don’t have.

I also extend my sincere thanks to my partner at the gym Josh Nicholson and our professional team and clients. Your trust and support motivate me to maintain high standards in both my professional and personal life. I am delighted to be a positive example for you all, and if my actions inspire or benefit anyone else along the way, that is truly wonderful. Remember to create impact every day!

An integral part of my own and our business ethos is our commitment to charity work, particularly our support for Carlisle Youth Zone of which I’m a proud Patron and Ambassador and Ovarian Cancer Action.

These causes are close to my heart for various reasons and are fundamental to our identity. We believe in giving back to the community and supporting these organisations, which play such vital roles in offering support and opportunities within our community and beyond.

Secondly, I am thrilled to announce that our business has been recognised as the Best Personal Training Business in the Carlisle area. We achieved an exceptional score of over 95% in customer satisfaction, service, reputation, and quality. This award is a testament not only to my efforts for the last 17 years but to the hard work and dedication of our entire team led by Josh and supported by Rachel Goodwin, Sarah Pratt and Murdo Colston (and the others who were with us over the years). It highlights our commitment to excellence and our dedication to the health and fitness of our clients.

Every success story we have been part of is a shared victory, and it is your journeys that push us to innovate, excel and impact. I am extremely proud of what we have built together and am thankful for every client who has walked onto the gym floor with us since 2007.

The fact I get to now impact even more people with my role within the Fitness Business Development Academy as a Business Performance Coach working alongside Nicky Sehgal means I can create even more impact for gyms across the globe and share that same standard we set at Barrie Mark Personal Training-Carlisle with others.

Thank you once again for your continued support and trust. These awards inspire us to keep striving for excellence and to continue making a positive impact. Here’s to future successes and shared achievements!


Yours sincerely,

Barrie Mark


best personal training facility in Carlisle

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