Gym Buddies at Train Together Lancaster!

Train Together have joined forces with the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust to offer a unique Gym Buddy service to the residents of Lancaster and the surrounding areas.

Do you want to join a gym but worried that it might not be for you? You’re not alone! We often speak with individuals who, like yourself, find gyms intimidating. We want to use this opportunity to tell you about us, and how we are different from other gyms.

At Train Together we are a small, very friendly fitness studio offering small fitness classes and gym use. In October 2014, we introduced our Gym Buddies to Train Together to offer friendship to individuals who want to be welcomed and supported at the gym. Our Gym Buddies are fully vetted, trained and supervised Lancashire Care Foundation Trust volunteers. They have a keen interest in health and fitness, they are familiar with the gym and its equipment, they are very friendly and approachable, and they can empathise with your situation! Our Gym Buddies are there to welcome you to the gym, help you to use the equipment, make sure you feel really comfortable and even workout with you if you wish!

Our Gym Buddies are onsite at Train Together every week on the following days/times:

  • Monday 10:15am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:15am – 12:00pm and 3:15pm – 5:15pm
  • Friday 3:15pm – 5:00pm

We also offer a free week at Train Together, so if you would like to meet with a gym buddy and enjoy a free week settling in please contact us! If you feel comfortable enough, you are more than welcome to just come along at one of the times above. If you would like to be welcomed to the gym personally by a Gym Buddy and familiarised with the environment, please contact Darren Smith on 01524 550542 or email

If you would like any further details about our Gym Buddies scheme, please contact us.

We hope to see you here soon!