Contact Details:  01237 239455 or 07816 238137



Personal Training

Personal Training

Whether you wish to lose weight, train for an event, improve your fitness level or try a new activity, Harris Fitness can provide personal training to help you achieve your goal.

We believe in listening to our clients and adapting exercise and fitness programmes to suit individual people and individual goals.  The initial assessment will assess the following aspects of your life:

  • General Health
  • Fitness Level
  • Nutrition
  • Stress Levels
  • Sleep behaviour

Following this assessment, you will be provided with a personalised exercise programme based around your specific goals, which will be reviewed at regular intervals.  Your programme will be monitored and adapted regularly to help you remain motivated and help you achieve your goal.

We offer flexible appointments to meet your lifestyle and commitments.  Whether you want to exercise in your own home or outdoors or simply try a new approach to fitness please contact us.





Harris Fitness provides specialist physiotherapy treatment for any musculoskeletal condition such as:

In addition, we offer neurological rehabilitation for more long term conditions such as:

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    • Back pain
    • Whiplash
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Muscle strain/sprains
    • Ligament injuries
    • Shin splints
    • Tendonitis
    • Headaches
    • Sciatica
    • Arthritic problems
    • Stroke
    • Head injury
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinsons disease
    • Spinal cord injury

If you are struggling with an injury and have finished your NHS physiotherapy treatment or, if you or a relative has suffered a stroke or any other neurological difficulties and are no longer receiving NHS treatment, don’t suffer in silence and please contact us to discuss how we can help you.  All our physiotherapists have post graduate qualifications in their chosen field of expertise and have a minimum of 5 years experience.

We offer a home visit service within North Devon.  For more information please contact Claire Harris 01237 238898 to discuss location and travel expenses.



Harris Fitness offer massage with a fully qualified masseuse for either relaxation or sports injury.  Massage can provide the following benefits:
  • Stress relief
  • Relaxation
  • Relief of muscle tension and stiffness
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves circulation
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Rehabilitation after injury

Sports massage can be used in a number of ways:

  • As part of a warm-up in preparation for competitions
  • As a method of keeping muscles warm and elastic between events or heats during competition
  • To assist in avoiding overuse type injuries and aid rehabilitation as a treatment for injury
Harris Fitness offer massage with a fully qualified masseuse for either relaxation or sports injury.

Sports massage can be altered to meet the needs of the individual taking into account the different sports. Aches and pains can lead to more serious problems and so the benefits of Sports Massage lie in injury prevention.


Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy

At Harris Fitness we understand that all of our clients are unique with different health concerns, lifestyles and nutritional needs. We aim to help you achieve optimum health and reach your full potential by designing a nutritional programme that is specifically tailored to your needs; one that enables you to make practical, achievable and enjoyable nutritional choices which easily fit in with your day to day life.

Before your consultation you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and a 7 day food diary. During the consultation we will discuss the causes of your health issues and work together to develop a personal nutritional programme.

Please contact Neil Harris on 07816 238137 to discuss how we can help you assess and help plan your diet to help you achieve positive results.

Apple demonstrating Nutritional Therapy

Rehabilitation Service

Rehabilitation Service

Harris Fitness can provide physiotherapy assessments and treatment for individuals with complex needs and/or mobility problems. All our physiotherapists have over 5 years experience each and post graduate qualifications in rehabilitation and normal movement. We offer advice, support and treatment for the following conditions:

  • Parkinsons
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Falls
  • Cerebral Palsy

All our therapists have full insurance to practice, are fully subscribed with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health Professions Council and have recent disclosure certificates. Harris Fitness is a provider for Aviva and PruHealth insurance companies, this means that you can claim back the cost of treatment from your private medical insurance policy.

Rehabilitation Service

Corporate Health Days

Corporate Health Days

Harris Fitness has the expertise to help your business reduce health related incidents and sickness absences in the workplace. These incidents usually occur as a result of increased stress levels, incorrect manual handling techniques and poor lifestyle choices. We can provide employers with the tools to help educate staff on health, fitness and wellbeing in order to help reduce staff absenteeism and work related injuries.  

Corporate health days can help to improve staff retention and improve morale.  You can choose from the wide range of short sessions listed below to compile your corporate health day:

1:1 sessions 60 minute Practical sessions Presentations
  • 30 minute mini-health check
  • 60 minute health & lifestyle check
  • 30 minute cardiovascular check
  • 30 minute posture check
  • 60 minute nutritional consultation
  • 30 minute massage
  • 60 minute reflexology
  • 60 minute Indian Head Massage
  • 60 minute Aromatherapy
  • 60 minute Sports Massage
  • Workstation assessments
  • Managing stress
  • Boxercise
  • Circuit training
  • Tums bums and legs
  • Ultimate work out
  • Boot Camp
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Judo and Self Defence (half day session)
  • 60 minute nutrition presentation
  • 60 minute health workshop
  • Back care presentation
Corporate Health Days

Exercise Class Schedule

Exercise Class Schedule


Time and place

Class Description


Northam Burrows car park
08:00 am

Green Gym – outdoor circuit over the burrows and on the beach


Langtree Village Hall
18:15 pm

Circuit class – mixture of circuit, boxercise, tums and bums

Wednesday East Down Village Hall
18:00 - 19:00 hrs
Circuit class – mixture of circuit, boxercise, tums and bums


Shebbear Village Hall
09:00 am

GP Referral class – circuit class for patients registered with Shebbear Medical Centre
Beginner - Intermediate



Meet the Team

The Team

Neil Harris

Neil Harris is an Advanced Personal Trainer with 10 years experience in fitness instruction. Neil is registered with the Register for Exercise Professionals (REPS) and holds additional fitness certificates in Boxercise and GP exercise referral.

Claire Harris Claire Harris is a qualified Physiotherapist with 10 years post graduate experience. Claire currently works as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Rehabilitation within the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and has a special interest in neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury.

Matthew is a qualified and chartered physiotherapist and has a breadth of experience working within the NHS and the private sector, including working for sports teams.   Matthew currently works as a Senior Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Outpatients within the North Devon Primary Care Trust.

Steve Mason is a registered 2nd Dan British Judo Association black belt instructor and has been involved in Judo for nearly 50 years. Steve has trained with the Royal Parks Constabulary in Taiho-Jutsu (Police Self Defence) and was a registered referee for 4 years.




"Thanks to Neil's hard work, dedication and encouragement to keep going, I have finally recovered from several major orthopaedic operations and now feel fighting fit! - Rosemary"

"After hip surgery I was left not knowing what or how much I should do to improve but not injure myself. Neil, Claire and team helped me have the confidence to regain my fitness without the risk of doing the wrong things or overstretching myself. When the second hip started to deteriorate they built my strength, prior to the operation, specifically to support the hip and commenced an appropriate level of exercise shortly after my op. My recovery was unbelievably faster than it had been the first time.  To see me work out now you would probably be unaware that I have had replacements.  I still work with Neil even though the rehabilitation is complete because I have a tailored programme for my needs and devised around the things I really enjoy doing.  I continue to improve and know that I will not be pushed into exercises that might undo all of the surgeon’s hard work! "

"Neil is an inspiring star there is hope for us all.  He is very caring and thorough.  He has steered me in the right direction and has made it possible for me to make life changes."

"I am now 89 and have been training with Neil weekly for just two years.   A spinal injury prevents me from walking far, but I have been swimming regularly for some years.  Neil began by coaxing me to do gentle exercises to work all my muscles and I have come to respect his good judgement of things I can nearly do.   I responded to his encouragement and optimism and have steadily grown stronger and more flexible.   Elderly people often lose some of their natural balance, which makes them liable to falls and injury.   When I started with Neil, my balance was very bad, though I had not realised it.   Now it is very much better and I can, for example, stand securely on one foot for 30 seconds or more.  Training with Neil has become a regular part of my weekly activities and I very much look forward to our encounters because I now feel much younger (!) and that my quality of life has improved a great deal."

"Having heard about Harris Fitness Consultancy from a friend, I contacted Neil to ask if he would accept the challenge of working with an obese 48 year old.  I spoke to Neil Harris (Personal Trainer) who was keen to accept the challenge and I arranged to meet him.  I used to be 350 pounds and now I am 187.  I took up cycling at the age of 48 and invested in a trek bike.  As I cycle around the hills of Devon and I am pushing hard to get up a hill, there isn't another gear change left in the bike, I am tempted to get off and push. I can hear Neil’s voice in my head "don't stop, don't give up". Before you know it I am up the hill and free-wheeling down the other side.   Neil has been with me every step of the way.  You cannot fail to be encouraged or motivated by him.  He will tease every ounce out of you.  You want to give 100% in every session in the gym, better numbers, higher intensity, increased duration.  When you report back your numbers you want them to be better than the week before.  I am in the best physical and mental shape of my life, thank you! Mary Robinson"

"Completing the Melbourne Marathon blew all of my expectations out of the water!  I finished 49th in my race out of a mixed male and female field of 355.  I had trained with Neil for 18 months prior to competing and was confident in my body’s endurance and functional/mental strength.  Just 3 months prior to competing Neil customised my training programme to enable me to make the distance.  The functional training methods Neil used accelerated me into the top 15% of atheletes in my first competition.  Steve"

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for your expertise! I had terrible back pain when I first saw Claire, after the first session I felt confident that she knew how to help me.  The exercises I was given helped enormously.  I would also like to commend Neil for getting me back to golf, I feel fitter and healthier than I have ever felt and as a result my handicap has improved. I have been impressed with the treatment I have received from you and would like to thank you for the care and attention you gave me.  Thank you   Mr George"

"By the time I got to Harris Fitness Consultancy I walked like an old woman of 70.  I was in constant pain, had poor balance and had low self esteem. I was deeply depressed, having suffered with health problems resulting in me having to abandon a career I loved. Harris Fitness Consultancy have helped me to get on with my life with a concentrated programme of therapy and exercise. With their help and support I have begun to get my life back – not the old life, but a new one. They have helped me to manage my condition and take control over my well-being. I have a chronic condition and I am no longer prepared to tolerate long NHS waiting lists whilst my condition worsens. I am not a rich person and believe in spending money wisely, to me a wise investment is to maintain the quality of your life. Harris Fitness Consultancy have helped me achieve this.  I do not hesitate in recommending them, they are extremely professional."

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  • Initial consultation 45 minutes from £45
  • 30 minute treatment session from £35

Personal Training

  • 90 minute Initial Consultation £45
  • 60 minute session 1-1 from £35
  • Bring a friend from £40
  • Group session rates to be discussed
  • Discounted 'bring a friend' rate from £40 per hour.


  • Massage from £35

Nutritional Therapy

  • Initial consultation £45
  • Follow-up consultation £30

Clinical tests and supplements will be charged separately.

For Corporate package prices and details of travel expenses, please contact Harris Fitness Consultancy directly.





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01237 239455

Mobile Telephone:

07816 238137

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We currently have availability for a consultation with Claire our Neuro Physio - call for information.        Exercises classes are in high demand - contact us to reserve your space.        Want to try something different... surfing, road cycling, kayaking?        Neil offers a range of activities.         Exercise for stroke 10 week course has now reached an end, keep an eye here for details of next course.