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Back to Basics! Local fitness club conveniently situated in central Banbury.

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Do you need to get fit, but are afraid that the gym is going to be a catwalk and not a place to get in shape?

Then you need to come along to Spit 'n' Sawdust, a no-nonsense fitness club, situated in the heart of Banbury. Themed as an old style boxing club, this fitness club appeals to people of all ages whatever their shape or size. With an holistic view to fitness, advice on weight loss and nutrition is available


At Spit 'n' Sawdust we offer a wide range of fitness programmes:

  • Boxing sessions
  • Boxercise classes
  • Circuit Training
  • Fitness Suite
  • Expert Health & Fitness and Weight Loss advice
  • Personal Training
  • Children’s Sessions and Parties


Dave Earle, owner of the Spit 'n' Sawdust club in Banbury, is keen to point out that at his club there is no need to dress to impress, your old tracksuit and trainers are all you need and a commitment to getting on track to a healthier life style.

The health and fitness of our members; that is our number one priority!


Fitness Club

Whether you are a boxing enthusiast, fitness fanatic, keen to lose weight or just want the occasional workout to keep fit, there is something for everyone at Spit 'n' Sawdust. We also have a weights room and cardio room. A warm welcome is guaranteed from Dave and the Banbury team.


Jazz attends the boxercise classes and says of Dave and the club:
"Dave is a really happy and enthusiastic person. All of the people who use the gym are very friendly, making it a nice place to be!"


Why not come along to our Banbury fitness club and try a casual session with prices starting from just £3? Membership packages are also available and designed to suit your requirements.


Weight Loss

Dave is passionate about helping you get the best out of yourself. Contact him for advice on your specially designed weight loss programme.

Personal Trainer
Personal Training Sessions are total one on one sessions and can include nutritional advice, weight control, fitness training including use of boxing equipment, cardio machines and weights if required. Improve your mind and body.


There are many reasons to choose Personal Training at Spit 'n' Sawdust:

  • build strength
  • improve cardio fitness
  • lose weight
  • gain weight
  • build confidence
  • learn to box
  • supplement another sport

£40 per session - 5 sessions for just £150 - 10 sessions just £250


Children’s Activities and Parties
Boys and girls love these parties! Bring them and their friends to my Boxing Club for a fun activity time. Bring your party food, birthday cake and decorations too. I’ll do the rest! Any group size can be catered for; we tailor the session to any age group or any ability, including children with Special Needs.


Just £60 per party

Children’s classes are open to boys and girls, of any ability, for only £3 a session.  There are many benefits to your children’s physical and mental health. I have seen children get fitter, become more confident, make friends and alter their behaviour through their focus on my sessions which mixes boxing principles with fun fitness activities. 

If you’re looking for a friendly fitness club where the attention is focused on the health and fitness of its clients and not on the latest fashion trends then look no further than
Spit 'n' Sawdust

Contact Dave Earle on

Banbury 01295 265333

or 07888 829534

We are near Banbury Cross
just drop in and see us at 49a

North Bar Street


Please mention The Best of Banbury when calling
The Spit 'n' Sawdust fitness club.

latest reviews

In February 2011, said about Spit 'n' Sawdust

Dave Earl is such a nice, decent guy. He does so much for the local community and takes time out of his day to help people who are not as fortunate as others. He always has a smile on his face and a pearl of wisdom to impart!!

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In September 2009, said about Spit 'n' Sawdust

Spit 'n' Sawdust is the place you go because you WANT to go, not because you feel you SHOULD go! It is a place where I went to see and have a chat/laugh with the many genuine friends I made there... the (great) exercise was a bonus!! I have joined many gyms/fitness classes over the years and always fallen into the trap of 'feeling like I ought to go' and then stopping after a few months because getting in shape was not enough. I always felt like I was missing out on some fun when I couldn't get to a boxercise class at Dave's - that's the difference. I have seen it change many people in the time I went there - physically, but also emotionally and mentally too. People of all ages and backgrounds grew enormously in confidence and self-awareness in the time I was a member. It is a pleasure to have been associated with them.

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In August 2009, said about Spit 'n' Sawdust

Staying in Banbury for half a year (and unfortunately leaving soon) I fortunately found Spit n Sawdust. It is great for anyone who would either like to start boxing or just stay fit and healthy! You do not need any boring machines in a nice gym to train well. Both the boxercise and boxing classes are fun and the atmosphere is great with people like Dave! I enjoyed every hour I went to the gym.

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In January 2009, said about Spit 'n' Sawdust

Friendly down to earth atmosphere. Great people there.

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In August 2007, said about Spit 'n' Sawdust

I would recommend anyone who is interested in Good atmosphere & fitness to get to SpitnSawdust, Dave I have trained with and known for several years and it as done me a Lot of Good.Friendship amongst all is shown in training and when get out together 4 a drink at times.

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  • Contact Us

    49a North Bar Street

    OX16 0TH
    T: 01295 265333
    M: 07888 829534

Don't forget to mention thebestof when calling this business 01295 265333

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