The Suffolk Academy (formerly the Academy Health and Fitness Centre) sits in 8 acres of sports field on the outskirts of the village of Barrow, just 8 miles from Bury St Edmunds and within easy driving distance of Cambridge, Newmarket and Ipswich. Since 2008, The Suffolk Academy has been serving the community of Barrow, and beyond. Founded by Glen Moulds, the Academy began as a way to train his elite athletes from the Karate Club. Over many years the site has constantly grown and developed to meet the community’s needs. In addition to Karate, the Academy now hosts a recently expanded and renovated 24-Hour Life Fitness gym, archery range, a fully licensed bar and music venue, caravan club, and festivals. New to 2016 is The Playground, an assault course, boot camp, and obstacle course racing circuit. Many of our events bring people from all around the world to Barrow, such as the Homegrown Music Festival which brings thousands of music loving fans to the grounds every summer for a super weekend of live music and partying that supports East Anglian musicians, artists, and vendors. The Great Barrow Challenge sees even more people travelling here from all over the world to participate in our elite marathon and ultra marathon events through the year. We’re growing and changing every year, click HERE to learn more about what we do!