About us

We believe that good health, fitness and wellbeing should be attainable for everyone. That’s why we bring everything you need to achieve your health, fitness and wellbeing goals to you, to your home, to your community or your work. Whatever your starting point, we work with you to meet your goals and we guarantee that you will have fun along the way.

What’s more, in choosing Project Active you become part of our community. You can expect to be invited to participate in a calendar of social events and activities, such as the Three Peaks Challenge, our post-Christmas detox special, or a get-together for a fun bike ride in the Oxfordshire countryside. You can also post and share your progress on the Project Active Facebook page

The concept for Project Active was launched in 2007 by Ben Scurr, a fitness professional & sports coach with over 20 year’s coaching experience.

Ben will be your first point of contact; he will discuss with you what you need and will suggest how Project Active can help you. Ben delivers our personal training, group classes and wellbeing for business programmes.

Ben is a Director of Project Active and experienced fitness professional with a wealth of health, fitness, sports coaching and wellbeing qualifications who started in the industry in 1998. See Ben’s qualifications here.

Ben’s philosophy on training is a simple one –

“Move, move well & pain-free, build solid foundations, get outside and put it to test and enjoy what you do”


Ben has worked in various roles in professional sports teams such as

  • Derby County FC,
  • Williams Formula One,
  • Toro Rosso Formula One, (Then)
  • Lotus Renault Formula One.

He has also worked in the Physical Education Departments for

  • St Edwards School, Oxford.
  • Cokethorpe School, Witney.
  • The Marlborough School, Woodstock.

He was also worked in the management teams of

  • Esporta Health & Racquets Club, Oxford
  • Bicester Golf & Country Club.

Ben has worked and continues to promote the ideals of healthy workplaces by implementing strategies & delivering content for staff at organizations –

  • Audley Travel
  • Darke & Taylor Electrical Contractors
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Polythene UK

Ben has also been lucky enough to apply his skills and knowledge in various facilities in Ireland, Scotland Turkey, India & Oman (before kids come along).

Ben’s own sporting profile is-

  • 25 years of playing seasonal ‘Saturday’ football / including club management.
  • 25 years of regular Squash matches.
  • 6x Great North Run events.
  • 3x National Three Peaks events.
  • 6x Yorkshire Three Peaks.
  • 3x Fan Dance events.
  • Numerous mountain bike events. – inc C2C, 100km Ridgeway, Evans Ride it’s, Channel Events ‘The Tripe’ & more.
  • Numerous 10km events. – inc 6x Oxford town & gown, Blenheim 10k, & more
  • Numerous obstacle races –  Tough Guy, Monster Race, Trident events & more

Ben wanted to provide an alternative to gyms and fitness centres that were professional, friendly and part of the health, fitness and wellbeing community.


With our friendly, approachable manner we think you’ll like the one-to-one attention, motivation, and support we provide that’s often missing elsewhere. But don’t just take our word for it – Read what our clients say here.

By visiting our website you have taken the first step towards positively transforming your life.

Contact us now to find out more about how we can help. We won’t let you down.

Project Active shares a passion for health, fitness and wellbeing and will take care of you every step of the way so that you can reach your goals.

Our approach isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ and our assembled expertise means that whatever you need you can be sure we can bring it to you!



Call Ben today for a FREE
consultation on 07940733102