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Community Gym Recognised with National Fitness Award

10th December 2018 By Foundation East in News

Foundation East client Boston Body Hub are celebrating after being announced as the winners of the Community Involvement Award at the 2018 National Fitness Awards. This is brilliant news for the Hub and following on from their involvement in the BBC TV Series 'A Matter of Life and Debt', it's great to see them getting the recognition and success they deserve. Needless to say, the whole team at Foundation East were delighted to hear that Boston Body Hub had won this award and are proud to be involved in supporting them. 

Press release:

Boston Body Hub CIC, Lincolnshire has won national recognition at a prestigious fitness industry awards ceremony.

The club beat off strong opposition to win the Community Involvement category at the National Fitness Awards 2018.

The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in all corners of the industry.

To come out on top, the gym went through a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by a member of the awards' team who toured the facility, chatted to members and staff and examined all areas of the business from member retention to customer service.

Detailed reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel, which included nutritionist, educator, speaker and writer Ben Coomber, JD Gyms commercial director Amelia Worrall, experienced author, broadcaster, group exercise expert and karate champion Dean Hodgkin,  fitness guru and former contestant on The Apprentice Katie Bulmer-Cooke and award-winning gym owner Steve Johnson, who decided the winners in each category from the shortlists.

National Fitness Awards’ event director Judith Halkerston said: “All our winners have had an arduous journey to this point – the standard of entries seems to just get stronger year on year and every facility that walked away with an award should be extremely proud.  

"Our awards’ night is always an amazing celebration of the fitness industry as a whole – being in the run up to the festive season, many of the shortlisted clubs use the occasion as their staff Christmas party and it is lovely to see everyone having such a great time. It was a wonderful evening and it was lovely to share in the celebrations of the winners."

Awards were presented in 22 different categories at a glittering ceremony at The Athena in Leicester, attended by nearly 700 health and fitness professionals and hosted by former TV Gladiators and fitness experts Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon.

 

 

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