Are you a new gym that's got off to a flying start? Are you filling a gap for quality leisure facilities in your local community or engaging a new audience in exercise? If so, then our Best Newcomer category is for you. To be eligible for this award, you must have opened your club on November 27th 2018 or later - making your business less than two years old on the date of the 2020 National Fitness Awards. Clubs which have been open for longer than this should enter an alternative category. When it comes to picking our finalists, we'll be looking for evidence of why you set up your club, your biggest successes so far and what your plans are to build on its initial success. As well as providing details on the equipment and services you provide, we'll also expect you to tell us about your retention figures, branding and marketing strategies, as well as details of who your team members are and the valuable contribution they make to the smooth running of your facility. This is a hotly contested category and we're looking for the best new gym in the whole of the country, so clubs should make every effort to ensure their entry stands out from the crowd.
This category gives each gym the chance to boast about their members' achievements. Do you have a member who has overcome adversity or a disability to achieve a personal goal? It may be someone who has overcome the trauma of injuries sustained either in an accident or through fighting for their country, or someone who has managed to lose a substantial amount of weight. You will need to provide details of the original goal, how it was achieved and what role your gym played.
This category covers exactly what it says on the tin … we’re looking for anything and everything that fits under this heading! It’s aimed at gyms and PTs who are either offering nutritional advice/classes/guidance; it’s aimed at gyms who have gone down the ‘diner’ route where they serve the best in healthy and nutritious meals on site and/or supply a healthy meals service where they prepare the meals and then members/non-members buy them and take them home to ensure an on-going healthy diet. It’s also aimed at anything that shows improvement and innovation in the field of health and nutrition – it may be a programme you’ve introduced; a product range. You’ll be just as passionate about what your members eat as you are about their fitness programmes and you’ll be educating and encouraging them to commit to a balanced diet as part of their physical well-being.
This award will be presented to the team who are able to best demonstrate a shared vision and agreed goals. You'll work as a team to provide the best customer service and member experience as well as being able to demonstrate a commitment to the workplace and respect and support for each other. The team should have an excellent communication process and each member should have a clear defined role and each person's skills should be recognised within the team. Examples of how teamwork has solved a problem or led to improvements or made a difference to either the facility of members should be included.