Staff at Burnley Leisure are celebrating after they scooped not one, not two but three national fitness awards.

The leisure trust staff were winners at the National Fitness Awards, held at the Athena in Leicester in front of more than 800 leisure industry professionals.

They beat off competition from public and private sector gyms across the country to be crowned National Gym of the Year, Leisure Trust Gym of the Year, and Group Exercise Gym of the Year.

Burnley Leisure’s head of operations Neil Hutchinson said: “The award is the icing on the cake to what has been a fantastic year and all staff have worked hard to make us the number one choice for fitness in the area.

“We have pitched ourselves against some of the best facilities in the country and come out as winners. The team are all excited about continuing this in 2016 and I’m really pleased my staff have the recognition they deserve.”

To win the awards, Burnley Leisure went through a rigorous assessment process including visits from the panel of judges and a presentation submission.

Reports were then passed on to an expert judging panel who spent the last few weeks picking the winners from over 600 entries and then a shortlist of up to seven entries in each category.

Burnley Leisure was praised for its dedicated professional staff and innovative programming and constant drive for excellence by the judges.

The awards recognise the willingness of the team to move with the latest fitness trends along with working with new companies and developing their own fitness products and classes.

The instructor team continues to deliver fitness classes on revolutionary equipment Synrgy 360x, which caters for some of the latest fitness trends and proves to be popular amongst members, alongside over 90 different fitness classes per week.

Burnley Leisure have exciting plans for 2016 building on the opening of the new Prairie Sports Village and winning three national awards will be keeping Burnley on the map.

Elaine Adams, health and fitness manager, said: “We are ecstatic about winning the awards which proves our philosophy of having high standards and never settling for second best.

“We want to provide our members with the best experience in a safe environment without any hidden gimmicks. We don’t offer a miracle fix but want people to adapt to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Our team can help you achieve this and have fun at the same time.”

The National Fitness Awards, now in their sixth year, recognise achievement and excellence in all corners of the fitness industry and are organised by Script Events in partnership with Workout magazine.

The awards are open to any gyms which will have been operating for two years or more on the date of the 2015 awards.

For more information about Burnley Leisure membership, please visit burnleyleisure.co.uk or call 01282 664444.

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