In the picture, left to right, Rebecca gym instructor, Marie Wilkinson Centre Manager at Waterlooville, Carl Shear Operations Manager, Sarah Moulds Gym Manager, Natalie Gym Instructor, Howard Broad Chief Executive, Stacy Gym Team Leader.
The new three storey gym at Waterlooville Leisure Centre has been voted ‘Gym of the Year 2016’ by its members in a local competition run by The News.
The gym, which is run by Horizon Leisure Centres, opened in June 2015 and was nominated for The News Gym of the Year Competition in January 2016.
Howard Broad, Chief Executive at Horizon Leisure Centres said ‘This is yet another fantastic achievement for Horizon Leisure Centres and we are delighted to have won The News’ prestigious award of Gym of the Year for the second year running, having won it last year for our Gym at Havant.
Winning this award is particularly pleasing as it is our members that have voted for it. It is the greatest compliment you can receive.
We opened a new gym at Havant Leisure Centre in July 2014 and in June last year we opened the new gym at Waterlooville Leisure Centre as part of a major extension.
Since opening the new gyms both have been shortlisted for a national gym of the year award as well as local gym of the year awards.
To win back-to-back awards for both our new gyms in the local area is a great accomplishment and is a reflection of the hard work and commitment shown by everyone who works at Horizon.’
The response to the new gym at Waterlooville has been very positive and Horizon has seen an increase in their memberships since opening the new gyms.
Teri Pope, a member of Horizon Waterlooville said ‘Waterlooville gym has amazing facilities, it’s always clean and looks good and the staff are always happy to help. This is the best gym in the area by far.’
Horizon Leisure Centres has two large gyms at Waterlooville and Havant Leisure Centres. Havant Leisure Centre gym won the News Gym of The Year in 2015.