LivingWell has pulled in the praises, finishing 2001 off with some award winning glamour, paving the way for a successful 2002.
The first award was to LivingWell Peterborough Premier, which fought off national competition to be voted the UK’s ‘Fitness Club of the Year’ by Club Mirror.
Open for almost a year now, LivingWell Premier has bagged a top award despite fierce competition from leading clubs throughout the UK including Esporta and the BBC`s very own health club. Chris Rushton, the club’s manager, travelled to the National Motorcycle Museum to accept the award from Tom O’Connor at a glamorous black tie awards ceremony.
The annual awards are organised by Club Mirror, the leading licensed leisure industry publication, and were set up to promote excellence in the health and fitness industry.
Peterborough Premier was awarded ‘Fitness Club of the Year’ due to the club`s notable approach to customer service and its luxurious facilities. Judges were also impressed with the range of social activities on offer to members and how the club supported local charity through fundraising activity.
LivingWell has also just been awarded ‘Best Wellness and Fitness Concept’ in the Hermès Awards for the World Hospitality Industry. The awards attracted 130 international entrants for 16 categories, and these were narrowed down to five nominees per category.
The Hermès judging panels looked for innovation in product, policies and marketing, and LivingWell received the award for its “veritable concept offering a full range of service, to allow its clients to relax and enjoy a harmonious and tranquil atmosphere.”
Other achievements in 2001 included LivingWell being commended on BBC`s consumer programme `Watchdog` for its flexible and consumer friendly membership policies and leading men`s fitness magazine `FHM Bionic` rated LivingWell as top health club in a recent survey of the UK`s leading operators.
LivingWell has also achieved a double success overseas in Australia. In November 2001 LivingWell Castlehill was honoured with the “New South Wales Fitness centre of the Year (Private sector)” industry award and Fiona Wallace, manager of the Castlehill club, won the NSW fitness industry “Employee of the year”.