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nationalfitnessawardsNewport-based WightFIT has been shortlisted for a prestigious fitness industry award, beating off strong competition to make the finals.

The club has been shortlisted in the ‘Newcomer of the Year Award’ at the National Fitness Awards, an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country. The awards are organised by leading fitness industry magazine Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport.

In each category up to 7 finalists have been selected. Each finalist will now go through to the next stage of the judging process where they will be out to impress by showcasing first hand the great work going on in their clubs. This stage involves a visit to each finalist by a member of the Workout team who will take a look around the facilities and chat to members and staff before compiling a comprehensive report, which will then be passed on to an expert judging panel to decide the lucky winners.

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Trophies will then be handed out a glittering awards ceremony on Friday 2nd December at The Athena in Leicester, which will be hosted by boxing world champion Ricky Hatton and award winning personal trainer and star of The Apprentice, Katie Bulmer-Cooke.

National Fitness Awards’ director Judith Halkerston said:

“The quality and quantity of National Fitness Awards’ entries just keep improving year on year and everyone who has been shortlisted this year should be really proud of their achievement so far as competition was so strong and standards so high.

“The team is really looking forward to visiting all our shortlisted clubs and seeing some of the great work that is going on in the fitness industry on a daily basis.”

Tori Coles from WightFIT has said:

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”It’s a huge honour to be recognised and shortlisted in such a prestigous national award within the industry. After the many hurdles we’ve faced this first year, it’s an incredible feat we’ve achieved, and massive credit to the team and WightFIT members for making WightFIT the amazing successful hub it is!”

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