The country’s best gyms, trainers and health clubs were honoured at the inaugural National Health & Fitness Awards on Friday in a gala luncheon. With more than 400 entries from gyms, trainers, experts and health clubs nationwide the event really signified the size and importance of the fitness industry in Ireland.
Sponsored by fitness nutrition brand NUTRAMINO®, the awards recognised top performers in the Irish health and exercise industry.
The awards, hosted by fitness blogger and TV presenter Vogue Williams, took place at Mansion House Dublin.
The big winner of the day was Iconic Health Clubs who won an impressive five awards including the award for Group Operator of the Year; Gym Team of the Year (Icon Health Club in Dublin 2); Leisure/Health Club of the Year (The Dartry Health Club in Dublin 6); Personal Trainer of the Year (Dominika Wolek) as well as Regional Club of the Year (Dublin) for 1escape health club, D7
Gary Twohig, General Manager of NUTRAMINO® said the awards reflected the best of the best in the fitness industry.
‘The winning facilities, teams, programmes and content are setting the standards in the health and fitness industry in Ireland and serve as a great fit with our brand which has raised the expectations of consumers for active nutrition products.’
Ciara Lefroy, Director of Iconic Health Clubs said “We are over the moon to have won so many categories at the National Health and Fitness Awards. We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who voted for us. We are so proud of our teams who work so hard every single day to encourage people to make health and fitness part of their lives. I know this truly means the world to them”
In addition Iconic Health Clubs also won:
Silver Award: Customer Service, Iconic Health Club Group
Silver Award: Gym Team of the Year, The Dartry Health Club.
Silver Award: Club Manager of the Year, Gabrielle Finglas of 1escape health club
Silver Award: Guinness World Record Social Media Campaign for 1escape health club
Bronze Award: Club Manager of the Year, Sean Gavin of The Dartry Health Club
Winners also Included
- The Best Hotel Facility (sponsored by Fitdist Sports): Breaffy Club & Spa in Mayo
- Best Leisure/Health Club: The Dartry Health Club, in D6
- Health & Fitness Blogger of the Year: The Healthy Tart
- Best Local Authority/Community Health & Fitness Club (sponsored by Expert Leisure Supplies): Coral Leisure Monaghan.
- Gym Team of the Year: Icon Health Club on Camden Street, D2
- Best Corporate Health & Fitness Category (sponsored by The KeepWell Mark): Alexion Ireland.
- The Industry Contribution Award (sponsored by Ireland Active): Susan Grady, CEO of K Leisure
- Regional Gym of the Year winners: 1escape Health Club (Dublin), The Breaffy Club & Spa (Connacht/Ulster) Clonmel Park Leisure Centre (Munster)
- Personal Trainer of the Year: Dominika Wolek of Icon Health Club, D2