Rochdale gym crowned best gym in the UK at the UKactive Awards
Date published: 16 June 2019
The onePT team with their awards. Back row: Amy Lilles, Tony Williams, John Carroll, Theo Vassiliou, Kallen O’Malley, Katie Trafford, Phil Shepherd. Front row: Angela Golden and Dr Neil Fell
An independent gym in Rochdale has been named the best in the country just over a year after opening.
onePT was presented with the National Club of the Year accolade (the most prestigious award in the health & fitness industry) - as well as Regional Club of the Year for the North - at the UKactive Awards on 6 June, beating hundreds of others in a rigorous judging process.
More than 800 guests were in attendance as Olympic gold medallist Joanna Rowsell and physical activity expert Greg Whyte presented the award for National Leisure Centre of the Year to onePT.
onePT was set up and is managed by Dr Neil Fell PHD, who played a key role in the development of Total Fitness Health Clubs before setting up and managing the Sports Medicine and Human Performance Facility at St George’s Park (the training home of the England football teams). The onePT facility has been designed and developed in strategic partnership with world-leading fitness equipment manufacturer, Exigo-UK.
Comments Neil: “The beauty of onePT really is its community. This is not just a target-focused business: we are encouraging our member family to be healthy for life - and this is why our members are staying with us.
“The timing of this award is incredible, as we are just about to launch onePT as a franchise business. We have ambitions both in the UK and abroad.
“I have known the team at Exigo-UK for over 15 years, and it has been fantastic to work with them to create such a truly amazing and unique facility: they are so knowledgeable and passionate and their ideas added greatly to my own research and experience, providing one-complete solution from build, to in-house design, manufacturing and installation.”
Each of the award finalists underwent a rigorous independent assessment process designed to select the best in each category from hundreds of entrants, as well as to provide priceless feedback about how to share success stories.
The independent evaluation process included anonymous customer insight surveys, mystery calls and visits, and a ‘Judges’ House’ assessment day.
UKactive acting CEO Huw Edwards said: “Congratulations to onePT - a fantastic example of the extraordinary work that is done to get more people, more active, more often.”
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