Gym is named one of best in country

Personal trainer Michael Warren gets his award on behalf of FSI Gym.
Personal trainer Michael Warren gets his award on behalf of FSI Gym.

A North Shields gym has been named one of the best in the country at a prestigious fitness industry awards night.

FSI Gym beat off strong competition to be crowned Functional Training Gym of the Year at the National Fitness Awards.

Judges were impressed by the business, saying “the facilities at FSI make this a stand out for Functional Training Gym of the Year, with their high end variety of equipment they attract a vast amount of professional athletes. It’s one phenomenal gym”.

And there was more success when personal trainer, and co-owner, Michael Warren was named the Personal Trainer of the Year.

The judges said: “Michael’s comprehensive depth of knowledge, combined with his results-based client stories and recommendations were outstanding.”

Michael said: “To be shortlisted in four categories was a big achievement but to win two, we are absolutely delighted with.”

“It is testament and recognition for all the hard work from me and Andrew over the last few years. To win two national awards is a fantastic end to 2014 and we are already planning further developments to the gym and brand for 2015.”

National Fitness Awards’ director Judith Halkerston said: “The calibre of entry this year was excellent and to come out winners in any of our categories is an amazing achievement.

“It was great to see so many gyms at the awards and to share in the celebrations of our winners.”

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