Leyburn gym shortlisted for national award

Elise Westen with partner Cadno Buck.

Leyburn gym Your Fitness Needs has been shortlisted in the National Fitness Awards, the UK’s biggest free-to-enter fitness awards.

The venue has been shortlisted in the Newcomer of the Year category.

The gym in Badger Court, formerly Fitness4All, was taken over by new owner Elise Westen last year.

She said: “We are very excited to have been shortlisted for such an amazing event after only being open for six months.”

The annual event recognises excellence and achievement in gyms throughout the country with shortlisted facilities being as far north as Elgin and as far south as Devon.

This stage involves a visit to each finalist by a member of the awards team who will take a look around the facilities and chat to members and staff before compiling a report, which will then be passed on to judging panel to decide the winners.

Trophies will then be handed out a glittering awards ceremony on Friday, November 24 at The Athena in Leicester.

National Fitness Awards’ event director Dominic Musgrave said: “The National Fitness Awards now in their twelfth year and with more entries than ever before, our finalists really have reason to celebrate too as it’s a huge achievement to have made the shortlist and is testament to the teams behind each.”