Daily Archives: October 11, 2011

CROWN SPA HEALTH CLUB WINS AWARD

Crown Spa Health Club of the Year Award - Yorkshire & Humberside

CROWN SPA HEALTH CLUB WINS AWARD AT FIRST EVER
HEALTH CLUB AWARDS VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC

Crown Spa Health Club, based in Scarborough won a gold award at the Health Club Awards as voted for by customers across the UK.

The awards are unique in the health industry as winners are decided by members of health clubs who are asked to complete a questionnaire rating their own club on the level of service, facilities and value for money.  Over half a million pieces of data were crunch from over 16,000 customers earlier this year.

Simon Brown, MD of Awards For Business who run the scheme said “Belonging to a good health club is a rewarding experience.  Members probably spend more time there than they realise and it’s become an integral part of their lifestyle.  For the club it’s not easy to get every aspect just right.  It requires a lot of hard work from staff and a belief that members should have a great experience each time they visit.  We maintain that clubs who truly offer the best service and experience are recognised and rewarded”.

The exclusive event which took place at the Hilton Metropole Birmigham was attended by 200 guests from shortlisted clubs who learnt their fate from presenter Mark Durden-Smith.  Mark addressed the audience saying “these awards are a true reflection of how well you are doing what you do, and whether you are providing Good Value for Money. Your members can be your harshest of critics. They’re the front line, they experience your facilities and customer service on a daily basis and so they’re in a unique position to assess your performance”.

Stuart Russell Manager at Crown Spa Health Club said “We were thrilled and excited to win the gold award, I would like to thank all the members who voted for us. Our aim is to offer a 5 star health club and spa facility and winning an award like this is proof we are delivering”

Health & Fitness in the news – 11/10/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Aspire trust secures contract for budget gym
Leisure Management

Aspire Sports & Cultural Trust – which operates both GL1 Leisure Centre and Oxstalls Tennis Centre in Gloucester – has expanded its services by opening a budget gym in Cheltenham.

Leisure Management

2. UPDATE 1-BC Partners could still float Fitness First-source
London South East

SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE Oct 11 (Reuters) – UK-based private equity firm BC Partners has not ruled out an initial public offering for the Australian and Asian operations of its Fitness First gym chain, even as it considers a sale that could fetch more than A$1 billion ($996 million), a source said.

London South East

3. Gym’ll fix it for residents with weight-loss exercise programme
Beautiful North Yorkshire

City of York Council’s sport and active leisure team is launching a new programme to help residents lose weight through exercise.

Beautiful North Yorkshire

4. New children’s Zumba classes starting in Cradley Heath
Stourbridge News

A LEISURE centre in Cradley Heath has launched a Zumba class designed to keep children fit.

Stourbridge News

Health & Lifestyle

1.Does running make you fat?
The Independent

Many of us take up jogging to help lose weight. But the latest research shows it could have just the opposite effect. Sophie Morris, who ran a marathon and ended up heavier, explains why

The Independent

2. FIT IN THE CITY
City AM

BAREFOOT running, toning shoes, green tea… there’s a lot that’s being debated at the moment.

City AM

3. Put some ‘pep’ into your life with Pilates
Global Business Magazine

What do the names The Mermaid, The Saw, Scissors, The Bicycle and The Hundred have in common?

Global Business Magazine

4. Swimming is one of the best ways to boost fitness
Plymouth Herald

SWIMMING is well known for being one of the best forms of all-round exercise for anyone wanting to get fit.

Plymouth Herald