Liverpool Fitness Professional Awards: The Winners
The 19th December 2015 saw My Fitness Agent host the first Liverpool Fitness Professional Awards. The event was a low-key event and saw some of Liverpool’s best fitness professionals nominated for awards including best personal trainer, best healthy eating establishment and best yoga studio.
Now that the excitement has settled down for the winners, we caught up with the winners of each award category.
First up, best personal trainer – the award goes to Scottie Hamilton
Scottie is an excellent and well known personal trainer in Liverpool. Specialising in Boxing & Fitness, Scottie has seen some excellent results from clients. Scottie trains out of Derry Mathews Gym which he also teaches classes. Scotties rates for personal training are affordable. Scottie beat of some excellent personal trainers in the categories including Mark Grice, Paul Bentley & Ashleigh Edwards.
Best Fitness Instructor – Rayner Jordan
Rayner is the founder of Liverpool’s very own ‘The Eliminator’ workout. Rayner said “it’s such an honour to be crowned best fitness instructor in Liverpool! There are so many fantastic instructors and many who I look up to”.
Rayner runs womens only strength and conditioning classes every Monday 7pm – 8pm and currently has some excellent offers available. Please like Eliminator Liverpool on Facebook.
Rayner also has some very exciting plans for the future and told us to watch this space!
Best Physique – Alex Cannon
Alex Cannon, the MTV Judge Geordie co-host won the prize for best Physique in Liverpool. Alex was crowned winner by beating off competition from Mark Grice & David Lawson. You only have to visit Alex’s social media platforms to understand why Alex won this category.
Best Gym – Derry Mathews Gym
Liverpool boxer Derry Mathews very own gym was crowned best gym in Liverpool. Derry Mathews moved to a brand new location in 2015. There are some excellent fitness classes and personal trainers working at this gym. The gym has a community feel to it and with some professional boxers popping in now and again, it’s pretty obvious why this gym won BEST GYM 2015.
Best Budget Gym – JD Gym Liverpool
JD Gym Liverpool won the award for best budget gym 2015 and its pretty obvios why. JD Gym Liverpool opened its doors on Dale St in January 2015 and brought a new lease of life to fitness in Liverpool. JD Gyms offers amazing services for a budget price. JD Gym Liverpool also told us massive improvements will take place throughout 2016. It looks like JD Gym Liverpool may already be a contender for Best Budget Gym 2016!
Best Lifestyles Gym – Alsop Lifestyles
Lifestyles Liverpool has 13 centres across the city. However, it was Alsop Lifestyles in Walton that took the crown for Best Lifestyles Gym 2015. Alsop Lifestyles offers a number of excellent services including a massive amount of fitness classes with excellent instructors, a quality swimming pool which offer swimming classes and an excellent gym with all the equipment you need. Well done to all the staff at Alsop Lifestyles for beating off competition from 12 other centres in the city.
Best Sportsman – Callum Smith
Callum Smith took the crown of Best Sportsman 2015 by beating off competition from Liverpool’s very own Anthony Fowler, Rocky Fielding and Derry Mathews. Looking at the finalists it’s very clear to see that Liverpool has a massive place in the boxing category. One of Liverpool’s very own Smith Bros took the crown to be Best Sportsman 2015. Looking at Callum’s past year, it’s pretty clear to see why he has been crowned the best sportsman in the city. Good luck for everything in 2016 Callum!
Best Healthy Eating Establishment – Unique Juices & Nutrition
Unique Juices & Nutrition has only been open for 3 months and has been crowned best healthy eating establishment in the city. Sarah Griffiths who runs the healthy eating establishment has put blood, sweat and tears into making her dreams come true. The establishment has some excellent healthy food available and affordable prices. Congratulations Sarah & the staff at Unique Juices & Nutrition. Watch Mark Byron speaking to the team at Unique Juices here with The Guide Liverpool
Best Martial Arts Gym – Team Mushin CIC
Team Mushin CIC was crowned best martial arts gym in the city. Mushin closely beat HAMMA by a very small percentage which proves that martial arts is booming in the city. Sue of Mushin said “I’m really pleased, but surprised to win this award, there are some amazing martial arts gyms in the city. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us, we look on ourselves as a family gym, and we have made some family over the years”.
2015 was an excellent year for Team Mushin CIC as in February Ju-Jistsu instructor Sue was awarded her 6th Degree Blackbelt by the British Combat Association.
In 2016, Team Mushin CIC will compete in the British Sambo Association as well as hosting, the first time the British Combat Sambo Open Championships will be held right here in Liverpool.
Best Yoga Studio – Happiness Hot Yoga
Happiness Hot Yoga in Allerton won the award for Best Yoga Studio. Happiness is a ery friendly and welcoming yoga studio with some of the best yoga instructors in the city. Happiness Hot Yoga fought off competition from Yoganation, Shakti Studios and Planet Yoga. Happiness Yoga currently have some amazing offers available for new-comers and yoga enthusiasts.
As you can see, Liverpool is home to some of the best fitness professionals. The Liverpool Fitness Professional Awards will be returning in 2016 so be sure to nominate your fitness professional for some awards later in the year. Information on winners can be found below;
Scottie – www.facebook.com/ScottieHamiltonCoaching
Happiness Yoga – www.happinesshotyoga.co.uk
Team Mushin CIC – www.facebook.com/Team-Mushin-CIC
Unique Juices & Nutrition – www.facebook.com/Unique-Juices-Nutrition
Alsop Lifestyles – www.liverpool.gov.uk/lifestyles/find-a-centre/alsop
Derry Mathews Gym – www.facebook.com/derrys.gym
JD Gym Liverpool – www.jdgyms.co.uk/liverpool
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