A gym in Welwyn Garden City has won a prestigious national award, much to the delight of staff.

Anytime Fitness was nominated in two categories at the National Fitness Awards, and fought off strong competition to be crowned winners in the Customer Service category.

"We are so proud to win this award and highlight the strong relationship we have with our members," said general manager John Turner.

"Our success is built on the high standard of customer service we provide and we are delighted to share this award with our members and wider community."

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The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, are now in their 13th year and recognise excellence and achievement in all corners of the fitness industry.

National Fitness Awards’ director Dominic Musgrave, added: "This year’s winners should be very proud – the high standard of entries made it a tough job to select a final shortlist never mind a winner in each category.

“Our awards’ night was a great celebration of the fitness industry as a whole and it was great to see so many gyms represented at the event.

"It was a wonderful evening and it was lovely to share in the celebrations of the winners."