Staff from a Honiton health centre rubbed shoulders with Hunter from Gladiators on the National Fitness Awards final month.
B! Health & Fitness on the Heathpark Industrial Estate had been among the many finalists for ‘South Gym of the Year’, ‘Customer Services’ and ‘Member Achievement’ on the ceremony on the Athena Events Venue in Leicester on Friday, November 18. The centre didn’t win the titles, however the crew mentioned they had been proud to have been nominated.
James Crossley, in any other case often called Hunter from the Nineties TV sequence Gladiators, offered the winners with their trophies after Jet (Diane Youdale) and Zodiac (Kate Staples) each pulled out.
Gladiators is being revived by the BBC and can return subsequent yr – 30 years after it first aired – with members of the general public competing with the sport present’s forged of bodybuilders and gymnasts.
Craig Bernhardt, founding father of B! Health & Fitness which opened in 2018 and in addition has one other health centre in Lyme Regis, mentioned: “We had been completely delighted to be nominated for 3 separate awards on the National Fitness Awards.
“We didn’t fairly win ultimately, however we had been up in opposition to some massive gymnasium firms throughout the UK, and for B! Health & Fitness from small cities in Honiton and Lyme Regis, simply to make it this far makes me very pleased with what we’ve achieved.
“The crew and I travelled as much as Leicester and, after all, everybody was trying ahead to assembly Jet from Gladiators as she was such an iconic star from that present.
“But Hunter stepped in and did a terrific job on the night time. We sit up for Gladiators returning to our screens and shall be aiming for B! Health & Fitness to take first locations on the National Fitness Awards subsequent yr!”
B! Health & Fitness is a household enterprise as Bernhardt’s spouse, Sarah, is head of memberships and customer support on the health centres, whereas daughter Charlotte and son Dominic work as private trainers.
Their clients embody former League One Exeter City striker Ben Seymour and triple bounce and lengthy bounce athlete Darren Thomas, in addition to Honiton Rugby Club who additionally practice on the health centre.