The Community Fitness Awards are hosted by Project Mayhem Events Ltd and they explained to us the reason behind this celebration.
Community Fitness is a hugely valuable sector of the UK Fitness Industry, with thousands of independent instructors teaching all forms of freestyle and branded programmes every day.
We thought this warranted a celebration all its own, something to be proud of that would recognise the hard work and achievements bought by so many people who often go it alone and impact the fitness and well-being of the nation.
Project Mayhem Events hosts many popular fitness weekends, and has delivered the ‘Ribby Weekend’, every year for the past five years. Up to 500 fitness enthusiasts enjoy two full days of classes.
The community spirit that has evolved from this event is phenomenal, with instructors now having a sense of belonging to a much wider community than otherwise would have been possible. We’ve wanted to capture that magic and bring it to Trowbridge, Wiltshire in the South West of the UK for some years, and this year, finally, it is happening.
Our one-day event, sponsored by Sound Dynamics, will be jam-packed with sessions from some of the biggest brands and best presenters the industry has to offer. The event is open to everyone, instructors, participants, friends and family. Everyone can join in, and take away something from the day. Instructors will get motivation and refreshing new ideas, participants can enjoy taking part in sessions with their instructor, even those completely new to community fitness will love it as they will get to experience the best, all in one day.
The evening sees us hosting the all-important Community Fitness Awards. There are ten categories in total, from Best male and female instructors, to best brand, facility, presenter or even lifetime achiever. Nominations have been submitted and we have some very strong candidates, with more still coming in daily.
We are very pleased and grateful to be able to say we have Jacqui Hobbs from SkillsActive acting as an independent judge for the shortlisting process of the votes. We very much wanted to create awards that the recipients and the industry as a whole would be proud of, and recognise. Having SkillsActive’s support has meant so much to us as it gives credence to our efforts in recognising the work of community-based fitness professionals via the awards.
The public also have a chance vote via an online platform and the combined results will eventually bring us our winners, to be announced at the evening ceremony on 5 November.
Tickets for the event are available via the Project Mayhem Website with a day pass costing only £22, a seat at the awards ceremony only £35, or £50 for both the day and the evening – a generous 12% saving!
Project Mayhem Ltd are still interested to hear from anyone in the industry who may wish to get involved – there are opportunities still remaining for sponsoring individual awards, space in the exhibitors stand area, or simply tickets to the event.