A popular Hartlepool gym has proved its strength yet again.
For the second year in a row, The Sports Domes Fitness Zone has been voted as the Hartlepool Mail Gym of the Year by readers.
The Tees Road facility has only been open for a little over four years, but has clearly proved a hit with members.
Gym manager Mark Price said: “It’s a great achievement for us to win this competition for the second year in a row.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to the members for supporting us, and voting for us to win again.
“This is brilliant recognition for the gym and we’re really happy to win this award again.”
It’s a great achievement for us to win this competition for the second year in a rowMark Price
The Fitness Zone opened in March 2013, and features state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance machines, a steam room and a host of classes.
However, for Mark, the key to the success of the gym is its membership, and the efforts made to keep all members as happy as possible.
He added: “We’ve got a good core group of happy members who have been here from the start.
“We concentrate a lot on customer service and making sure all the members have a good experience.
“We also have state-of-the-art facilities and a full range of classes so we can offer something for everyone.
“The gym was opened in March 2013, so we’ve come a long way in the last four years.”
Hundreds of votes were registered in the competition, after 10 gyms were nominated for the prize.
Bodytalk, Bodywise Gym, Fit4Less, Fitness Factory, Gym 360, Jupiter Health Club, Lifestyle Fitness, Brierton Community Sports Centre and Xtreme Fitness were also nominated.
The Mail asked readers to tell us why their favourite gym was the best, and to select their pick of the bunch from the list of nominations.
Voting opened in March, but despite strong competition from elsewhere, the Fitness Zone again came out on top.
The Mail would like to thank all entrants, as well as all those who voted.