Entries are now open for Northern Ireland’s first Health and Fitness Awards, sponsored by Centra. The ceremony will take place on Saturday September 22 in the Crowne Plaza Belfast and is being hosted by former Emmerdale actress, Strictly Come Dancing star and health and fitness enthusiast, Gemma Atkinson and Q Radio’s Ninja Warrior Ibe Sesay.

Sarah Weir, Director of Weir Events and Creator of the Health & Fitness Awards said: “There has been a massive growth in Northern Ireland’s health and fitness industry over the last number of years and I am excited to have created a new event that will celebrate the sector’s hard work and dedication. The awards recognise the wonderful individuals, organisations, products and services that are out there helping people become the best versions of themselves.”

The judges, who have a wealth of knowledge and experience including former Ulster, Ireland and British Lions rugby star Stephen Ferris, Centra Ambassador and leading Northern Ireland nutritionist Jane McClenaghan, fitness blogger Aly Harte and Sunday Life Editor Martin Breen.

There are 15 award categories to recognise the outstanding achievements of the local health and fitness industry including Gym of the Year, Personal Trainer of the Year, Best Corporate Wellness Programme, Retailer of the Year and Healthy Food Outlet of the Year. 

Category sponsors include PureGym, Linwoods Health Foods, Gym Co, Cathedral Eye Clinic, BPerfect Cosmetics, FitFodder, Crowne Plaza Belfast , Mervyn Stewart LTD, Tony and Jens and Saville Audio Visual. Media partners are Sunday Life and Q Radio.

Enter here before Monday 16 July. Good luck!

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