Your YEP Leeds Gym of the Year winner is revealed

WINNERS: Workhouse Fitness Club in Farsley. Pictured owners Andy Pattison and Duggie Notley.
 PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
WINNERS: Workhouse Fitness Club in Farsley. Pictured owners Andy Pattison and Duggie Notley. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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The votes have finally rolled in and we can reveal that Yorkshire Evening Post readers have crowned Workhouse Fitness as their Gym of the Year 2016.

We have asked readers to nominate their favourite gym across Leeds which has stood head and shoulders above the rest.

RUNNER-UP: New Era Fitness in Yeadon. Pictured Andy Haigh.

RUNNER-UP: New Era Fitness in Yeadon. Pictured Andy Haigh.

Hundreds of votes flooded in and Workhouse Fitness, which is based in Farsley, beat ten other hopefuls to take top spot in the contest.

Dougie Notley, helps to run the gym, alongside his business partner Andrew Pattison.

Mr Notley told the YEP he was delighted to win our Gym of the Year competition.

He said: “I’d like to give a big thank you to all of our members who voted for us and stayed loyal with us over the years.

THIRD PLACE: Premier Fitness in Halton. Pictured Michael and Wendy Tattersall.

THIRD PLACE: Premier Fitness in Halton. Pictured Michael and Wendy Tattersall.

“We’ve been running for 29 years now and moved into our new studio 11 years ago and over the years, it has gone from strength-to-strength.

“We work in a nice relaxed friendly atmosphere which offers full training to the community in Farsley.

“We know most of those who come in and we are here to give any advice they need at any stage.

“There weren’t many gyms around when we set up 29 years. We built it up from a very small basic gym and improved it to get it to what it is now.”

New Era Fitness, on Kirk Lane, Yeadon, won second place in the contest, while Leeds Premier Fitness Centre on Selby Road, came third.

Andrew Haigh from New Era Fitness said: “We are very pleased to have been recognised in the Gym of the Year competition and the response from members has been amazing.

“Everyone talks to each other, there is really good banter.”

Michael Tattersall, from Leeds Premier Fitness Centre, added: “It feels surreal to win third place as we have only been open since 2014.

“We are a small, friendly, local family-run business and run a variety of different classes.”

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