A Rothley based gym has made it through to the finals of the prestigious National Fitness Awards in the category of ‘Newcomer of the Year’.
MH Studio was set up by Matt Hall in March 2021 – during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The National Fitness Awards is an annual event which recognises excellence and achievement in gyms across the country. For us to make it through to the finals within the first year and a half of opening is a hell of an achievement and I’m proud of our team, our studio gym space and our members,” he said of becoming a finalist.
Matt founded MH Studio after a perusing a career in fitness both locally and in London.
“I decided to come into the gym industry initially because of my love of sports of all kinds. I have always led an active lifestyle but became increasingly aware of how an active lifestyle has the ability to help change people lives – their mindset, metal and physical health,” he said.
“Then there’s the emotional side of being able to help people live with confidence and to live a long, healthy life. I wanted to help others experience what I’d experienced through leading an active lifestyle.
“From a commercial point of view I was excited by the opportunity to build a brand and something unique in my home area. I wanted to build something totally client led and results based; a premium facility in the face of a growing market of budget gyms. I felt that there was something missing in the industry and have sought to speak directly into that gap.
“Seeing the results our clients are getting proves my gut feeling was right. For example one of our female members came to us when we first opened our doors. She led a fast-paced life alongside a high-flying corporate career. Following the birth of her second child she found herself more than three stone over her pre-baby weight which impacted her physical and mental health. She had never exercised before. Within 12 weeks of her training with us she not only improved on her pre-baby weight but also dramatically improved her strength and fitness. She’s still training at our studio after reaching her goal weight and is one of our most consistent members. She continuously focuses on her training and diet whilst balancing work and family life.”
National Fitness Awards’ event organiser, Dominic Musgrave, commented on MH Studio’s finalist position saying, “All our shortlisted facilities should be really proud of their achievements in being chosen as a finalist as the calibre of entries has been amazing.”
To find out more, visit: https://www.nationalfitnessawards.co.uk/