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Ta da! And The Winner Of Fitness4Less Member Of The Year 2018 Is... Martin Canavan From New Malden!

Ta da! And The Winner Of Fitness4Less Member Of The Year 2018 Is... Martin Canavan From New Malden!

Martin Canavan, who has been undergoing an intense 2-year training and rehabilitation programme at our New Malden gym, following two major operations to remove brain tumours, was last month awarded the title of New Malden Club Member of the Year in our regional heats.

The winners of this title at each Fitness4Less club then went forward for anonymous consideration by all Fitness4Less Club Managers to choose an overall winner. It was an extremely difficult decision, as every one of these finalists had a heart-warming story to tell about their struggle to attain fitness under often extremely adverse circumstances. However, after much deliberation, we are delighted to announce that Martin was chosen to receive the coveted title of Fitness4Less Member of the Year 2018 for the whole group.

As well as a year’s free gym membership, Martin wins the fantastic prize of £800 in holiday vouchers and £150 in vouchers for Nike fitness clothing. We hope that wherever he decides to spend his well-earned vacation, he has a great time, and that he’ll cut a dash in his new fitness kit when he gets back to training at New Malden.

New Malden's Club Manager, Pete Evans, said, “We are all so pleased for Martin. He’s a genuinely worthy winner. He continues to work really hard and is a great inspiration to the fitness team, as well as to his fellow members. This award is extremely well deserved!”

Personal trainer, Matt Stockland, has worked on a one-to-one basis with Martin throughout his battle to overcome the disabilities that resulted from such a serious and traumatic illness. He says, “I really admire Martin’s true grit and determination to get back to fitness. He never gives up, never complains and is a joy to teach. He always gives 100% in every session and is a real inspiration to others. Everyone at Fitness4Less New Malden is really proud of his achievements.”

This year's competition to find the Fitness4Less Member Of The Year 2018 attracted a record 174 nominations across our 11 gyms, which just goes to show how many of our members have an impressive fitness story to tell. Look out for next year’s competition to find the Fitness4Less Group Member of the Year 2019 – after all, it could be you! And if you think a personal trainer might help you attain your fitness goals, have a look at our blog for some tips on choosing the right trainer for you.

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