Boston Body Hub up for National Fitness award

From Left to right, Boston Body Hub president John Burrows, Debra O'Neill strategic director, Mervyn Williams operational director, Alan Shaw drugs and substance misuse director, and manager Aarron Abbott. Image supplied
From Left to right, Boston Body Hub president John Burrows, Debra O'Neill strategic director, Mervyn Williams operational director, Alan Shaw drugs and substance misuse director, and manager Aarron Abbott. Image supplied

Boston Body Hub has been shortlisted for a National Fitness Award in the category of Community Involvement.

The Hub team, 90 per cent of whom are volunteers, will be attending the National Fitness Awards on November 30.

John Burrows, president of Boston Body Hub, said: “It’s a great honour to be recognised in this way, we have only been operating for 3 years, the Directors and I are delighted, whatever the outcome it’s great to get industry acknowledgement in this way.”

A social enterprise and community interest company, Boston Body Hub opened in Wide Bargate three years ago.

It offers a main gym, starter gym with support, a cafe and they also offer a free space for small community groups.

Over the last two years they have delivered successful Mental Health Projects, called Active 8, and are currently in the process of delivering two further projects, ‘Livin Life Skills’ and A.C.E Action Confidence and Empowerment, both projects are for people experiencing mental health.

A spokesman for the hub added: “Some 90 per cent of the people running the Hub are volunteers, most of which have come from the Active 8 project, they are giving back to their community after receiving help and support from the Hub. They all offer a warm welcoming environment one which is inclusive, understanding and protective.”