A leisure centre has been crowned gym of the year at the National Fitness Awards.

Westminster Lodge in St Albans won the local authority gym of the year at a ceremony held in Leicester on November 29.

Representatives from the gym, pool, spa, and front-of-house travelled up to the East Midlands to receive the award and centre manager Lesley Garner could not be prouder of the team.

The Everyone Active general manager added: "The National Fitness Awards are held in very high regard and we know this category in particular is hotly contested and highly competitive. The judge’s visit in October gave us the chance to demonstrate the full breadth and depth of our facilities.

"I would like to thank the St Albans City and District Council and I’m thankful to the many local organisations, charities and partners who we work with and have supported Westminster Lodge.

"Finally, I would like to thank my entire team for their dedication, commitment and hard work. This award is richly deserved by everyone here."