Newry people recognised at 2019 NI Health and Fitness Awards

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Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Three individuals from Newry were amongst the winners at the 2019 Northern Ireland Health and Fitness Awards sponsored by Centra.

Maeve Madden, who has over 200k followers on social media, was named Health & Fitness influencer of the Year sponsored by Iconic Bronze. 

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Amanda Kearns from Inner Angel Wellness picked up the award for Nutritionist / Dietitian of the Year sponsored by Quorn and Declan Trainor from The GYM Newry won Gym Manager of the Year sponsored by Sparq.



Now in its second year, the event took place in the Crowne Plaza Belfast and was hosted by well-known fitness advocates, Q Radio presenter Ibe Sesay and TV personality, Vogue Williams, with comedian and The Blame Game’s funny man, Neil Delamere, and local singer Emma Horan keeping the guests entertained throughout the evening.

There were 22 awards recognising the outstanding commitment and contribution from Northern Ireland’s top health and fitness individuals, companies and community engagement initiatives and were independently judged by a highly experienced panel from the health and fitness industry made up of former Ulster, Ireland and British Lions rugby star Stephen Ferris, esteemed personal trainer Ian Young and leading Northern Ireland nutritionist Jane McClenaghan.

Also joining them this year were professional MMA fighter and World and European Klonopin at the has been recognized as an effective drug in the treatment of epilepsy in children as well as an inhibitor of convulsive activity amateur MMA champion Leah McCourt and fitness expert and health and fitness social media influencer Ben Mudge.



Sarah Weir, Director of Weir Events and Creator of the NI Health & Fitness Awards said, “The response to the 2019 Northern Ireland Health & Fitness Awards sponsored by Centra has been fantastic.

“Now in the second year, the awards are firmly established as the only event of its kind to recognise this hardworking and innovative industry.



“The judges had a very hard task in picking the winners as there were so many deserving finalists in each category. I would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, who should all be very proud of the work they are doing across Northern Ireland to help keep people fit and healthy,” she added.

Brendan Gallen Head of Marketing with Centra NI added, “Congratulations to all those who were recognised on the night – both our winners and finalists.”



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