We asked you what your favourite gym was in Sussex - and the results can now be announced.

The competition celebrates the best of fitness, and the winners could not be more delighted to lift the trophy.

Personal training gym Intent91, with venues in Brighton and Worthing, was the lucky recipient of this year's award.

The Argus: Founder George Branford at Intent91Founder George Branford at Intent91 (Image: Intent91)

Founders George Bradford and Emily Riggs set up the gym in 2020, providing personalised training and fitness classes with a programme to suit gymgoers of all levels.

The pair gave a statement after winning the award. It read: "Winning the Your Favourite Gym Award 2023 means the world to us.

"We’re very aware that gyms can be intimidating and scary places, where people often aren’t sure what they’re doing, which is why we built our Worthing gym just over two years ago."

The Argus: Their new gym was endorsed by the Mayor, Lizzie DeaneTheir new gym was endorsed by the Mayor, Lizzie Deane (Image: Intent91)

They recently opened a new gym in The Old Brewery in South Street, Portslade. Their Worthing gym is in Ashacre Lane.

"We’re so proud that we’ve managed to impact so many lives already around Worthing and we can’t wait to do the same with our new gym in Brighton.

"It’s still early days, but we’re already helping lots of Brighton and Hove locals with their fitness journey.

"We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us, we never take your support for granted." George and Emily said.

The Argus: George and EmilyGeorge and Emily

The competition launched on January 2, where we asked readers to nominate their favourite local gym.

Those with the most nominations were shortlisted, and went through to the voting stage.

For four weeks, from January 24, readers were invited to complete a voting form and send it in.


After a careful count, Intent91 were announced as the winners. A prize of £107.30 will be sent from The Argus to their chosen charity, Off The Fence.

Off The Fence is a homeless charity which provides support to those living on the street. It was founded in Brighton in 1993, and has since helped thousands at its two day centres and three outreach vans.

Intent91 will be offering 25 per cent off its '28 day experience' in partnership with The Argus.

A voucher for the offer, which includes 1-2-1 evaluations and small group personal training sessions, can be found in a future edition of The Argus.