A husband and wife duo who run the region's "favourite gym" said they are over the moon after collecting an Argus award.

Ben Goodman and Cat Sullivan opened Dynamo Gym in 2021 with aspirations of creating a place which tailors to each member's needs, taking the gym environment beyond the treadmill, weights and pull up bars.

Now going into their third year, Argus readers have voted the gym as their favourite in Sussex - and it's not hard to see why.

The Argus: Ben and Cat celebrating with some of their membersBen and Cat celebrating with some of their members (Image: Supplied)

Ben said: "Our philosophy is that strength training is for absolutely everyone and becomes even more important as we age in order to help mitigate conditions such as sarcopenia and osteoporosis."

The couple said they were delighted with the award after pouring their heart and soul into creating an environment that gets people "strong for life".

Beyond the four walls of their gym in Davigdor Road, Hove, they run social meet-ups such as coffee, picnics and nature walks to foster mental wellbeing as well as fitness.

The Argus: Ben and Cat holding their bannerBen and Cat holding their banner (Image: Supplied)

Cat added: "Our reward has always been witnessing the positive impact this has on our members' lives. Winning this award truly is the icing on the cake, and recognition of the brilliant community built here through our team and members.

Ben and Cat have a combined 25 years' experience working in fitness, with Ben previously working as a physiotherapist and Cat working in the mental health sector and in the NHS.

Dynamo moved into a new facility in Davigdor Road in 2023 due to increased demand and the gym has continued to grow with new members.

Its members are equally pleased to see it win the award. One wrote: "I have always struggled in commercial gyms, finding it hard to maintain consistency and confidence in my workout.

"There are a real mix of people at the gym with different goals and everyone is really supportive and friendly.

"It can be pretty life-changing to find somewhere that doesn’t have any of the issues that some more commercial, mainstream gyms can have."