After launching a competition to find the best gym in the Stroud District, we’re extending the voting deadline to make sure your favourite is in with a chance of winning.

More and more people have been heading back to lift weights, swim laps and attend exercise classes since Covid-19 restrictions were eased in April and May.

After more than a year in repeated lockdowns, the importance of exercise to our mental and physical wellbeing has never been greater and we want to honour those gyms who have created the best environment for Stroud residents to do so.

“Health and wellbeing is one of Stroud District Council’s five main priorities, and it has never been more important than at a time like this, so we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our centres,” said Stroud District Council’s strategic director of communities, Keith Gerrard, on the reopening of Stratford Park Leisure Centre and Pulse in Dursley.

Until Sunday, June 20, you can vote for your favourite gym here, after which we will announce the top 10 gyms with the most votes.

You will then have the chance to vote between them to crown the winner of the Stroud News and Journal Best Gym 2021.