OVER the last fortnight our readers have been nominating the top six gyms in Stroud, and for the next week we’ll be profiling each of them so you can choose the Stroud News & Journal Best Gym 2021 winner.

The penultimate venue we’re featuring this week is one that has been at the centre of Stroud’s fitness community since it opened in 1975.

The Stratford Park Leisure Centre boasts tennis and squash courts, a swimming pool and lido and a 100-station gym.

Everyone Active have managed the centre for the last nine years in partnership with Stroud District Council.

Jamie Nesbit, contract manager at Everyone Active, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Stratford Park Leisure Centre has been shortlisted for the best gym in Stroud title and would like to thank everyone who nominated us.

“Navigating through such difficult times, particularly when our leisure centres were forced to close, took its toll on all of us so it’s so uplifting for the whole team to be recognised for the great work they do.

“We’ll all be crossing our fingers for the win.”

If you think Stratford Park Leisure Centre deserve to be crowned the best gym in Stroud, you can vote for them using a coupon from this week’s newspaper (June 30) or last week’s (June 23).

Or take a look at the other fitness facilities we’ve profiled this week:

Simply send the coupon to the address listed in the paper or leave it with your gym of choice when you arrive for your next session.

Voting closes on July 11.