Posted by Josh at October 11th, 2015
About three weeks ago, Leann and I received an email informing us that Results Fitness had been voted one of the top 3 for “Best Local Gym/Health Club” in the Nashville Scene’s 2015 “Best of Nashville” awards. Well, that is much like telling a 5 year old that it is three weeks until Santa Claus comes to visit.
Our curiosity got the best of us as we anticipated the big reveal on October 7th with the delivery of our VIP tickets to the event’s reveal party. This is a very humble brag, as we owe all our success to our trainers, staff, clients, and the Nashville community…but this was the fourth time we have been included on the list. Our first year of existence in 2012 we received 2nd place, in 2013 we received 1st place, and in 2014 we received 2nd place behind the YMCA. Being a small, private boutique studio this is a pretty BIG feat!
Finally, the big night arrived! The Nashville Scene “Best of Nashville” party is a huge event in Music City. Who’s who of the city gather to party and celebrate the success of local businesses, politicians, celebrities, and events in the Nashville community. The theme of this year’s issue is “Mystery! Intrigued!” The anticipation heightened as Leann and I pulled in to the Nashville Farmers Market (site of the event). The parking lot was packed, and there was not a valet in site. We created our own parking space in a grassy area (yes, we were those people–not the only ones though).
We were greeted at the entrance with a fancy wristband to wear for the night and drink tickets. I thought it was a bright idea to start a three day juice cleanse the day prior (insert Juice Nashville). You can only imagine the smell of all the best local restaurants and food trucks when you have nothing on your stomach but kale, spinach, apple, celery, etc. for two days. It was torture, but I survived with no slip ups!
Upon entering, we searched the venue high and dry for a copy of the magazine. Unfortunately, they had run out and none would be available until the following day…knife to the heart! Luckily, there was a huge projection screen highlighting the winners of each category. Lee and I found a spot front and center and parked it there waiting to see the RESULTS (no pun intended).
There are a couple of categories: 1) Writers Choice–voted on and chosen by the editors of the Nashville Scene. 2) Readers Choice–voted on and chosen by the readers of the magazine. And that’s when our night got even better…RESULTS Fitness was voted the “Best Fitness Studio” by the writers of the Scene.
We received second place in the readers poll for “Best Local Gym/Health Club” (second to the YMCA again–which includes all the Y’s in Middle TN). To my surprise, I was also voted the “Best Personal Trainer,” which was the third year in a row. Big congrats to all our Results Family (trainers, staff, & clients) who made this possible! Lee and I are extremely lucky to work with the best in the business and our clients are simply the best. We love you all! Man, I needed a cocktail to celebrate, but a virgin carrot, apple, and lemon juice would have to do. Cheers…
We spent the rest of the evening celebrating with friends and colleagues who were recognized for their talents as well.
Big shout outs to our 1212 cohort who won for “Best Condo”; Developer of 1212, Ray Hensler, who won “Best Developer”; Results client, Sydney McCann, who received 2nd place for “Best Realtor”; partner Rebekah Byrd Ramquist, owner of BarreAmped Nashville, 2nd place “Best Pilates Studio”; partner Stephanie Waring of Juice Nashville 2nd place “Best Juice Bar”; clients/friends, Landy Gardner and Adair Cannada Harrison, 1st & 2nd place for “Best Interior Designer”; my hairstylist/friend, Chase Taylor, voted “Best Hairstylist”; Music Row neighbors, Shakti Power Yoga, 2nd place “Best Yoga Studio.”
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 Nashville Scene “Best of Nashville” awards and thanks to the Nashville Scene for a magical night!