Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Center Award Winner: The Midnight Sun Athletic Club

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Midnight Sun Athletic Club is a 2019 award winner!

It’s not easy to become a local favorite gym, but Midnight Sun Athletic Club has certainly done it. With a 93.66 Rating Score™, a 4.67 average star rating, and dozens of positive online reviews, they are one of the top 10 fitness centers in Alaska for 2019! This is just one rave review they’ve received:

“This is by far the best gym I have ever been a member of. I previously held a membership at a larger gym in the area. I finally called and had the wonderful privilege of meeting and talking with the owner. I knew immediately that she had a personal investment in every member. It was not about how much money she made, but rather the difference she could make in your life. She motivates you and helps you every time she is there. Everyone in the gym is always friendly and willing to help with questions. It’s never been a place to be embarrassed regardless of your fitness level. You’re all there with the same goal. Good health and fitness. Do not hesitate to call, and give them a look; you’ll be glad you did.” -Dawn A.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

Carrieann Hall, the owner of Midnight Sun Athletic Club, took some time to speak with us about her business’ phenomenal online reputation and overall success.

First things first — we wanted to know Midnight Sun Athletic Club’s secret to success. According to Carrieann, it’s all about what they have to offer their members. “We offer quality coaching and training,” she said. “We’re a small, local gym with a great vibe. We’re also open 24/7, family run, and community-based.”

Carrieann and her team take pride in the community they’ve built within their gym. She said, “Community is our business. We’re a little gym with a big heart.”

Building Success By Knowing Your Audience

Of course, we wanted to know what advice Carrieann had for other businesses that want to build, improve, or maintain their online reputation. Here’s what she had to say:

“Learn everything you can about your demographic; be honest; don’t give up. In your first three years, it’s not about making money; it’s about making connections. Believe in yourself.”


Congratulations to the team at  Midnight Sun Athletic Club for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Carrieann, for taking the time to speak with us!

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