The Fitness Festival returns to Southsea’s Castle Field tomorrow. Now in its third year, SWEAT Southsea founders and festival founders Luke and Tina Newton set out to create an event that would inspire and celebrate active and healthy lifestyles. The event is free to attend and aims to celebrate and inspire active and healthy lifestyles. You can pop down and take part in free classes or you can learn more about local and national organisations, teams, charities, and businesses.
You will find special guests and Portsmouth’s very own Olympian Katy Sexton MBE and Paratriathlete and Rio 2016 silver medallist Lauren Steadman. There will be national retailers such as Neat Nutrition and Frill with their sugar and dairy free ice cream! Exhibitors will be showcasing their businesses and on the day activities will include volleyball, tennis, trampoline classes, Yoga, inclusive sports through Event Partner Pompey in the Community, workshops and much more.
Katy and Lauren will be on stage to take part in a Q&A as will other guests include industry experts including Island Feather founder Claudia Albrecht and the former University of Portsmouth graduate Natalie Summers who is Bear Grylls’ trainer and co-author. On stage, there will be live demonstrations including Capoeira and fitness classes throughout the day. There’s also a not-to-be-missed healthy food market!
Throughout the day there will be fun challenges and prizes to be won, music and dance, demos and showcases as well as a variety of workouts to get involved in. You can get involved by just turning up on the day. Here are a few of my recommendations although you can find the full timetable over at www.fitnessfestivals.com/timetable.
til Portsmouth based Personal Trainer Warren Chebby’s Extreme Steppers class sees the fusion of mixed bodyweight exercises and steps to the beat of the music. The popular class is extremely fun and will prove an energetic start to the Fitness Festival on Saturday 3rd June.
til SWEAT Southsea’s Weights Workshop for Women. A taster version of our ‘Introduction to free-weights, Workshop for women’ which is designed to help participants develop the skills and confidence to use free-weights independently and to learn how to devise gym plans.
til Join Island Feather founder Claudia Albrecht as she discusses her inspiring journey as a fitness brand entrepreneur.
til Sinead Eaton‘s Bubs to Bods. Bubs To Bods is her buggy class running in London. The aim is to bring new mums together, make them feel like themselves again, and to show them that so much more comes from fitness and exercise than image.