Need to recharge your batteries? Want to rub shoulders with Insta-famous fitness celebs? For sun-drenched group workouts along with some amazing after-parties; this is the year to hit up a fitness event. Here’s a roundup of Europe’s best health and fitness expos, festivals and gatherings for 2019.
Women’s Health Live
London, UK: 3-5 May 2019
Get the #girlgang together and head on down to Islington’s Business Design Centre for a long weekend of fun and inspiration. The event features women’s health stages, high energy classes, strength-building sessions, yoga and more.
There’s also the chance to uncover the latest ground-breaking brands and gym-proof makeup products at the Beauty Lab and Boutique Village. Guests include Gemma Atkinson, Katie Piper, Ella Mills and many more.
If power is your thing, then BodyPower UK needs to be on your bucket list. Each year, this extravaganza is crammed with experts, competitors, stars and brands from the worlds of bodybuilding and strength training.
Step into ‘The Campus’ to see how you measure up with some serious fitness tests. Get some personalised conditioning tips and join in with a Body MOT. Food-wise, you can get the lowdown on the latest supplements and learn how to win with a nutritional plan. Witness some inspiring Olympic Lifting displays and then head over to The Mall to browse hundreds of exhibitors offering the latest innovations in supplements, clothing and competition accessories. Be sure to keep a look out for lots of show-only offers and giveaways!
Yoga mats at the ready! Billed as the UK’s largest celebration of the wellness movement, Balance gives you the chance to work out with leading global fitness experts, zen out with mindful yogis - and sample the latest fitness trends and brands.
The organisers promise a programme of 150+ cutting-edge workouts, including the opportunity to sample some of the capital’s best boutique studios. The line-up includes a mix of trainers, nutritionists and chefs. When it’s time to refuel, you can munch your way through a delicious pop-up food haven - or head over to the Live Cooking Theatre.
Yoga, music, wellbeing, nature, awesome food - and great people: Wanderlust has pretty much everything you need! From simple beginnings a decade ago, Wanderlust now hosts multiple events each year throughout the USA and Canada - and it has recently branched out to Australia and New Zealand.
The first ever European Wanderlust event will take place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, nestled in the Bavarian Alps. The line-up is still a work-in-progress - but early names on the list include yoga gurus Annie Clark, Sarah Diepold and Eva Klein and musician Roger Rekless. Promising a tantalising mix of mountain air, Tadasana, music and adventure; this promises to be a weekend to remember.
Get active, Scandi-style! Move is all about curiosity, playfulness - and celebrating the diversity of movement. Featuring 100+ workshops, pretty much everything is covered - from explosive standing acrobatics through to therapeutic flying, so there’s enough to satisfy even the most jaded exercise pallet.
Featuring parkour, dance, slackline, acroyoga, martial arts and more; this festival is definitely one for all the family.
This amazing Adriatic seaside resort hosts Europe’s largest open air convention of its kind. It features 20 stages right on the beach, huge group exercise and dance sessions, Zumba, strength contests and more. When the sun goes down, the party begins - kicking off with some Latin-themed vibes before continuing in local clubs ‘til the early hours.
Cost: €90 weekend pass for the daytime events (an extra €20 for the evening entertainment). Website:beachfitness.it
Swiss Yoga Conference
Zurich, Switzerland: 24-26 May 2019
The 4th Swiss Yoga Conference serves up an exciting line-up of international yoga stars, including Chris Chavez, Katchie Ananda, Matt Giordano and Gloria Latham. Highlights include yoga sessions for participants of all levels, public panel talks and more than 20 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations around the topics of yoga, wellbeing, training and nutrition. There’s also a ‘GroovyKids’ yoga class for the little ones - plus a yummy range of cuisine.
Cost: 2-day weekend pass (also including the Friday night ‘Opening Groove’ party: CHF 290. Website:yogaconference.ch
Kent, UK: 19-21 July 2019
Lovefit’s mission is to mix the elation of a festival with the euphoria of a workout. The 2019 line-up promises circus themed gym glasses, blacked out boxing, modified strongman classes, a climbing wall plus more to be announced.
Keep your metabolism satisfied with lots of stunning food offerings, unwind in a wood-fired hot tub - and then party ‘til the early hours at the forest after party.
Hosted in a sprawling Edwardian country house setting, Flovibe was born out of a desire to be wild and live well. The full line-up for this year is still to be announced, but you can expect to take your pick from 150 wellness sessions over the weekend, with 25 live acts and DJs on hand to keep you entertained until well into the night.
Cost: TBA - sign up with Flovibe for further details. Website:flovibe.com