For all my health conscious ladies out there, whatever your plans in the first week of May 2015, do ensure you make yourself available to attend Be:Fit London between 1st – 3rd May 15. This is the only female consumer exhibition in the UK which is dedicated to Women’s Health, Fitness and Nutrition. Held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, this three day event will look to welcome 15,000 women in a relaxed, friendly environment to help them on their quest to become fitter and healthier individuals….
With ambassadors such as the much loved and respected, Denise Lewis OBE, (Olympic gold winning heptathlete, European and Commonwealth Champion and popular sports presenter), Victoria Pendleton (CBE, Britain’s most successful female cyclist, a double Olympic and 9 times World Champion) and Becky Adlington all in attendance, you will be extremely sorry to miss out on purchasing tickets to this extremely uplifting and empowering Women’s Health and Fitness Festival!
Previously known as The Vitality Show, Be:Fit London has continued to grow, showcasing some of the biggest brands in the health, beauty and wellbeing sector and this year looks to exceed that.
If the brand ambassadors alone wasn’t enough to inspire you to round up a few of your girlfriends and come along for a day of health and fitness fun, you will be pleased to know that Be:Fit London will also be holding an array of freefitness classes in a specially built Reebok Fitness Studio.
Amongst the 20 workouts available throughout the festival’s three day duration, below are my Top 10 workout sessions that immediately caught my eye!
Friday 1st May 2015
VOGA with Juliet Murrell | Time: 11.00 am
VOGA is a dynamic fusion of yoga and ‘vogueing’, the latter originating as a highly stylised dance form in 80s New York on the drag ballroom scene. It combines the breath-synchronized movement of yoga with expressive moves of the dance class, fusing power and strength with attitude and flamboyance where slick alignment is key.
Destiny’s Child Medley with Bonnie Parsons | Time: 14:15
Hosted by Seen On ScreenFitness‘ professional dancer Bonnie Parsons (whose clients include Florence & The Machine, Kelly Rowland, JLS) be prepared to have a barrel of laughs whilst working up a sweat by shaking, bouncing, twisting and indeed getting low!
You don’t have to be a professional dancer to take part, nor do you have to worry about having two left feet, for the Destiny’s Child Medley was put together to make women feel confident in themselves and find a form of exercise they love.
Step outside your comfort zone and bring your dance moves from in front of the tv to centre stage with Bonnie Parsons!
Les Mills – GRIT with Reebok | Time: 16:30
Les Mills GRITis a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout lead by Reebok that improves cardiovascular fitness, increase speedand maximize calorie burn. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast.
Insanity with Tanya Niedzwiecki | Time: 15:00
INSANITYuses MAX Interval Training, which replaces traditional moderate-intensity exercise with maximum-intensity exercise, and trades short intervals of intensity for short periods of rest.
Adding high-intensity exercise forces the body to use fast-twitch muscle fibersnot normally engaged in cardio exercise. These fast-twitch fibers continue burning fuel even during lower-intensity exercise.
Saturday 2nd May 2015
Sleek Technique with Flik and Victoria | Time: 11:45 am
Sleek Technique’s online ballet based workouts have attracted a cult following within London’s fitness scene. Refine your beautiful ballerina body with a workout based on authentic ballet technique.
Uptown Funk Workshop | Time: 12:30
We seem to be having a Seen On Screen Fitness theme here at This Woman’s Word HQ as another one of Bonnie Parsonsworkshops caught my wondering eye.
Last year, Seen on Screen Fitness delivered a sold out Beyonce class, and something is telling me that you DO NOT want to miss out dancing to the hottest track of the year with their Uptown Funk workshop*sings* Don’t Believe Me Just Waaaattch 😉
The Podium Effect With Louise Hazel
British Olympianand Commonwealth Heptathlon Gold Medallist Louise Hazel will be in attendance to personally take you through one of her free online 60 Day fitness challengesfrom The Podium Effect.
Now working out alongside a British Olympic athlete does not come around often, if not at all during ones lifetime so I highly recommend you book yourself onto this class PRONTO!
Elimin8tor with Equinox | Time: 14:00
Elimin8tor… intense, full-body training comes to life in an interactive name. Eliminate exercises in an intense countdown using cards as your guide. You will shape the path your workout will take and are then encouraged to test yourself to the absolute limit!
If you also get a buzz from intense, body beasting workouts then this class is certainly for you!
Sunday 3rd May 2015
Leah Kim Workshop | Time 11:00 am
Lead by Nike‘s Global Yoga Ambassador and Master Trainer, Leah Kim will be in attendance to take you through a dynamic yoga workshop. For all you budding yoga enthusiasts out there, this 90 minute class is definitely for you!
Barry’s Bootcamp with Anya Lahiri | Time 15:30
The most talked about bootcamp style workout amongst fellow fitness enthusiasts, Barry’s Bootcamp is apparently ‘the toughest bootcamp in theword’ and is said to burn over 1000 calories in just ONE session (utter madness I say)
I don’t know about you but with such big claims made, together with the potential no of calories burned per session why wouldn’t you want to give this gruelling workout a try?
Looking at my selection of classes has confirmed my love for HITT, danceand flexibility training but you might different. The full list of classes available to try out on the day you visit together with the timetable can be found by clicking this link HEREand scrolling down to the classes section.
If that’s not enough of a reason to attend there will be inspirational talks from top industry experts including athletes and health conscious movers and shakers Denise Lewis OBE , Madelaine Shaw, and contributing Vogue Editor & wellness expert Calgary Avasino.
Plus there will be a chance to discover the latest fitness trends and fashions with brands like Lornah, 2XU, Bella Kinesis, Posto9and Tiny Fish alongside luxe skincare names like Kinetic Natural Products and Activ Bod
Additionally, the nutrition area will offer a wide range of delicious healthy snacks, drinks and advice from experts to help you eat smart. Brands include Able and Cole, Pulsin,Cherry Active,The Saucy Fish Co, Quest Nutrition, Vivid Matcha, Nakd Whole Foods,Meridian, Good Hemp,BLK mineral water and much more, including complimentary health checks!!!
For those interested in coming along to what looks to be one of London’s coolest events of the year so far, tickets are still available though I’m told are selling out FAST and can be purchased directly fromBeifit London’s official website.
Advanced adult tickets are priced at £18.00 and for the ultimate Befit London experience, there are a few VIP Luxe Experience tickets left priced at £75.00 and have limited availability.
I couldn’t conclude this article without giving you one last intensive to come along. If you use my unique, non affiliated discount code TTW3upon checking out, you will get £3.00 off.
Danielle is a 1st Dan Kickboxing coach / Assistant Instructor under the PKA Kickboxing Association who is also a health, fitness, green beauty, wellness and lifestyle freelance writer / digital journalist. Her passions include encouraging others to lead an active, health conscious lifestyle whilst leading her Breakin' Boundrez team on various fitness related challenges.