On Saturday I attended The Sweatlife Festival in Tobacco Docks. It is a large health and fitness event that had many of the famous workout studios attend. It is a great place to go and give classes a try before you buy. You also get the opportunity to pick up some free class tokens for the real thing if your lucky.
The full list of attendees can be found here – https://thesweatlife.co.uk/whats-going-on/
Ticket cost is £30 per person, I found this to be quite reasonable as just one of these classes alone can cost on average £20 so if you do two you have already made your money back.
I was lucky enough to get myself some free tokens for Kobox, Un1t and Psycle and I will most definitely try them all so look out for the reviews to follow.
It was a very good event for trying classes as there were so many choose from throughout the day, however there was very little food and equipment wise. I was very excited to have the opportunity to try new foods, learn about different health supplements, shakes and unfortunately this wasn’t possible. There was also a very limited choice of food, many of which were not particularly healthy options so we left to get something to eat outside of the venue, which was a shame.
I attended a yoga class by Helen Russle Clarke. The room where we did this was very large and the class itself was almost full. Despite the venue being extremely busy and all the comings and going of the event you were still able to switch off and enjoy the class. It was a good 45 minute session that involved lots of core strength training. I really enjoyed the class but I would say that if you are not a regular in yoga it can be a bit difficult as Helen directs you using the proper yoga names of poses which not everyone is familiar with. I can imagine normally, in a smaller class this wouldn’t be a problem, but when the class is very large it can be difficult to see how to get into each pose safely and in the correct way.
All in all it was a great day out but the event does need some improvement.