Joe Wicks The Body Coach is Back! Plus many other exciting lineup additions for WellFest 2019 in association with KBC
We are so excited to reveal that Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach is back! The fitness expert, bestselling cookbook author and social media sensation is the latest star to join the lineup for WellFest 2019 in association with KBC.
On the Sunday 12 May, Joe Wicks headlines alongside broadcaster and founder of Happy Place Fearne Cotton. Joe will lead WellFesters through a HIIT workout on the KBC main stage followed by a one-to-one talk with Fearne in WellTalk. Joe will also be signing books in the Dubray tent.
Joe commented on his return: “I am so excited to be coming back to WellFest this year! Nothing makes me happier than meeting the people that have been inspired by my content so I can’t wait to be back!”
WellFest line-up additions
Alongside Joe, further exciting additions include:
- Zero-waste vegan chef and sustainability advocate Max La Manna, who will give a cooking demo in the WellFood area in association with SuperValu on Sunday 12 May;
- Animal movement master trainer Richard Scrivener who will lead a workshop in WellFit on both 11 and 12 May;
- Victoria Niamh Spence, fitness coach, co-host of BBC’s ‘Fit and Fearless’ podcast and co-founder of the online social movement, ‘The Girl Gains’. Victoria will guide a workout in the WellFit area on Sunday 12 May;
- Nutritionist, cookbook author and ITV presenter Dale Pinnock, aka the ‘Medicinal Chef’, who will also deliver a cooking demo in WellFood in association with SuperValu on Sunday 12 May;
- Alan Flanagan who will host a myth busting nutrition talk in WellTalk on Saturday 11 May
- Movement coach and best-selling author of The Flexible Body Roger Frampton, who will lead a workshop in the WellFit area on Sunday 12 May.
Other stars as part of our biggest and best lineup yet include Australian pole vaulter turned fitness and yoga expert Amanda Bisk; personal trainer and fitness influencer Bradley Simmonds; Mixed Martial Arts coach John Kavanagh; and many more.
Expanded schedule for parents and kids
We’re also excited to revealed the jam-packed schedule for the WellKids which features classes and workshops for both kids and parents. We’re an over 18s event but children 12 and under go free and each ticket admits two children. WellKids will include the following activities on both days plus fun games:
- Kids’ Zumba and Yoga classes;
- Mindfulness workshops;
- Gaiety School of Acting ‘Confidence and Creativity’ drama workshops;
- ‘MarcinMonkeys’ fitness – teaching animal movements to help boost confidence;
- ‘Dance it Out’ classes; and
- Nutrition workshops with Glenisk and dietitian Aveen Bannon.
WellFest co-founder Fionnualla Cleary, commented: “We are really delighted to welcome Joe Wicks back to WellFest this year. He has always drawn a huge crowd to the main stage area for his workouts, and he says himself that he loves participating in WellFest – he’s always keen to come back to Dublin. We’re also very excited to have him paired with Fearne this year for a one-to-one chat on the WellTalk stage.
“WellFest is now in its fifth year and we are really proud of how far it has come and what the event offers. We have everything from workouts and cooking demos to meditation, yoga and expert insights on topics such as sleep, gut health, skincare and elite sports. There really is something for everyone.”
Also commenting today, Aidan Power, Director of Customer, Brand and Marketing for KBC, said: “KBC is delighted to partner with WellFest for the third year running. The festival has grown from strength-to-strength in the past few years and this year’s lineup, including the return of Joe Wicks promises to be the strongest to date. Following on from this success, KBC has built out our support at the festival this year to include an expanded KBC WellGood area with a host of classes and talks from health and fitness ambassadors including performance psychologist Gerry Hussey; best-selling cookery author, healthy lifestyle enthusiast Roz Purcell; and Dublin GAA player and fitness entrepreneur Philly McMahon. All of our ambassadors have also generated great content for health and wellbeing enthusiasts to access through the WellGood programme which is also available on wellfest.ie. This ensures a wealth of healthy food, mental health and fitness knowledge is widely accessible to a broader community beyond the festival itself. ”