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#WellFest2017 Day 1 Highlights

Saturday 6th of May 2017… Probably the most enjoyable overcast day I have ever had. I had been waiting on the day to come from the first moment I heard the line-up. When the timetable was published online, my friends and I joked about how it was too hard to choose.

We began our day with kickstart in the form of a coffee from Gus the Cocobrew Van before making our way around the WellVillage areas. There were plenty of delicious tasters that complimented our coffee – happy days! Before we knew it, it was time to catch the instafamous ‘GypsyOn‘ AcroYoga couple, Hannah and Pablo on WellStage. I had never tried AcroYoga before but have always been intrigued. It was a nice way to ease into the day, and yet it ended all too quick! Luckily we both agreed we would make it our business to catch their second class in WellYoga at 3.30pm.

Having been an avid Joe Wicks fan for years, it will come as no surprise that participating in a HIIT workout lead by The Body Coach, with thousands of others is my ultimate highlight of Day 1. Herbert Park was pulsating with energy! I even managed to get a post workout selfie with the man himself. B U Z Z I N G

Still on a high from Joe’s HIIT, we wandered down to WellFood – our legs definitely feeling the burn- to catch Lucy Bee and her sister Daisy’s cooking demo; Chicken and Chorizo Paella. Not only did they demo the recipe, but Lucy also talked us through the other uses for coconut oil. After we got our samples from Lucy and Daisy Bee we headed on to WellPilates to catch Lisa Hayes leading Power Pilates.

By this stage it was definitely time to refuel, and what better way to do it than grabbing some lunch from Natasha’s Living Foods to watch on at the crowd doing The Viking Method with Svava. Even though it’s windy and cold, it doesn’t seem to bother anyone. Everyone is on the same page; participating in classes and just generally mingling with like-minded people. Great vibes all round thanks to the endorphins!

When we wrap up with our second GypsyOn AcroYoga workshop we rush to WellTalk to catch John Kavanagh (or better known Coach Kavanagh). Neither of us are MMA fans; but we were pleasantly surprised by John’s humour and light-hearted approach to his Q&A at WellFest.

Day 1 at WellFest is hard to summarise into highlights. I’ll keep it short and sweet; it exceeded even my own (very high!) expectations.


WellFest Team

WellFest is Ireland's only health, fitness and wellness festival and takes place in Herbert Park, Dublin.