Ibiza meets the gym at LoveFit, the UK’s first boutique music & fitness festival.
Ever been at a music festival and thought to yourself, I wish I could do some yoga after my next G&T? Now you can – say hello to LoveFit, the UK’s first boutique festival dedicated to music, fitness and food, launching on 28 – 31 July in Kent.
Held in the grounds of St Clere Estate, there’s plenty of space for you to let and get loose (lovely endorphins), eat, drink and of course, enjoy a workout. LoveFit has taken full advantage of the nature setting, offering hot yoga in a yurt, wild swimming or paddle boarding in the estate’s private lake and spinning in the forest, on top of circuit training and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes.
Founder of LoveFit, Lauren Bath, says: “LoveFit was born out of my passion for living a healthy, active and FUN lifestyle, combined with my experience in events, as a personal trainer and my love of music festivals.
“There are so many similarities between the rapturous emotions festivals inspire and the euphoric feeling that follows a workout, so why not bring the two together and create an active, adventurous and uninhibited community of like–minded souls.”
On hand to train, push and help you achieve your goals are personal trainers and all-around fitness junkies Kim Hartwell, Charlotte Holmes, Carly Rowena and Ministry of Sound’s Ministry does Fitness, among others.
Whilst the trainers get your heart-rate up, LoveFit has secured some big music names to keep you motivated. Dance to the house tunes of Tom Findlay from Groove Armada, Radio 1’s Danny Howard or DJ Jessica Skye, who not only is a whiz on the decks but is also the yoga trainer for Nike.
If this is starting to sound more boot camp than festival, let us put your mind at ease. Wonder Bars will be serving up fresh cocktails, alongside GIN, skinny Prosecco, GIN, gluten-free beer (we assume there’s non-gluten free beer, too), tequila and more GIN.
No need to drink on an empty stomach; LoveFit has partnered with delicious and healthy foodie brands such as Fit Delis, What the Pitta, FroByJoy, House of Acai and Itsu to bring you a menu filled with plant-powered protein burgers and pasta boxes, Vegan Döner, Acai fruit bowls and coconut fro-yo.
Bath adds: “Life is about balance, living in the now without regrets. It’s okay to work hard and play harder! We want to bridge the gap between fitness and festival by creating a space to have that wild, hedonistic, music festival experience whilst encouraging an active lifestyle on the widest spectrum. Better yet, to be able to come away feeling fitter than when you arrived.”
You might want to pack a full-fat chocolate treat for the weekend though, in case of a hangover emergency.
By Almara Abgarian