Star-studded lineup for Wellfest 2017 announced

Roz Purcell is one of the main speakers at Wellness 2017
Roz Purcell is one of the main speakers at Wellness 2017

WellFest 2017. the two-day health and fitness festival will take place this May 6th and 7th at Dublin's Herbert Park, and features a programme packed with talks, events and interactive exhibits promoting wellness in all its forms.


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16 March 2017

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Joe Wicks, the man behind the “Lean In 15” phenomenon; healthy eating enthusiasts and bestselling authors The Happy Pear; and John Kavanagh, coach to Conor McGregor; have been added to the lineup of speakers at WellFest 2017 in Dublin’s Herbert Park.

Taking place on 6 and 7 May, WellFest is Ireland’s only health, fitness and wellness festival.  Aswell as a star-studded line-up of speakers, the festival has added a raft of exciting features for families and foodies. Alongside Wicks, Coach Kavanagh and The Happy Pear, the two-day festival will feature:

  • Instagram yoga sensations The Southern Yogi and GypsyOn, both travelling to Ireland from the US to present at WellFest
  • Performance coach and All-Star winning Gaelic footballer Enda McNulty
  • UK fitness and health stars Shona Vertue and Naturally Sassy
  • London based PT and Doctor, The Food Medic
  • Healthy eating guru and founder of Natural Born Feeder Roz Purcell
  • Svava Sigbertsdottir, inventor of The Viking Method, a multi-disciplinary fitness regime
  • Juliet Murrell, founder of London’s House of Voga, where classes combine traditional yoga with “voguing” dance moves
  • Leading personal trainers Pat Divilly and Dominic Munnelly
  • Athlete and ‘Fit Foodie’ author Derval O’Rourke
  • Kathryn Thomas, TV presenter and founder of Pure Results Bootcamp
  • Multi-award winning dermal facialist and skin lecturer Jennifer Rock, aka “The Skin Nerd”
  • Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer Faisal
  • Siobhán O’Hagan, PT and Online Coach

Two new features at WellFest this year will be WellKids and WellFood.  WellKids will offer a younger audience the chance to try different forms of exercise, yoga and mindfulness. Partnership classes will also be on offer, allowing children and their parents or guardians to partner up and try out new activities together.

Meanwhile, WellFood is an expanded food space dedicated to healthy food demonstration. All weekend, top chefs, nutritionists, and foodies will lead cooking demonstrations where attendees can participate and learn about healthy eating.

Katie Ryan, founder of WellFest, said the third outing for the festival is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in their own health and fitness.

“We’ve been able to attract a star-studded line-up for May,” Ryan said, “featuring some of the most exciting health and fitness experts from Ireland and abroad.  We’ve also taken on board feedback from previous years to introduce new features such as our family-focused area, WellKids, and our expanded food space, WellFood.  We want people to come along for the weekend and make a real family occasion of it.”




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