The Fitness Festival was created by Luke and Christina Newton, the team behind SWEAT Southsea.
The Fitness Festival exists to celebrate and inspire active and healthy lifestyles. We work in partnership with local and national organisations, teams, charities, businesses and individuals to deliver a truly unique event and it's now the biggest of its kind in the UK! Taking place on Southsea's Castle Field, both our seafront location and the event itself are unique. The event is free to attend with activities and entertainment for the whole family.
The Fitness Festival is a free event and you can simply turn up on the day! The event is family friendly with lots of activities for kids and big kids to try!
The Fitness Festival presents the opportunity to meet the Nuts Over The Atlantic team. A team of four friends (Dan, Steve, Jon and Mark) that individually, have climbed Kilimanjaro, cycled to Paris, competed in an Iron Man event and driven a Mototaxi across Peru. Seeking the next challenge led the group towards one of the toughest races on Earth; The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Taking part isn’t enough though for the team who are aiming to win and, having all felt a strong connection with The Movember Foundation, are aiming to raise £100,000 to support this great cause.
"Here at Neat HQ we love getting creative in the kitchen and whipping up a healthier version of our favourite treats to keep that pesky sweet tooth in check. Over time we’ve learnt our fair share of tips and tricks, like how to swap the usual baking staples for ingredients with a little bit more nutrition. These 5 ingredients are ones you will always find in our kitchen, which we love to use in our day to day meals, smoothies and culinary experiments. Time to embrace your inner Mary Berry - bring on the baking!"
Portsmouth Yoga's Lucy Barlow is a passionate advocate for living a healthy and active lifestyle, and runs a Yoga studio in the heart of Albert Road. Pre Fitness Festival, we sat down to find out a bit more about Lucy.
"The Raw Coast Collection is inspired by our love for coastlines that boast raw ocean swells, weathered rock faces and fresh salty air. We are excited to have 13 items in the collection ranging from surf/ yoga leggings, run/board shorts, sports bras, sports bikinis to a 4:3 surf wetsuit and wakeboard/ kite surf impact vest"
The all year round events company have an exciting line up of events for 2017. February 12th saw the hugely popular Portsmouth Coastal Marathon but with 6 more race events before the Fitness Festival and 7 events after, there's plenty to pick from!
CLL has made significant improvements to both the grass courts and the surrounding site; the grass courts are now of international tournament standard. CLL have also built 4 top-specification artificial grass courts which are floodlit for all year-round play, resurfaced 2 hard tennis courts, a basketball court, and added a regulation size netball court.
"I’d have to say that probably 90% (maybe even higher!) of the injuries we treat all stem from the spine; which makes sense if you think that every muscle group in the body is innervated from a nerve that comes from the spine. The best way to avoid developing any back problems is to keep moving!......."