Lauren is a double world champion and has won the European title four times.Lauren was born missing her lower right arm, however this has challenged Lauren to be the best she can be, and she relishes the chance to overcome barriers.
She has competed at two Paralympic Games as a swimmer and represented Team GB at Rio 2016 in Paratriathlon in the sports inaugural entry to the Paralympic Games winning Silver in the women's PT4. Lauren is now training for Tokyo 2020!
Nuts Over The Atlantic
Mark, Steve, Dan and Jon make up the Nuts Over The Atlantic team and they are currently taking on one of the toughest races on Earth; The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean!
The team are taking on this incredible challenge in aid of The Movember Foundation, a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Every member of Team Nuts has been directly or indirectly affected by the causes Movember stands for - testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Not content with taking on this mammoth challenge, the team are aiming to raise £100,000 to support The Movember Foundation.
Join us on Saturday 2nd June to meet the boys and hear about their incredible challenge!
Skeleton athlete Kimberley Murray from the Isle of Wight is working hard towards her dream of winning a gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Prior to trying Skeleton, Kimberley competed nationally and internationally in the long jump. The switch in sports sees Kimberley now slide on a sled down an icy track head-first reaching speeds of over 70 miles per hour!
Head to Kimberley’s Q&A session at the Fitness Festival this year and find out more about her journey, how she came to find Skeleton and what the sport means to her.
Natalie Summers is a fitness entrepreneur, personal trainer, best-selling fitness author and mentor with an established track record of helping her clients accomplish their fitness and business goals. Her clients include gold medal winning Olympians and elite perfomers including globally recognised adventurer and survival expert, Bear Grylls.
Natalie conceived, designed and launched an innovative group exercise fitness brand in partnership with Bear Grylls and also co-authored the best-selling fitness book Your Life – Train for It with Bear.
Natalie will on hand to discuss her career and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs as part of a panel Q&A session and will also be leading a workout straight from her best-selling book.
James is a neuroscience PhD sackler scholar at King’s College London. He specialises in using neuroimaging techniques to explore the brain of people with depression, anxiety and autism. He is also the founder and president of London Universities and Colleges Athletics (LUCA), an organisation that develops athletics across 20 universities in London.
James is a passionate advocator for the role of sport in mental well-being and believes sport and exercise should play a greater part in treatment strategies for a range of physical and mental conditions.
James will join us to talk how running can help fight depression.
The Fitness Festival's host, Emily Robinson is a full time data scientist, part-time model and sponsored wakeboarder, with a passion for life outdoors and extreme sports.
Emily graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a Masters in Chemistry. Having grown up surfing, the pulI of the water became too great and science temporarily took a backseat whilst Emily became a qualified wakeboard instructor. During her time-out from science, Emily dedicated the majority of her time to creating a women’s wakeboarding club, as well as enjoying time climbing and mountaineering.
Emily is continuously inspired by the will of others to live a balanced healthy life, where they are both career driven and following their dreams.
Emily modelling Island Feather (Right)