International bestselling fitness coach, TV presenter and author Joe Wicks is heading to Harrogate for a major new health and fitness show organised by a Harrogate businesswoman.
Lucie Click, of Harrogate, and business partner Leah Phelps have been organising shows, conferences and exhibitions for clients through their company L2 Events for 11 years, and have each been in the events industry for over 22.
Now the pair have launched their own public show, FitLive!, aimed at those looking to improve or maintain their fitness through exercise and healthy eating.
Lucie, 44, said:
At FitLive! you’ll be able to hear from an amazing line-up of fitness and nutrition experts; see live cooking demos of healthy and nutritious meals; explore the shopping village where you’ll see all the latest activewear, fitness brands and nutritional products; and take part in the hottest fitness classes both on the high-intensity Main Stage and in the more serene Mind & Body Zone.” said Lucie.
We had the idea of staging a consumer fitness show for some time. Having organised events for so long for our clients we were keen to create a show owned by us where we were completely passionate about the content
Leah and I love running our own company but, in parallel to that, fitness is a way of life for both of us. Even when the office is super busy, we always make time for a workout to reenergise the body and brain.
The two-day show opens at the Convention Centre on June 29 and Lucie and Leah have used their experience in organizing large-scale events around the world to ensure FitLive! appeals to as wide a range of abilities and interests as possible.
It’s very much a fun-filled show where people can explore new ways to exercise through classes and taster session, with classes suitable for everyone from teenagers to new mums to those looking to explore ways to get fit or diversify their existing health regime. For example you might be a runner but if you’ve never tried yoga then give it a go as it could complement your existing routine and improve your performance.
Tickets are available now, but Lucie and Leah will be adding to the line-up over the next few weeks, with more experts from the fitness world, to key suppliers in the field such as Fit Harrogate, who will be presenting stylish activewear brands such as Lorna Jane on the show catwalk, as well as hosting high energy classes for visitors to get involved in.
FitLive! is the first new event of 2018 to announce a residency at Harrogate Convention Centre. The venue has a strong track record of nurturing fledgling events.
In January the business also announced one of its long running shows, the British Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) was planning a 25 per cent expansion and using more halls when it returns in 2019.
Convention Centre sales manager, Rebecca Turnbull said:
It’s been a real pleasure working with Lucie and Leah to bring their event to Harrogate.
They’re experienced event professionals and it’s great that Lucie wants to launch her own event in her home town of Harrogate.
FitLive! takes place on Friday 29 June and Saturday 30 June at Harrogate Convention Centre.