Some of the world’s best-known health and fitness experts will descend on Dublin this September

WellFest 2016 Calling on health and fitness fans in Offaly

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


WellFest 2016 Calling on health and fitness fans in Offaly

Some of the world’s best-known health and fitness experts will descend on Dublin this September for WellFest 2016, and the festival organisers are calling on health and fitness fans in Offaly to attend. 

 WellFest, Ireland’s only health, fitness and wellness festival, will take place in Dublin’s Herbert Park on 17th and 18th September, and tickets are available now from  The line-up, which was unveiled yesterday (22.06.16), includes:

 ●      Russell Bateman, founder of The Skinny Bitch Collective, the fitness movement made famous by celebrity fans such as Millie Mackintosh, Suki Waterhouse, Laura Whitmore, Daisy Lowe and Ellie Goulding. 

●      Fitness model and personal trainer Bradley Simmonds: the former footballer, who is now the go-to trainer for the likes of Chelsea captain John Terry, ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and former Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp.

●    Juliet Murrell, founder of House of Voga, the London-based fitness school where classes are set to energetic 1980s aerobics beats and combine traditional yoga poses with “voguing”, a dance style originally popularised by Madonna.

●      Kathryn Thomas, founder of Pure Results Bootcamp, Ireland's premier all-inclusive fitness retreat and weight-loss bootcamp, where the team of dedicated trainers put clients through their paces with high-intensity classes including boxercise, kettlebells, assault courses and metafit, while helping them relax and unwind with body balance and yoga. 

“A Different Festival Experience”

Speaking at the programme launch for WellFest 2016 today, Anthony Kelly, founder of the festival, said: “We created WellFest because we wanted to offer a different festival experience in Ireland; one focused on positive living and demonstrating that fun in this country doesn’t have to revolve around alcohol. 

“We’re really excited to have some of the biggest names in health, fitness and wellness on the line-up for this year’s event.”

Other fitness and health stars participating in the festivl include:

●      Galway-man Pat Divilly, who runs Ireland’s most successful personal training empire.

●      Morgan De Young (The Southern Yogi), an Instagram yoga phenomenon with 220,000 followers.

●      David and Stephen Flynn, founders of The Happy Pear health-food mecca.

●      Model and healthy eating advocate, Roz Purcell. 

●      Digital detox maestro Chris Flack of

●      Health and wellness coach, and author / model / presenter, Alison Canavan.

●      Musician and mental health campaigner, Bressie.


“There is no other event like WellFest in Ireland,” said Anthony Kelly.  “It’s not an expo or a summit; it’s about participation, being active and most importantly having fun as a group. Attendees are actively encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible throughout the weekend.  Most importantly we give people the opportunity to try something new and to pick up skills and habits which can help them be healthier and feel better in their daily lives.” 

 Weekend tickets for WellFest cost €65, while day passes are available for €40 (plus booking fee).  Tickets include unlimited access to classes, talks and workshops on health, fitness, nutrition, cookery, yoga, pilates, mindfulness, and more. 

 WellFest 2016 is sponsored by Glenisk, Gourmet Fuel, Pure Results, Reebok, Vita Coco, and Berocca.