About Time: You Discovered Balance Festival 2018By Angelica Malin
Balance Festival is London’s biggest celebration of fitness and wellness, with masterclasses, cooking demos and a range of boutique studios offering workouts all under one roof. Graze the food options in the refuel areas, discover new wellness and athleisure brands, and browse through over 100 exhibitors in the Marketplace, with plenty of food samples to try.
Balance Festival 2018: The Lowdown
Balance Festival will be returning to London’s iconic Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, from the 11-13th May this year, offering its best line up yet. Throughout the weekend, there will be a range of classes, workshops and demos to choose from, as well as an array of wellness brands, boutique gyms and healthy eateries to discover.
Balance Festival 2018: Main Stage
Fitness experts including the likes of Zanna Van Dijk, Jamie Ray and Faisal Abdalla will take to the main stage throughout the weekend, encouraging festival attendees to take part in a range of workouts. Experience everything from full-body high energy HIIT sessions to relaxing yoga flows and spin sessions. Check out the full schedule here.
Balance Festival 2018: The LAB
The LAB will feature inspiring talks from a variety of industry experts over the three days. From intel on how to turn social media into a full-time job, to tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday routine – there’s something for everyone.
Balance Festival 2018: The Mediation Dome
The Meditation Dome is a place of zen. For anyone looking to explore mindfulness and meditation, this zone should be the first port of call. There are sessions from beginners to experts, focusing on yoga, breathing and mindfulness. Looking to turn your weekend upside down? Take part in one of the specialist handstand workouts on the schedule.
Balance Festival 2018: Live Cooking Theatre
Calling all foodies, conscious-eaters and chefs-in-the-making; the Live Cooking Theatre has a jam-packed schedule of engaging talks and demonstrations lined up for the weekend, with sessions by the likes of Deliciously Ella, Tess Ward and Jasmine Hemsley. There are also multiple workshops on offer, such as kombucha creations and how to prepare jackfruit dishes.
Balance Festival 2018: Boutique Studios
London’s best studios come together under one roof at Balance Festival, with the likes of Another_Space, Barry’s Bootcamp, Boom Cycle, UN1T and F45 recreating their studio experiences within the Old Truman Brewery – offering a bucket load of differing classes across the weekend.
Balance Festival 2018: The Refuel Cafe
Refuel and refresh after your workout by heading over to La Marzocco coffee bar, with everything from protein shakes, acai bowls and cold-press juices on offer. Keep your eyes peeled for a special Balance Festival healthy freakshake too…
Balance Festival 2018: The Balance Kitchen
Pop-up eateries from London’s best chefs and restaurants can be found in the Balanced Kitchen zone. Whether you’re craving a poke bowl or vegan burger, Redemption cocktail or organic wine – there’s something for every palette and price.
Balance Festival 2018: The Locker Room
The Locker Room offers wellness warriors the very best activewear brands all in one place. Bring your plastic and shop for a new kit from your favourite apparel brands or discover new leisure options from innovative brands new to the UK. The line-up of brands includes Casall, Lorna Jane, Every Second Counts, Figure Fit, Harvey Mills and Onzie Flow to name a few.
Balance Festival 2018: The Market
Playing host to over 100 different food and drink brands, The Market is ideal for browsing the latest food trends, and sampling new products – think raw chocolate, kombucha, coconut water, and dairy-free ice cream. Don’t forget to stop by the Teapigs Matcha Bar or the Bailey’s Vegan Treatstop.
For more information on Balance Festival and to buy tickets, see here.
11th-13th May. Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Photo Credit: Balance Festival