It’s not unusual for me to drop a few lbs during festival season, but this is generally through a not-very-healthy combination of dehydration, dance tent marathons and darting across muddy fields between stages.
But this may be about to change, because 2017 is all about the rise of the fit-stival, and this weekend I’ll be donning my sequins AND Lycra and headed to Kent to get a different kind of festival sweat on with the LoveFit crowds.
LoveFit is a four-day boutique music and fitness festival set at the St Clere Estate featuring wellness stars like Lily Sabri, Carly Rowena, Mr Motivator (yes!) and the 1Rebel and Fierce Grace studio teams alongside musical maestros like Danny Howard, Tom Findlay and our favourite lady DJ Jessica Skye.
They say: "By day LoveFit is bustling with fitness classes led by industry experts, health workshops, competitions & tournaments. By night, the forest transforms into majestic music festival that blends the UK’s hottest DJ’s and dance acts."
We say: "A festival that will actually make us look and feel BETTER at the end of a wild weekend? Amazing! But will there be dancing? And booze? And boys? And how much fun will a field full of fitties really be once the sun goes down and the yoga mats are rolled away?"
So far I've booked myself in for Club Classics Yoga, a 1Rebel spin class in the woods, a dance class with AYB's Joelle D'Fontaine, skinny prosecco tasting and a hot tub chill session (all activities are included in the ticket price) and I've got to say I'm pretty psyched about spending a weekend being kind to myself as well as partying alongside some like-minded Detox|Retoxers.
Sound too good to be true? We'll see. All to be revealed in Tuesday's blog post...
Day tickets from £80 (includes all activities/classes).
Weekend tickets from £119 (includes three days camping and access as well as all activities).