So over the weekend, me and a few friends headed over to WellFest in Herbert Park, Dublin. This is a health and well being festival that covers everything from Pilates and yoga, healthy food and cooking demonstrations, TRX and bootcamp workouts! So fair to say something for everybody. There were also talks about mindfullness, smarter training and nutrition. I worked on the Saturday as a volunteer so got to see the work and organisation that goes into putting on an event like this!
What we ate
So on the Saturday I got to catch some of the events on the main stage and the main guy Joe Wicks had the place packed out. I really admire people who can make healthy eating and exercise popular with millions of people world wide!
I also got to sample the amazing samples from Irish producers. My winners in the deliciousness category was:
- The Boutique Bake – their protein bites are so easy to make and are gluten and sugar free. You can find these in SuperValus, Dunnes or at their online store
- BFree Foods – I’m currently in a process of eliminating eggs, dairy and wheat but I’m really missing my toast. Cue BFree Oaty Loaf! This gorgeous bread is wheat, gluten, dairy and egg free! It is dense but two slices are equal to a whole bowl of porridge. These can be found in Tescos, SuperValus and Dunnes. They can also be purchased on line at their online store
- Broderick’s BC bars – These are Paleo treats that are delicious! The bars range in protein content from 7-9g per bar which is pretty decent. The flavours are Apple & Cinnamon, Cocoa & Hazlenut and Peanut. My favourite was the Cocoa & Hazlenut bar it was sweet chocolatey and relatively healthy. Not sure about the availability of these but you can get them on line at their online store and in health food stores.
Glenisk were GIVING AWAY yogurt pots all weekend! (That’s a lot of free product!) And you could top these with berries or granola, because I’m off dairy I didn’t try them but my friend said they were delicious. Its great to see so many Irish companies producing great nutritious food!
What we did
So food out of the way, what activities did we do? On the Sunday we managed to catch The Happy Pear cooking demo which was great. We then chilled out in the sun and took in some Pound classes. This is a cardio based class done to drum beats and was mega fun! We scheduled the rest of the day and I head off to get some supplies and do some networking. With plenty more samples I headed off to do some yoga with Art McHeart in the fairy light lit tent! The atmosphere was chilled and fun and I loved it.
Next up was a catch up with my bestie who had saved me a spot in an advanced TRX class! Here we did lots of single leg work, my poor glutes, chest press and rows! This was a strength based class and I really enjoyed it. Its been ages since I done TRX and my muscles were feeling it on Monday morning. TRX is a fantastic workout because your muscles work harder to stabilise yourself against gravity and the instability of the straps.
After the class we head back down to the Well Village and grabbed some acai bowls with banana and granola to enjoy it the sunshine. So WellFest 2017 done and dusted and my verdict? I can’t wait for next year! Let me know if you ventured to WellFest and what you got up to?