Looking Back at the 2016 Sport and Fitness Show


 

This was the official website for the 2016 Sport and Fitness Show. Alongside the Sport and Fitness Show, Brighton and Hove seafront provided the iconic backdrop to the official 2016 Brighton and Hove Triathlon.
Content is from the site's 2015 - 2016 archived pages, as well as from other outside sources.

We are proud to present THE SPORT and FITNESS SHOW

Come to the seaside and discover a world of sport, nutrition, exercise, health and fitness.

 

Try a triathlon in 2016: New sporting event for Brighton & Hove

26 January 2016 | new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/

Registration is now open for a new triathlon taking place in September 2016. The event has a maximum of 1,500 places with categories for elite athletes, experienced, intermediate and new participants. The triathlon was given the go ahead by councillors at the Economic Development and Culture Committee last June and is supported by Brighton & Hove City Council.

The first Brighton & Hove Triathlon will take place on Sunday 11 September and is based mainly on Hove Lawns. A sea swim will be followed by cycling along nearby closed roads before the final run stage takes place on Hove Promenade and Lawns with the city’s iconic views as a backdrop.

Triathlons have been boosted in popularity in recent years by the success of British athletes on the international stage, including the 2012 Olympics. There are three race distances available, including the standard distance; 1500m swim followed by a 40km cycle and ending with a 10km run and the smallest distance, the Super Sprint 400m swim, 5km cycle and 2.5km run. As we enter another Olympic year, this sport is set to gain more coverage and again rise in popularity. The event has already received international entrants from across Europe including Germany, Denmark and France.

Cllr Alan Robins, Deputy Chair of Economic Development and Culture Committee, said: “The Brighton and Hove Triathlon is an excellent new event for the city and will attract many people to come along to participate or watch the sporting activity. Brighton & Hove has a strong reputation for high profile sporting fixtures and this is a welcome addition to the events calendar for 2016.”

In addition, a big outdoor Sport and Fitness show will run over both days of the triathlon weekend. The outdoor show held on Hove lawns will represent innovative health and fitness including nutrition, sports technology, a shopping village and a main stage hosting fitness classes and demonstrations. One of the main features of The Sport and Fitness Show will be several ‘Have a go’ areas creating an interactive playground for children and adults alike to sample new sports and receive coaching from industry experts.

Sports and Fitness show organiser, Lisa Clayton states, “The Sport and Fitness Show is an exciting new concept. We will be showcasing a vast array of different sports, health brands, new technologies and fitness trends all gathered together in one place. We have designed the show to inspire and capture the imagination of thousands of active families and individuals of all levels on Hove Lawns”.

 

Have fun in the coolest city In Britain

Brighton is one of the UKs most active, health conscious towns. Less than an hour away from London, its renowned the world over for its vibrancy, alternative lifestyle and sheer va va voom. With over 8 million visitors a year, what other place in the UK can boast its own arts festival, bike ride, marathon, and triathlon? Not forgetting its amazing choice of bars, restaurants and shopping.

When you’ve enjoyed the Sport and Fitness Show to the max, don’t forget to have a wander around our dynamic city. Who knows what you might find!

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An aside: I escaped to Brighton from my somewhat overly intense existence in New York City to attend this show. My partner and I had just invested in a small franchise offering fitness equipment and coaching and were looking for ideas. We were enjoying ourselves while networking and getting some really promising leads. Then I get a call from my sister, telling me that it was probably time that we look for an assisted living facility for our elderly mother. This was an issue we had been discussing for some time. Apparently our mother had finally decided that her life would be easier if she were living in a home for seniors rather than on her own. It turned out that our mother's best friend was moving into the Hart Heritage Estates, a residential care facility in Bel Air Maryland, not far from where my sister lives. My mother wanted us to look into Hart Heritage Estates for her as well. My sister in her email gave me the link to the site rather cryptically with a "here". Initially I panicked, but after perusing the Hart Heritage Estates website, I relaxed and thought that if they had space for our mother it could be great. I told my sister I really liked the Forest Hill location with its 6.5 acres of park-like grounds. She should go and check out the residence in person with our mother and when I arrived back in the states from the Sport and Fitness Show, I would drive done to discuss further. Update: My fitness business is taking off and my mother is happily ensconced at Hart Heritage Estates.

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THE SPORT and FITNESS SHOW

Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th September 2016, Hove Lawns

Get inspired by a world of sport

If you’re mad about sport and keeping fit, you’ll love the Sport and Fitness Show. Bring your family along to the UK’s favourite seaside city, Brighton and Hove, and immerse yourself in the exciting world of sport. Fun, inspirational and FREE, the show is packed with the widest range of sports and fitness experiences and demos from top fitness brands, live cooking with health and nutrition experts, plus the opportunity to try out exciting new technologies.

Get fit. Get fitter.

There’s something for everyone at the Sport and Fitness Show. Join us and you’ll discover new sports and trends, watch some fantastic entertainment on our main stage, talk to sports professionals and get advice and new ideas on everything from nutrition to how to improve your fitness level.

Get motivated. Learn new skills. Be the best you can possibly be. That’s what you’ll take away from the Sport and Fitness Show.

Activities

Try a new sport or hone your skills with our amazing Have-a-Go zone.

What a performance! At the heart of our show, the main stage has lots going on with exciting entertainment, demonstrations, exercise and dance classes that you can take part in.

Fill up on our great range of healthy and delicious food options. Watch cooking demos and get inspired by the latest nutritional products and performance supplements.

Fancy a shopathon? Check out the very latest fashions in sports clothing and equipment.

What’s cutting edge in the world of sports technology. Discover everything from the latest wearable technology to high tech training aids.

Whoever thought eating healthy could be so delicious? With all this activity, you’ll need to refuel with our great range of healthy eating options.

Check out some incredible sports photography and plan your next active holiday with our world-class holiday and leisure exhibitors.

Brighton and Hove Triathlon

You’ll get to watch the city’s most exciting sports event of the year, the Brighton and Hove Triathlon. The event’s transition zone is located in the Sport and Fitness Show so you’ll get to see all the action, right there as it happens.

 



 

Brighton and Hove Triathlon

Alongside the Sport and Fitness Show, Brighton and Hove seafront will provide the iconic backdrop to the official Brighton and Hove Triathlon. Co-ordinated by John Lunt, London 2012 Olympic triathlon competition manager, the race will certainly be the most eagerly anticipated inaugural triathlon in the UK.

Professional Triathletes, and first-timers alike will commence their race with an open water sea-swim from the picture-postcard pebble beach, before a flat criterion cycle leg held entirely on closed roads takes them along the city’s unique coast, before a final return to Hove Lawns and a run that will head out towards West Pier and the new i360 before crossing the finish line with Brighton’s iconic cityscape as a backdrop.

 

Sport and Fitness Show to run alongside Brighton and Hove Triathlon

By Gary - January 4, 2016 | www.endurancebusiness.com

Brighton will host what is being billed as South East England’s biggest outdoor Sport and Fitness Show alongside the Brighton and Hove Triathlon, which takes place on 10-11 September 2016.

The triathlon registration and transition zone will be located within the show, just a stone’s throw from the sea on Hove Lawns on the South Coast of England. The Sport and Fitness Show will be free to enter and offers the chance for ‘triathletes, their families and sport loving individuals to sample the latest fitness products from top brands, as well as try new sports and activities.’

According to the organizers, the show will have an estimated 25,000 visitors and will be home to various zones stretching along the seafront, including nutrition, tech, retail and lifestyle areas. The main stage will host free exercise classes, demonstrations and educational talks from nutrition experts. Live cooking demonstrations will also give visitors the chance to taste and learn to cook healthy dishes they can try at home.

John Lunt, serial triathlon organiser and Event Director of the Brighton and Hove triathlon said, “I’m very pleased that the triathlon will part of a two day major Sport and Fitness Show creating an unmissable weekend in Brighton and Hove. There will be a number of exciting new innovations happening next year, so keep your eyes peeled!”

On 11 September 2016, the Brighton & Hove seafront will provide a backdrop to the official Brighton and Hove Triathlon. Co-ordinated by John Lunt, Olympic triathlon competition manager, the race will be one of the most eagerly anticipated inaugural triathlons in the UK.

Professional triathletes, and first-timers alike will commence their race with an open water sea-swim from the picture-postcard pebble beach, before a flat criterion cycle leg held entirely on closed roads which takes participants along the city’s unique coast, before a final return to Hove Lawns and a run that will head out towards West Pier and the new i360 before crossing the finish line with Brighton’s iconic cityscape as a backdrop.

 

 

Quirky and Alternative Ways to Keep Fit in Brighton and Hove

The buzzing bohemian city of Brighton and Hove is the perfect place to explore different and quirky ways to get fit. Have a look at some of our top alternative picks that you can try in and around the city.

Live Love Hoop

The hula hoop: a timeless classic toy which can both baffle and entertain for hours. If you’d like to master the art of hula hooping, try fun and active classes with Live Love Hoop.
Their classes in October 2015 are divided into Beginners and Continuers, and are available in both Brighton and Hove. Courses run for 6 weeks at a time, and hula hoops are provided every week. No experience is necessary, so don’t worry if you haven’t picked up a hoop for a while. Other hula hoop courses do run throughout the year, and varieties include fitness classes, dance classes, and show stopping trick classes.
In your first class you can expect a good warm up, followed by being taught how to hoop on your waist, and potentially learn a cool trick or two.
An Early Bird rate is available for classes in Hove if you want to give hula hooping a go: simply visit the Live Love Hoop website and sign up for classes before 21st September 2015.
For more information please visit their website: http://livelovehoop.com/

hula hoop

Walking Football

This form of football is great for all ages and abilities, and a brilliant way to play the beautiful game at a slower pace. It’s perfect for Sporty Silvers, and anyone who is getting back into sport following an injury – it’s also great for socialising and having fun.
Walking Football is aimed at people aged 50+ and is open to both men and women. During the game of this non-contact sport, players must not sprint, run, or jog; and any rule breakers will be penalised.
This sport is flexible and variations to game rules and pitch size to accommodate every player’s needs to ensure that everyone can have a go.
Sessions are weekly and are held for 2 hours at the Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre. Opportunities to play table tennis and other less intense sports are available.
Until the end of September 2015 3 daytime activities (e.g. group exercise class/use of the gym/swim) are available for £10.00.
For more information please visit the centre’s website: www.freedom-leisure.co.uk or contact the Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre on 01273 633366.

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The Circus Project

Ever fancied running away with the circus? Well now you can with The Circus Project in Hove! Founded by aerialists Emma and Dave Taylor, The Circus Project offers aerial training classes and workshops to both children and adults.
Drop-in classes for adults are offered to both beginners and improvers, and an open practice runs during school term time. Tailor made workshops are also available if you want to try other circus-based activities.
Aerial circus classes are open for children aged 7 years and above, however there is currently a waiting list, please get in touch with The Circus Project for more information.
If circus training isn’t really your style, The Circus Project also runs yoga classes for adults.

SUP yoga

For more information please visit their website: http://www.thecircusproject.co.uk/

 

SUP Exercise

Stand Up Paddle Boarding has grown massively in popularity in the UK and is now one of the sports to try. But have you tried the SUP variations? SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness are two alternative ways of experiencing paddle boarding.
Swap the yoga mat for a paddle board and experience outdoor yoga at Hove Lagoon. If you’re worried about not having experience with SUP or yoga, don’t worry – no experience is necessary. If you’re already a yoga pro, there are classes available for all levels.
SUP Fitness classes also run at Hove Lagoon. These classes involve bodyweight circuits which will incorporate paddleboards and paddle boarding into the class. This is a great form of functional training, and a good way to train for other sports.
These alternative ways of keeping fit will improve your core strength, balance, and the yoga should leave you feeling tranquil and relaxed after a session in the great outdoors. If you fancy giving traditional SUP a go without the yoga or fitness class, Hove Lagoon runs classes and taster sessions for all abilities.
Put off by the weather? Don’t be: SUP Yoga is held at local pools during the winter months, and getting wet during SUP is all part of the fun!
For more information please visit the Hove Lagoon website: https://www.lagoon.co.uk/ ; or the SUP Yoga Brighton website: http://www.supyogabrighton.co.uk/

SUP yoga

Written by Iris Wheatcroft – Event Executive

 



 

2015 - 2016 News

 

May 25, 2016 Live Love Hoop: Hula for your health! Live Love Hoop: Hula for your health!
I’m Iris and I work at The Sport and Fitness Show as an Event Executive. Untitled design (6) I’m always looking for fun ways to keep active, and in Brighton there’s no shortage of quirky classes. So I dropped into one of Live Love Hoop’s beginner sessions held at Brighton and Hove High School with Jo Mondy…

What to expect
Expect to hula hoop! Don’t worry if you can’t hoop or haven’t hula’d for a long time, Jo is a fantastic teacher and gives excellent and personalised tips on the technique behind the hoop. Not only do you hoop around the waist, I learnt how to hoop on hands and wrists as well as how to ‘figure of eight’ the hoop around me.

What to wear
Wear non-restrictive clothes that allow you to move. I wore leggings and a top, which worked absolutely fine. Shoes are optional, I felt more comfortable in my socks but trainers can also be worn.

What to take with you
All you need is a bottle of water and a can-do attitude! Jo supplies all of the hoops for the session, but you can also buy your very own hoop if you want to practise outside of the class.

What will I work on?
Hula hooping on the waist will really work your abdominal muscles and improve your core strength. Hand and wrist hooping gives your arms a good workout as well!

Fun factor
Who doesn’t love a good old hula hoop session?! It’s a great way of having a laugh and being a bit silly while being active, and everyone in the class was so friendly and ready to give advice to newbies. It was a great atmosphere with everyone spurring each other on and congratulating everyone on their efforts – very beginner friendly!

Final thoughts
I would recommend everyone to give Live Love Hoop a try – it’s fun,  interactive, and super friendly. Not only can you attend the sessions, but a Facebook group set up by Jo also allows everyone from the class to link up together and attend Hula Jams across Brighton and Hove.

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May 20, 2016 Zumba Fitness Master Trainer to hit Brighton Beach Zumba Fitness Master Trainer to hit Brighton Beach
The Sport and Fitness Show are excited to introduce one of the most vibrant and fun total body workouts to the event, as Zumba® Fitness hits the main stage of the show in September. A Zumba® Fitness UK master trainer will lead a series of classes expected to attract hundreds on Hove Lawns over the weekend of the 10th and 11th September.

The master trainer will be delivering four classes across the weekend to give active families and fitness fanatics a chance to get moving to a variety of songs from all around the world.

Josie Pether, Event Manager of the show says “We cannot wait to host Zumba® Fitness with an immersive audience and showcase a dynamic and enjoyable fitness experience”.

Meet the Master Trainer – Sandra Bayliss

Originally from Mexico, our Zumba® Fitness Master Trainer, Sandra was among the first instructors to teach Zumba® Fitness in the UK. With more than 12 years’ experience in the fitness industry, Sarah will be sharing her passion for dancing with The Sport and Fitness Show visitors.

The Sport and Fitness Show
Alongside Zumba® Fitness classes on the main stage, The Sport and Fitness Show promises to showcase a superb line up of activities for all the family such as a climbing wall, football coaching, ballet fit, a Segway adventure and much more.

Brighton and Hove Triathlon
As an alternative to Zumba® Fitness, if you fancy a whole body workout with a little less rhythm, why not sign up to the Brighton and Hove triathlon? Running alongside the Sport and Fitness Show and taking place on Sunday 11th September, the biggest closed road triathlon on the south coast offers distances for the complete beginner all the way to the experienced triathlete.

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May 20, 2016 The Sport and Fitness Show offers a magical twist on sport The Sport and Fitness Show offers a magical twist on sport
Calling all muggles! Organisers of The Sport and Fitness Show invite you to magical and wonderful experience. Quidditch, best known for its fictional background within J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter saga, will appear as part of event on 10-11th September on Hove Lawns, Brighton and Hove. The unique sporting experience will be hosted by national governing body, QuidditchUK and will be free for public to join in.
Quidditch stands by itself as a thriving sport and is unique in its combination of tactical play, physicality, and gender inclusivity. Quidditch is a co-ed contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, wrestling, flag football, and other sports.
A Quidditch team is made up of seven athletes who play with brooms between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, once familiar with the basic rules, Quidditch is an exciting sport to watch and even more exciting to play. And the snitch? Well, the snitch is a tennis ball in a yellow sock tucked into the back of the snitch runner’s shorts, and the snitch runner has to prevent the seekers from getting the snitch. It’s not as bizarre as it sounds…
Mel Piper, President of Quidditch UK says, “We at QuidditchUK are incredibly excited to be part of the Sport and Fitness Show in Brighton. This is a great chance to showcase what the sport is all about. It will be wonderful to get as many people to have a go as possible, young or old, and show that this sport is more than merely something based on fiction.”
Josie Pether, Event Manager of The Sport and Fitness Show, says “Quidditch captures the excitement of children and the gusto of adults. We hope muggle and wizarding enthusiasts alike will enjoy the ‘Have a Go’ sessions over the weekend”.
The Sport and Fitness Show will also be home to a variety of Have a Go sport activity such as Zumba Fitness, football coaching, Segways with Go Ape, Les Mills classes, Burlexercise, Ballet Fit and much more…

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May 04, 2016 5 Rainy Day Sport Activities in Brighton and Hove 5 Rainy Day Sport Activities in Brighton and Hove
Even though winter is drawing to a close and we have our fingers crossed for some sunnier weather, it’s always good to be prepared to those rainy days. Here are our 5 Rainy Day Sport Activities that are ideal for the kids to let off some steam.

Rock Climbing
A challenge for the whole family, rock climbing offers the great outdoors… inside. The kids will love clambering over the walls and abseiling down like true mountaineers. Family taster sessions are available at High Sports Brighton, which are ideal if you haven’t had any climbing experience before.

Swimming
Brighton and Hove are host to a number of indoor swimming pools that welcome families. This is a great inexpensive way of getting the kids active on a rainy day – children aged 16 and below can be registered for free swimming across the city. For more information, visit the Brighton and Hove City Council website.

Court Sports
Freedom Leisure centres across Brighton and Hove offer indoor court hire for badminton, squash, and tennis. No racket? No problem – you can hire equipment at most centres. So don your trainers and get the kids on court for some family fun.

Dance Classes
While not all dance classes in Brighton and Hove offer drop in sessions, dance classes are still a great option for entertaining kids indoors. From tap classes to ballet to hip hop, you can be sure to find the perfect class for your little dancer. For tiny tots try Babyballet or Boogie Beans, and for older dancers take a look at Brighton and Hove Dance Academy.

Parent and Baby Exercise
From prenatal to postnatal, there are so many indoor exercise classes which are tailored for parents and babies in Brighton and Hove. Between unique postnatal yoga classes to baby massage classes, you will also be able to get advice on nutrition and post-pregnancy relaxation techniques.

 

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Feb 22, 2016 Brighton partners with Zone3 to showcase 2016 range with Wetsuit Partnership
Brighton and Hove Triathlon has partnered with Zone3 to showcase their new 2016 range and provide wetsuit hire to race participants over the weekend of the 10th – 11th September 2016. Zone3 will also have a retail space within the family friendly Sport and Fitness Show running alongside the race. The partnership will also cover the races organised by sister company, Bspoke Events including the Poole Sea Swim, taking place on Saturday 21st May 2016.

John Lunt Race Director of Brighton and Hove Triathlon and Managing Director of Bspoke Events adds; “Having Zone3 as the official wetsuit of the events will be a fantastic addition to the event offering. Zone3 have an incredible range of wetsuit products. We look forward to working closely with James and all his staff at Zone3”.

​Similarly, James Lock Managing Director of Zone3 comments;
​“We’re really looking forward to working with John and his team in 2016 and know that they’ll be fantastic events. The race locations look brilliant and we know that with such an experienced team organising them, all the athletes will have a great experience. We are extremely excited about the launch of our 2016 wetsuits and tri clothing collection and hope to see many of them out on the course”

Pictured, James L​ock (Managing Director of Zone3) and John Lunt (Managing Director of Brighton and Hove Triathlon and BspokeEvents) at the signing of a new wetsuit partnership for and the Brighton and Hove Triathlon and BspokeEvents.

For more information about either of the races please visit www.BrightonandHoveTriathlon.com and www.PooleSwim.com

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Feb 04, 2016 Quirky and Alternative Ways to Keep Fit in Brighton and Hove Quirky and Alternative Ways to Keep Fit in Brighton and Hove
The buzzing bohemian city of Brighton and Hove is the perfect place to explore different and quirky ways to get fit. Have a look at some of our top alternative picks that you can try in and around the city.

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Live Love Hoop
The hula hoop: a timeless classic toy which can both baffle and entertain for hours. If you’d like to master the art of hula hooping, try fun and active classes with Live Love Hoop.
Their classes in October 2015 are divided into Beginners and Continuers, and are available in both Brighton and Hove. Courses run for 6 weeks at a time, and hula hoops are provided every week. No experience is necessary, so don’t worry if you haven’t picked up a hoop for a while. Other hula hoop courses do run throughout the year, and varieties include fitness classes, dance classes, and show stopping trick classes.
In your first class you can expect a good warm up, followed by being taught how to hoop on your waist, and potentially learn a cool trick or two.
An Early Bird rate is available for classes in Hove if you want to give hula hooping a go: simply visit the Live Love Hoop website and sign up for classes before 21st September 2015.
For more information please visit their website: http://livelovehoop.com/

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Walking Football
This form of football is great for all ages and abilities, and a brilliant way to play the beautiful game at a slower pace. It’s perfect for Sporty Silvers, and anyone who is getting back into sport following an injury – it’s also great for socialising and having fun.
Walking Football is aimed at people aged 50+ and is open to both men and women. During the game of this non-contact sport, players must not sprint, run, or jog; and any rule breakers will be penalised.
This sport is flexible and variations to game rules and pitch size to accommodate every player’s needs to ensure that everyone can have a go.
Sessions are weekly and are held for 2 hours at the Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre. Opportunities to play table tennis and other less intense sports are available.
Until the end of September 2015 3 daytime activities (e.g. group exercise class/use of the gym/swim) are available for £10.00.
For more information please visit the centre’s website: www.freedom-leisure.co.uk or contact the Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre on 01273 633366.

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The Circus Project
Ever fancied running away with the circus? Well now you can with The Circus Project in Hove! Founded by aerialists Emma and Dave Taylor, The Circus Project offers aerial training classes and workshops to both children and adults.
Drop-in classes for adults are offered to both beginners and improvers, and an open practice runs during school term time. Tailor made workshops are also available if you want to try other circus-based activities.
Aerial circus classes are open for children aged 7 years and above, however there is currently a waiting list, please get in touch with The Circus Project for more information.
If circus training isn’t really your style, The Circus Project also runs yoga classes for adults.
For more information please visit their website: http://www.thecircusproject.co.uk/

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SUP Exercise
Stand Up Paddle Boarding has grown massively in popularity in the UK and is now one of the sports to try. But have you tried the SUP variations? SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness are two alternative ways of experiencing paddle boarding.
Swap the yoga mat for a paddle board and experience outdoor yoga at Hove Lagoon. If you’re worried about not having experience with SUP or yoga, don’t worry – no experience is necessary. If you’re already a yoga pro, there are classes available for all levels.
SUP Fitness classes also run at Hove Lagoon. These classes involve bodyweight circuits which will incorporate paddleboards and paddle boarding into the class. This is a great form of functional training, and a good way to train for other sports.
These alternative ways of keeping fit will improve your core strength, balance, and the yoga should leave you feeling tranquil and relaxed after a session in the great outdoors. If you fancy giving traditional SUP a go without the yoga or fitness class, Hove Lagoon runs classes and taster sessions for all abilities.
Put off by the weather? Don’t be: SUP Yoga is held at local pools during the winter months, and getting wet during SUP is all part of the fun!
For more information please visit the Hove Lagoon website: https://www.lagoon.co.uk/ ; or the SUP Yoga Brighton website: www.supyogabrighton.co.uk/

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Jan 21, 2016 ALBION IN THE COMMUNITY ALBION IN THE COMMUNITY
Organisers of Brighton and Hove Triathlon have chosen Albion in the Community (AITC) as an official charity partner for 2016  .AITC

The race takes place on Sunday, September 11 and is the biggest closed road triathlon on the south coast. Brighton and Hove Triathlon includes an open water sea swim, a flat cycle leg and a run along the city’s iconic promenade towards the British Airways i360. Each year event organisers will pick two local charities to support and this year have decided to team up with Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s as an official charity for the inaugural race. AITC runs an array of projects throughout Sussex and has engaged with more than 30,000 in the last 12 months alone.

As a charity, AITC relies heavily on donations, Emma Brockhurst, community fundraiser at the charity, was delighted to receive the support of such a popular event.

She said: “We are very grateful to be chosen as the official charity partner of the Brighton and Hove Triathlon. As a sporting charity it is fantastic to be able to be part of one of the city’s premier race events.”
This year’s triathlon is also being run alongside the two-day Sport and Fitness Show and AITC community coaches will be running various activities in the event’s Have-a-Go zones alongside volunteers from the Sussex FA. These will include football workshops and disability sport taster sessions.

The Sport and Fitness Show will take place on Hove Lawns on Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th September and as well as the AITC and Sussex FA activities it will also include nutrition and retails zones, alongside a main stage with fitness classes and live cooking demonstrations.

John Lunt, Director and organiser of London 2012 Olympic Triathlon Race Director said: “We are delighted to have Albion in the Community as a local charity partner. We are excited to be working with the team moving forward and hosting their marvelous fundraisers in the inaugural race.”

For more information on the race visit www.brightonandhovetriathlon.com or to find out more about the Sport and Fitness Show go towww.sportandfitnessshow.com

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Jan 18, 2016 High5 will be a key partner of triathlon High5 will be a key partner of triathlon

Organisers of Brighton and Hove Triathlon have announced High5 Sports Nutrition will be playing a major part in the event on Sunday 11th September. Hosting the first draft legal triathlon since the change in racing…

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Dec 01, 2015 Christmas gifts for health and fitness lovers Christmas gifts for health and fitness lovers
Organisers of Brighton and Hove Triathlon have announced High5 Sports Nutrition will be playing a major part in the event on Sunday 11th September.Untitled design

Hosting the first draft legal triathlon since the change in racing rules, the closed road race will hydrate and energise athletes using High5 products throughout the race, as well as in the free to attend Sport and Fitness Show aiming to attract 25,000 sport loving visitors.

Race Director and Triathlon Guru, John Lunt states, “We are very excited to have teamed up with High5 Sports Nutrition to provide our athletes with world-class nutrition over the weekend. Visitors can also sample High5’s leading edge products in the nutrition zone of the Sport and Fitness Show and listen to expert nutrition talks on the stage.”

Wendy Lee, General Manager at High5 says, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the new Brighton and Hove Triathlon in September 2016 and supplying all competitors with our award-winning IsoGel’s. We hope everyone taking part feels the benefit of our nutrition and most importantly enjoys their day. The triathlon, running alongside The Sport and Fitness Show, looks set to be a great addition to the triathlon race calendar and we look forward to seeing you within the nutrition zone”.

For your chance to win some High5 goodies, follow Brighton and Hove Triathlon social media channels and sign up to the newsletter on the website. www.brightonandhovetriathlon.com

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Jul 21, 2015 Vivid Event Group Vivid Event Group
Charlie Hepburn, Managing Director and founder of Brighton based live events agency Vivid Event Group, is undertaking a new project and delivering an International Triathlon and Sport and Fitness Show to Brighton & Hove seafront in September 2016.

Hepburn has partnered with John Lunt, prolific triathlon organiser and competition manager for the London 2012 Olympic triathlon to bring the new events to the city. The Economic Development and Culture Committee voted unanimously in approval for plans for the events to take place in September 2016.

The Brighton and Hove Triathlon will cater for up to 3,000 participants, and will offer a sea swim, followed by a closed roads looped cycle along the coast road and ending with a run along Hove Promenade, taking in some of Brighton & Hove’s famous landmarks.

Cllr Alan Robins, Deputy Chair of Economic Development and Culture Committee, said: “Brighton & Hove has an excellent reputation for hosting high profile sporting events and a triathlon will be a welcome addition. The event will encourage enjoyment and participation in sport as well as attracting competitors and spectators to the city.  We’ve had great recent successes with events such as the Brighton Marathon and the Tour of Britain cycle race and we are looking forward to Rugby World Cup 2015 this autumn. The city is known for celebrating and welcoming new events of this kind.”

Running alongside the triathlon, the free to attend, Sport and Fitness Show aims to attract up to 30,000 individuals over the weekend who are actively involved in sport on a regular basis. The outdoor show will be packed with the widest range of sports and fitness experiences and demos from top fitness brands, live cooking with health and nutrition experts, plus the opportunity to try out new exciting technologies.

Hepburn states, “We have assembled an experienced team for the delivery of these high profile events and are confident we will bring a world class triathlon and sport and fitness show to the South East”.

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December 1, 2015 Christmas gifts for health and fitness lovers

The team here at The Sport and Fitness Show are all hands on deck trying to find the perfect present for our friends and family. To help you along the way, here are some ideas for what might be the perfect gift for any health lovers you may know… or better yet, ideas for your own Christmas list!

Fit Bit

Fitbit is designed to track every fitness activity in your day including exercise, food, weight and sleep to prove that going to the gym is not the only way to feel you are achieving your goals. This little device allows you to stay motivated by monitoring the small steps in everyday life to increase basic fitness and is being used by millions worldwide.

 

Graze Box

Graze provide over 100 healthy snacks to choose from which can be delivered straight to your door whether that’s at home or work. This allows you to not have to think about what you’re having for lunch every day and can trust you won’t be consuming too many calories. Graze offers gift vouchers from 3 up to 50 boxes which allow your friends and family the chance to choose all their favourite nibbles.

 

Nutri Ninja

If you’ve been aware of the green juice trend sweeping the nation, it’s more than likely so have your friends. What better way to get involved than to buy them their very own smoothie and juice maker. Versatile and incredibly powerful, the Nutri Ninja cuts through large chunks of food with consummate ease – creating a range of tasty treats in just a few seconds.

 

Lean in 15 

Lean in 15 features 100 recipes for nutritious, quick-to-prepare meals and guides you through Joe Wicks’ signature HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) home workouts – revealing how to  combine food and exercise to ignite intense fat-burning.

 

The Grand Hotel Spa

Spa weekends and treatments are very popular gifts and we’re not surprised! From deep massages to cleansing facials, spa treatments can increase your health and wellbeing, and leave you feeling like a new, fresh person with a clear mind – what a perfect way to feel heading in the New Year.

 

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