Gym+Coffee help make Wellfest a massive success!!!

WOW!!!!! The feedback coming out of #Wellfest2022 in Dublin at the weekend was AMAZING!!! Who could resist that massive #RockTheBoat challenge!? The meditation, giant exercise classes and sense of family inclusiveness and fun made it such a special weekend. Toddlers running around, families enjoying the glorious weather, meditation and lots more made it such a fantastic event. 
Big thanks to co-sponsors, Gym+Coffee We already loved their range and now, we love them even more! Roll on #Wellfest2023 😍 And well done to Dermot & Dave from Today FM, their chat with Joe Wicks was super inspiring. 
#Wellfest #Gympluscoffee #Gymandcoffee #Wellness #Health #wellbeing #familyfun

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Heath and fitness phenomenon, MBE Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach, and doctor, mental health advocate and former Love Island star, Dr Alex George were among the headline presenters.

Dozens of other Irish and international health, fitness and wellbeing experts were at the festival today, including Maeve Madden, Gerry Hussey, Faisal Abdalla, Niamh Cullen and Bradley Simmonds. 

The health, fitness and wellness festival was sponsored by our fave athleisure brand, Gym+ Coffee 

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A litte more about Wellfest……

Now in its seventh year, WellFest is the biggest and most established festival of its kind in Europe, attracting 10,000 people to its last event. This year’s festival line-up includes: 

  • International fitness and healthy eating phenomenon, MBE Joe Wicks. Over the course of the weekend, Joe will do a workout on the Gym+Coffee Main Stage, take part in a Q&A in the WellTalk area, do a reading of his new children’s book ‘Burpee Bears’, and take part in a book signing at the Dubray tent. 
  • A&E doctor, UK Mental Health Ambassador and former Love Island star, Dr. Alex George will take to the WellTalk area for a discussion on mental health. 
  • Fitness instructor and founder of the ‘Queens Don’t Quit’ community, Maeve Madden will host two workouts on the Gym+Coffee Main Stage, as well as hosting classes all weekend in the ‘Queens Don’t Quit’ area.
  • Fitness coach and lifestyle influencer, Niamh Cullen will take her ‘Sunrise Club’ workout to the Gym+Coffee Main Stage
  • Author, podcaster and mental health advocate Niall Breslin (aka Bressie) will take to the WellMind stage to host a mental health discussion. 
  • Best-selling author, motivational speaker and coach, Gerry Hussey will return to the WellMind area for a series of talks alongside Miriam Hussey and special guests, as well as hosting a meditation session on the Gym+Coffee Main Stage. 
  • As part of an expanded WellMind schedule, in response to the pandemic, experts including psychologists Kimberley Wilson and Clodagh Campbell will also be delivering talks in the WellMind area. 
  • Chef and best-selling author, Trisha Lewis aka ‘Trisha’s Transformation’ will host a cooking demo from the WellFood tent. 
  • International yoga star Cat Meffan will take to the Gym+Coffee Main Stage and WellYoga areas to guide yoga flows. 
  • Holistic sex educator and Tantra yoga expert, Jenny Keane will deliver a holistic sex education talk at the WellTalk area and host a trantra yoga class in WellYoga. 
  • Yoga expert and nutritionist, specialising in women’s health, hormones and menstrual cycle Le’nise Brothers, will deliver a talk on how to harness your menstrual cycle in the WellTalk area, as well as guiding a yoga flow in WellYoga. 

Commenting on the launch of their first in-person event in two years, Helena Ryan, co-founder of WellFest, said: “Having taken the event online during the pandemic, we are really looking forward to WellFest being back at the RHK this year – bigger and better than ever before! 

“Over lockdown people really turned to health and fitness experts online – from getting into yoga, doing online workouts or practicing meditation. We’re delighted now to be bringing so many of these experts and well-known faces together over one weekend in May. Feel-good health and wellness events such as ours are needed now more than ever before. The line-up is our strongest to-date and we’re looking forward to filling the fields of the RHK again this year.”  

New Headline Partner 

Ireland’s largest athleisure brand, Gym+Coffee is the new headline partner for the 2022 festival. The brand has been linked to WellFest for over five years, having first attended as an exhibitor in 2017. Following their recent expansion in Ireland and the UK, they are taking on the role as headline partner this year.

As part of the new partnership, the main stage at the festival will now be known as the ‘Gym+Coffee Main Stage’, where the biggest stars at the festival will take to host their workouts. 

Over the weekend, Gym+Coffee will also have their own area on-site, which will feature talks with Gym+Coffee ambassadors as well a shop with a selection of their best-selling activewear.

Commenting on the partnership, Diarmuid McSweeney from Gym+Coffee said: “Gym+Coffee has had a presence at WellFest since 2017 – when we first attended the event as an exhibitor with one rail of clothing and just a few products! We are really proud of our growth over the past number of years, and are delighted now to be in a position to come on board as headline partner. 

“Since we first established Gym+Coffee, we’ve worked hard on building a sense of community through the brand and we know that that is at the core of WellFest too. There’s always such a positive vibe throughout the weekend – and we can’t wait to be part of that again in May.”


UK Expansion 

Also announced today was WellFest’s expansion into the UK, with its debut event taking place on the 2nd and 3rd July in Old Deer Park, Richmond, London. Gym+Coffee have also been revealed as the headline partner for the UK event. The line-up for WellFest UK will be announced on 8th of February 2022 and will include international stars from the health, fitness and wellness industry.

Commenting on the company’s expansion into the UK, Helena said: “We’re delighted to be bringing WellFest to the UK this summer having postponed our original debut event in 2020, due to the pandemic. This marks an exciting new phase of growth for us and for our community of wellness fans.

“Over the past seven years, WellFest has moved from being a passion project for myself and my co-founders to becoming an internationally recognised brand that attracts the most influential fitness stars. The UK health and fitness stars that have been to WellFest in Dublin regularly comment that WellFest is unlike any other event in the industry and that we should bring it to London – so that is what we are doing!

“We created the event to be as exhilarating as any music festival and we can’t wait to recreate that WellFest vibe in London.”  

Additional brand partnerships 

In addition to Gym+Coffee, a number of new and returning partners have also been announced for WellFest’s May event.  

  • WellFest charity partner Barretstown will be the official partner of the WellKids area. 
  • Flyefit will return as the WellFit partner, as well as official gym partner. 
  • Wholefoods wholesale will attend with a number of their healthy food brands. 
  • Today FM has been named as the official media partner and will have their own featuring interviews over the weekend
  • Platinum Pilates, KIND, VITHIT, Revive Active, LloydsPharmacy, Lyres and Rituals will also host their own areas over the weekend.   

About WellFest

Now in its seventh year, WellFest is Europe’s largest outdoor health, fitness and wellness festival. Founded by Fionnualla Cleary, Anthony Kelly, Helena Ryan and Katie Ryan, it is a health and wellness experience like no other. WellFest features over 150 health and wellness experts from Ireland and abroad, over 15 stages, delicious food and exciting brands. WellFest provides the ultimate feel-good experience for attendees to create memories that inspire them all year round. As well as the annual festival, WellFest provides year-round wellness inspiration via

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About Gym+Coffee

Founded in 2017, Gym+Coffee is an athleisure brand powered by community, with a passion to Make Life Richer. They believe in awesome things to do, an amazing crew to do things with and high-quality gear to do things in. They are committed to growing and exploring alongside their community through innovation in product, commitment to sustainable practice and dedication to making the pursuit of health and wellbeing an exciting one. Gym+Coffee serves their community from Clubhouses in Ireland and the UK and continue to expand their online presence in Australia, North America, Europe and the rest of the globe.

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