Who'll Be There - Thrive Festival

Who'll be There

  • KOBOX Boxing Club, London’s original HIIT boxing class, debuts exclusively at Thrive Festival at The Convention Centre Dublin on 30th & 31st March. Irishman Shane Collins, founder of KOBOX Boxing Club, brings his team outside of London for the first time to give you an exclusive, first-hand experience of the boxing studio that’s taken the fitness world by storm. Founded in 2015, it has led the way with its unique ‘Fight Club Meets Nightclub’ class experience – teaching the fundamentals of boxing alongside a host of heart-pounding exercises – and now Collins is bringing KOBOX home for the very first time, exclusively for Thrive Festival. With a plethora of high-profile celebrities among are fans, including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Jourdan Dunn and Guy Ritchie, KOBOX has changed the game in the way it delivers high energy, boxing-based workouts for everyone, regardless of their fitness levels or boxing experience. It will not only […]
  • Gemma Atkinson will appear on THRIVE Signature Stage Driven by Mazda Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 9:30 and 13:30 & on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @16:00   Gemma is a seasoned UK TV, reality, West End and film actress who gained recognition by starring in the soap ‘Hollyoaks’. In 2017 she was a hit on BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’reaching the final. Since then she has been embraced by the media, featuring in an array of publications such as Fabulous, Women’s Health, Women’s Fitness, Hello, OK and the Daily Mail online. Gemma’s athletic physique is down to her passion for a healthy lifestyle balanced with regular exercise and good nutrition. Gemma was the face of innovative sports brand USA Pro in 2013-2014. In June 2018, her avid enthusiasm for health and fitness reached new heights, with the launch of her own active wear brand – GA by Gemma […]
  • POUND® will appear on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 17:00  & Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 16:00  & on the THRIVE Move 2 with PlayerLayer Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 11:00 Sweat. Sculpt. & ROCK in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! www.poundfit.com Find POUND® on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter  
  • Dr. Hazel Wallace will appear on THRIVE Signature Stage Driven by Mazda Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 9:30 and 13:30   Dr.Hazel Wallace is the founder of The Food Medic. She is a qualified medical doctor, best-selling author, and health writer. She is also a qualified personal trainer and is currently pursuing a masters in clinical nutrition and public health. Hazel started ‘The Food Medic’ blog in 2012, as a medical student, in a bid to bridge the gap between conventional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle medicine. The blog has now extended to various other platforms and publications including social media, books, and a podcast. The Food Medic podcast aims to cut through the confusing health information that we find online by interviewing experts and specialists who dispel the myths surrounding diet and health, and instead share evidence-based advice and […]
  • Ballet Beautiful will appear on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00 and 15:00  & Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 12:00 and 17:00  & on the THRIVE Move 2 with PlayerLayer Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 14:00 and 18:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 14:00 & 18:00   Created by professional ballerina, celebrity trainer and visionary fitness guru Mary Helen Bowers, Ballet Beautiful is a world-famous ballet-inspired fitness and lifestyle brand delivering signature workouts via online subscription, streaming videos, DVDs and books along with activewear to members in over 100 countries worldwide. Founder Mary Helen Bowers is the leader of today’s explosive dance-based fitness movement and one of the most sought after names in fitness. Bowers personally trained Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning role in Black Swan and works with some of today’s most inspiring celebrities including Liv Tyler, Miranda Kerr, Zooey Deschanel, and […]
  • Join F45 on the F45@ THRIVE Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 & 18:00 F45 provides a fitness and social outlet by facilitating 45 minute functional circuit classes that are fast, fun and effective. F45 classes are technology led and are suitable for all abilities, from beginners to gym pro’s. You’ll never do the same class twice, you’ll be buzzing from the energy and you’re guaranteed to enjoy it. f45training.ie Find F45 on social: Facebook &  Instagram
  • Jasmine Hemsley will appear on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 13:00 and 15:00    Jasmine Hemsley is a London-based wellness and nutrition expert, co-founder of Hemsley+Hemsley, TV presenter, best-selling author, creator of East by West and champion of Ayurveda. Through her work in food, health and wellbeing, she has inspired a global audience to shift their perspectives on food and lifestyle using her platform to encourage a 360-degree approach to health and return to a simpler, more mindful everyday life. Jasmine is the UK’s 18th top chef. Jasmine’s latest concept is East by West, an idea that came to life as a pop-up café, inspired by her travels in Sri Lanka and India. East by West realises Jasmine’s vision of Ayurvedic cuisine and wisdom. East by West the cookbook launched in November 2017, delving further into Jasmine’s passion for holistic Eastern foods and therapies, […]
  • Indy Power will appear on the THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00    Indy Power is a bestselling author, food columnist for the Irish Independent and creator of The Little Green Spoon app and website. She believes that we should eat to feel good and her nutritious, plant-based recipes are designed to make you feel good while you’re eating and afterwards too. Her recipes are delicious and simple to inspire you to cook from scratch and eat more plants. Find Indy on social: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter https://thelittlegreenspoon.com/
  • Perpetua Crossfit will appear on the Move 1 Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @13:00 & Sunday 31st March  @13:00 & 18:00 Release your inner athlete with our high intensity, high energy full body sessions. Proven to kickstart your metabolism making you fitter, faster, stronger, suitable for all fitness levels. Join Perpetua Crossfit at Thrive: Perpetua is a dedicated, world-class hybrid gym. We have managed to put under one roof the most effective and popular training methods around to create an experience for everyone of all abilities and ages to enhance and educate them selves to become functionally fit for Life. We are a recognised world class strength and conditioning facility and the largest CrossFit facility in London and Dublin. Our professional fitness coaches will train and educate in our prescription for a great life. What distinguishes us from many other physical training facilities today is our fundamentals program. During the fundamentals program, you will work with a personal coach, as opposed […]
  • Holly White will appear on the THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia Sunday 31st March 2019 @13:00 and 15:00   Author, blogger and broadcaster, Holly White is one of Ireland’s leading authorities on Plant Based eating. Having trained extensively in Ireland and abroad her mission is to elevate perceptions of vegan food with taste at the forefront of everything she creates. She has collaborated extensively with brands such as Camile Thai and Insomnia Coffee and most recently The Merrion Hotel to create vegan additions to their menus. Fundamentally eating well has to be simple and she will be discussing and demonstration plant based practicalities and showing some simple everyday options for the vegan-curious. https://www.holly.ie/ Find Holly on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Maeve Madden will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete @ 11:00 and 16:00 & on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove @18:00 & on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @12:00   Maeve Madden is a bestselling author and health and fitness influencer. Maeve released her debut book, Beat Your Bloat in May 2018. The book was a best seller in both the UK and Irish markets and is set to hit the US in December. Maeve’s strong female audience love her approach to fitness, but even more so with her daily information on female related issues, from PCOS to IBS. A Fitness/Commercial Model, Actress, Lifestyle Blogger, Personal Trainer, former Professional Dancer born and raised in Ireland. Maeve has always had a passion for fitness, health & beauty. She attended both dance and acting schools in her hometown from the age of 3 and competed successfully in […]
  • Food Flicker will appear on the THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia Saturday 30th March 2019  @ 11:00 and 15:00  Join Daniel at Thrive during Food Flicker: Learn to create tasty and healthy food from the gang at Food Flicker Learn more about Daniel: Daniel is a performance nutritionist who works with elite GAA and professional Rugby teams as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics and cycling. He is also the founder of the online recipe and nutrition platform FoodFlicker. Daniel believes that enhancing elite athletes’ and recreational athletes understanding of appropriate nutrition practices is vitally important for long-term optimum health and performance. In order to achieve this, he believes in providing this information in an understandable, practical and enjoyable manner. The approach is based on translating the latest nutrition science into practical advice and recipes for people to achieve their health and performance goals using fresh and simple […]
  • Pip Stewart will appear Sunday 31st March 2019 on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @ 14:00 and 16:00 & on the Grow stage @15:00 Join Pip at Thrive during What Adventure Can Teach You About Happiness: Adventurer Pip Stewart will share tales of how through adventure she has found a more spiritual, contented life. From the remote jungles of the Amazon to the mountains of Japan, Pip will share why getting out of your comfort zone can help develop resilience, grit and perhaps most importantly of all – acceptance. Learn more about Pip: Pip is an adventurer, travel writer and film-maker with a passion for meditation, health and wellbeing. A self-proclaimed hippy at heart, Pip is a firm believer that the great outdoors and connecting with people is good for the soul. As well as being an intrepid traveler, she is also a trained meditation instructor. Pip studied history and […]
  • Alan O’Mara will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019  @ 14:00 and 18:00  Join Alan at Thrive on the Life Stage: Alan will discuss how real talks saved him from depression and how learning to be more open, honest and vulnerable made him a more resilient person, entrepreneur and athlete. Learn more about Alan: Alan O’Mara is the founder of Real Talks and a renowned speaker for his mixture of honesty, insight, humour and passion on the topic of health and wellbeing. He is the author of the best-selling memoir ‘The Best Is Yet To Come,’ while the Real Talks podcast series he hosts has been listened too in more than 100 countries around the world. A former Gaelic footballer with Cavan and an Ulster u21 champion, he became the first active senior inter-county player to go public about experiencing depression in 2013. He is currently completing a Masters in Sports […]
  • The Gut Stuff will appear on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 13:00 and 16:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @11:00 and 17:00 and on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove @14:00 and 16:00   The Gut Stuff was co-founded just over a year ago by DJ presenters Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) and entrepreneur India Wardrop. Twins are a great constant for medical research, and Alana and Lisa became the “chief guinea pigs” for Tim Spector at TwinsUK research at King’s College London where they discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA their guts have only 40% the same microbiota, which could explain why their bodies behave so differently. Thus their ‘gut journey’ began! The trio made it their mission to bring the real science to the public. They launched a Youtube series featuring the world’s leading scientists in Gut Health including […]
  • Damy will appear on the THRIVE Pilates Stage on Saturday 3oth March 2019 @12:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @12:00   Join Damy at Thrive during Athletic Pilates: Taking the core principles of Pilates mat work and flipping them on their head, Damy will lead you in a fast paced, intense athletic Pilates class. Combining his years as a group fitness instructor and gymnast, Damy merges all of these into one hard core. Bringing strength, endurance and flexibility to the class you are guaranteed to leave sweating, aching but smiling. Cheesy tunes and disco moves might also make an appearance! Learn more about Damy: Coming from a Gymnastics background, Damy was always an active child and the logical step was to take this passion and forge a career in the Fitness Industry as a group Class Instructor and Personal Trainer. As the industry changed and he continued his education he decided to […]
  • Nicole and Lauren will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @11:00  &  Sunday 31st March 2019 @17:00 Join ARDERE at Thrive during Self-Care: How to Combat Stress and Boost Energy the Natural Way: ARDERE co-founders and sisters Nicole and Lauren Windas will be talking about their origins into the world of wellness. After a 6 year battle with ME/CFS, Lauren found diet and lifestyle changes were fundamental in regaining back her health. The two sisters’ passion then became sharing their knowledge on self-care with others.This talk will put into context the modern day crisis of stress and fatigue in 21st-century life, with a discussion on how this can affect our wellbeing. Registered Nutritional Therapist & Naturopath Lauren will provide diet and lifestyle strategies on how you can tackle stress and increase your energy levels for good. This talk will put into context the modern day crisis of stress and […]
  • Pure Results will appear on the THRIVE Move 2 with PlayerLayer Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 11:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete Stage @11:00 and on the THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia @11:00 and 17:00   Pure Results at Thrive during two sessions:  Pure Results Workout: The Pure Results are here to lead you in a high energy workout which is a taster of what you can expect on their incredible retreats. Weekly Meal Planning & Recipes with Pure Results: Pure Results Chef Erica Drum will be cooking some delicious and vibrant healthy meals. These meals will include an Indian Dahl, Spiced Turkey Burgers & Salmon potato cakes. They are all perfect for weekly meal planning and cooking ahead. While Erica’s dishes are low in calories they are extremely high in flavour and variety. Simple, quick, affordable and tasty food at its best. Erica […]
  • Milena will appear on the Pilates Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @11:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00   Join Milena at Thrive during Dynamic PILATES Flow: Milena will be teaching a dynamic PILATES flow session with emphasis on BreathWorks and dynamic imagery to create and incredible Pilates Class. The class is medium intensity so participants can expect to be warm and limber after this class. Build strength, increase mobility and improve flexibility with this class. Not suitable for injured clients. Learn more about Milena: Milena Jaksic Byrne is Irelands most accredited Pilates Professional and Movement Specialist. One of the country’s first Pilates Teachers, she has over 20 years experience as a trainer, educator and wellness coach and has transformed the Pilates industry in Ireland with the launch of her business, Platinum Pilates, in 2010. She is a fully certified comprehensive Pilates Trainer and a Franklin Method Educator and has worked with international […]
  • Laura Thomas PhD will appear on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs Saturday 3oth March 2019 @18:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @12:00   Join Laura Thomas PhD at Thrive during Just Eat It: Intuitive Eating: Have you ever been on a diet? Ever spent time worrying about your body? Laura Thomas is here to free you from diet culture and give you power back over your body. In this talk you will learn how to develop a healthy relationship with food and start the process of Intuitive Eating. Learn more about Laura Thomas PhD: Laura Thomas PhD, RNutr is a Registered Nutritionist who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Having had her own strained and weird relationship with food, she now helps her clients build a healthy relationship with food by helping them tune into their own innate hunger and satiety cues and disconnect from diet tools like […]
  • Megan Williams will appear on The THRIVE Move 2 with PlayerLayer Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 17:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 13:00   Join Megan at Thrive during Move Energise Glow: An energetic, upbeat fitness class that is sure to get your body moving, feeling energised and give you that happy glow! A great workout with adaptations for all levels to enjoy an exciting, motivating class. Megan combines cardiovascular training with strength and toning exercises, for a total body workout to give you a fun, enjoyable exercise experience. Learn more about Megan: Megan Williams is an Irish International Rugby Player and has competed on the World circuit for both the Women’s 7s and 15 s teams. She is a  PE teacher and activities  coordinator  at secondary level schools in Dublin as well as promoting  Health & Fitness through her fitness and events enterprise, Move Energise Glow.  Megan has a huge passion […]
  • Deirdre O Connor will appear on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Saturday 3oth March 2019 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00 & 15:00 Join Deirdre O Connor during Wired and tired?: From the dawn of time we have been biologically  hardwired for sleep but  something is clearly going wrong with our in-built sleep wiring as almost one-in-five of us are spending the night tossing and turning.     In this interactive session we will explore what is keeping us awake – and more importantly what we can do to help get ourselves back on track so that our sleep becomes what it was always meant to be – deep, restorative and restful.     As a recovered insomniac  Deirdre knows this territory too well and   will take you through the best sleep practices that are out there so that you too can find your way back to a  full nights blissful sleep. […]
  • Louise O’Reilly will appear on The THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs Sunday 31st March 2019 @13:00 & 15:00   Louise is an international plus size/curvy model based in Dublin and is currently signed to agencies in London, Germany, Milan, South Africa and Australia. After a couple of years being immersed in the fashion industry, Louise wanted to create a platform to showcase fashion and beauty diversity for every kind of body type, her love for curves, body image, and much much more.  As a result, 10 years ago Style Me Curvy was born! Louise has had the privilege of working with big industry names such as Cosmopolitan UK, Look Magazine, Simply Be USA, Evans, Dorothy Perkins, Next, H&M to name but a few and top photographers in New York, Milan, Germany and London. She has been interviewed by the likes Vogue Italia, Marie Claire UK and Elle Canada. Her hard […]
  • Sinéad Delahunty will appear on the THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia Saturday 3oth March 2019 @14:00 & 18:00   Join Sinéad at Thrive during Real Food For Real Life: Learn Sinéad’s kitchen tips and favourite wholesome real food recipes for all. Find out how to create balanced recipes suitable for a busy lifestyle and within a tight budget. Learn more about Sinéad: After work and the football field, the kitchen is generally where you will find chartered physiotherapist, Gaelic footballer, food blogger and author, Sinéad Delahunty. A passionate lover of all food, she shares her kitchen creations through her food blog – DELALICIOUS. Her blog focuses on inspiring others to fuel their lives through healthy, wholesome and real food with quick and easy recipes for all. Sinéad is a self-professed pro at batch-cooking, making meals from scratch in minutes and cooking within a tight budget whilst juggling work, sport and blogging. […]
  • Valerie Kent will appear on the Yoga Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @12:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00 & 15:00 Join Valerie at Thrive during two sessions:  Twists & Turns: A Twisting Masterclass  A twisting practice to spring clean your body and mind. Learn to stabilise your lower body to facilitate deep abdominal twists and create space in the upper body. Finish with some cleansing breathwork. Leave feeling renewed from within. Release & Flow: A Hip Opening Masterclass Get deep down into the bedrock of your structure. Explore flowing sequences and longer lingering holds to achieve freedom of movement in the hips. Fluidity and mobility comes from structure and stability. A hip opening practice can help to release emotional tension and relieve anxiety & stress. Learn more about Valerie: As a practitioner for over a decade, a teacher for over 5 years and a mama of 2, Valerie strives to live the […]
  • Mark O’Reilly will appear on the Grow Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @11:00 & 16:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @12:00 & 18:00 Join Mark at Thrive during HIIT Vision: An interval-based resistance training class designed to burn maximum calories using mini bands and exercise mats. Learn methods you can bring into your own training routines to enhance results. Learn more about Mark: Mark is one of Ireland’s most sought after Health and Wellbeing Coaches, helping people from all walks of life to transform their body and mind. Mark’s advice, skills and results are second to none earning him an impressive reputation within the Health and Wellbeing industry. A qualified Executive Coach, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nutrition Coach and Physical Therapist, His encyclopedic knowledge puts Mark in the perfect position to help his clients achieve their individual goals. https://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Breda Stack will appear on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs Saturday 3oth March 2019 @14:00 and on the Life Stage @15:00 Join Breda at Thrive during Declutter Therapy: Discover the biggest misconceptions about clutter and decluttering, learn why your decluttering efforts may not be working and get other vital facts and information so you have the clarity and inspiration to move forward with your decluttering. Learn more about Breda: Leading decluttering expert Breda Stack, The Declutter Therapist of DeclutterTherapy.com, is the founder of National and International Declutter Day, author of Declutter Therapy and a regular contributor to TV, radio and print media. Sharing a unique approach to decluttering since 2010, Breda is also the creator of The Declutter Academy Professional Training Certification and other online programmes through which she teaches students and clients all around the world to “LET IT GO” so they can enjoy simpler, happier lives. www.decluttertherapy.com Facebook: @DeclutterTherapy […]
  • Karl Doolin will appear on the Move Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @14:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @17:00 Join Karl at Thrive during HIIT Vision: An interval-based resistance training class designed to burn maximum calories using mini bands and exercise mats. Learn methods you can bring into your own training routines to enhance results. Learn more about Karl: Karl has an extensive background in many fields of sports and utilises his knowledge of training, nutrition and physical therapy when working with clients. Karl believes that an individualised approach is key in optimising long term sustainable results. As a manager within the FitVision team, Karl understands that unity and togetherness is what gives us the best chance of achieving that common goal. He takes this same approach when working with clients in the studio and in corporate settings. https://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Peppe Foti will appear on the Pilates Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @17:00   Peppe is a passionate and enthusiastic movement teacher and student. Peppe spent his youth exploring different sports like skiing, gymnastics, martial arts and later on “Fitness”. His exploration eventually led him to study Exercise Physiology at the University of Turin After completing his degree he decided to study in a more practical way. That’s when he met Ido Portal who is a popular movement artist, researcher and teacher. After he travelled far to learn from Ido, Peppe has never stopped learning. He is currently based in Dublin, and he is passionate about helping people move more! At Thrive Festival, Peppe will conduct a class which guides participants through flows and movement sequences that use cutting edge methodologies to improve mobility and strength. Combining traditional strength training, pilates and Chinese martial arts, students will work hard but […]
  • The Reset will appear on the Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @18:00 & on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 12:00 & 16:00 Join The Reset at Thrive during two sessions:  Self-care myth busting In this session, The Reset founders Lauren Healy and Vicky Shilling will bust some self-care myths and talk about practical steps you can put into place to take care of yourself. While fluffy slippers, bubble baths and massages are great for those with time on their hands, The Reset will be talking some real world principles that you can apply to your busy life that will make you feel better right now. Get ready to make changes: The Reset will not just discussing the principles, they want you to walk away with things you’ll actually start doing today. Eating for health: living without diet mentality  In this session, The Reset founders […]
  • Shannen Devlin will appear on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete Sunday 31st March 2019 @14:00 & on the THRIVE Move 2 with PlayerLayer Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 16:00 Join Shannen at Thrive during Dance Vision: A fun dance fitness class with easy to follow steps. You are guaranteed to sweat, burn calories and leave feeling amazing. Learn more about Shannen: Shannen is a qualified personal trainer, physical therapist and professional dancer. Having been involved in sports, fitness and dance for a number of years and the opportunity to work in around the globe in India, London, Europe and Los Angeles. Shannen combines one to one training and nutrition consultations for individual targets and delivers high-intensity group sessions, focusing on strength, conditioning, core stability and her speciality Dance Fit classes. https://www.fitvision.ie/ Find Fitvision on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn
  • Yaeli Margalit will appear on the Pilates Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @14:00 & 18:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @18:00 Join Yaeli at Thrive during two sessions:  Therapy Ball Workshop In this workshop we’ll learn how to use therapy balls to best treat our neck aches, shoulder pains and muscle tightness (who doesn’t have some of those)! It’ll be an individualised, self-massage and yoga practice combined; one that you can take anywhere and use whenever you need it Yin Yoga Get ready for the ultimate sweaty session. We will use yoga-inspired HIIT to push your limits. Fun movements and high repetitions will elevate your heart rate and challenge your strength and endurance, leaving you feeling fatigued yet energized. Learn more about Yaeli: Yaeli is an orthopaedic physical therapist, a yoga and dance teacher. She’s also currently a student at the Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine Cork. Her love for body […]
  • Anna will host theTHRIVE Signature Stage Driven by Mazda on Saturday March 30th – She will chat with Gemma Atkinson and take questions from the audience    Anna Geary is a Broadcaster, Athlete, Performance and Lifestyle Coach and Columnist. The former All Ireland winning Camogie Captain is well known for her successful career on the pitch and also as a former Cork Rose in 2014. Anna has won over 20 All Ireland medals during her illustrious sporting career, including 7 senior All Irelands medals with Cork and her club, Milford. In addition to her sporting career, Anna has seven years’ experience in the corporate world working for large companies. A popular MC, Anna has hosted a number of key events including the Ireland Active National Conference, the International Women’s Business Conference, The Irish Construction Awards, AIB Build a Bank and Zeminar. Anna was a finalist on RTÉ One’s hugely popular […]
  • Founded by Chip Wilson in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon is a yoga-inspired, technical athletic apparel company for women and men. What started as a design studio by day and yoga studio by night soon became a standalone store in November of 2000 on West 4th Avenue in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood. Their vision was to create more than a place where people could get gear to sweat in, they wanted to create a community hub where people could learn and discuss the physical aspects of healthy living, mindfulness and living a life of possibility!   Join lululemon at thrive at the lululemon Sweat Life stage: Sonia McGlynn: Sweat with Sonia Way Gigi Tynan: Pilates Strength Flow Sinead Mooney: Mindful Movement with Moons Andi Vard: Cardio Pilates Annie Kirwan & Lee Treacy : The Reformation Class James Hale:Fluid Motion Dynamic and Elastic Flow Let’s James Hale:The Limit Dynamic HITT Annie Kirwan: Reformation […]
  • Christine Gioia will appear on the Pilates Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @17:00   Christine Gioia is a Reformer, Barre and Mat Pilates teacher with over 5 years teaching experience hailing from sunny South Africa. Christine strongly believes that in order to improve the quality of a client’s motion patterns and to effectively teach movement, one must deeply understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the body as it moves, and at the same time be well able to make those complex concepts accessible to clients. As such, Christine is completing a full B.Sc degree in Applied Physical Therapy and Health Sciences with a strong emphasis on advanced anatomy, neuropathodynamics and manual therapy techniques. In a previous life Christine worked in Renewable energy and for some time in Digital Media after completing a MA in Sustainability science at Kings College London, as well as a B.Com in […]
  • Laura Agar Wilson will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the Grow Stage @13:00 and on the Life Stage @18:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 on the Grow Stage @11:00 and on the life Stage @15:00 Join Laura at Thrive during two sessions:  Turn your passion into profit: how to start a wellbeing business Dream of running a business where you get to share your passion for health and wellbeing? Come along to learn how you can transform your career and your life doing something you love. Find out what options you have for starting a business, what running a business is really like and some actionable steps to get you started. Self Care the Wholehearted Way This isn’t your cliched self care workshop! Come along and find out how to do self care the wholehearted way. If you’re fed up of feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed this is for you. […]
  • Deric will host the THRIVE Signature Stage Driven by Mazda on Sunday March 31st – He will chat with Dr. Hazel Wallace and take questions from the audience    A staple of Irish television, Deric O hArtagain works as a broadcaster for one of Ireland’s national flagship television stations, Virgin Media One (formerly TV3). You can catch Deric bright and early every weekday as the chief weather correspondent on Ireland AM. Outside of presenting, Deric is a pioneering documentary maker. Not to mention being an avid triathlete and Ironman competitor, and a keen outdoor adventurer. Find Deric on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • The Coaching Circle will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @13:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @14:00   At Thrive Festival join The Coaching Circle for an interactive panel discussion about self-care, self-belief and resilience.  They’ll explain what these topics really mean and through a mix of coaching tools & techniques as well as personal stories, attendees will leave motivated and empowered. All members of the panel are qualified Executive & Life Coaches from https://www.positivesuccessgroup.com/ Alison Underwood is a Career & Life Coach at Echo Steps.  Her services include working with clients to get unstuck, make changes and build new habits in life and work.  She understands the pressure of trying to do and be it all and helps clients find ways to manage.  In group workshops and talks, Alison speaks about finding what’s right for you, what you enjoy and what fits in with your life right now.  […]
  • Jenny Maltese will appear on the THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia Saturday 30th March 2019 @13:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @12:00 Join Jenny at Thrive during Good Food with Benefits: There is great pleasure in enjoying really good tasty foods and the finer things in life, but what if we could enjoy some extra benefits from the little pleasures we enjoy daily! “Food can be your best friend and not the enemy. By eating the right type of foods in a smart way, you could improve your mood, energy , stamina, productivity and even sleep better!”. Good food with benefits.. Just like good friends with benefits.. Food is not the enemy. Enjoy all the benefits without any of the guilt! Learn more about Jenny: My Nutrition – a leading Nutritional Consultancy was formed by the talented Latin Chef Jeeny Maltese and Leading Nutritionist and Health Expert- Tom Coleman. With a […]
  • Laura Farrington will appear on the Pilates Stage Saturday 30th March 2019  &  Sunday 31st March 2019 @14:00   Join Laura at Thrive on the Pilates Stage: Join Laura for a 60min energizing afternoon flow that will wake you up and open you out.  Laura’s classes are a mixture of meditation, mindfulness and dynamic movement  Laura will be taking you through some fundamental hip opening postures. She will –  with care – move your hip joint through it’s entire range of motion, improve alignment and release all stress and negativity. Expect to feel relaxed and renewed after this fun and refreshing flow. Learn more about Laura: Laura is a Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor who founded Umbrella Wellness, one of Ireland’s leading wellness companies. Laura found her passion and love for yoga, meditation and mindfulness a few years back. She was feeling the effects of being anxious, over-worked and burnout at her fast-paced […]
  • Aidan Healy will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00 & 17:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 13:00 & 17:00 Join Aidan at Thrive during Unplug: Switching Off & Re-charging in an Always Connected World: How can we use technology in smarter, more effective ways – maximising the benefits while minimising some of the negative unintended consequences? Aidan Healy, Co-Founder of specialist consultancy UnPlug will join us for an interactive session to share his insights and experience. The aim aim is to leave you with practical takeaways that you can implement at work and at home, as well an opportunity to share your experiences with other participants. Learn more about Aidan: Aidan Healy is the Co-Founder of UnPlug, a specialist consultancy that helps individuals and organizations work smarter in an always connected world. UnPlug has designed and delivered a wide range of programmes, incorporating the latest research […]
  • Zumba takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® classes are often called exercise in disguise!  Join Zumba at thrive at the Zumba Stage: Zumba® Gold:  Zumba Gold makes people shine! Our golds are precious, Zumba Gold makes sure everyone and everyBODY gets to join the Zumba party! It’s fun ! High energy! Same great music as Zumba Fitness AND we pay extra attention to keeping the impact low for those who need it : just getting back to exercise? Had an injury, illness, pregnancy? Suitable for ALL ages ! Never too early or late to start ! Need to be seated due to physical challenges ? We DO this! There are no restrictions if you want to get fit, love dance and music we make it possible for you! Come […]
  • Julie B will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete @18:00 and Yoga Stage @11:00 & 15:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @14:00   Join Julie B at Thrive during three sessions:  Perfecting Your Poses Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for a few years this masterclass is for you! This class is designed to help you understand how YOUR body should feel in the most common yoga poses. Breaking down some of the most common poses and building them up into your perfect pose dependant on your body. We will focus on alignment to ensure you are in the best version of the pose for your body as well as learn tips to strengthen and develop your practice to move into more challenging poses. Arm Balancing Workshop Some people love practicing and playing around with arm balances and inversions- for others […]
  • Sinead Duffy will appear on the Yoga Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @18:00 &  Sunday 31st March 2019 @14:00 Join Sinead’s Yoga class at Thrive: Join Sinead to learn how to use fragrant yogic ritual to detox and live in alignment with the natural wellness cycles Learn more about Sinead: Sinead Duffy is an international yoga and meditation teacher and the founder of Yogandha  – the multi-award-winning and internationally acclaimed wellness oils. She has studied meditation and mindfulness for over 20 years. While training in India, Sinead had with her an array of herbal oils – more for medication than meditation. While doing a 10-day silent retreat, she discovered that fragrance serves as a back-stage pass to a calmer more meditative mind. When combined with the breath and ritual is serves as the perfect antidote to today’s stressful lifestyle. Find Sinead on social: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter  
  • Tom Coleman will appear on the  THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @16:00 and the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Saturday 30th March 2019 @14:00 &  Sunday 31st March 2019 @17:00 Join Tom at Thrive during a talk about Sleep: Practical advice and tools on how to feel rested and get a good night’s sleep Learn more about Tom: Tom Coleman is the co-founder of My Nutrition – a leading Nutritional Consultancy. He is a nutritionist with a background in Science and Health Promotion, with a lifetime passion in Health, Sports & Science. Tom has worked with many of Ireland’s Elite Athletes, Coaches & Teams in Nutrition, Performance, Recovery and Fatigues Science. His nutritional consultancy was formed with his wife and talent latin chef Jeeny Maltese! https://www.mynutritionireland.ie/ Find Tom on social: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • Kitty Maguire will appear on the Yoga Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @16:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @17:00 & 18:00 Join Kitty at Thrive during two sessions:  YOCELLA is a peaceful two hour yin yoga practise led by Kitty Maguire to live cello played by Anna Marcossi. Join them for a slow-paced practice of deep opening and surrender to the hypnotic voice of the cello. No yoga experience is needed for Yocella. You can expect, stillness, poetry, storytelling, peace and quiet throughout your practice. This is a self-care practice to support the body when life gets a little too yang, fast and busy. Beginners very welcome and Yocella is suitable during pregnancy. (please let Kitty know if you are pregnant or post natal for suitable modifications) ONLY THE YONI is a womans circle to reignite and connect to your inner Goddess. Release your wild and playful woman from your source […]
  • Lee Tracey will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the Yoga 1 Stage @12:00, the Yoga 2 Stage 13:00 & 17:00 and the lululemon stage @16:00   Join Lee at Thrive during three sessions: Wake Up!: Yoga to wake up and invigorate the body, mind & soul! Expect to move mindfully, create space and allow yourself to connect deeply to your breath, your body and this present moment through these energising practices. Handstand Workshop: If you are working on headstands then this workshop is for you! We will work through the main components of this pose and bring it all together in a fun and immersive environment. Body Scan Meditation: A deeply relaxing meditative experience to allow you to feel comfortable in your own body and at ease in the present moment. Learn more about Lee: Lee Tracey is a Yoga, mindfulness and meditation teacher based in Dublin She works throughout […]
  • Kadam Adam Starr will appear on the Yoga Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @12:00 & 17:00 Join Adam at Thrive during Meditation for letting go of anxiety & enjoying life fully: Discover the power of meditation to enable us to recognise, reduce and let go of anxiety, with confidence. We will explore how training in meditation also enables us to develop and maintain positive, peaceful states of mind that enable us to feel genuinely happy, emotionally resilient and fully enjoy our life – free of anxiety – whatever is happening in our day. This session includes a short talk a deeply relaxing guided meditation Learn more about Adam: Kadam Adam Starr is the Resident Teacher (principal teacher) of Tara Kadampa Meditation Centre, Dublin. He has studied, practised and taught Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for many years under the guidance of the fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, […]
  • Lauren Keane will appear on the Pilates Stage Saturday 30th March 2019  &  Sunday 31st March 2019 @18:00 Join Lauren at Thrive during a full body barre workout: This is a fusion of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates which is the perfect combination to lengthen, strengthen and chisel the body helping you get the dancers body you have always wanted. With improved flexibility and weight loss. Lauren will push you to your limits using your own body weight as resistance, this barre workout targets the thighs, abs and arms to the point of fatigue. Its deeply challenging but results in improved strength and stability, a toned sculpted physique and better alignment. Learn more about Lauren: Lauren believes that living a healthy, positive and active life will bring internal happiness. And through her classes she loves to encourage this. Lauren has always had a passion for fitness and movement since she started dancing from […]
  •  Simone Walsh will appear on the Yoga Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @14:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @13:00   Join Simone at Thrive during Electro Flow Yoga: Experience a modern twist on traditional hatha yoga postures. We will flow through sequences which will be accessible to all levels, moving to atmospheric electro music. Learn more about Simone: Simone Walsh is a qualified hatha yoga teacher in Dublin. Her classes range from stability, flow and core classes which are suitable to all levels. These classes cover asana (postures), pranyama (breath awareness) and meditation. Simone incorporates awakening yoga into her classes for all levels with an emphasis on creative and accessible movement practices. Students will experience a modern twist on traditional yoga to atmospheric electro music. Find Simone on social: Facebook & Instagram
  • Annie Kirwan will appear on the lululemon Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 &  Sunday 31st March 2019 @16:00 Join Annie at Thrive during Reformation Flow: Annie will lead you through a super fun and energising sweat. It is Pilates, mixed in with a dash of yoga and an Annie K twist! Combining a balance of flexibility, awareness and strength you will discover space, freedom and movement in your body like never before. We will open our bodies in some beautiful flows and challenge ourselves in balance and strength. You might surprise yourself with what you can do. You will leave feeling connected to your body, energised and revived. Learn more about Annie: Annie is one of Ireland’s most in demand Pilates and Yoga teachers and co-owner of Reformation, the studio taking Dublin by storm.  Annie is a health and wellness lover, spending most of her free time either running, doing pilates or yoga, […]
  • Natalie Constanti will appear on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 15:00  & on the THRIVE Move 2 with PlayerLayer Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 13:00  Join Natalie at Thrive during Strong by Zumba: Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® is a unique full-body HIIT workout that combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric moves. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is synced to the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. Learn more about Natalie: Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba®  is  a unique full-body HIIT workout that combines  body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio  and  plyometric  moves. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is synced t o the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.  Natalie Constanti Is the UK […]
  • Vladyslava Korolova will appear on the Pilates Stage Saturday 30th March 2019  & Sunday 31st March 2019 @15:00  Join Vladyslava at Thrive during New York Mat class: This is a vigorous, yet mindful total body exercise class for all levels. Vlada will make you laugh just when you think you are about to cry, and by the end, you will feel energised and focused. A good Pilates session can feel good, refreshing, fun and invigorating, always with an element of challenge … like exercising, going to a chiropractor and getting a massage all at the same time. You will feel alive and look taller! Learn more about Vlada: Vlada is one of Ireland’s only Romana’s Pilates teachers, owner of a hidden gem of a place The Pilates Studio Dublin in Ranelagh and a fierce advocate for preserving the legacy of Joseph H. Pilates. She is part of an elite and historic lineage of Classically trained […]
  • Finn Ní Fhaoláin will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia @17:00 & on the Grow Stage @14:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 on the Cookery Stage @14:00 & on the Grow stage @16:00   Join Finn at Thrive during two sessions: Finn’s Plant Based Cookery Demo: A demo full of delicious gluten free delights, where she’ll take you through some of her top tips for gluten free and plant based baking. As well as ideas for making healthy and sustainable shopping affordable and easy. With lots of nibbles to sample on the day! Live More Sustainably with Finn Ni Fhaolain & Guests : Join Finn and a host of other top speakers for a panel packed full of useful tips and ideas for simple changes you can make in your daily life to be healthier and live more sustainably. We’ll chat about including more plant based […]
  • Gayle Norman will appear on the Yoga Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 11:00 and 15:00 & Sunday 31st March  @12:00 and 16:00    Join Gayle at Thrive during two sessions:  Flow, Grow, Glow!: Step out of the winter shadows and into the light of spring with an invigorating Kundalini yoga set to cleanse the body and balance the mind. The uplifting blend of rejuvenating breathwork and dynamic movements will elevate your energy, leaving you feeling refreshed, revived and truly ALIVE! Radiantly You: Our ‘Radiance’ is our presence, our inner sparkle and shine. It’s the magnetic force we all possess that enables prosperity and opportunity flow to us with ease. To strongly radiate this inner light we must first clear out old clutter from the body and mind to allow our natural radiance shine through. So come sweep away stagnant energy from the body, let go of old thought pattens […]
  • Join Nutbutter at THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 16:00 and & Sunday 31st March 2019 @18:00 The Nutbutter team will take a selection of plant based ingredients and make one of their completely plant based signature Vegan Creams in front of you. They will then make one of their signature Plates with that ingredient to show you how they make plant based cooking work from start to finish. Learn more about Nutbutter Restauranteur, Paddy Hogan travelled to Los Angeles regularly on business and soon fell in love and reliant on the delicious healthy offerings of California. On his return to Ireland Paddy’s hankering for his much-loved healthy, sexy food could not be satisfied so he decided to open Nutbutter as he knew that Dublin’s ever-growing audience for such gastronomy would be welcomed with open palates. Almost a year later Nutbutter has crystallised Paddy’s beliefs beyond his wildest expectations […]
  • Carla will appear with POUND® on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 17:00  & Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 16:00  & on the THRIVE Move 2 with PlayerLayer Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 11:00 Carla is a POUND ICON from Dublin. Carla became one of Ireland’s first POUND Fitness instructors when she trained in Birmingham in 2016.  Since then Carla has presented at a number of events here in Ireland and become Ireland’s first and only GENERATION POUND (kids) instructor!   Her favourite thing about teaching POUND is not only making sure that her classes get a serious ROCK OUT WORKOUT but also seeing participants MAKING NOISE, having FUN and unleashing their inner ROCKSTARS! www.poundfit.com Find Carla on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • James Hale will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the Pilates Stage @16:00 and on the lululemon stage @17:00 & Sunday 31st March on the Pilates Stage @16:00 and on the lululemon stage @11:00   Join James at Thrive during two sessions:  Fluid Motion: Dynamic and Elastic Flow Let’s loosen up. This flow will help you untangle and release resistance, leaving your entire body feeling spacious. We will use elasticity conditioning with dynamic, fluid movement. You’ll move through and extend your range of motion as the flowing movements encourage body awareness. Expect  deep spinal flexion, rotation, and lateral movements involving different orientations of the hips and shoulders to reform mobility. This mobility class is designed for those that regularly practice and are wishing to enhance and refine their movement repertoire. The Limit: Dynamic HITT Get ready for the ultimate sweaty session. We will use yoga-inspired HIIT to push your limits. Fun movements and high repetitions […]
  • Delys Poynton will appear on the Spin @ THRIVE stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @11:00, 14:00 and 17:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @13:00 and 16:00    Delys is a Elite Spinning® Instructor on the Irish Spinning® National Team & is a passionate indoor & outdoor cyclist, having climbed the famous Mont Ventoux, she brings a unique passion to her classes. She currently teaches in Trinity College Dublin Sports center and in Cycle Studio in South Dublin,. She is also an ITEC Level 3 Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist and 4DPro Bungee Fitness Master Trainer. www.spinning.com  
  • Carmell DeMello will appear on the Spin @ THRIVE stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @13:00 and 16:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00, 14:00 and 17:00  Carmell DeMello is Group Fitness Co-ordinator at UL Sport Arena, University of Limerick and has over twenty years of experience in the Irish & UK Fitness Industry. Carmell DeMello is Group Fitness Co-ordinator at UL Sport Arena, University of Limerick and has over twenty years of experience in the Irish & UK Fitness Industry.. She is a member of the Irish Spinning Presenter Team and has presented Spinning® at UK and Irish Events. .  Carmell has travelled extensively to fulfil her passion for the Spinning ® Programme, including 24 hour Beach Spinning events in Portugal to under the ground in the Saltmines in Poland.  Carmell loves music and simply making participants feel good about themselves.   She is passionate about all styles of Group Fitness currently […]
  • Richard Mullins will appear on the Spin @ THRIVE stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @11:00, 14:00 and 17:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @13:00 and 16:00    Richard Mullins is a qualified Personal Trainer & Spinning® Ireland Team Presenter. Richards motto is that fitness means different things to different people. Fitness is versatile. Fitness can change. When teaching, Richard emphasizes the ability to be present in the moment in order to heighten the experience. Richard blends science based training with one principle –fun! Richard wants to apply the science behind movement and make it applicable and interactive for clients. Having successfully lost a large amount of weight, Richard likes to approach training with an understanding that training is only one element of life. It should complement other areas of our life, not conflict with them. Outside of teaching, Richard loves practicing handstands, crawling, lifting weights and using the Olympic Rings to […]
  • Leonie Lynch will appear on the THRIVE Move 2 with PlayerLayer Saturday 30th March 2019  & Sunday 31st March  @15:00    Join Leonie at Thrive during Solo Flow: Focusing on the body & its weight to create resistance in whatever space it occupies – standing and lying down. Emphasis on training the body using three plains of movement – side to side, forward-back and rotation to work the body in its entirety. Learn how use your mind for a better body & how efficient breathing, proper alignment and precision of controlled movements can make any exercise more challenging. Learn more about Leonie: Leonie Lynch is a qualified Advanced Pilates Mat/Reformer and Animal Flow Instructor, who approaches fitness using the wisdom of the body itself. When teaching she focuses on body weight training, movement fitness, and functional performance. Using mixed movement influences as her guide, Leonie imparts proper technique and fully […]
  • After spending her 20s working in the corporate world with companies such as PwC and IBM, Mary made the decision to leave and follow her passion for the outdoors. Mary founded ForgetTheGym in 2007 to encourage people to get outdoors, get running and motivated. 12 years on, Mary coaches runners of all levels to enjoy running. Her new book ‘Get Running’ launched in February 2019 and is already on the bestsellers list. Following the great success of ForgetTheGym, Mary is now also running coach and regular contributor to The Irish Times.  Mary believes that exercise should be fun, social, enjoyable and painfree. Mary recognises the importance of good running technique and is one of the very few Chi Running Instructors in Ireland. Mary has a keen interest in the psychology of exercise and went back to college for a Msc in Sport and Exercise Psychology at University of Ulster. As […]
  • Dearbhla Mitchell will appear on the Pilates Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 & Sunday 31st March  @13:00 Join Dearbhla at Thrive during a Cardio Barre Class: It combines her love of dance and fitness to bring you a fast-paced energetic session. No dance experience is required but the class is high energy with impact and jumping. The class is not advisable for those with injuries. Learn more about Dearbhla: After completing a BA Hons Degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies at UCD, Dearbhla ignited her love of poetry and theatre but was certain that she wanted to pursue a more physical career path. Dearbhla began dancing at a young age. That passion stayed with her throughout her life, playing an active role in the UCD Dance Society and performing as a lead soloist with the Monica Loughman Ballet Company. Dearbhla decided to combine her love of movement and health. She completed the QQI […]
  • Sinead Mooney will appear on The lululemon Sweat Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @1:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019@ 13:00 & 18:00   Join Sinéad at Thrive during Mindful Movement with Moons: This Cleanse and Purify Class has been designed to restore balance in the body. We will explore Yoga postures and breathing techniques which help to promote detoxification and strengthen your immune system during the cold winter months. The sequence helps to generate warmth and energy from the inside out. Twisting poses are used to facilitate the release of toxins from the internal organs. Twists are woven through this entire sequence from sun salutations to balances. We will use breath work and cardiovascular movement to build up heat and increase circulation around the liver and digestive organs in order to clear any stagnation and enhance the body’s natural detoxification. When our organs perform optimally, there is radiant health, vitality and sustained […]
  • Andrew Love will appear on the Yoga 1 Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00   Join Andrew at Thrive during Power Flow (to the beat!): An energetic Power Vinyasa style class set to upbeat music in a safe yet challenging environment exploring the integration of strength training, flexibility sequences, and breath work putting it together for a one breath one movement dance on the mat. Learn more about Andrew: Andrew Love is incredibly passionate about the stress and anxiety relief that Yoga brings. As someone who struggled his entire life with anxiety in the US, his life was changed after attending a few yoga classes in San Francisco- something he has not looked back from since- with a goal of one day bringing this awareness to a wider community in need and helping all people who suffer from anxiety to discover a healthy way of being. He completed my 200 HR Teacher […]
  • Molly McKeever will appear on the Yoga Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 13:00 and 17:00 & Sunday 31st March  @13:00    Join Molly at Thrive during Molly Pocket: This Cleanse and Purify Class has been designed to restore balance in the body. We will explore Yoga postures and breathing techniques which help to promote detoxification and strengthen your immune system during the cold winter months. The sequence helps to generate warmth and energy from the inside out. Twisting poses are used to facilitate the release of toxins from the internal organs. Twists are woven through this entire sequence from sun salutations to balances. We will use breath work and cardiovascular movement to build up heat and increase circulation around the liver and digestive organs in order to clear any stagnation and enhance the body’s natural detoxification. When our organs perform optimally, there is radiant health, vitality and sustained energy […]
  • Siobhan  Murray will appear on the Life Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00 & 16:00 Join Siobhan at Thrive during Resilience Reset: What happens when your emotional and physical resilience becomes depleted through Burnout?  Learn the causes and symptoms of burnout and how, with simple changes to how you approach your life, you can implement the four key pillars that allow you to reset your resilience to live a calmer, happier life.  (do you want more on this? Or do you want a broader talk on stress? I can adapt my talks to suit!)  Learn more about Siobhan: Siobhan  Murray  BA, Dip Psychotherapist, Resilience Life Coach and Best Selling Author  Siobhan  holds a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Mindfulness, is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP), is a Certified Life Coach .  She is the founder of Twisting the Jar, her company specialising in Resilience Life Coaching, […]
  • Taz Kelleher will appear on the Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @12:00 & Sunday 31st March @17:00    Join Taz at Thrive during How to Quit Fast Fashion The rise of “fast fashion” has changed the way we buy and wear clothes, but at what cost? Fashion is the 2nd more polluting industry in the world producing billions of tonnes of waste each year, and that’s before we look at energy consumption and employment conditions. It’s time to question why that t-shirt only cost €3, consider where it came from, whose hands it touched and essentially the print it’s going to leave on our planet. In this talk, Taz will breakdown the negative environmental effects of the fast fashion industry and teach you how to engage in sustainable fashion. Learn more about Taz: Taz Kelleher is a podcaster, graphic designer and co-founder of Sustainable Fashion Dublin. In response to the […]
  • Andi Vard will appear on the lululemon Stage Saturday 30th March 2019  @15:00    Join Andi at Thrive during Fast Paste Cardio Pilates: Andi’s Cardio Pilates is a fast paced, dynamic and challenging version of a standard Pilates class. With swift transitions from side planks to press ups, shoulder bridges to teasers, you will leave feeling energised, empowered and strong. The class focuses on abs, butt, arms and legs, making it a powerhouse session for the whole body. Learn more about Andi: Andi has an insatiable passion for health and fitness and has continuously updated her skill set to ensure she can offer clients the best possible training and advice. She believes that the pursuit of fitness should be fun and empowering for everyone, there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to wellness. She strives to provide, fun, uplifting and dynamic classes so that her clients can enjoy every […]
  • Join Don at Thrive during HipHop Flavored Dance Fitness: HipHop Flavored Dance Fitness has been created for anyone looking to unleash their inner Beyonce in a safe supportive environment. Creator and choreographer Don Rongavilla will elevate your dance skills with his innovative choreography, creative coaching and electric personality. Don’s session will give you a delicious taste of what to expect from HipHop Flavored Dance Fitness making ever SUPERSTAR that comes through the door feel successful and stretch their limits. No matter your age or stage of your fitness journey everyBODY is welcome. Learn more about Don:  Born and raised in the Philippines now living in Ireland, a freelance dance teacher,artistic director,actor, dancer involves in TV, Stage Theater, and Films Donking Rongavilla is an International Street Dance Teacher, Break Dancer, Artistic Director, Dance Coach, stage combat choreographer and Actor on stage and film productions with IMDB credits. He began his career teaching at a professional […]
  • Sonia McGlynn will appear on The lululemon Sweat Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @11:00 & 17:00   Join Sonia at Thrive during Sweat with Sonia: Sonia’s passion is to create a training experience like no other. We will be joining forces, getting people to interact and share the work load together. We will be working against not only the clock but also your class mates in sweaty, fun high energy HITT class. Learn more about Sonia: Sonia McGlynn has worked in the fitness industry for the last 7 years. Sonia specializes in strength training and mainly Crossfit. Over the years she has built up a lot of knowledge training a wide range of clients. Sonia focuses on form and technique, educating you rather than just letting you guys slave through burpees all day! Find Sonia on social: Instagram
  • Sharon Hearne-Smith will appear on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Sunday 31st March 2019  @11:00 & 18:00   Join Sharon at Thrive during DoTERRA’s essential oils for natural health & wellbeing: If you would like to learn how to become empowered in taking care of your health and wellbeing naturally, then this is the talk for you. For Sharon Hearne-Smith, discovering DoTERRA’s 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils has transformed the way she manages her families health & wellbeing. She is repeatedly astounded by the incredible effects they have on our physical, mental and emotional health. They provide a simple one-stop-shop packed full of natural solutions for home and family for everything from boosting immunity, pain relief, reducing anxiety, improving sleep issues, balancing hormones, fighting infections, aiding digestion, soothing sore muscles and joints and supporting healthy respiratory function, natural home cleaning, beauty and also in cooking too. Fancy joining […]
  • Ornagh Lee will appear on The lululemon Sweat Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @16:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @15:00   Join Ornagh at Thrive during Introduction to Flexibility for Splits: Suitable for all levels. This workshop is all about introducing you to the elements involved in working towards strength and flexibility in Splits. Learn more about Ornagh: Ornagh Lee is a gymnastics strength coach and owner of More Chalk movement studio. Ornagh has trained and coached all around the world and is passionate about spreading the word about loving & learning what your body is capable of and enjoying it. Morechalk.com
  • Gigi Tynan will appear on The lululemon Sweat Life Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 & Sunday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00   Join Gigi at Thrive during Pilates Strength Flow: This class will be incorporating Pilates movements with a yoga flow flare to it. We will be moving your body through all planes of movement while still focusing on strength and flexibility. Prepare to have your hips opened, your spine mobilised and you glutes and abs on fire! Learn more about Gigi: Gigi Tynan is a Pilates, Ballet Barre and Neuromuscular therapist. Her background in dance has influenced her teaching bringing creativity and a sense of flow to every movement. Gigi loves to inspire others to find the same motivation and enthusiasm for movement as she has. Her classes create a balanced, well rounded workout that increase energy, improve posture with a strong focus on alignment and breath! https://www.gigitynan.com Find […]
  • Jenny Murphy will appear on Energy Vibes & Healing Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, & 17:00   Join Jenny at Thrive during two sessions:  Us as Energy Beings ‘Harness the power of your life force ENERGY by Jenny Murphy Jenny will take you on a journey into the universal life-force pulses of Energy and correlating it back to “You the physical being” using the language of energy, exploring the close connection to “You” as the spiritual infinite being. “Us as Energy Beings” this workshop will bring that exploration of mind body soul and the infinite universal breath of life interconnection to “You”. Jenny will finish this workshop with a beautiful connecting meditative experience to~ Harness the power of your life force ENERGY ~ Chakra Fitness ‘Accelerating your ENERGY flow for Health & Vitality This work shop will explore the basic fundamentals of […]
  • Reserve a 30 minute treatment for only €25 and enjoy the profoundly relaxing therapy that reflexology provides the body and mind. Used in the right way reflexology can help the body and mind recover from a wide range of conditions. By applying pressure to points on the feet you can treat and heal problems elsewhere in the body. With over 20 years’ experience, and qualifying through the renowned Central London School of Reflexology, Fiona Ettridge is the appointed reflexologist for many exclusive clients at her London Clinic and is now looking to expand her clinic into her native Ireland. Fiona specialises in women’s health including fertility issues, pregnancy and baby & toddler. Sports professionals can also benefit from regular reflexology treatments which will improve circulation and encourage lymphatic action. This physiological ‘boost to the system’ energises tired muscles and inhibits the production of lactic acid. To book a treatment with Fiona […]
  • Sarah Leather will appear on The Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 17:00   Join Sarah at Thrive during The Business of Wellness- how to create a highly profitable business without sabotaging your own health: Sarah will share her top tips for getting paying clients and will be showcasing the 3 pillars of a successful wellness business: 1) Business Strategy 2) Mindset for Success 3) Supportive Community She will outline what you need to be doing right now to attract aligned clients who will happily pay your fees and how to have the confidence to grow a highly profitable business, not an expensive hobby Learn more about Sarah: Sarah Leather is known as the ‘Wholehearted Business Coach’. Having run a highly successful natural health practice for 25 years, regularly appearing on national TV, newspapers & magazines; Sarah went on to study & fall in love with Life & Business […]
  • Patricia Fitzgerald will appear on The THRIVE Life Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 12:00 Join Patricia at Thrive for ‘Mandala: The Art of Energy and Connection‘ Mandalas hold such power, the power to calm, to heal and to connect us deeply to the self, yet paradoxically, to something much bigger than ourselves, regardless of our beliefs. The mandala is a vehicle allowing us to dance with life, to embrace unconscious aspects of the self, bringing them into awareness for healing. Symbols emerge as if from nowhere, and when these symbols are courted as though they are wild animals in a forest, or an ephemeral dream, these symbols slowly begin to reveal their gold as inner wisdom. In this fascinating talk, Patricia leads you on a journey of mandala from the furthest galaxies to the smallest atom, from the unnamed longing within us back to our great connection to the […]
  • McSport is one of Ireland’s leading and most successful suppliers of sport and fitness equipment. We are 100% Irish owned, a second generation family business that is passionate and dedicated in what we do! We have a team of over 50 industry experts who are committed to supplying our customers with the highest standard of care and service. Driven by Director Philip McLoughlin, McSport is an innovative sports supplier who enjoys the challenge of the rapidly changing fitness industry. In the last 30 years, McSport has evolved from a small local sports equipment shop to Ireland’s first choice in sport and fitness. We have a long history of credible relationships with the top suppliers of gym and fitness studios across the country and pride ourselves on working with both commercial and consumer-directed institutions like FLYEfit, Google and Microsoft to name but a few. Our product range includes the world’s leading brands in sports and fitness excellence so our clients […]