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20+ exciting fitness events in the UK to join in 2023

Are you looking for fitness events in the UK? Look no further as we have compiled a list of different fitness events happening across the UK in 2023.

Whether you are interested in a marathon, half marathon, fitness conferences, showcases, workshops, festivals, or family-friendly fitness events, this article has something for everybody.

Fitness events usually occur in different cities across the country to inspire change, bring people together, and create awareness for different causes.

So, let’s get right to the list of events, shall we?

1. International Fitness Showcase

Date: 24th-26th March 2023

Venue: The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Fitness Sub niche: Wellness and Health

Price: £60 -£159

The International Fitness Showcase is an annual convention and trade show aimed at fitness instructors, personal trainers, and others within the fitness industry. This year’s show is going to be held at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool and it’s going to have a combination of theoretical and practical sessions led by industry experts covering different areas of the fitness industry.

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2. Move IT

Date: 10th-12th March 2023

Venue: Excel, London.

Fitness Sub niche: Dance

Price: £21 – £162

The Move IT expo is a high-energy dance event centred on celebrating all forms of dance and performing arts. You will find different classes and workshops, like Les Mills, Zumba, acrobatics, ballet, Yoga, Tap, Roller-skating, and others, delivered by expert trainers. This event boasts of having something for everyone, whether professional, spectator, or teacher. There are different tickets available; day tickets, full show tickets, and class tickets starting from £21.

3. VERVE festival

Date: 16th -17th September 2023

Venue: South Wiltshire

Fitness Sub niche: Wellness and Health

Price: from £11.27

The VERVE festival is a celebration of health, wellness and nature and it offers the opportunity to deepen your connection with nature and your true self. Some of the activities available include yoga classes, dance meditation, Pilates, forest bathing, goddess circles, farm runs, sound baths, storytelling, reflexology sessions, massage therapy, and physical and mental health talks. The ticket prices start from £11.27 and the cover all classes, music, talks, and workshops.

4. PerformX Live

Date: 17th -18th March 2023

Venue: Tobacco Dock, London

Fitness Sub niche: Fitness, well-being, and performance

Price: from £53.98

PerformX is a fitness event tailored for fitness enthusiasts, personal trainers, and well-being professionals. This event will involve multiple workshops, panels, and workouts from professional athletes, educators, and brands. Some of the classes will discuss the following; nutrition, metabolism, investment, innovation, customer loyalty, and others.

5. Fitness Wellness Summit

Date: 6th April 2023

Venue: The Helix, Dublin

Fitness Sub niche: Fitness and wellness

Price: from £59.99

The Fitness Wellness Summit will be packed with world-class speakers sharing educational content and their insights on the different trends in the fitness and wellness industry. This summit aims to bring different wellness-inclined people together, from coaches to trainers, gym owners, wellness practitioners, nutritionists, injury prevention specialists, academic researchers, and others. Additionally, the ticket cost covers the cost of the event and lunch.

6. Elevate

Date: 15th -16th June 2023

Venue: London

Fitness Sub niche: Sport Therapy

Price: Free

This is one of the largest fitness and sport trade show in the UK, and it aims to bring together fitness enthusiasts and professionals. There will be over 200 exhibitors and more than 1000 fitness-related products at this convention. Additionally, over 200 thought-leaders will present different seminars, workshops, and demos on topics ranging from social media, mental health, taping, first aid, recovery, and others.

8. Welsh Fitness Expo

Date: 10th June 2023

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff

Fitness Sub niche: Wellness and Health

Price: Free

This is a big export hosted in Cardiff that brings members of the fitness community in different parts of the UK together. It will feature industry experts as guest speakers to talk about different fitness-related topics like nutrition and bodybuilding. Multiple exhibitors will also be available to showcase different fitness merchandise like clothing, gym accessories, equipment, and others. Plus, there will be a prize giveaway before the end of the expo.

8. UKSCA Annual Conference

Date: 25th -27th August 2023

Venue: Nottingham

Fitness Sub niche: Strength and Conditioning

Price: from £205

This annual conference is tailored for all strength and conditioning experts and enthusiasts. It brings different working professionals together to carry out multiple practical and theory sessions exploring the future of strength and conditioning. Besides, this conference boasts of having something for everyone with an interest in health and performance improvement.

9. Om Yoga Show

Date: 13th -15th October 2023

Venue: Alexandra Palace, London

Fitness Sub niche: Yoga

Price: Free

The OM Yoga Show is one of the biggest yoga gatherings in Europe. This event will introduce participants to the ancient practice of yoga. There will be free open classes available for people to try new things and workshops will be available for intense experiences. This show will showcase more than 200 exhibitors showing different ranges of yoga clothing, accessories, retreats, superfoods, and others.

10. SFN Expo

Date: 9th -10th September 2023

Venue: Glasgow, Scotland

Fitness Sub niche: Sports, fitness and nutrition

Price: free

SFN is the top health and fitness event in Scotland that offers everything from free fitness classes to live events, demos, classes, seminars, and sessions. Some of the classes include CrossFit, Pilates, nutrition, group exercise, and others. There will also be the battle for the strongest person in Scotland as well as leading experts and fitness gurus taking the stage live. Additionally, there will be a wide range of exhibitions available for you to shop from during the event.


Date: 16th -17th November 2023

Venue: Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

Fitness Sub niche: Sport and exercise science

Price: free

This event is tailored towards exercise scientists and it features a two-day sport and exercise science programme packed with oral sessions, workshops, lectures, and keynotes. Different world-leading researchers will be available to present their research and talk about the future of exercise science. Besides, this year’s event will also mark BASE’s 30th year anniversary.

12. Ride London-Essex 100

Date: 28th May 2023

Venue: Central London

Fitness Sub niche: Cycling

Price: £99

This event is a part of the world’s biggest cycling festival, and it involves a 100-mile challenge that will start and finish in central London with a loop of Essex. The entry for this event is £99 and it was on a first come first serve basis, especially for the first 10,000 places. However, since the ticket purchase already closed in October 2022, the remaining places are available only through a ballot.

14. London Fitness Festival

Date: 12th August 2023

Venue: Old Billingsgate Market

Fitness Sub niche: Wellness and Health

Price: from £20

This a full-day festival that features everything health and fitness related; from workshops to talks, ad-free classes. Some of the exercise classes that will be available include yoga, HIIT, Pilates, and others. There will also be talks and demonstrations related to cooking healthy meals and nutrition. Besides, you can also find nutrition products and fitness apparel at discount prices from top industry brands.

14. Learn to Swing Dance

Date: Every Tuesday

Venue: The Mildmay Club, Dalston, London.

Fitness Sub niche: Dance

Price: £20

If you are interested in learning how to swing dance, this is the event for you. Swing dance is a low-impact dance style that all members of the family can participate in. This event happens every Tuesday in the Mildmay club in Dalston, and you do not need any experience to learn this style of dancing.

15. The 46th Dartford Half marathon

Date: 5th March 2023

Venue: Central Park Athletics Cranford Road, Dartford

Fitness Sub niche: Running

Price: from £24.30

This half marathon is one of the longest-standing ones in Britain, and it has been organised by Dartford Harriers for over 40 years. To join this event, you need to register well in advanced as registration closes once the event is at capacity. The half marathon will take place on Dartford’s streets and it is the perfect event for the weekend.

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16. RooFIT Pop-up at Aviary Rooftop

Date: Every Thursday and Friday all through summer

Venue: Aviary Rooftop

Fitness Sub niche: Aerial Exercises

Price: £25

This Pop-up fitness event features different circuit exercises that will be done at the Aviary rooftop in London. RooFIT combines upper and lower body movements performed in an aerial style, ensuring that you get the most fun out of it. Besides, the workouts will be fast-paced combined with music and lights and an aerial view of the London skyline.

17. LoveFit Festival

Date: 14th -16th July 2023

Venue: The Heritage Pinetum, St Clere Estate, Kent

Fitness Sub niche: Wellness and Health

Price: from £184.28

The LoveFit festival is a 3-day event packed with fitness and adventurous activities like yoga, hiking, running, meditation, boot camps, forest rides, HIIT, and others. The festival will take place in the forest outside of London, overlooking the city lights. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own camping gear and pre-book their fitness classes when enrolling. Plus, other features of this festival include hot tub parties, live DJ sets, music, and night entertainment.

18. The Eltham Park 5 and Family Fun Run

Date: 18th June 2023

Venue: Eltham Park, South Glenesk Road, London

Fitness Sub niche: Running

Price: free

This is a popular running event that allows you and your family to run in Eltham Park. This fitness event is family-friendly and open to everyone, regardless of their running experience. For beginners and advanced runners alike, this event is good for enhancing running performance and endurance.

19. Soul Circus

Date: 17th – 20th August 2023

Venue: Elmore, Gloucestershire

Fitness Sub niche: Yoga and Wellness

Price: from £99

Soul Circus is a yoga and wellness festival that incorporates yoga, holistic therapies, and music. There will be yoga masters hosting different classes, like aerial classes, sunrise sessions, and mindfulness workshops alongside DJs that will provide music at night. This festival also boasts of locally sourced foods, a lakeside Jacuzzi, after-parties, and a comedy show.

20. Big Retreat Festival

Date: 1st -4th June 2023

Venue: Lawrenny Castle Estate, Wales

Fitness Sub niche: Wellness and Health

Price: from £95

The Big Retreat Festival is all about making you feel good using live music, yoga, high energy workouts, meditation, baths, swimming, workshops, and other activities. There will be different areas in the festival for different activities, like the soul space, mind space, fitness field, talk tent, tangled woods, and others. Plus, with your ticket, you have access to carefully curated experiences that will give you the restoration you need.

21. Fit XPO

Date: 13th – 14th May 2023

Venue: Manchester Central Convention Complex

Fitness Sub niche: Strength, wellbeing, and health

Price: from £27.20

The Fit XPO is a fitness and health event that offers interactive strength, fitness, and wellbeing exercises. There will be over 15 competitions, including bodybuilding, powerlifting, MMA, Strongman, and others with different prices to be won. Additionally, many fitness professionals and athletes will be available for you to meet and greet.

22. Balance Festival

Date: 19th -21st May 2023

Venue: The Old Truman Brewery, East London

Fitness Sub niche: Wellness and Fitness

Price: from £34.19

This festival features classes instructed by world-class fitness instructors, wellness experts, yoga masters, and nutritionists. All the best fitness studios in London, like Boomcycle, KXU, and Barry’s, will also be here, enabling you to join their taster sessions.

There will also be shopping zones where you can get the latest activewear, accessories, health food, and wellness products from different brands.

Wrapping It Up

There are many fitness events that will be happening in the UK in the coming months. The aforementioned events are just a few of them. Some other events you should look forward to including the following:

  • London Landmarks half marathon
  • Derby Mind Body Spirit Weekend
  • Cambridge Half marathon
  • Easter 50 Challenge
  • Brighton Marathon
  • Edinburg marathon
  • RunFit Expo