Attention all fitness fanatics! The first-ever Manatee Fit Fest is coming to Robinson Preserve on March 5th – and you definitely won’t want to miss it! This family-friendly outdoor event is all about showcasing the healthy living options that are available to us right here in Manatee County and the surrounding area.
The event begins with registration at 7:30 am, followed by an 8 am Boot Camp with Anna Neal of Livefit Training. At 9 am, participants can run or walk a 5k through the gorgeous preserve. It begins at the Mosaic Center for Nature, Exploration, Science, and Technology (The NEST at Robinson Preserve), and winds around waterways, over wooden bridges, and up a scenic rise to look out over Tampa Bay.
When you’re through, you’ll have plenty of other events to check out throughout the day. Some of the options include…
- Yoga with American Yogi
- Meditation with Ria Ray
- Grit Cardio with One Tribe Fitness
- SUP Yoga with Salty Buddha
- Mat Pilates with Mantra Fitness
- Mindfulness with Leniza Vega
- Hula Hooping for Every Body presented by Outward Spiral
- Acro Yoga with Vaz from Get Bent Yoga Studio
- Paddleboarding 101 with Salty Buddha
- Orienteering presented by Manatee County
- Gym Stick with Beyond the Mat Yoga
- And more!
Take a look at the event schedule so you can plan your day! Between events, you can also visit with tons of local exhibitors and marketplace vendors. At 11:30, you’ll have a chance to grab lunch or a snack from Bayshore Nutrition, Bowled Life, Carousel’s, Poppo’s Taqueria, Power Meals by Dawn, or Spice Boys Kitchen.
Mr. Bongos will be DJing on the main stage and there will be lawn activities and other fun things to do throughout the day. The whole family is welcome to come and participate in this amazing day of fitness, mindfulness, food, and music!
Admission to the event and all of the classes are completely free and open to the public. However, there is a $25 entry fee for the 5k run/walk and you must pre-register. You’ll also receive an exclusive dri-fit event t-shirt which you can ONLY get by signing participating in the 5k. The deadline to sign up is March 3rd, but we recommend you don’t wait!
Which Manatee Fit Fest are you most excited about? Drop a comment and let us know.