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Cumbria’s first ever fitness expo come to Penrith

A new and exciting two-day health and fitness show will be taking place at Penrith’s Rheged Centre on the 1st and 2nd of February 2020.

‘FIT Cumbria’ will provide athletes and amateurs alike with an opportunity to expand their knowledge and discover what the health and fitness industry in Cumbria has to offer.

The fitness expo – the first of its kind in Cumbria – is the brainchild of Fox Red Events founders; Wiz Lees (Wiz Lees Fitness) and Leigh-Ann Newburn (Yogi in the Lakes). This is the second large-scale event organised by the Eden-based business partners, who also launched the popular Eden Escape Festival at Mains Farm, Kirkoswald, back in June.

L-R: Leigh-ann Newburn and Wiz Lees

Asked about their newest venture Wiz Lees said: “The aim of FIT Cumbria is to create an opportunity for people to discover new classes, clubs and products by bringing together the best of the industry under one roof. We know that there will be lots of people hoping to get fit in 2020 and by creating this one-stop health and fitness shop, we can help them find their motivation and an activity that works for them. It’s also a chance for more experienced athletes to test new kit, try new products and listen to some inspiring talks.”

Attendees can expect an action-packed weekend, with a full timetable of classes involving everything from Yoga to HIIT and talks and skills workshops designed to inspire and inform. There will also be a ‘FIT Marketplace’ where ticket holders can meet the trainers, check out new products and try new kit.

Leigh-ann Newburn said: “The event will showcase some of the regions best instructors, trainers and health and fitness brands, but will also bring some big and exciting national names to Cumbria, such as Lululemon and Alpkit. There’ll be something for everyone and lots of opportunities to try something new. We can’t wait.”

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online from