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Viva! festival Brighton

Intro...

Fitness area...

Curl and Press contest...

Sponsors...

Female contest...

Male contest...

Winners...

Mazgate...

Wrap-up...

Intro

viva! festival Brighton

It was our first visit to a Viva! festival so we were very excited to get along to the event being held in the centre of Brighton.
the event was paced full of goodies.  The event seemed very food focused, so people were really happy, as most vegans are more food-conscious than the average meat-eater.

cakes

nibbles

fruit



Fitness area

Vegan Bodybuilding fitness area

With the help of Viva! and Vegan Runners we created a small 'fitness area' at this years event. Anyone interested in fitness only had to scoot over to our area and they could get all the help they needed about diet, exercise and health.
Jem Star

Our newest volunteers on the stall was Jem Star and baby Hope who came along to hep us out at the event. Jem runs, does weights and is considering a career in the fitness industry.

Curl and Press contest

For this event we created a new contest.  We had people curl a dumbbell and then press it over head. We will be doing more Viva! festival events, so expect to see more of this contest around the country.  The females used a 7Kg weight, the males used a 14Kg weight.
The event started with the people in charge being forced to close the doors as too many people came to see the event! It looked like it was going to be a good event as we started the event with a capacity crowd!
Before we begin take a moment to check out our sponsors.  We make sure everyone who enters gets at least one prize, our sponsors are kind enough to supply us with goodies for the contest, so if you are interested in any of their products go and check them out.  Supporting them helps them, help us...

Sponsors

As usual we had quite a few sponsors for our event that we would like to thank. If you happen to be interested in any of their products then please support them as helping them, allows them to help us by supplying prizes so everyone who enters gets something if they enter our competition.

good heavens it's jeavons
Good heavens, It's Jeavons - best choccy treats available

Health and Fitness Education

Health and Fitness Education delivers the UK's premier personal trainer course, and a range of health and fitness industry courses. Start your exercise to music course. Pilates teacher course or yoga instructor course today.

Gorilla Gym - Experts in plant-based Training & Nutrition
Gorilla gym- online personal training plans & nutrition programmes
for those wishing to move towards plant-based eating

Viridian Vitamins
Viridian vitamins sells great supplements & sponsors of our Vegan bodybuilding competitions!


Vegan Health & fitness magazine
Vegan Health & fitness magazine - Helping you achieve your best without harming animals

Veganicity
Veganicity - Top supplements for health & maximum performance Get 35% off using the code VEGANBODY2016


vegetology

Vegetology - Makers of Vitamin D3, DHA/EPA omega-3 oil, multi vitamins, and Joint pain products


veggie style
Veggie Style - Get 10% off using code VBB

Payhip
Exercise and nutrition books with a vegan focus


Pulsin  - Protein powders, bars and snacks

Chip butty Vegan
Without Maz there couldn't even be an event, so support him by buying his cookbook

On the day we toured the stallholders obtaining extra goodies for the entrants to enjoy:

I am natural - Handmade, organic skincare
Hempish - Everything hemp related
Positivitea - Teas for a occasions
Good heavens, It's Jeavons - Some of the best tasting sweeties about, all vegan!
Aquapax water - mineral water
Makeup without malice - Vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics
Holistix herbs - Herbal products (including a muscle rub for tired muscles)
Mr Popple's Chocolate - Everything chocolate
Blues Designs - Handcrafted, scented candes
Pana Chocolate - choccy goodness
Iuvo skincare - skin products
Coco Caravan - Chocolate galore
Viva La Vegan - fashion as activism
NYR orga   nic - Cosmetics

Female contest


The women lifted a 7Kg dumbbell

Male contest


The men lifted a 14kg dumbbell

Winners

Second place female had to leave the event early but Becky got an amazing 25 reps

ian
Second place male was Ian with 24 reps

Vcovey
The winning female was Vcovey got an impressive 28 reps

Lance
Lance got an easy 37 reps

Mazgate

Now we get the controversy.  This year it is Maz in the firing line.  A few women complained that the form of the winning female was not as strict as the other women.  You can watch the video for yourself to see if you agree or disagree with that complaint but know that Maz did his best to be as fair as he could be during the event. If you want to come and air your views, or just ask a question, then pop over to the Vegan Bodybuilding facebook group, it is open to everyone into fitness and health. So, hop over and say "Hi".

Will 'Mazgate' end here...or will the story continue?

Wrap-up

After the contest it was time to pack away and toddle home.  It had been an amazing day at the festival and we had really had fun throughout the whole day.
I really enjoyed the Viva! festival Brighton and look forward to doing more Viva! events in the future.
As usual I will end this write-up with pictures of contest entrants getting prizes and a reminder of our sponsors again.  I apologise if I missed anyone collecting their prizes at this event, the end of the day became a bit chaotic.
Hopefully we'll see you all at future events around the UK and Europe (if you are involved in any events feel free to contact us for 2017!)....

good heavens it's jeavons
Good heavens, It's Jeavons - best choccy treats available

Health and Fitness Education

Health and Fitness Education delivers the UK's premier personal trainer course, and a range of health and fitness industry courses. Start your exercise to music course. Pilates teacher course or yoga instructor course today.

ian lorraine

Gorilla Gym - Experts in plant-based Training & Nutrition
Gorilla gym- online personal training plans & nutrition programmes
for those wishing to move towards plant-based eating


Viridian Vitamins
Viridian vitamins sells great supplements & sponsors of our Vegan bodybuilding competitions!


Vegan Health & fitness magazine
Vegan Health & fitness magazine - Helping you achieve your best without harming animals



Veganicity
Veganicity - Top supplements for health & maximum performance Get 35% off using the code VEGANBODY2016

Jem Star


vegetology

Vegetology - Makers of Vitamin D3, DHA/EPA omega-3 oil, multi vitamins, and Joint pain products

veggie style
Veggie Style - Get 10% off using code VBB



Payhip
Exercise and nutrition books with a vegan focus

pusin
Pulsin  - Protein powders, bars and snacks

Chip butty Vegan
Without Maz there couldn't even be an event, so support him by buying his cookbook

I am natural - Handmade, organic skincare
Hempish - Everything hemp related
Positivitea - Teas for a occasions
Good heavens, It's Jeavons - Some of the best tasting sweeties about, all vegan!
Aquapax water - mineral water
Makeup without malice - Vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics
Holistix herbs - Herbal products (including a muscle rub for tired muscles)
Mr Popple's Chocolate - Everything chocolate
Blues Designs - Handcrafted, scented candes
Pana Chocolate - choccy goodness
Iuvo skincare - skin products
Coco Caravan - Chocolate galore
Viva La Vegan - fashion as activism
NYR organic - Cosmetics

kick
I'm sure I deserved it????? (ouch!) ha haaa

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