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LiveFit Festival announces new dates for 2021

LiveFit Festival announces new dates for 2021
March 9, 2021

The organisers of New Zealand’s LiveFit Festival have announced a second postponement for the event, with the convention to now be held at Auckland's The Trusts Arena on 10th and 11th April.

Not held last year, and with the 2021 edition due to have been held this weekend (14th and 15th March), uncertainty over recent short term Coronavirus lockdowns in Auckland has led to the second postponement.

Explaining the change of date LiveFit Festival founder, Jono Ridler stated today “here we are again, having to shift the LiveFit Festival because of another lockdown.

“’Disappointed’ would be an understatement, however, the LiveFit team is determined to make this event a reality. The health and fitness industry in New Zealand deserves a world class event where education and inspiration can meet passion and community.

“New Zealand is going to LiveFit in 2021”

The idea behind LiveFit Festival becoming New Zealand’s first Health and Fitness Festival was conceived over two years ago but its 2020 edition was prevented from being staged when New Zealand went into its first lockdown just a week before the launch of the inaugural Festival.

Ridler (pictured below) explained that after going through this back in 2020, organisers have been resilient, spending the last 12 months preparing to host the Festival in 2021, working alongside advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors and event partners.

As a result, he explains that the team at LiveFit are genuinely disappointed at not being able to host the event again this March, adding “despite the setbacks in 2020, the 2021 event has grown in size bringing together even more brands, world-class trainers and health and wellness experts and the team expects that the LiveFit community will be ready for the highly anticipated launch of New Zealand’s biggest health, fitness and wellness event at the new dates in April.”

With the LiveFit Festival ready more than ever to host New Zealanders, Vanessa Parker, Chief Marketing Officer at Anytime Fitness New Zealand went on to say “Anytime Fitness have shared the journey with the LiveFit team as they’ve planned and adapted to ensure the inaugural event goes ahead and delivers on their innovative vision.

“Our own brand pillars of Coach, Care, Connect resonate with the aspirations of the LiveFit Festival so we are excited to be involved with this opportunity for the New Zealand public to enjoy an incredible range of health and wellness products and services at a new and vibrant event.

“We can’t wait to see all the hard work and planning from so many organisations come to fruition.”

All registration and ticketing will automatically be applied to the rescheduled LiveFit Festival on 10th and 11th April 2021.

Click here for more information on the LiveFit Festival in the Australasian Leisure Management calendar.

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