12-14 May 2017.
Old Truman Brewery,
London.

The Lab


The Balance Festival LAB brings education, inspiration and insight from leading experts and influencers in the health, food and fitness industry. Learn how to find your balance with the help of these innovative talks and workshops.
Friday Saturday Sunday


WellToDo Founders Series
Join in the conversation with a curated panel of wellness entrepreneurs as they share industry insights, strategies to launch and grow your brand, and advice from challenges they’ve faced along the way. Hosted by industry expert and founder of Welltodo, Lauren Armes, this panel will discuss forming unique marketing strategies, funding initiatives, finding a mentor, overcoming the fear, the art of hiring, and how they see the industry changing and evolving.
10:30
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11:10
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Friday
12th May
Pip Murray (Pip and Nut)
Brand Building Beyond The Product
Since the launch of her beloved nut butter range in 2013, Pip Murray has gone on to spread her ventures even further than the nation’s supermarket shelves. With popular events, a Nut Butter Cookbook and a pop-up toast bar in Selfridges food hall among her many endeavours, she’ll be sharing her experience in building a brand beyond the product and diversifying business ventures.
11:30
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11:55
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Friday
12th May
Active In Style
Fashion Buying

Where to start when creating an activewear brand? What’s your USP? Where to source quality fabrics and technology? How do you position yourself on social to bring in  followers? These are all questions that must be answered before creating an amazing brand that people will love and buy. Hear from Active in Style and their partner designers as they share insight to help you build your dream clothing brand.

12:00
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12:40
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Friday
12th May
Lily Simpson (The Detox Kitchen)
How To Raise Investment
Lily Simpson founded the Detox Kitchen with one mission. To get more people eating and enjoying healthy food. Having secured £2million investment in 2016 to fund the expansion of her high-flying business, Lily will be sharing the best routes to get financial support to help your business thrive.
13:00
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13:25
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Friday
12th May
The World of Books
How to turn your expertise and experiences into a bestselling book
The biggest growth area in publishing in recent years has been in the wellbeing sector. But what makes a book work in this sphere? In this panel you will hear from literary agent Rachel Mills, Carolyn Thorne, publisher at Harpercollins, and authors  Zanna van Dijk and Annie Clarke. Learn how to make the transition from social media to print, how to make your expertise accessible to a mainstream audience, and how to pitch your book idea to agents and publishers.
13:30
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14:10
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Friday
12th May
Barry’s Bootcamp
The Best Workout in the World
An insight into the brand that pioneered boutique fitness in the UK with Sandy Macaskill, Barry’s London Co-Founder and Anya Lahiri, Barry’s London Master Trainer. Learn all about what it took to launch the gym that's changing the face of fitness across the globe.
14:30
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14:55
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Friday
12th May
How To Open A Café
With Ozone Coffee Roasters and Neat Nutrition
15:00
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15:40
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Friday
12th May
Luke Worthington
Physiotherapy Education for PTs
Join head of trainer education at Third Space, Luke Worthington, as he discusses a new and innovative approach to physical recovery and treatment known as Postural Restoration. As one of the few in the UK to have studied with the Postural Restoration Institute, his knowledge is highly sought by elite athletes, world-leading coaches, medical professionals and the general population to provide support for injury recovery.
16:00
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16:25
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Friday
12th May
Health Bloggers Community
The Ethics of Blogging with Pixie Turner, Rhiannon Lambert and Ban Hass.
A panel discussion with Nutritionists Pixie Turner (Plant-based Pixie), Rhiannon Lambert (Rhitrition) and personal trainer Ban Hass. This session focuses on the ethics of writing, the responsibilities of a blogger, as well as how to create a more meaningful message using training and research to back up opinion.
17:00
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17:40
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Friday
12th May
Wellness Entrepeneurs
With Zanna Van Dijk, Kara Rosen (Founder of Plenish) and Caroline Lucey (Founder of Active In Style)
This panel of female wellness entrepeneurs will be sharing their stories on developing their businesses, including the process of getting started, their achievements, struggles and top tips that have helped them throughout their careers.
18:00
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18:40
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Friday
12th May
Chloe Brotheridge
The Anxiety Solution
Chloe Brotheridge, author of The Anxiety Solution, shares how to listen to what anxiety has to teach you so that you can be your calmest and happiest self.
19:00
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19:25
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Friday
12th May