Last Friday we hosted our largest event yet in collaboration with New Bailey – Urban Retreat. It was one of the best days in a long time, so we thought we’d write a quick blog post to commemorate it!
The day started quite early for some of us; a slightly sleep-deprived MagnaPass team turned up to the Track at New Bailey at 4am. Don’t believe us? Here’s a quick snap of what it looked like when I turned up (I would like it noted that I was the first to arrive!).
We only had a few hours to transform this space into our mini festival – the first class started at 7:30am. Through sheer determination and a whole lot of teamwork, we managed to pull it out of the bag and have the whole place set up and ready for M3 Perform to do their bootcamp class.
- Martial Arts Masterclass with Missing Link Martial Arts
- Pole Dance Masterclass by GFF Damian
- Animal Movement by Fera
- A blogger Q&A panel where we were joined by Emma from Lipstick & Trainers, PT & Blogger Jade Mottley, and Karuna from Hub for the Heart.
- Sunshine Ying-Yang by Vida Yoga
- Yoga Finale by Yoga Lila
In addition to all of our wonderful partners putting on free public classes, we were also joined by a great host of trading partners in our Wellness Market including Lululemon, Yumi Nutrition, Soulmate Foods, Just bee Freedom Care Clinics, and Cryotherapy UK. We want to thank everyone of them for coming and doing their thing at Urban Retreat.
Another big hit at Urban Retreat was our charity smoothie bike, raising money for the We Love Manchester Emergency fund with a suggested donation of £1 per smoothie. We were shocked at how generous people were in their giving – we had quite a few people paying £5, £10, and even a couple of people paying £20 per smoothie! Thank you so much to everyone who donated and enjoyed their time on our smoothie bike, so beautifully modelled here by our CEO Adam:
Once again we just wanted to send a massive thank you to everyone who came to Urban Retreat, New Bailey for hosting us, and most of all to our workout partners & traders for all of their support on the day!