In today’s fast paced world, it’s become more important than ever to prioritise our physical, mental and emotional well being. And as part of this, we’ve seen wellness events become increasingly popular with event organisers.
Wellness events are a great way to promote health and well-being. They can be educational or fun whilst providing an opportunity to connect with others who are working on their personal health and happiness.
In this blog by Trybooking, we’ll be sharing some of our top tips and event ideas to promote wellness – whether it’s something small for your friends and family. Or you’re a business looking to promote healthy habits amongst your employees or clients.
A great way to promote physical wellbeing is through offering a variety of fitness classes, such as yoga, pilates, spin or even a boot camp. Fitness classes are a great way to bring people together, whilst also encouraging them to get active and stay healthy.
For most fitness classes, it’s also quite simple to get started. You can hold classes at a local gym, park or other locations, and offer them at different times to accommodate different schedules. If you’re using TryBooking to manage admission, you can even setup timeslots to easily see who’s coming to classes when.
If you’re looking to promote mental and emotional health in your community, educational workshops on topics such as stress management, healthy eating and resilience are a great way to get started.
If you have expertise in a particular area of wellness, workshops are an enjoyable way to get started sharing your experiences with the wider community. Even if you’re less experienced, you could instead consider inviting an expert from a mental health charity to deliver the workshop for you.
Nature walks or hikes
They say there’s nothing better than the great outdoors – and what’s more, getting outside and spending time in nature can be very beneficial for mental and physical health, too!
A great way to encourage wellness in your community is through organising a group walk or hike. Whether you choose to go to your local park, a nature reserve or even up into the hills of a national park, a good walk makes a great day out. You can even make it into a social event by bringing along snacks and drinks to share!
Wellness and Mindfulness practices
Another great way to promote mental and emotional wellbeing is through practising mindfulness. We’ve seen some event organisers offer guided meditation, yoga, or other mindfulness practices to help people relax and reduce stress.
These practices can be especially helpful for those who are new to mindfulness, as they can provide structure and guidance. You can find more information about mindfulness here.
Whether you think you’re hopeless in the kitchen or the next Gordon Ramsay, running a cooking demonstration is a great way to encourage preparing healthy meals at home.
You could invite a local chef or nutritionist to lead your demonstration, allowing your attendees to improve their skills with a professional. You may also want to consider offering a meal prep class, where attendees can learn how to prepare healthy meals in advance to save time and effort during the week.
If you’re limited on numbers, using an online booking system such as TryBooking can help make the process of managing your demonstration easier. Plus, you can use custom forms to collect important information from your attendees – including dietary requirements and allergies.
These events can be held at schools, community centres, or other locations, and typically feature a variety of booths and exhibits that provide information about different aspects of health and wellness.
It’s also a great way to get involved in the community. You can include local businesses who offer products or services related to fitness, nutrition, mental health, and other health-related topics. You may also consider inviting health professionals to give presentations or demonstrations, such as a chiropractor or a yoga instructor, helping broaden your attendees knowledge on how to improve their health and wellbeing.
Encourage healthy habits by partnering with your local hospital or GP to offer health screenings. These could include checking blood pressure, cholesterol and other tests to help people identify potential issues and take steps to address them.
Our final wellness tips
No matter what type of event you choose to host, it’s important to make it accessible and welcoming to all members of your community or organisation. Consider offering a variety of activities and workshops to appeal to different interests and needs. Be sure to promote the event widely to ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend. With a little planning and effort, you can create an event that helps promote health and well-being in your community.