A FITNESS festival will be returning to Bournemouth seafront this year.

The FitLiving UK event, which last year featured a class led by Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell, will take place in September.

Some of the details of this year’s festival are yet to be revealed, but a host of fitness and health brands and celebrities is promised.

New for this year is a pop-up restaurant and bar area serving healthy options, as well as a main fitness class stage.

A fitness networking event called Fitbiz will kick off the festival on Friday, September 28. It will give fitness professionals the chance to meet other like-minded people and learn how to grow their business. This will be followed by Fitmix from 4pm until 10pm - a selection of adrenaline pumping, Ibiza-style fitness classes, with special guest DJs to be announced.

Festival-goers will also be able to browse stalls selling the latest fitness and well-being products.

On Saturday, September 29, the main FitLiving UK event will run, featuring popular and celebrity-led classes ranging from Les Mills and HIIT to dance and boxing.

There will also be morning yoga, beach bootcamp, pilates and meditation in the beach area.

Nicola Goode, marketing manager for Bournemouth Tourism, said: “FitLiving UK is a fantastic event for Bournemouth as sport and fitness have always been a part of the town’s fabric. We are excited about the waterfront site being used for FitLiving UK, especially given the extensive regeneration that has been undertaken around the seafront area.”

Ali Sheik, MD of FitLiving UK, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing FitLiving UK to the south coast for the second year running. Bournemouth is one of the fittest places in the UK and this is a unique event to the area.

“Using the waterfront site provides us with a chance to bring an al fresco element to the event, along with a covered exhibition area and pop-up restaurant and bar. This will give attendees a totally different experience to that of any other fitness show in the UK. We’ll have a few surprises to announce in the coming months, so people should sign up for more details.”

Early bird tickets are now on sale at eventbrite.com/e/fitliving-uk-2018-tickets-39729831997

Visit the FitLiving UK Facebook page for further details.