MOVE Manchester

Fitness instructor Joe Wicks

26 - 28 Jan 2024

The Warehouse, Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JQ

Tickets

£20 per Fitness Class (£10 Children's tickets for PE with Joe). £90 Ultimate MOVE Experience Package.

To book access tickets and personal assistant tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm) or email access@factoryinternational.org

We’re putting art in the heart of Manchester, within reach of everyone; and have affordable options including £10 tickets for those on limited incomes.

For information about who qualifies for £10 and affordable tickets, visit our Affordable Ticketing Policy page

PE with Joe classes are suitable for all ages. All other classes are for ages 16+.

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Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access

Welcome to MOVE Manchester. A brand new fitness experience for everyone, led by Joe Wicks and powered by lululemon.

Joe Wicks is taking over Aviva Studios for the weekend with a series of fitness and self-care activities for all ages and abilities. Whether you’re a seasoned fitness lover or a total beginner, MOVE has something for everyone.

Fitness coach, TV presenter and author Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach, is leading a range of sessions across the weekend. Bring the whole family along for a PE session or join a high-energy, feel-good HIIT workout. Plus don’t miss an exclusive HIIT party with the chance to meet Joe.

Tired after that workout? MOVE also features activities to calm the soul – from a relaxing sound bath to yoga featuring a violin and cello.

Alongside the main events, drop by Aviva Studios and take part in an incredible programme of free interactive sessions, special events and pop-ups for all ages and abilities. Join us for Quick HIIT sessions designed to get you moving in 30 minutes or less, or pop by one of our health talks, meet and greets and live cooking demos with Joe and special guests! See the full programme of free activities below.

Don’t forget to browse the recipe wall, book shop and lululemon pop-up shop, where you can get the freshest workout gear personalized. Participate in our Collaborative Motivation Mural – come and share what motivates you to MOVE.

Powered by lululemon.

What's on ↓ 

Friday

Free events

Giant Hopscotch Obstacle Course

When? 10am–6pm

Where? City Square

What? Channel your inner child with our oversized hopscotch course featuring inflatable obstacles. Can you reach the finish line?

Quick HIIT: BLOKfit with Jade

When? 4–4.30pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Not enough time to MOVE? We’ve got you covered. Join the BLOK Manchester team for a Quick HIIT full body session designed to engage as many muscle groups as possible in 30 minutes or less. Except sweat and burn.

Quick HIIT: Boxcon with Liam

When? 5–5.30pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Not enough time to MOVE? We’ve got you covered. Join the BLOK Manchester team for a Quick HIIT fast-paced session that combines bodyweight drills, boxing techniques and resistance exercises to push you to your limits.

Quick HIIT: BLOKbreath with Leo

When? 6–6.30pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Not enough time to MOVE? We’ve got you covered. Join the BLOK Manchester team for a Quick HIIT session on BLOKbreath. Learn breathing techniques to reduce stress , relax the mind, release emotional tension and increase self awareness. 


Saturday

  • Feel-good HIIT with Joe

    9.30–10.45am | Join Joe Wicks for a fun, high-energy workout that will leave you feeling fitter, stronger and happier.
  • Calming Yoga with live violin and cello

    12.30–1.30pm | Join Lucy for an incredible immersive yoga flow session accompanied by a wonderful violin and cello duo.
  • PE with Joe

    3–4.15pm | Bring the whole family along and get moving with Joe Wicks in this fun, high-energy workout you’ll never forget.
  • Sound bath with Jasmine Hemsley

    6–6.45pm | Join Jasmine for a sound bath experience using crystal alchemy singing bowls.
  • Joe’s HIIT Party with live DJ

    8.30–10.45pm | Kick-off your Saturday night with an unforgettable workout experience with Joe Wicks – followed by an after party

Free events

Giant Hopscotch Obstacle Course

When? 9am–6pm

Where? City Square

What? Channel your inner child with our oversized hopscotch course featuring inflatable obstacles. Can you reach the finish line?

Quick HIIT: Athletic Breath with Leo

When? 9–9.30am

Where? The Social stage

What? Not enough time to MOVE? We’ve got you covered. Join the BLOK Manchester team for a Quick HIIT Athletic Breath session designed to maximise your athletic potential, increase your diaphragmatic capacity and improve your endurance. Suitable for all levels.


Brass Monkey Ice Bath Experience

When? 9am–6pm

Where? River Square

What? Release muscle tension and experience the mood-enhancing effects of an outdoor bath. Not for the faint-hearted!

You will need to sign up for this activity on the day. Please sign the health waiver and read the FAQs here before your visit. Age restriction: 18+

Quick HIIT: Leroy & India

When? 10–10.30am

Where? The Social stage

What? Not enough time to MOVE? We’ve got you covered. Join the Body Coach trainer Leroy & amazing fitness coach India for a Quick HIIT session designed to get you moving in 30 minutes or less.

This event is BSL-interpreted.

Live Cooking Demo: Breakfast

When? 11.30am–12.30pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Learn to cook a selection of Joe’s favourite easy, healthy and delicious recipes – all without breaking the bank. For breakfast, we’re cooking almond honey pancakes with blueberries! Pop along to find out how.

Joe Wicks Meet and Greet Experience

When? 12–2pm

Where? Lower Hall Foyer

What? Pick up a copy of one of Joe’s books and meet the man himself in this exclusive meet and greet experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet one of the UK’s top fitness gurus.

Health Talk: The Power of Nurturing Mental Fitness with Kwesi

When? 1–2pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Join Kwesi as they explores strategies to strengthen mental resilience, manage stress and develop a positive mindset. Learn how to harness the power of your thoughts and emotions to achieve your goals.

Self-Care Lounge

When? 3–6pm

Where? Lower Hall Foyer

What? Visit the self-care lounge to indulge in some much-deserved pampering – featuring nail gel treatments from one-stop beauty salon BUFF, mini massages from bodywork practitioner Isadora Darke's Tasogare Massage and taster reiki sessions from Delennyk Richardson at Higher Vibe Tribe.

Please note, you will need to sign up for this activity on the day. Age restriction: 18+

Live Cooking Demo: Lunch

When? 2.30–3.30pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Learn to cook a selection of Joe’s favourite easy, healthy and delicious recipes – all without breaking the bank. For lunch, we’re cooking a yummy chicken tikka wrap! Pop along to find out how.

In Conversation with Joe Wicks

When? 5–5.30pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Step into Joe’s mindset with this exclusive conversation in the Social. Learn what drives him forward – plus bring any burning questions for a Q&A at the end.

Live Cooking Demo: Dinner

When? 6–7pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Learn to cook a selection of Joe’s favourite easy, healthy and delicious recipes – all without breaking the bank. For dinner, we’re cooking coconut dal with chickpeas and coriander! Pop along to find out how.

Quick HIIT: BLOKfit with Jade

When? 7.30–8pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Not enough time to MOVE? We’ve got you covered. Join the BLOK Manchester team for a Quick HIIT full body session designed to engage as many muscle groups as possible in 30 minutes or less. Except sweat and burn.

Sunday

  • Feel-good HIIT with Joe

    9.30–10.45am | Join Joe Wicks for a fun, high-energy workout that will leave you feeling fitter, stronger and happier.
  • Calming Yoga with live violin and cello

    12.30–1.30pm | Join Lucy for an incredible immersive yoga flow session accompanied by a wonderful violin and cello duo.
  • PE with Joe

    3–4.15pm | Bring the whole family along and get moving with Joe Wicks in this fun, high-energy workout you’ll never forget.

Free events

Giant Hopscotch Obstacle Course

When? 9am–6pm

Where? City Square

What? Channel your inner child with our oversized hopscotch course featuring inflatable obstacles. Can you reach the finish line?

Quick HIIT: Boxcon with Tomas

When? 9–9.30am

Where? The Social stage

What? Not enough time to MOVE? We’ve got you covered. Join the BLOK Manchester team for a Quick HIIT fast-paced session that combines bodyweight drills, boxing techniques and resistance exercises to push you to your limits.

Self-Care Lounge

When? 10am–6pm

Where? Lower Hall Foyer

What? Visit the self-care lounge to indulge in some much-deserved pampering – featuring nail gel treatments from one-stop beauty salon BUFF, mini massages from bodywork practitioner Isadora Darke's Tasogare Massage and taster reiki sessions from Delennyk Richardson at Higher Vibe Tribe.

Please note, you will need to sign up for this activity on the day. Age restriction: 18+

Brass Monkey Ice Bath Experience

When? 9am–6pm

Where? River Square

What? Release muscle tension and experience the mood-enhancing effects of an outdoor bath. Not for the faint-hearted!

You will need to sign up for this activity on the day. Please sign the health waiver and read the FAQs here before your visit. Age restriction: 18+

Quick HIIT: Leroy

When? 10–10.30am

Where? The Social stage

What? Not enough time to MOVE? We’ve got you covered. Join the Body Coach trainer Leroy for a Quick HIIT session designed to get you moving in 30 minutes or less.

Live Cooking Demo: Breakfast

When? 11am–12pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Learn to cook a selection of Joe’s favourite easy, healthy and delicious recipes – all without breaking the bank. For breakfast, we’re cooking blueberry pancakes! Pop along to find out how.

Health Talk: Resilience with Maria Mander

When? 12.30–1pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Learn how to cultivate a resilient mindset with wellbeing expert Maria Mander. We’ll cover how to recognise signs of stress and maintain good mental health during challenging times – plus helpful lifestyle and self-care strategies.

Live Cooking Demo: Lunch with Joe

When? 1.30–2.30pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Join Joe Wicks as he shows you how to make one of his favourite meals – prawn and chorizo stir fry! Learn to cook easy, healthy and delicious recipes without breaking the bank.

Health Talk: Wellbeing MOT with Kwesi

When? 3–4pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Join Kwesi for a Wellbeing MOT – Mental, Emotional and Physical – to help you assess and enhance your overall wellbeing. Featuring practical tips and techniques for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and nurturing your holistic wellbeing.

Live Cooking Demo: Dinner

When? 4.30–5.30pm

Where? The Social stage

What? Learn to cook a selection of Joe’s favourite easy, healthy and delicious recipes – all without breaking the bank. For dinner, we’re cooking sausage and lentil stew! Pop along to find out how.

Joe Wicks Winter Wellness Bundle

Fitness instructor Joe Wicks
The Ultimate Move Experience! Purchase our bundle and join us for two sessions – Feel-good HIIT with Joe Wicks and a calming yoga session. Plus an ice bath experience, a signed copy of Joe’s latest book and a one-year subscription to The Body Coach App.

Health disclaimer

Access information

The full address of the venue is Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ and the what3words is chop.feeds.chase.

To book access tickets please call 0161 817 4531 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm) or email access@factoryinternational.org.

Access bookings can be made by email, phone or in person at Aviva Studios.

We're a new purpose-built cultural space in the heart of Manchester. The approach to Aviva Studios is flat, with smooth concrete flooring.

The entrance to our building is through double glass doors. There are automatic doors at both entrances and these are also staffed when the building is open to the public.

Once inside, there is step-free access to all areas of the venue.

Lift and escalator access to the Hall is located next to the river entrance, just beyond the brick arches.

You will first arrive into the Social, a large public space where there are a range of seats (including those with arms), a bar and toilets (including accessible toilets and a Changing Places facility).

The bars in the Social and Hall Foyer have lowered accessible service points, and induction loops for hearing-aid users.

There are accessible toilets on all public levels of our building.

Accessible toilets are located inside the main toilets space in the brick arches of the Social.

Here you’ll find a mixture of accessible cubicles with left- or right-hand transfer, as well as ambulant accessible cubicles with grab rails. This is also where you can find our Changing Places facility. The toilets in the brick arches of the Social are gender neutral, so you can use facilities in any of the three arches.

There are additional single-room accessible toilets located in both Hall Foyers, at stalls and circle level.

There are additional single-room accessible toilets located in the Warehouse Foyer.

You do not need a key to use the accessible toilets at Aviva Studios.

Assistance dogs are welcome at Aviva Studios, and we can provide mats and water bowls on request, just ask a host when you arrive. We can also take care of your assistance dog if you are attending a ticketed event and do not want to take your dog into the performance space. If you’re bringing an assistance dog to this event and would like us to make arrangements to care for them, you’re welcome to let us know by contacting access@factoryinternational.org or calling our access phone number: 0161 817 4531 (phone lines are open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

This event takes place in the Warehouse at Aviva Studio. This is a large, high-ceilinged space.

There is step-free access to all areas of the venue and the workout space. Access to the Warehouse is via lifts (or stairs) which are located to the left of the city entrance to the building.

The Body Coach welcome all abilities to come and get involved. If you have any specific access needs or questions, please get in touch with access@factoryinternational.org.

There is likely to be high noise levels and use of lighting effects such as strobe lighting.

You can find further information about general accessibility at Aviva Studios on our main Access Information page

Travel information

The building can be approached along Water Street (coming from Quay Street) or along Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

The Water Street route is the quickest way to arrive at our City Square entrance.

Our closest stations are:

Salford Central station: 0.4 miles

Deansgate station and Deansgate-Castlefield tram: 0.6 miles

St Peter’s Square tram: 0.6 miles

Manchester Victoria station is approximately one mile from Aviva Studios

Manchester Piccadilly station is approximately 1.3 miles from Aviva Studios

Click on the links above to find detailed access information for each station.

By Bike

There are 40 bike parking spaces at Aviva Studios including space for two accessible bikes.

National Cycling Route 6 passes close to the venue and this TfGM webpage can help with route planning.

You can also hire bikes from on-street docking stations across the city centre. The closest docking stations to our venue are currently on Deansgate by Liverpool Road and (400m from the building) and by King Street (500m from the building). Take a look at Transport for Greater Manchester’s webpage for advice on cycle hire.

By Walking and Other Active Means

Aviva Studios can be approached along Water Street via Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

If you're coming from Quay Street, the safest route to avoid construction works is via the cut-through opposite Gartside Street and past Booking.com.

All footways in the surrounding area are well lit and there are appropriate crossings across all main roads.

Pedestrians with visual impairment are recommended to approach the building via Water Street, from Liverpool Road. This route has traditional carriageway and footway design with fixed street furniture which should help with navigation to the entrance.

A footbridge at Left Bank in Spinningfields provides an accessible link across the River Irwell to Salford Central station, and a further footbridge also links Aviva Studios with the Salford area of Middlewood Locks.

Free bus services stop at all city-centre stations, and near to Aviva Studios along Deansgate, Bridge St and Quay St. Buses on these free routes are wheelchair accessible. For full details of the free bus routes, please visit the TfGM website.

There is a car park approximately 0.6 miles from Aviva Studios at Water Street Car Park, New Elm Rd, Manchester, M3 4JH.

There is also a NCP car park (Manchester Spinningfields) approximately 0.5 miles away from Aviva Studios at Spinningfields, New Quay Street, Manchester, M3 3BE. It has 35 accessible bays.

There are a small number of Blue Badge spaces along Water St and Quay St. Otherwise head towards Liverpool Road, Great John St and Lower Byrom St – close to our neighbours, the Science and Industry Museum where there are a small number of additional Blue Badge spaces.

For a list of other parking bays available in the area, visit Manchester City Council website.

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