Fitness events are the perfect outing for any fitness lover. Free merchandise, meeting your favourite fitness models and athletes, and learning more about the industry that you love. That's why we've put together a list of the 5 fitness events that you won't want to miss.
The London Health Show
The London Health show is split into 6 different sectors: Nutrition and Supplements, Sports and Fitness, Beauty and Anti-aging, Complementary Health, Organic and Natural Products, and Healthcare Equipment and Technology. Event hosts promise there will be over 120 exhibitors for its thousands of attendees to explore as well as workshops and live demonstrations. Special guests include Dr Christian Jessen - best known for his work on Channel 4’s 'Embarrassing Bodies', Dr Leah Totton - Winner of BBC Apprentice 2013 and founder of Dr Leah Skin Care and Clinics, and Shona Wilkinson - head nutritionist at Nutri Care. Network with fitness professionals, grab some gear, and enter competitions to win impressive prizes.
The London Bike Show
The largest cycling exhibition in the UK is making its return to London's Excel Centre. There is something for everyone at this show, from professional cyclists to those who just cycle to work, or those who are just getting into the sport.
The show hosts ‘Air to the Throne’, a two-day competition which sees some of the world's best freestyle mountain bike riders perform mind-blowing tricks across the AT3 course and battle it out for a £10,000 prize. Joining them will be over 300 brands, plus one of the country’s most recognised Olympians, Sir Chris Hoy, who will be launching the latest bikes in his HOY range at the event. There will also be appearances from over 50 guest speakers including Chris Boardman MBE, who will be discussing all things cycling as well as showcasing the newest Boardman bikes.There will be tracks set up for both adults and children to take their wheels for a test spin and the world's only ‘pop-up’ Velodrome for those cyclists who are a little braver.
Cost: £15-19 depending on which day you decide to go.
Run Expo: Manchester
RunExpo challenges you to lace up for the biggest show in town. Based at Manchester’s Event City, the show is for beginners and experienced runners alike. This is the ultimate festival of running with all the latest gear, celebrities, and competitions. Leaders in the industry such as Nike, Ron Hill, and USN are just some of the show's exhibitors who will be showcasing their newest releases. Plus, the legend that is Paula Radcliffe is attending the show to help with the running event ‘Run Like A Legend’, which features an 800m track running through the heart of the Expo. 2000 runners will take part in their very own dream mile, designed to push you to ‘find your fast’ and hit a new Personal Best within Event City's walls. From gait analysis to a live fashion show there is plenty to get involved with.
Be:FIT is a fitness expo exclusively for women, to empower and inspire. Held over 3 days at Islington's Business Design Centre, 15,000 female fitness enthusiasts will be greeted by fitness classes, cookery demonstrations, wellness experts, and over 125 brands exhibiting their health foods and activewear ranges. Special guests including celebrity chefs and popular Instagram stars will hold guest talks and question and answer sessions. The event promises to keep you busy all day with classes by leading state of the art gyms such as Equinox and Gymbox, from Bootcamp to Yoga.The show is more than just freebies, it offers expert advice that you can take away with you to upgrade your lifestyle and make a positive and permanent healthy change.
Bodypower is the most celebrated fitness event in the UK, held at Birmingham’s NEC. Over the course of 3 days, nearly 100,000 fitness enthusiasts from all over the world join international stars, industry experts and exhibitioners, to witness national competitions, industry previews, seminars and discover hundreds of fitness-focused brands. Past guests include Phil Heath, Kai Greene, and Bill Kazmaier as well as Steve Cook and Paige Hathaway. Nearer to the event, the biggest names in the industry will confirm their attendance, from business professionals to competitors, athletes, nutritionists and models. Amongst the hundreds of fitness stands, Bodypower also hosts a variety of sporting competitions, such as powerlifting and Bodypower's very own ‘Fit Factor’ - the search for the next big fitness model. There are also strongman events and the Bodypower bodybuilding competition.
Cost: £25 - £99