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Best Fitness Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos (UK)

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If you love fitness, you would probably love a good fitness trade show and OriGym has compiled a list of the very best fitness shows, conventions and Expos all in one place. We will break down costs, locations and what you can expect from the different fitness conventions, including yoga shows, wellness expos and general health and fitness exhibitions.

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International Fitness Showcase

March

The International Fitness Showcase is a growing fitness expo for those already directly involved with the fitness sector, such as a fitness and class instructors as well as personal trainers and fitness specialists. Take part and experience three days of dance, aerobics, step and combat classes, in addition to informative lectures, practical workshops and mind/body sessions. 

This fitness show is a little different to many on this list and is growing in numbers and support each year. Based in Blackpool and spread over three days 

Costs

IFS 3 Day Fitness Event - £99

IFS 3 Day Fitness Event with Friday Social - £104

OM Yoga Show: Yoga Trade Show

Yoga Show Manchester- April

Yoga Show London - October

The OM Yoga trade show is the largest gathering of Yoga enthusiasts in Europe with over 30,000 visitors each year and now has been running successfully for over a decade. If Yoga, holistic therapy or Pilates is your passion, this fitness show is right down your street. Leading brands such as Yogacycled, Medica Health and Weleda all exhibit and it's a great day out to network, meet idols and for the whole family.

Attend workshops, educational and practical seminars from leading yoga influencers and join in on practical classes or observe if you prefer, the choice is up to you. Take advantage of discounts on apparel, health supplements, products and accessories like yoga mats, sportswear or yoga software, it is literally all things yoga here!

Costs:

  • One day adult - £12
  • Two-day adult - £19
  • Three-day Adult - £26

(You can also get bundled deals with magazine subscriptions and goody bag)

Elevate: Health & Fitness Trade Show London

June

Elevate is now the largest fitness trade show for physical activity in the UK. With 350 Exhibitors and boasting some of the biggest brands in the fitness sector such as Les Mills, Matrix and My Zone, Elevate is attended by tens of thousands each year and is completely free to attend.

Listen to expert speakers such as leading business CEOs from the likes of CIMSPA and Green Gyms, to former professional athletes such as Sally Gunnell, through to health Directors from the NHS and Nuffield Health.

The Fitness convention (UK) has a large studio which will showcase a programme of group exercise live performances and fitness demonstrations to offer inspiration and motivation. Additionally, there is the tech lab, where you can see how innovative fitness start-ups have created new apps and software that are revolutionising the fitness market.

The health and fitness conventions workshops and seminars led by the brands like Hussle, Moving medicine and EGym amongst others is a particular highlight. Seminars involved talking about topics such as applying science to sporting performance, fitness marketing and ask the experts to name just a few. 

Thousands of fitness and health products will also be on sale for discounted rates, ranging from accessories, nutrition, equipment, technology and more, so do ensure to get your ticket booked.

Cost: FREE to attend

Elite Sports Performance Expo: Fitness Convention (UK)

This fitness trade show brings together Sports clubs, athletes, brands, tech and top coaches from all across the UK under one roof. It is now the UK's leading event for human performance and is a great pace to network, engage with athletes and really comprehend best practices with nutrition, injury prevention and strength and conditioning.

The exhibitor list attracts some of the biggest names in sport and fitness from every cornerstone of the market, including brands such as Precor, Powerhouse Fitness and BodyTech.

Attend the great seminars from industry leaders on wellbeing and performance or practical based workshops on sports massage. 

Cost: FREE to attend

BodyPower: Fitness & Bodybuilding Trade Show

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BodyPower is the highest attended health, fitness and bodybuilding tradeshow in the UK. Held at Birmingham's NEC arena, BodyPower is the most well-known fitness expo in the UK and hundreds of thousands of people attend each year over the three-day event. 

Whether or not you want to visit some of World's most renown bodybuilders, like 7 time Mr Olympia Phil Heath or grab some freebies at the likes of USN or Maximuscle, Bodypower fitness show has everything you can imagine all in one place!

Bodypower hosts the National Fitness Games, UK Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Championships, Bodybuilding competitions and a Spartan Race which you can either take part or spectate.

Take part in fitness challenges hosted by various brands to win prizes or take advantage of the fitness tradeshow discounts on supplements, apparel, gym memberships, fitness courses and more. 

Educate yourself and listen to professional speakers in both theoretical and practical workshops and seminars around topics such as nutrition, sports rehabilitation, programming, strength and conditioning and much more. BodyPower really is a fitness trade show not to be missed!

Costs:

Friday:

  • Standard - £29.95
  • VIP - £54.95
  • Platinum - £84.95

Saturday:

  • Standard - £34.95
  • VIP - £64.95
  • Platinum - £99.95

Sunday:

  • Standard - £33.95
  • VIP - £54.95
  • Platinum - £84.95

(You can also get Weekend Tickets and 3 day passes for standard, VIP and platinum tickets)

Run Fit Expo: Running Expo & Fitness Convention

OPEN TO EVERYONE

  • Friday / 22 May 2020/ 1:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday / 23 May 2020 / 8:00am – 5:00pm

The Run Fit Expo is held at Liverpool's prestigious Rock "N" Roll Venue. The Running Expo attracts tens of thousands of running and fitness fanatics from all across the globe and the best part.....It's completely free.

The running trade show is on both Friday and Saturday and has over 60 exhibitor stands with the likes of Ironman, Virtual Runner and Women's Running Magazine, just some of the big names to feature. 

There are some really inspiring and motivational guest speakers with the likes of Andy Grant, the fastest amputee 10k runner in the world and even on of OriGym's very own fitness ambassador's and marathon runners, Kelly Ruck will be talking, so it's not to be missed!

Whether you want a new pair of running shoes, top or gadget this running expo has it all, there is even a treatment room where you can get a sports massage and treatments provided by Sports Injury Fix.

If you're feeling extra energetic at the fitness trade show, why not register and take part in the races they have "running", pun intended. Do note, this is organised separately to the Expo itself.

Cost: FREE to attend

SFN: Sports, Nutrition & Fitness Expo

September - Glasgow

Date And Time

Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 10:00

Sun, 22 Sep 2019, 17:00 BST

The SFN, which stands for Sports, nutrition and fitness sums up what to expect at this health and fitness trade show.

Whether you want to browse the shops from over 60 companies attending or looking to hear from athletes like Graham Hicks, Mark Felix or Rhianon Lovelace, the SFN fitness expo is well worth the entrance fee.

There are seminars, group fitness classes, workshops, and an educational PT hub, where you can learn more about training, nutrition and conditioning. The SFN also hosts the final of Scotland’s strongest man, which is definitely worth attending.

Still a relatively new fitness convention (UK), but it is growing each year!

Costs:

Weekend General Entry - £35

Weekend Elite Entry - £60

Saturday or Sunday General Entry - £17.50

Saturday or Sunday Elite Entry - £35

Kids (Under 16) - Free Entry on all days

Bases: Sport Science & Fitness Professionals Expo

This fitness convention is more for sport scientists, therapists, coaches, fitness professionals and those gym goers that really want to take their fitness knowledge onto a new level.

Bases fitness convention (British Association of Sport and Exercises Sciences) is being held at Leicester City Football Club's King Power Stadium and attracts world leading experts in the field of sport science. Speakers from some of the finest sporting universities, associations and institutions conduct workshops, lectures, keynotes and symposia. Rub shoulders with some of the brightest minds in the human sciences sector and gain valuable insights from leading exhibitors. 

This health and fitness convention is the largest of its kind and offers something a little different to other wellness expos on this list.

Delegate Fees

Early Bird Fees:

Membership Type 2-day residential  2-day non-residential  1-day attendance 
BASES member£385£285£199
BASES student member £285£195£149
Non-member£485£385£249
Student non-member£335£235£179

Fit London Expo: Health & Fitness Trade Show

August 2019/2020

This fitness expo in London hosts 30,000 visitors and 80 top exhibitors for you to shop and learn from. This relatively new fitness expo is taking London and the UK by storm and has nutrition food stands, a designated training area and a walk-in nutrition clinic at the expo for free advice from registered dietitians.

Meet the Fit expo athletes and team and quiz them on their personal fitness journeys, as well as educational seminars and lectures. If you prefer head over to the fitness fashion area and check out the latest fitness accessories and apparels from the main exhibitors. 

Doors open at 9am and close at 6pm and you can grab a day pass for as little as £35.

National Running Show: Running Trade Show

January 2020 - Surrey - 20th to 21st January

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The National Running Show in Surrey is a mufti-award winning UK fitness trade show and attracts the biggest brands in running with the likes of Polar, Predison Hydration and Altra all featuring at the next fitness expo. Explore over 120 different brands and exhibitors as well as new features for the 2020 show like the obstacle course race and Ultra Zone, where you can learn all the key information about ultra-running.

At the fitness tradeshow you can get your Gait analysed by sport science experts, listen to keynote speakers such as Linford Christie, Roger Black, Kriss Akabusi and Steve Cram to name just a few big names the National Running Show has secured for 2020.

In addition to 3D gate analysis you can take advantage of FREE musculoskeletal (MSK) strength and flexibility testing in the MSK clinic, observe a live biomechanical running analysis on a Running Show attendee or talk to the Hydrastion team about managing your intake during competitions. This fitness convention has it all!

Saturday and Sunday

9:00am – 5:00pm

With Fitness Expo tickets at just £10, that is a steal!

Triathalon Show: Fitness Exhibiton

27-29th March, Excel, London

The next fitness exhibition is the Triathlon show, which is the largest of its nature in the UK. With over 300 brands and 20,000 attendees expected over two days, this is no ordinary triathlon exhibition. 

Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in the World and at the fitness convention you can test new and innovative wet suits, test the latest road and mountain bikes on the indoor 300m test track, completely free of charge.

If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, then ensure you check out expert advice from triathlon superstars like the Brownlee Brothers, Sean Kelly and Katie Archibald who give a unique insight in to their daily lives and training regimes.

You can watch and meet the Nowca swim team and enhance you knowledge on open water swimming or if you're feeling brave have a go on the Aquathlon race where you will complete a 400m swim followed by a 3km run.

This unique fitness trade show has all bases covered with nutritionists, injury specialists, psychologists and elite athletes offering complimentary advice, talks and lectures so grab an early bird ticket for the 2020 edition. 

Costs: Tickets start from £10

Ultra Martial Arts Show: MMA Trade Show


Doncaster

SATURDAY MAY 4th 2019 / SUNDAY MAY 5th 2019

The Ultra Martial arts show is the UK's largest MMA trade show and is based in Doncaster and with some great reviews online, this fitness trade show is definitely worth checking out.

There will be some big trade show brands attending with stalls for every discipline of martial arts and equipment, including gloves, training gear, gees and more.

This two-day event consists of signings and interviews with some of the MMA greats, as well as demonstrations and seminars from some of the most renown martial artists in the world.

The MMA tradeshow also has business masterclasses for those fighters that have their own studio or class and you can learn how to promote, market, generate sales and run a successful martial business.

MMA Show costs

Tikcet Entry (One day) - Adult entry - £23 +£3 booking fee

Ticket Entry (One day) - Children Entry - £15.50 + £3 booking fee

Seminar Entry Only - Adult entry - £25

Seminar Entry Only- Children Entry - £15

Tikcet Entry (Both Days) - Adult Entry £39 + £4 booking fee

Ticket Entry (Both day) - Children Entry - £24 + £4 booking fee

Seminar Entry Only (Both day) - Adult entry - £40 + £4 booking fee

Seminar Entry Only (Both day) - Children Entry - £25 + £4 booking fee

UKSCA: Fitness Conference

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Milton Keynes

14-16 June at the DoubleTree Milton Keynes Stadium Hotel

The USKA fitness conference brings together some of the leading speakers from strength and conditioning, sporting psychology, biomechanics, performance nutrition, sporting professionals and world class coaches, including the President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA),  Travis Triplett,  Head of Performance at Super League Rugby Club Catalans Dragons, Richard Hunwicks and Professor in Athletic Development at the Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett, Kevin Till amongst dozens of other world class speakers.

There will also be stands from leading brands within the fitness equipment, tech, nutrition and health niches that you will be able to view demonstrations, interact and network with. 

This fitness conference is about educating, learning and networking and is ideal if you're a coach, sports scientist, fitness professional or just looking to gain some invaluable insights into training and performance. 

Conference Packages

“Friday to Sunday single” - £460 for members and £520 for non members

(Fees include: Friday seminar, Friday B & B, Saturday and Sunday day passes plus Saturday night B & B + Gala dinner)

The conference starts at 09.00 on 15th June and runs through to 17.00 on 16th June

Well to do Summit: Wellnes Show

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP

Live discussions & workshops: 12.30 – 7pm

Networking drinks: 7 – 9pm

The Well to do sumit is the biggest wellness trade show in the UK and is a truly unique health and fitness expo as it brings together investors, business owners, stakeholders and consumers into one arena.

The wellness show has a keynote speakers and discussions on thought provoking topics surrounding wellness, business and innovation. Guest speakers include Michael Dean from F45 TrainingDamian Soong from Form NutritionCate Murden from PUSH Mind and Body and Joe Benn from Ugly Drinks, plus many other leading wellness brands.

Explore the vast array of fitness trade show stands and the event has attracted big companies like Technogym, Classpass and even the likes of Deliveroo and Sky have attended previously.

Make sure to grab your goody bag before you leave stuffed with partner products (worth £60).

Wellness show pricing:

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Sweat: Health & Fitness Convention

February

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Sweat is a thought leadership event brought to you by fitness charity and OriGym partner, UK Active! Sweat is all about boutique fitness, which is one of the fastest growing aspects of the health and fitness sector. Hundreds of fitness start-ups, influencers, fitness personalities, investors and brands gather to network, connect, re-connect and learn about new industry trends within the boutique fitness sector. 

This fitness show has guest speakers from founders of innovative brands, boutique specialists and world established fitness brands like Tehcnogym, David Lloyds and GymBox who will talk about brand strategies, tech, trends, operations and expansion, as well as look at where the boutique fitness sector is heading. 

If you own or are looking to one day own a studio, boxing club or the equivalent, this fantastic boutique fitness convention is ideal for you.

International Sports & Exercise Nutrition Conference

TUESDAY 17TH - THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2019

The Sport and nutrition Conference is a high-level educational event, endorsed by BDA, SENr and AfN, for personal trainers, sports nutritionists, dieticians and any professional interested in sports nutrition.

Delegates will gain greater knowledge and receive comprehensive tips, advice and practical help from leading global experts such as Professor Asker Jeukendrup who is one of the world’s leading sports nutritionists and Graeme Close, a former professional Rugby League player and Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University.

The nutrition trade show will have dozens of stands with the likes of Unit Nutrition and Human Kinetics featuring. 

CPD certificates will be issued for attendance which have accreditation points affiliated.

Herschel Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU

Timings

9.00 – 20.30 18th

9.00 - 17.30 19th

9.00 – 15.30 20th

Cost

  • Full paying attendee £450 for 3 Days (1 and 2 day registrations available)
  • Full Time Student £320

The Pilates Gathering: Pilates Show & Conference

Edinburgh 
21st - 22nd of September 2019

The Pilates Conference is an international conference for Pilates teachers, those aspiring to become a Pilates instructor, practitioners and movement professionals. 

There will be discussion, debates, workshops, both theoretical and practical as well as opportunities to practice, interact and share ideas. The Pilates show is running its third conference this year and has speakers from both contemporary movement, practitioners and experienced Pilates instructors. 

Workshops will focus around reformer Pilates, progressive chair, mat class, spine management, interactive shoulder anatomy, how to run a Pilates business and much, much, more.

If Pilates is your area, then attending the Pilates convention in Edinburgh will give you a great experience.

Costs:

Full Weekend - £370

One Day - £199

Conclusion

Fitness Conferences and trade shows are a great way to meet like minded people, network and edcuate yourself. Before you go, ensure you check out our Internationally accredited PT qualifications or OriGym's Level 3 Sports Massage Certification and we hope to see you at a trade show in the near future.

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Written by Luke Hughes

CEO and Co-Founder

Luke is the CEO and Co-Founder of OriGym. Holding a first-class degree in Sport and Exercise and an MSc in Sport and Nutrition, he is also qualified as a Level 4 Personal Trainer with various specialist credentials covering the entire spectrum of health, fitness and business. Luke has contributed to a variety of major industry publications, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Metro, Cosmopolitan, The Mirror, The Sun, The Standard and more.