(Updated August 2020)
For the last few years, I have put together a post to detail some of the top conventions in the UK fitness calendar. This post has proved to be so popular that I have decided to put together another one for some of the massive fitness events that are going on over the next 12 months. As with last year, I will be attending a number of them so give me a shout if you will be too!
30th- 31st January 2021 – National Running Show
This is the biggest running event and a must for anyone who would like to improve their running technique or just gather some motivation to get started! The show is held at the NEC in Birmingham each year and is attended by some of the UK’s (and international) top names in the world of running.
12th – 14th March 2021 – Move Fit
This expo is held at ExCel in London that is focused on group exercise and all that Jazz! The event has some massive classes were you can take part in sessions delivered by some of the master trainers from Zumba, Les Mills, Clubbercise and many more. If you like GroupEx and are looking for a high energy event to attend, Move Fit is well worth a look.
TBC March 2021 – International Fitness Showcase
This growing annual convention and trade show held in Blackpool is a great one to attend for all those in the North! It has a good balance of both theory lead and practical lead sessions that covers all areas of the fitness industry. The convention is aimed at those within the industry such as Personal Trainers, Fitness Instructors, etc…
5th – 7th March 2021 – Triathalon Show
This is the place for anyone involved with Triathalon and wants to hear about the latest in training and gear! It is held at Excel, London and is a growing event. This is a must attend for all the Trathaletes out there!
7th – 9th May 2021 – UKSCA
This conference is a great one for all of you that are involved with strength and conditioning, the sessions tend to be more technically focused. The convention always has a great line up of speakers from the world of Strength and conditioning, and if you are into training people for a sport it is well worth a visit!
14th – 16th May 2021 – Body Power
This is now a massive expo that is held at the NEC in Birmingham, it is mainly focused in on the worlds of strength, power and mass, and is open to both industry professionals and the public. Over the past few years this convention has seen exponential growth! Check out my full review of Body Power!
16th – 17th June 2021 – Elevate
This is a convention that aims to bring together a number of groups in the world of exercise and fitness. This is done with the aim of promoting higher levels of physical activity and lowering obesity. This show really has something for everyone involved in health fitness and physical activity. Read my review of Elevate here.
16th – 17th June 2021 – Elite Sports Performance Expo
This show is aimed at those involved or who would like to be involved with elite sport. The show showcases some of the latest technology and ideas to help performance coaches, physiotherapists, club doctors and other elite sports professionals get the most from their athletes. It is free to attend, held at ExCel in London and well worth a visit!
16th – 17th June 2021 – COPA Series
Another free to attend show hosted at ExCel London, co-located with Elevate and ESP. This show is focused in on those involved in rehabilitation so covers occupations such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, and osteos. The event showcases some of the latest rehabilitation technology and systems, with seminars form some of the leading lights.
TBC 2021 – SFN Expo
This is one of the newer events in the fitness calendar, that has been growing steady over the last few years. 2018 promises to be a great event especially for those in Scotland as it is right on your doorstep! The event has some great names already confirmed and looks to be a great couple of days with seminars, demos and a wide range of stalls!
1TBC 2021 – BASES
This is one for all the exercise scientists out there. The venue changes annually and this year will be in Harrogate. This is a great one for all those involved with sports and exercise science of all disciplines. The conference always has a great range of speakers, from a wide range of backgrounds.
TBC 2021 – Fit Pro
This is the oldest and most established conventions, it is aimed at Fitpros, it is held annually at Loughborough University and is made up of a number of a wide range of both practical and theory sessions form some of the leaders in our industry. Well worth attending!
If you know of any fitness events in your area please do stick them in the comments area below!