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UK fitness conventions in 2016!

Hi All,

I often get asked which conventions, trade shows and expos I recommend for those in the fitness industry, so here it is my list of the best for 2016.  I will be doing some posts about each one individually so keep your eyes peeled for more info!  Also if your planning on attending any give me a shout!

18nd – 20th March – 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…

15th – 16th June – Elite Sports Performance Expo

Another one for all the strength and conditioning coaches, this expo is held at Excel in London and always features some of the worlds best trainers.  It is free to attend and well worth a visit!

17th – 18th September – UKSCA

This conference is a great one for all of you that are involved with strength and conditioning.  The convention always has a great lime up of speakers and if your into training people for sport it is well worth a visit!

22nd – 23th September – BASES

One for all the exercise scientists out there, the venue changes annually, and as to does the focus.  This is a more theoretical convention aimed at the academic levels of study.

8th – 9th April – Fit Pro

This is the oldest and most establish convention, 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!

13th – 15th May – 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!

27th – 28th August – SFN Expo

This is one of the newer events in the fitness calendar, but promises to be a great event especially for those in Scotland as it id 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!

20th – 21st September – Leisure Industry Week

LIW is a well established convention held at the NEC in Birmingham, its focus is on facilities and equipment, so it is a great one to attend in 2016.  This will give all you fitness professionals the chance to have a look at and even a play with the latest gadgets in the fitness industry.

Also worth checking in on are the REPs conventions, these are held in England, Scotland and Wales throughout the year.  To find out more about these events have a look at the REPs website!


Tom has been involved in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years. He is a specialist in rehabilitation, exercise referral and helping other fitness professionals to improve their business. He is also involved with course development, teaching, assessing and IQA of a range of training courses. He is always willing to meet other professionals so please do contact him via social media with any questions or just to say hello.

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