Fitter with CBD? Nutrition trend featured with dedicated area at FIBO

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 01:08
Nutrition will play a prominent role as a theme at FIBO. And there is currently no avoiding one trend in this segment: Cannabidiol – for short CBD. The Leading Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health will feature it prominently. CBD products can actively support sportspeople during training and competitions. In a dedicated area of Hall 5.2 FIBO 2022 – in cooperation with Behrentin Communication GmbH, the organiser of the CBD trade fair ‘The Body for Sport, Beauty, Wellness and Pharmaceutical Products’ – will therefore present this trending theme at the trade show from 7 to 10 April 2022.

The IFAA Trainer Plaza and the Functional Forum get the world’s leading trade show moving

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 01:08
FIBO will kick off on 7 April 2022 – and IFAA will be there with lots of specials. For fitness professionals, for exercise lovers, for bargain hunters, for trend scouts, for everyone: More versatile than ever, IFAA offers unique, never-before-seen trade show highlights for trainers and operators. Be it the IFAA Trainer Plaza with its brilliant stage programme and more than 60 join-in workouts to try; the Functional Forum with brand-new methods, concepts and trends; or the 288-sqm networking area – Hall 9 is always worth a visit!

EuropeActive, FIBO Global Fitness and Questex/Sibec join forces

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 00:33
EuropeActive, FIBO Global Fitness and Questex/Sibec will partner for a historical gathering of the fitness and physical activity sector EuropeActive, FIBO Global Fitness and Questex/Sibec are excited to announce that they are coming together in a 2021 partnership. Sibec Europe will be part of the educational and networking events leading up to FIBO, the leading international trade show for fitness, wellness and health from 4th to 7th November. The common goal is to remove pandemic-related hurdles for the fitness industry and, among other things, to make travel easier again in this transitional year. Notably, Sibec Europe, the leading hosted buyer event for suppliers and operators, will take place in Cologne during "FIBO Week”, along with the European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), the leading European educational and networking event for industry leaders, on 3rd November.

DFAV Symposium at FIBO 2021: Towards systemic relevance

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 00:33

Physiotherapy is systemically relevant, fitness clubs are not – this is at least the political assessment during the COVID crisis. The difference between the two? The rendering of prescription services. But how can fitness clubs better position themselves in the segment of prescribed therapy and prevention services? Get answers to this from FIBO together with the German Fitness and Aerobic Association (DFAV e.V.) as part of the leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health to be held in Cologne from 4 to 7 November.   

FIBO becomes a member of “Exercise is Medicine” and makes a statement against lack of exercise

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 00:33

Supporting health, disease prevention, aid to recovery: Sport and fitness are proven tools to achieve this. Forming part of the “Exercise is Medicine” initiative, this is where FIBO kicks in, moving exercise into the focus of the health system, politics and population. Because physical exercise still plays only a minor role in medical practice.

European fitness clubs lose about ten million members in 2020

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 00:33

The Corona pandemic caused a significant drop in membership at clubs across Europe. But: the majority of studios are still in business. 

The “European Health & Fitness Market Report 2021” shows that there are bright spots for the fitness industry, which was hit hard by COVID. The figures presented by FIBO Ambassador Herman Rutgers and Karsten Hollasch (Deloitte) at FIBO Headquarters on 23 June give reason for hope. The complete “European Health & Fitness Market Report” will once again be published at the EHFF on the day before the trade show.


FIBO to take place in April 2022

Submitted by Julian Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 00:33
FIBO, originally planned for 4 to 7 November 2021, will be suspended due to the ongoing pandemic and the global uncertainities that exist.  The show will return in 2022, on a rotational basis and take place in Cologne from 7 to 10 April. Exhibitors and visitors from all over the world make FIBO the leading trade show and driver for the entire fitness industry. At present, however, many companies in the global fitness industry continue to suffer and are affected by the ongoing travel restrictions.

FIBO 2022: world’s No. 1 trade show with new themes

Submitted by Julian Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 00:32
Full steam ahead to 2022: From 7 to 10 April the fitness sector will meet again in the exhibition halls of Cologne trade fair. The focus will be on technologies and products for healthy living and business.  Johnson Health Tech, EGYM, milon, SportsArt, Core Health & Fitness, xbody or Les Mills: For FIBO 2022 the celebrity names will return to the international exhibition stage. After a pandemic-induced 3-year break a host of innovations and new concepts are on the market which want to be showcased to club operators, instructors, dealers, hotel operators, fitness fans and media from throughout the world. “We feel this sense of departure for 2022,” says FIBO boss Silke Frank commenting on the planning underway with exhibitors and partners. “Now the joint task is to chart the course for growth for the coming year and beyond. Health and fitness are as focal as ever in society and with FIBO we will make a clear statement.”

This is what FIBO will look like in April

Submitted by Julian Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 00:32
After the Covid-induced break FIBO 2022 is in the starting blocks again and will send out a strong message for the fitness industry. Exhibitors will be presented in six halls from 7 to 10 April. 2022 will finally see FIBO get back to “Real Life”! From 7 to 10 April the Cologne exhibition halls will be buzzing with trends and inspirations for the business revolving around fitness and health and a genuine sense of joy about meeting up again. Exhibitors will present new products in six halls, supplemented by numerous special areas and the new FIBO Congress.

FIBO Focal Theme "Health": Training as Prevention and Rehabilitation

Submitted by Julian Mikhail on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 00:32
For healthcare facilities FIBO has been a must-go event for a long time now. Under the heading “for a strong and healthy society” this year’s trade show will focus on healthy living and business. Fitness has long been become an integral part of healthcare. Be this in physiotherapy, in the rehab departments of clinics or health centres. But the potential held by combining fitness with health has also been realised in the segments of wellness and hospitality. This is why FIBO is one of the most relevant sectoral meeting points for physiotherapists, sports physicians, corporate health managers, rehab coaches, gym and spa operators as well as hoteliers. “Fitness is a key to a healthy lifestyle,” says Event Director Silke Frank and forecasts: “The spending on fitness and health is set to rise.”