Cologne From weight training to yoga, nutrition and wellness: the latest trends are presented at the Fibo fitness fair. The exhibition halls in Cologne will open their doors on Thursday. The organizers expect 50,000 visitors.
Whether training with sweaty equipment, bodybuilding shows or gentle yoga, nutrition and wellness: After a break from Corona, the Cologne Fibo fitness fair opens again on Thursday (9 am) for visitors. The first two days, only professional visitors such as studio operators and distributors are admitted. On Saturday and Sunday, the Cologne exhibition halls will also be open to the general public.
According to the fitness industry, health awareness has increased in times of Corona, so the focus is on health, the organizer announces. Several conference forums and a program of the international initiative Exercise is Medicine are also planned.
Bodybuilder Ralf Moeller gives fitness tips
Weight training is an important part of the fitness fair. Numerous stars of the scene are expected at the fair and will give advice to visitors. Probably the most prominent among them is the actor and former bodybuilder Ralf Moeller (63), who has announced himself.
Participation offers are intended to encourage visitors to try out the latest trends together in groups. Devices can also be tested under the supervision of a professional.
Digital motivational aid
The organizer explains that the latest developments in the fitness sector include playful digital components intended to motivate users of fitness equipment and keep them going. Other subject areas include nutrition, performance analysis, wellness, spa, regeneration and sportswear. Specialized conferences and talks by sports experts are other points on the program of the four-day fair, spread over six pavilions.
In 2019, 145,000 visitors came to Fibo, but this year the organizers only expect around 50,000 visitors. In 2020 there was a purely online version of the fair, in 2021 the industry event was completely canceled. Now the Fibo makers dare to restart. Fibo claims to be the world’s largest trade show for fitness, wellness and health. In addition to equipment manufacturers and service providers, representatives from fitness studios also participate.
Here is the photo gallery: This is what visitors can expect at the Fibo Fitness Fair 2022