07 April 2019
Final Report: More international flair – rising attendance: 145,000 visitors from 133 nations come to Cologne
“It’s the business, stupid” – business that brings the worldwide fitness industry to FIBO in Cologne. This is how a club operator from Miami summed it up and he could not have described the situation more aptly: registering trade visitors from 133 nations (previous year: 121) FIBO impressively underscored its status as the biggest and most important meeting point for the industry worldwide where trends are presented and where in excess of EUR two billion are invested. “Here’s the beef,” says the man from Florida with a grin.
06 April 2019
EuropeActive hosted the 6th edition of its European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF) on Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 in Cologne at the Congress Centre Nord, Exhibition Centre. This year’s focus was on Marketing and Sales, key issues to the fitness market in the last decade, with the sector growing from 36 to an impressive 60 million members – a remarkable 67% growth between 2007 and 2017.
03 April 2019
Virtual sales strategists such as the tireless Elias, brain jogging through a digital world, or playfully working up a sweat while on a fantastic journey – in future, technological tricks will be used to motivate sports enthusiasts to deliver peak performance. At the same time, they are catapulting the on-trend topics of fitness and health into an entirely new dimension. Furthermore, two seemingly simple balls have been given the task of strengthening the backs of office workers, while a musical workout serves as a mood-booster and voice trainer.
21 March 2019
Workout refreshments in plastics-free packaging, your own pocket-sized gym or massage boots that get tired legs going again – there are plenty of ideas for a life in motion. That’s why FIBO is offering a dedicated forum for young companies eager to mix up the market with their innovative products.
21 March 2019
Clean eating, paleo, sugar-free and vegan nutrition concepts are ultra-trendy right now. At FIBO in Cologne from 4 to 7 April 2019, more than 200 international key players and newcomers from the nutrition segment will illustrate how each way to eat helps people to reach their individual goals.
18 March 2019
Piloxing, Pound, Jumping Fitness, Hummer Sport and BECO Beermann: if you need to upgrade your workout and training methods, you should seriously consider attending FIBO in Cologne. From 4 to 7 April, the exhibitors in Hall 4.1 will show you just how to do that in educational sessions and hands-on classes. They’ll be ready to assist and advice trainers with tips on theory and practice.
12 March 2019
Diversification and networking: Leading equipment manufacturers to bring new technologies and concepts to FIBO
A one-size-fits-all fitness programme? Passé. Today we see more and more individual concepts for the various target groups at fitness and health studios. Diversification is the order of the day. Which is why the fitness industry will be offering a variety of workout concepts and equipment at this year’s FIBO to ever more accurately address the gloriously diverse needs of exercisers. Digital networking is getting more important, as well. Industry market leaders such as Core Health & Fitness, eGym, gym80, Johnson Health Tech., Life Fitness, Milon, Precor, Scotfit, SportsArt and Technogym will showcase the training area of the future and demonstrate how gym operators can prevail in the market. The exercisers themselves are winners, too, because they can look forward to an ever-more professional, comprehensive and varied set of choices.
06 March 2019
The fitness industry has given proof of its outstanding innovative power repeatedly. However, FIBO in April will prove that 2019 is a very special year in this context. With a record participation of 294 innovations, the field of participants competing for this year’s FIBO Innovation & Trend Award has nearly tripled, thereby further confirming its relevance for the industry. All entries will be on display at the trade show from 4 to 7 April.