The Fit Expo ™ Chicago comes back to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 9-10, 2018. As it returns, I take a look back on it’s success from previous years.
By: Joshua Conner
I will never forget when I first learned about the Fit Expo Chicago. 2 years ago, I was on Twitter, at the time and one of my inspiration, that I followed avidly tweeted that he was going to be there. This caused me to follow the link, and I discovered more of my favorite fitness role models were going to attend. So for weeks, I started posting about how I was looking forward to attending to see these great people from the fitness industry. Little did I realize that the marketing manager at the time, saw me and asked if I wanted to be a blogger for the event through a direct message on Twitter. I ecstatically said “yes”.
The Fit Expo ™ Chicago is presented by title sponsor Bodybuilding.com and Subway Restaurants. The Fit Expo ™ is , “Chicago’s largest, action-packed, health and fitness event,” according to the press release on May 16, 2018.
The press release also states that it will provide attendees with a variety of activities, like fitness competitions, group exercise workouts and healthy eating demonstrations.
“This year, featured competitions and events include; Cross-fit style adult team competitions, Power-lifting, Dodge-ball, Battle of the Bars, and a Fitness Star Model Search. The Fit Expo ™ Chicago will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, Hall A,” according to the press release.
One of the reasons why I look forward to The Fit Expo ™ every year is because of the celebrity athletes and fitness influencers. Over the course of my time covering the event, I have had a chance to meet some of the most positive people in the fitness industry. Some of which are returning this year. During the course of covering the event, I had an opportunity to interview some of the cast of The Perfect Physique including David Morin, TJ Hoban and Matt Christianer, all mentioned are on the special guest list scheduled to return.
TJ Hoban and Caroline De Campos, who made history being the first couple appearing as the first couple on Bodybuilding.com Bodies of Work will even be teaching a seminar for aspiring models and those who want to compete on the stage.
I also had a chance to meet NBC Strong trainer Bwyile White. Speaking of Strong, another trainer from the show Adam Von Rothfelder is also scheduled to appear representing Strong Coffee Company.
“There will be many celebrity athletes and fitness influencers appearing throughout the weekend including; Fitness Guru, Martial Artist & Tae Bo ® Creator, Billy Blanks; 4X Mr. Olympia Champion Jay Cutler; Social Media Fitness Star, Cassandra Martin; 4 X. Ms. Olympia, Oksana Grishina; social media & fitness personality, Maxx Chewning and internet sensation, trainer & coach, Massy Arias plus many, many more! Seminars and workshops are a highlight of the weekend where you can learn from the pros such as the cast of “The Perfect Physique” Films. Not to be missed is the bodybuilding posing routine Sunday by 2016 Classic Olympia Bodybuilding Winner, Danny Hester accompanied on live vocals by Monique’s Voice,” according to the press release.
“We’re thrilled to be heading back to Chicago for the fourth year and are committed to producing a unique, experiential event,” said Erin Ferries, Executive Director, TheFitExpo™. “Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, a competitive athlete, a leisure sport fan, a health-minded mom, or you just like having a great time, TheFitExpo™ Chicago has something for,” according to the release.
I highly recommend everyone to attend the Fit Expo Chicago. I am looking forward to it this year. “Adult admission tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the entire weekend. Tickets for children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children under 6 are admitted free. Show hours are Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 10 AM – 5 PM. For full information on TheFitExpo™ call (818) 409-6837 or visit www.thefitexpo.com, “ according to the release”.
You can read the press release here: https://www.thefitexpo.com/press-area/2018/TFECH18_pr1.shtml.
I would like to thank Sydney Redisch, Sales and Marketing Coordinator for The Fit Expo, who allowed me to cover The Fit Expo Chicago for my third year.