Hi! I hope you are having a great weekend. Yesterday, I went to the Fort Lauderdale FitExpo and I had the best time. It was my first time going to a FitExpo and it won’t be my last. The Fort Lauderdale FitExpo is South Florida’s Largest Fitness Expo. Last year I had made plans to go to the Expo, but it was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew.
Honestly I was like a kid in a candy store at the Expo. They had everything fitness that you could imagine…the latest supplements, gear, and apparel. There were body building seminars, boot camps, and a fitness competition. Included in your paid admission to the Expo is a one-year (10 issues) magazine subscription to either Women’s Health or Men’s Health Magazine. I chose Women’s Health and believe it our not this will be my first magazine subscription Ever!
I got to the Expo right at 10am when it opened. It wasn’t busy so I was able to go around to all the booths and grab samples, check out some gear, and meet the athletes.
BodyBuilding.com is one of the main sponsors for this event and they by far gave away the best samples. They gave you a bag, supplement samples, postcard inserts with a bio of the athletes that were present, a hat, a shirt and a shaker bottle. All of the other booths gave away similar items but no where near the extent that BodyBuilding.com did.
I got to meet and take a photo with Demi Bagby, if you don’t know who she is check her out on Instagram. She’s an amazing athlete. She posts a ton of videos doing hand stands and back flips.
After I walked around the Expo for a bit I checked out the Healthy Living Pavilion where I got to meet Nina Nam. She was the 2015 contestant winner for BodyBuilding.com’s $80,000.00 Transformation Challenge. They served tuna wraps, with vegan chips while she briefly went over what she did to win the challenge. She also read an excerpt from her upcoming book that she will be releasing later this year. After Nina’s presentation I was able to catch up with her back stage and she is the sweetest person I’ve ever met. She answered my questions related to competing and finding the right coach, she even invited me out to the LA FitExpo in January. Which I’m seriously considering.
Next I walked over to the main stage where I got to hear Jim Stoppani, PhD give a seminar on Training. From his appearance you wouldn’t expect him to have a PhD, he was covered in tattoos from head to toe. It was a really informative seminar. I am not familiar with Jim Stoppani or his work but I soon will be.
Back at the Healthy Living Pavilion athlete Vanessa Cine spoke about an app called BodySpace and how to use it. That you can track your workouts and meet other fitness enthusiasts thru the app. It sounded really cool. I think I’m going to check it out.
As I was walking around the Expo I came across this event called Battle of the Bars, a group of guys were competing against each other doing Calisthenics. It was a thrill to watch. I was nervous for some of the guys as they were doing wild tricks on the bars.
Before I left the Expo I circled back to the Healthy Living Pavilion where they were serving samples of a Halo Top chocolate protein shake with whipped coconut cream. Mmmmhhh!!! It was Delicious! I also stopped by this booth I had checked out earlier and bought a waist trainer. I’ve never really thought much of them but this women got me to try it on. It felt amazing for my spine and posture and thinking to when I squat and do deadlifts I’d love to have the extra support.
As I said earlier this was my first time going to a FitExpo but it won’t be my last. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions be sure to comment below. Now I am going to patiently wait for my first subscription of Women’s health to arrive in the mail.
I vlogged while I was at the Fit Expo. You can check it out in the video below.
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