World class athletes, the biggest and best international brands and a healthy dose of education and motivation – it’s set to be the biggest year!
The world’s largest indoor consumer fitness expo is set for a ninth annual instalment – BodyPower Expo is back at the NEC. For the record number of fitness enthusiasts who have already purchased tickets and the thousands more planning to pay on the door, BodyPower UK 2017 is now on the horizon. The show is billed as the biggest and best event to date.
Visitors are treated to a relentless 3-days, celebrating everything positive about fitness and power sports. With more than 450 leading international brands and hundreds of the most revered athletes on the planet – BodyPower is a staple event on the global fitness calendar.
Some of the names confirmed for 2017 are phenomenal. Bodybuilding megastars such as debutant Dallas McCarver, Jay Cutler and Kai Greene are perhaps the biggest name on the roster, and they are joined by female sensation Nikki Blackketter and the irrepressible Dana Linn Bailey, boasting over 15 million followers between them.
Physique remains a burgeoning area of the show, with stars like Britain’s Ryan Terry and Steve Cook ever-popular. Online sensations aren’t ignored – with the likes of Lex Griffin, Jaco De Bruyn and Calum von Moger all posting to millions daily.
No matter what type of visitor you are, it’s impossible to peruse the packed BodyPower aisles and not find inspiration. Those with a thirst for knowledge can see educational seminars from the likes of Phil Graham and Martin MacDonald and each session, signing, Q&A or meet and greet is an opportunity to grab a photo or a titbit of precious advice from an idol.
Founder and CEO, Nick Orton, explains the appeal: “We started BodyPower with a twofold plan. First and foremost, BodyPower is an event that we put on because we want people to be inspired to be fitter and healthier. We want to help people push their boundaries. Secondly, we wanted to show the world just how big the fitness bubble really is by setting record attendances year on year! We’re now set to top 100,000 visitors in 2017 which is testament to the growth and popularity of the industry.
There’s few places in the world that you can interact with the sheer volume of truly inspiring men and women like you see at BodyPower. These are people who make tremendous sacrifices to finely tune their bodies and push themselves to the upper limits of what is possible. Their stories are captivating and their advice and knowledge is priceless. That’s the draw of BodyPower. For a relatively small price you can spend 3-days with the biggest names and the biggest brands all together in one place.”
As well as the plethora of star names and brands coming from all over the world, BodyPower is a place where free education and learning is in abundance. Organisers host feature areas such as British Weightlifting (featuring Commonwealth and Olympic athletes) as well as The Academy, an arena dedicated to the science behind performance.
Part of the BodyPower experience for visitors is the features – and 2017 will be no different. Look at some of the top features on offer for visitors and what each one is all about:
Workout Arena – the jewel in the crown, see live workouts from international megastars
The Academy – world class education from some of best coaches, trainers and educators on the planet
The Nutrition Kitchen – live cooking demonstrations and nutrition advice from great guest speakers
Back to Basics – break down the jargon and strip your training back to the bare bones with demos and talks
Battle of the Bars – see amazing bodyweight athletes showcasing the brilliance of calisthenics
Girl Power – for women who want to become stronger, a series of interactive workshops, live demonstrations and Q&A’s with inspirational trainers and experts
BodyPower Gym – back since its debut at BodyPower 2016, with a centrally located workout area filled by some of the best trainers and coaches
Evolution of BodyBuilding – if you’re a fan of the hardcore element of the fitness industry, where it’s all about the iron, then this feature is a perfect destination for you.
This year the world premiere of Generation Iron 2, the hotly anticipated sequel to the cult docudrama Generation Iron, will take place at BodyPower. The exclusive screening will be held on Friday 12th May with an all-star cast and crew in attendance. Plus, The WBFF (World Beauty, Fitness & Fashion Inc.) are bringing the most glamourous fitness event to BodyPower on Saturday 13th May 2017 for a separately ticketed evening event inside the world’s best fitness expo. Across the BodyPower weekend the WBFF will be making their presence felt with stand space to promote the federation and the chance to showcase some of the outstanding talent in their pro ranks.
BodyPower has grown exponentially every year to the fitness extravaganza that it is today and brand new for this year is the launch of the BodyPower Active feature area. BodyPower Active empowers people with an interactive, motivational programme that tackles body image, self-esteem, confidence and much more. The feature area will be packed with motivational talks, fitness classes, healthy food demos, sports body treatments and beauty treatments plus an exhibition of mainstream fitness and sports brands.
Industry experts such as broadcaster and nutritionist Amanda Hamilton and personal trainer Jonathan Lomax rub shoulders with the social media stars of health and fitness with the likes of Clean Eating Alice, London Paleo Girl and The Food Grinder taking to the stage. Olympic athletes are the pinnacle of athlete perfection; discover the stories of Olympic stars such as British Gymnast Kristian Thomas and British racing cyclist Ciara Horne and learn how they maintain their focus, discipline and energy.
Included in the ticket price is free access to fitness classes in the BodyPower Active studio. Experience a HIIT session with personal trainer and sports model Bradley Simmonds or a signature fitness workout from Tessa Seward and Becki Rabin (London Paleo Girl and Alternatively Healthy). Plus, the energetic and colourful Bounce Fit will be there across the weekend and Beach Body will be unveiling its brand-new workout sensation; Core de Force.
The key features of BodyPower Active include:
Healthy Eating Kitchen – nutrition is key to a healthy and balanced lifestyle and the Healthy Eating Kitchen offers visitors a chance to learn new culinary skills through interactive cooking demos and talks
BodyPower Active Theatre – engage in motivational talks from industry leaders, Olympic athletes and social media influencers tackling topics such as active living, wellbeing and self-esteem surrounding keeping fit
BodyPower Active Studio – discover the latest in exercise and fitness with on-trend classes covering everything from yoga and Pilates to HIIT sessions and strengthening circuits
Standard tickets for BodyPower UK 2017 are available from as little as £25.00.
The largest indoor consumer fitness show in the world returns to the NEC from 12th to 14th May 2017 for another bumper outing with over 100,000 fitness fanatics set to attend.