All manner of trends on show at ISPO Munich

Whether it’s the latest nutritional concepts or training methods, ISPO Munich will once again have all manner of trends on show from February 5–8, 2017.

For instance, today’s young women are often fitter and in better shape than ever before. Why is this? Live demonstrations from renowned female trainers will give attendees the chance to find out.

Along with presentations on the Health and Fitness stage, more than 120 exhibitors will be presenting their new products from the field of health and fitness.

Those wanting to find out more about health and fitness trends will find all they need at ISPO Munich in halls B4 and B2. Due to the huge growth in the Health and Fitness segment, a move to the larger hall B4 was required last year. For 2017’s event, the “Body and Mind Village” will also be open in hall B2, where fitness and wellness clothing will be presented.

Fitness Trends—Women Tone Up
Intensive training is now hugely popular among women wanting to look fit and toned. What is the motivation behind this and what role does social media have to play?

At ISPO Munich, well-known female coaches and social media experts will be presenting their thoughts. That includes Marleen Schumacher and Svenja Sörensen from Greenbodycamp, for example, whose outdoor fitness events are a world away from wellness. There’s a reason that they both refer to themselves as “strengthility coaches” and have been known to greet their Instagram followers with the words: “Good evening powerhouses”. Another superwoman joining them at the trade fair is aspiring doctor and personal trainer Marie-Luise Klietz, 25, a former member of the German national triathlon team.

And, since intensive training is the subject, of course Crossfit will also be represented. The strength and condition training concept is based on functional exercises, ensuring that we really push ourselves to the limit. Once per day, this training session will be on the agenda in the Functional Area.

With “SYPC Boutique Barre” from Munich, things are somewhat gentler. Exercises at the ballet barre help participants to achieve a sleek and feminine shape. Boutique fitness is a new trend from the USA with a focus on small groups and stylish locations. (Visit hall B4, ISPO Health and Fitness stage, February 8, 2017, 10:00–10:30 and 15:00–15:30)

The brand of yoga practiced by Young Ho Kim, training manager at the Inside Academy in Frankfurt, is fast and strenuous. He will be demonstrating “Inside Flow” a dynamic and powerful form of yoga where the exercises flow into one another. You can find Young Ho Kim in hall B4, ISPO Health and Fitness stage, February 6, 2017, 11:00–11:30 and 16:00–16:30.

US martial artist and yogi Cameron Shayne is the founder of Budokan University of Mixed Movement Arts which teaches a mixture of yoga, martial arts and calisthenics, or body-weight training. You can get a sneak peek into the powerful elegance of this sport here. Visitors to ISPO MUNICH will be able to experience it live in hall B4, ISPO Health and Fitness stage, February 5, 2017, 14:00–14:30 and 15:30–16:00.
Jivamukti yoga teacher Patrick Broome, yoga trainer to the German national football team, will also be in attendance on February 8 from 11:30.

What’s more, Yoga fans are recommended to take a detour to the top 50 newcomers to the sports industry, including a self-rolling yoga mat (YoYo Mats) that has taken first place in the Accessories category at ISPO BRANDNEW (hall B5, ISPO BRANDNEW VILLAGE).

The right protein intake is key to training success. Ironman World Championship runner-up Andreas Raelert and PowerBar nutrition expert Corinne Mäder-Reinhard will explain how athletes can support their bodies during training sessions with the right nutrition through protein intake. (Visit hall B4, ISPO Health and Fitness stage, February 5, 2017, 11:30–12:30)

From 160 kilos to marathon runner: This was the goal for Micha Klotzbier, who, in January 2015, still weighed 160 kilograms. Since then he has run the Berlin marathon. At ISPO Munich, together with this trainer Piet Könnicke, Klotzbier will be explaining how he navigated this path to achieve his goal (hall B4, ISPO Health and Fitness stage, February 6, 2017, 11:30–12:00).

What are the latest trends in running? Industry experts will be discussing all the latest developments at the Runner’s World running shoe symposium on February 6 at ICM – Internationales Congress Center München. For the first time, part of this year’s event will be accessible to all on the Health and Fitness stage.

Mobile Applications/Wearables
The best-known wearables are fitness armbands. They detect movements, calculate calorie consumption, or measure your pulse. But these applications are becoming ever more sophisticated and branching out into completely new areas: When integrated into ski boots, they can provide you with feedback on incorrect movements (CARV), or sensors included in heated clothing (Clim8) can help to ensure that nobody freezes. The innovations can be seen in hall B5 in the ISPO Brandnew Village. Exhibitors like Garmin, Polar, Samsung and TomTom will also be presenting their new products in this area in hall B4. Further brands will be located in the designated “Mobile Health and Fitness” area.

All highlights and dates for the Health and Fitness area can be found in the Event Overview. These include planned talks from long-distance runner and German mountain running champion Tina Fischl, professional triathlete and multiple Ironman winner Nils Frommhold, and multiple Olympic champion in the Nordic Combined event (ski jumping and cross-country skiing) Felix Gottwald.
All exhibitors in this segment can be found here.

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