This weekend just gone, I went to the B-Fit expo, a consumer fitness and health show full of exhibitors, demos, talks and seminars. This was B-Fit’s first year but, as it’s put together by the same people who organise the Birmingham BodyPower show, I was looking forward to a busy event full of great names, trends and brands.
For me, the show was a chance to catch up with friends and clients, meet some people I’ve only ever spoken to online, personally thank some folk who have guest-blogged for me in the past and pimp myself around for journalism and copywriting work. Oh, and sample some tasty treats, of course! Having said that, despite many temptations, I ended up spending the princely sum of… £10. On a whisk. Yes, you should be excited! It is a very good whisk!
Anyway. Apart from the whisk, here’s a quick round-up of my B-Fit Expo experience.
I said hi to Fitnorama magazine and Ultrafit magazine. I nibbled delicious things from Pulsin’ and Get Buzzing. I talked to the Vibram footwear people from Primal Lifestyle (Vibrams review coming soon!)
I compared biceps with Carly Thornton whilst waiting for James St Leger to finish patiently explaining to a couple of teenage boys how thousands of sit-ups won’t give you visible abs (I interviewed James for Muscle and Fitness magazine and I think the feature will be out in next month’s mag).
I tried to do a press up whilst laughing (at myself) on the CrossCore rotational bodyweight training kit. I then marvelled at Andy McKenzie from The Training Lab’s amazing skillz on the CrossCore (he should be good at it; he’s the UK & Europe master trainer).
I met my friend Anna from Protein Pow(d)er, discussed her very exciting plans for the future and sampled lots of yummy treats. All the recipes are on her blog: I tried dark chocolate peanut butter cake-cups (I know, right?!) and dark chocolate hemp truffles. I urge you to make these, or at the very least to take a good look round Protein Pow(d)er. It’s amazing. I also think you should keep an eye on developments at Andy’s new venture The Training Lab. I’m hoping to get down to East Grinstead to sample The Training Lab way of life soon and I’ll be sure to report back!
Were you at B-Fit? What did you think? Did you buy a whisk?
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.