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It’s a Wrap! 

FIBO Africa once again provided all the features of a true health and fitness event - a landscape for everyone to learn how to live their best life and find their fit in fitness.

This year, FIBO Africa offered everything and more, starting at the Dis-Chem Village which had all the latest supplement brands and crazy specials for the weekend only, The Almond Breeze FitFOOD Kitchen offered everything from “How to use Super Food” with Super Scoop by Lisa Raleigh, “Quick Easy Breakfasts” by Christine Phillips and an incredible talk about “How to radically boost your Health”, by FitChef Wayne Kaminsky. Over in the FitTALK Theatre, fit fans were treated to a talk on how to “ Aim LOW to achieve great results”, by author Costa Caratavrakis, and how to “Inspire the Goliath within you” by inspirational speaker, Thami Nkadimeng.

Fitness and Wellness were the main attraction on Day 2 of Africa’s leading Festival 

As the second day of FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies drew to a close, visitors were treated to full-day workout experience. For anyone who loves to move FIBO Africa is a dream weekend! Line-ups include the VIP’s of the fitness world, with classes lead by acclaimed SA instructors from top boutique studios, talks from industry experts and even appearances from top SA celebrities.

The day started with The FitAffair Sunrise Edition powered by Biogen which set the tone for all fitness enthusiasts to feel motivated and inspired. 

Day 1 of the Festival to get you Moving! 

The 2nd FIBO Global Fitness Africa Festival presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies, kicked into action on Friday when the Ticketpro Dome became a playground for fitness professionals, practitioners and individuals ready to experience living a healthier and active lifestyle.

Taking place at the Matrix stand was the much talked about Corporate Challenge powered by Matrix Fitness  in aid of Hot Cares. Teams went head to head but ultimately there was only one winner, NetSurIT, who walked away with an advertising campaign with R91 900.00 on Hot 91.9FM and gym equipment for three months from the Matrix team.

The Future of Fitness

The FIBO Global Fitness Summit, with educational partner FitPRO, was abuzz with great excitement and activity today as fitness professionals and practitioners descended upon Go Health in Fairlands for the much anticipated one day Summit.

In today’s exceedingly competitive landscape, it is crucial for owners, operators and trainers in the health and fitness sector to actively seek and seize innovation, trends and opportunities in the market not only today but in the years to come. 

More FIBO Bang for your Buck 

Let’s face it, fitness has the power to change and transform lives so make a difference this October at FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019 presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies, taking place from the 25 to 27 October 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome. Three days of non-stop high energy fun at FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019 with 24 group classes, 29 mind body and soul fit classes, 16 healthy food demos, 13 health wellness and fitness talks and let’s not forget great festival only specials!

FIBO Welcomes Body Beautiful to the show floor this October! 

FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019 presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies is delighted to announce that South Africa’s number 1 Fitness Festival has partnered with Body Beautiful SA to host The Body Beautiful Show at FIBO Africa 2019. The Body Beautiful Show will take place at FIBO on  Saturday, 26 October 2019 and Sunday, 27 October 2019 and visitors can expect full stage activity for the duration of the Festival..

How To Pack and Prepare for FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019 Presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies  

FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019 presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies returns to the Ticketpro Dome from 25 – 27 October 2019.

FIBO Africa is the biggest and most anticipated Fitness and Lifestyle festival in South Africa. With over 24 group classes, 29 mind body and soul fit classes, 16 healthy food demos, 13 health wellness and fitness talks and shopping galore, we have compiled a list for you to prepare:

10 Reasons to be at FIBO Africa 2019 

Africa’s leading fitness, health and wellness festival, FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019 presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies will play host to a jam-packed celebration of fun, health and fitness from the 25 th  to 27th of October 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome.

If you are in the mood for a mass-scale celebration of health and fitness, with an open mind and a desire to get moving and have fun, well, we think you are in for a great time!

For all Festival visual pictures go to: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dvla8ialk34la7p/AAByu7mktNyiMYr6e_9x4DWja?dl=0

The DSV SKILL CHALLENGE powered by Technogym   

Official Release Summary:

“The DSV SKILL CHALLENGE powered by Technogym will be hosting its first event this year and the finals will be held at FIBO Africa 2019 on an all new playing field. The challenge is to complete a 2km SKILLROW, 5km SKILLBIKE and a 1km SKILLMILL in the fastest time. We are looking for SA’s fittest athletes. By entering the event you will receive a Biogen goodie bag and a weekend pass to FIBO Africa 2019. A total prize purse of R40 000 is up for grabs!”

Revision Note:

We have taken the feedback from all enquires and we’re going to be opening up bookings for the Friday 25th October and Saturday 26th October at FIBO for individuals and Teams to enter by posting a time. The top 6 of each categories will make the final showdown on Sunday 27th October.

YOU can win a MX4 Training System worth R400 000!  

Whist you have been counting down the days to FIBO Africa Presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies, Matrix Fitness South Africa have been hard at work behind the scenes to bring all FIBO Festival goers, the ultimate prize to win, a Matrix MX4 training system valued at R400 000.00

How to enter? Simple:
·         There is no fee to enter the competition, simply enter your team online at: https://www.matrixfitness.co.za/mx4-competiton/
·         Teams of 2 or 4 enter the challenge FREE of charge.
·         Limited spots available
·         Booking is essential
·         Maximum 2 teams can be entered from an individual fitness club and a total of 50 teams will be accommodated.

The Self Love Movement  

VIP wellness experience exclusive to FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Unleash your inner magic with a curated health and fitness journey at FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies.

 

You will be treated to a health and wellness experience whereby you can relax and unwind in the BOS FitZen Studio, take part in inspirational talks, live cooking demonstrations and explore a jam-packed shopping village with the best handpicked brands in health, fitness and nutrition.

Join BOS in the FitZen Studio on either the 26 or 27 October.

Tickets are R300 per day and includes a full day pass to FIBO Africa.  

FIBO Global Fitness Africa welcomes BOS as the sponsor of the FitZen Studio

FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies is delighted to announce BOS as the official sponsor of the FIBO FitZen Studio. The BOS philosophy is simple, being healthy should be both fun and holistic and that is exactly what FIBO Africa is about.

Montse De Rojas, Global Marketing Director of BOS Brands says, “We are excited to be part of Africa’s leading health, wellness and fitness festival and coming on board as a sponsor. "Go For Fun" is about inspiring people to spend less time on their phones and more time in the real world. At BOS, we’re all about the motto "Healthy can be fun" and we want to champion the real side of fun, stand for being in the moment and seek real joy”.

FIBO Global Fitness Africa, presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies announce sponsorship of  FIBO Africa Challenge with Randburg Harriers and Discovery Vitality

FIBO Global Fitness Africa, presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies is pleased to announce that they join the Discovery Vitality Run Series as the new sponsor of the Randburg Harriers and Discovery Vitality race which will take place at Randburg Harriers Running Club on Sunday,1 September 2019. The FIBO Africa Challenge is race 3 of 4 in the Series and has the option of 21.1km, 10km and 5km routes. 

“As Africa’s leading health, wellness and fitness festival, FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies is delighted to partner with Randburg Harriers and Discovery Vitality to bring you the FIBO Africa Challenge,” says Martin Hiller, GM of FIBO Africa.

The MiFitness Games will return to FIBO Global Fitness Africa, Presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies, this October!

FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies is proud to be the home of the vigorous and reputable, MiFitness Games for the second year, this October.

The MiFitness Games 2019 is a mixed team functional fitness event with teams of two males and one female competing against each other for the MiFitness Games with a total prize value of R150 000.00. The MiFitness Games promises to be the standout functional fitness event of the year. The games will run from Friday 25 October 2019 at 12:00 mid-day to 15:00 on Sunday, 27 October 2019 at FIBO Global Fitness Africa Presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies taking place at the Ticketpro Dome.

FIBO AFRICA GLOBAL FITNESS RETURNS, EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER IN 2019

16 May 2019 - Reed Exhibitions, South Africa`s premier exhibition organiser and venue management company, announced today that Africa’s leading health, wellness and fitness Festival, FIBO Global Fitness Africa, presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies returns to the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg from 25 to 27 October 2019.

Last year’s festival was an overwhelming success with over 6 500 attendees through its doors, and over 100 fitness and health exhibitors interacting with the public and professionals alike. The Ticketpro Dome became a playground for fitness enthusiasts and professionals to network, seek out the latest wellness concepts and innovations, and further their knowledge in the fitness industry. Throughout the three days at FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2018, 61 Free Fitness classes were hosted, 22 speakers shared first-hand experience in health, wellness and fitness, 20 delicious food demonstrations and 17 athleisure fashions brands were showcased. 

FIBO Global Fitness Africa returns in 2019

Africa’s leading health, wellness and fitness festival, FIBO Global Fitness Africa, presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies returns to the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg from 25 to 27 October 2019.

SUNDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2018

FIBO Global Fitness Festival presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies provided all the features of a true Health and Fitness event. The first of its kind on the African Continent, FIBO Global Fitness Africa welcomed thousands of visitors over the three-day Festival and day and a half Summit providing a landscape for everyone to learn how to live their best life and find their fit in fitness.

SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2018

As day two of FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies drew to a close, visitors were treated to a jam-packed day of all things health, wellness and fitness with world class events taking place at the Festival.

SATURDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2018

FIBO Global Fitness Africa announced today that Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson will no longer be attending the Fitness and Wellness Festival. The Mountain was competing at the Ultimate Strong Man Beast in the Middle East Competition in Dubai, and due to delays at the competition he missed his flight to South Africa. The international star was due to meet and sign autographs at the Festival. 

FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2018

The Ticketpro Dome was abuzz with great excitement and activity as the FIBO Global Fitness Africa Festival presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies surged into top gear. Thousands of fitness professionals, practitioners and fanatics alike descended upon the Festival and let their toned bodies do the talking at various events and branded exhibition stands.

CALLING ALL MOMMIES - THE MOMMY MAKEOVER WORKOUT IS HERE

Let fitness instructor and fellow mama, Wardah Hartley guide you through an easy workout you can do anywhere with or without your baby! For this workout we encourage you to bring along your baby (newborn-2 years old) to use during your workout. Wardah will show you how fulltime ‘mommying’ does not have to stop you from getting a workout and starting the journey back to getting your body back.

ALKALINE WATER; THE MISSING LINK FOR PEAK ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE 

While high PH alkaline water has long been regarded as a “miracle of nature” by those well-versed in holistic medicine, it has only recently become the subject of extensive scientific research. From the possible prevention of brain damage and cancer, to enhancing the mood, and muscle protection, alkaline water may suppress inflammation and relieve pain, and could offer a whole host of health and performance benefits.

10 MATRIX TO LAUNCH THE MX4 AT FIBO AFRICA

Matrix Fitness will be launching MX4 Small Group Training sessions featuring best-in-class training tools and original workouts from Matrix Fitness. The new program is open to people of all fitness levels who want to improve their cardio, power, strength and endurance in a motivating environment that provides equal parts camaraderie and accountability.

10 REASONS TO ATTEND FIBO AFRICA

Whether its about yourself, your family, a new product you are looking for, a new way to workout or just starting out, here are 10 reasons why you cannot miss out on FIBO Global Fitness Africa Festival presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies taking place from 26 – 28 October at Ticketpro Dome.

NPL’S YELLOW ARMY ARE MARCHING TO FIBO AFRICA

NPL International will be a highlight at  FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies for everyone who is interested in strength training, powerlifting, weight-loss or just leading a healthier, fitter lifestyle, because NPL will have something for you.

UNLEASH YOUR FREE SPIRIT AT FIBO AFRICA

FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies is delighted to announce BOUNCE as an official gold partner at this year’s Festival. Join the Free Jumping Revolution with BOUNCE from 26 – 28 October 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome. 

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN?

“The Mountain" from Game of Thrones, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson will be flexing some serious muscle at Africa’s leading health, wellness and festival - FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies.

UNCOVERING OUR FUTURE FITNESS STARS

FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies understands the importance of fitness in a person’s life and what better way to start a fit lifestyle than at a young age? FIBO has created the FitKids Zone, powered by Fizique. This zone will focus on starting kid’s fitness and aims to uncover our future fitness stars. 

BE A HERO WITH FIBO AFRICA

Are all your race medals collecting dust? Want to put them to a good use. FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem has the solution for you.

THE BUSINESS OF FIT

The FIBO Global Fitness Africa Summit presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies and in partnership with Europe Active will bring together fitness and wellness professionals to discuss topics aimed at enhancing operator excellence.

GIVING PURPOSE TO YOUR FIT IN FITNESS

At FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies we will not only be assisting you to find your FIT in FITNESS, but we will also be giving you an opportunity to find your FIT with a PURPOSE.  

Introducing the Virtuosity Foundation, a non-profit company that runs fitness events in aid of closing the literacy gap in South Africa. All proceeds from their events are in aid of the purchase of books for Grade 3 and 4 learners in Soweto, as part of the Read to Rise initiative.

WHAT A FITAFFAIR IT WILL BE 

Is your relationship with exercise starting to lose its spark? Are your current workouts leaving you feeling unfulfilled? Maybe you’re looking for something different; something new to make you fall in love with fitness all over again. Well we have something special to introduce you to, meet the #FitAffair presented by Fitness Magazine.

MIFITNESS GAMES 2018 DETAILS

The MiFitness Games 2018 is just around the corner and it’s all happening at FIBO Global Fitness Africa presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies at the Ticketpro Dome from Friday, 26 October at 12pm to Sunday, 28 October at 3pm.

IFBB PRO LEAGUE MUSCLE MULISHA GRANDPRIX III AT FIBO AFRICA

Reed Exhibitions, are delighted to announce that Champagne Production’s Muscle Mulisha GrandPrix III will be hosted at FIBO Global Fitness Africa as an official co-located event.

DIS-CHEM PHARMACIES ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTING PARTNER OF FIBO GLOBAL FITNESS AFRICA

Reed Exhibitions, are delighted to announce Dis-Chem Pharmacies as the presenting partner for the FIBO Global Fitness Africa, the world’s biggest trade show for fitness, wellness and health.

HOT 91.9 FM INTERVIEW WITH FIBO GLOBAL FITNESS AFRICA PRESENTED BY DIS-CHEM PHARMACIES

The FIBO Global Fitness Africa team recently joined the HOT 91.9 FM breakfast team to chat about the great partnership with Dis-chem Pahrmacies and how you can find your Fit in Fitness by visiting the Fesitval from 26 - 28 October 2018 at the TicketPro Dome. Tickets are avaialble through Computicket. Click HERE to book your tickets today!

HOME GYM SETS THE TREND AT 25TH DECOREX JOBURG

It’s all about getting fit and healthy in time for spring and the 25th edition of Decorex Joburg, presented by Plascon, has just the solution for visitors – the Home Trend Gym feature, in collaboration with fit-fluencer, Lisa Raleigh, and FIBO Global Fitness Africa powered by Dis-Chem Pharmacies. 

FITLIKEMUMMY NAMED THE FACE & BODY OF FIBO AFRICA
FIBO Global Fitness Africa are thrilled to welcome the fitness influencer, Natasha Kisten-Skuce aka FitLikeMummy, as the Future Face & Body ambassador of the lifestyle and fitness show which takes place from Friday 26 October to Sunday 28 October 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. 

FIBO GLOBAL FITNESS AFRICA TAKING FITNESS INTO THE FUTURE

Reed Exhibitions, South Africa`s premier exhibition organiser and venue management company, is proud to announce that the world’s biggest trade show for fitness, wellness and health, FIBO Global Fitness is coming to South Africa. The official launch of FIBO Africa 2018 took place at Go Health Club in Sandton on Wednesday 28 May 2018.

FIBO AFRICA WELCOMES THE MOUNTAIN

Reed Exhibitions, in partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority, are thrilled to welcome Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson to the FIBO Global Fitness in Africa Festival from Friday 26th October to Sunday 28th October 2018 at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg. Not only does Hafþór (pronounced Half-Thor), wear the crown of the World`s Strongest Man which he won last month in the Philippines, he also stars as Gregor Clegane, a knight of House Clegane...