On September 18-20, the FIWE Fitness Trade Show took place at the EXPO XXI in Warsaw – already the seventh edition! Three exhibition halls, 112 exhibitors, and 16,231 visitors (including 1,821 visitors from the business area). There was no such big fitness celebration in Europe this year!
This year’s edition was special to us. Lockdown weeks have harmed many fitness clubs. The industry was hit hard by the pandemic and needed an incentive to get back on track. Organizing the event in the new sanitary regime did not hurt the attendance, and even more so on the substantive and entertainment level of the event.
The first business day – Friday – took care of that. During the event, conferences were held. There were also valuable debates. Sascha Stock from Nethansa and Jakub Chmielniak from Carpatree spoke to each other about whether the online sales industry is going to face a revolution or an evolution. There was also an industry debate about the future of the fitness market.
Besides, the visitors could learn, among other things, about the opportunities and threats of the fitness industry in Poland, as told by Tomasz Napiórkowski, as well as heard about the secrets of establishing a fitness club from A to Z (Arek Wolski). Mikołaj Winkiel, in turn, said how important it is to monitor the Internet for the industry, while Dorota Sędek gave a lecture on team management in a crisis.
In the following days, there was also substantial knowledge – this time for sports enthusiasts. Speakers at FIWE Fit & Cardio talked about the most common disease cases related to active sports, how to deal with back problems, and what are the most common training myths. FIWE Pro includes lectures on, among others, mental support in sports, hormonal disorders that can stand in the way of a perfect figure, and training intensity. FIWE Experts revealed the ways to finance training for the industry in the European Union, told about the secrets of selling in a fitness club, and showed the most effective sales on the Internet.
Sunday, in turn, are topics for practitioners. FIWE Fit & Cardio this time is a reflection on female hormones, running and stretching strategies, and methods of maintaining the perfect balance between mass and body shape. There was also knowledge for personal trainers like FIWE Personal Trainer and those who are interested in the franchise – FIWE Franchise.
FIWE Awards 2020 competition was also held. The product and innovation of the year were selected. Honorable distinctions were awarded to:
Product of the Year:
1st place: Sensi Hemp Hemp Oil from the CBD SPORT series – a product of the Sensei Hemp company
2nd place: Braintus Focus Supplements – a product of the Ostrovit company
3rd place: EyeShield blue light blocking glasses – a product of EyeShield
The innovation of the Year:
1st place: EyeShield blue light blocking glasses – a product of EyeShield
1st place: Musli GoFigure – a product of the Go Figure company
2nd place: DARE training bridge – a Dare product
Our event is a treat for those who love the fitness and bodybuilding industry, also because of the accompanying events. Visitors could enjoy not only Malik Montana and Jongmen’s concerts, but also a series of competitions with the best sportsmen in Poland.
During the Warsaw Grand, the players competed in the most “strict” way. We hope that this amateur league competition will be a springboard for professional fights for them! There were also three bodybuilding competition: Słodkiewicz Classic, the Polish Bodybuilding and Fitness Cup, and Rematch Edition debuts. The strongest in Poland took part in the national championship in the bench press, while all those who wanted to train on the spot could join the Hard Work Zone by Tiguar.
The Ninja Series Autumn Edition was also a real attraction. Several hundred competitors competed not only with each other and against time, but also with a severe obstacle course, which was a challenge even for the considerable professionals. We have also prepared something for fashion lovers! The audience could admire the collections of the greatest fashion giants in Poland.
Each participant could also meet the stars of the fitness scene. Among them were Radosław Słodkiewicz, Michał Materla, Paweł Trybała, Eliza Trybała, Sylwia Bomba, Roman Szymański, Borys Mańkowski, Marta Górzyńska, Bogdan Pixa, Kamil Szeremeta, Wojciech Węcławowicz, Tomasz Węcławowicz, Monika Bodalska and others.
Creating such a unique event in the fitness industry would not be possible without our partners. We would like to thank the gold sponsor of OLIMP Sport Nutrition, the silver sponsors Carpatree and Meon EMS, as well as partners Iron Maxx, Yes2Move, FEM, PEI, Costa Coffee, Meeting Application, Europe Active, DFE Fitness 24, VIVA System, City Fit, Mrs. Sports, Fitness and Sport for everyone.
In 2021, our name event will be FIWE 2021 Music Edition. In addition to substantive knowledge in the field of fitness, unforgettable accompanying events in the form of live fights, MMA, and many competition zones, a check for unforgettable concerts. The next edition of FIWE will bring with it even more artists and live concerts that will captivate every student!
We hope you will be with us! 10 – 12 September 2021. See you!