When you’ve been stuck in the same fitness routine for a while, finding some inspiration can be just the ticket to shake things up. Let’s face it: when we get bored we’re much more likely to quit. Changing things up could make you more likely to stick with exercise, whether it’s trying out a new group exercise class or learning a new sport. Spending time with other fit-minded individuals can also provide a major dose of motivation and help you break out of a fitness rut.
Here are five different fitness-focused events happening in the summer of 2014 that will enable you to network with others, make new friends, and discover the latest trends in fitness:
When & Where: June 6-8, Park City, Utah
Who attends: Healthy living bloggers and readers, anyone with a love for food and fitness
The Details: The Blend Retreat is back for a second year in Park City, Utah (in the gorgeous Canyons Resort) and is sponsored by Silk. It’s a weekend for like-minded individuals from all around the country to come together for three days of fun, great food, fitness and friendship. A ticket to the retreat gets you three meals (two breakfasts and a 5-course gourmet dinner), a cocktail reception with free drinks, coffee and tea all weekend, two sponsored snack breaks, a guided hike with pre- and post-hike snacks, two bootcamp-style workouts led by qualified fitness instructors, a t-shirt, an amazing swag bag filled with products from over 25 different vendors and entry into a closing ceremony raffle with big ticket items from various sponsors. For more information and to register, visit Blend Retreat’s website.
When & Where: June 26-29, Savannah, GA
Who Attends: Anyone who blogs about fitness, wellness, good food and a healthy lifestyle
The Details: Fitbloggin’s mission is to bring together the community of health-conscious bloggers for education, networking and friendship. Attendees are fit-minded individuals from all different backgrounds- from those that are stepping into a gym for the first time to gym rats and triathletes, to those just beginning a weight-loss journey and others that already have lost half their body weight. A ticket to Fitbloggin’ gets you four meals (three delicious breakfasts and one lunch), entry into the welcome mixer, various snacks throughout the weekend, various exercise classes led by qualified instructors (which have included Zumba, JumpSport Fitness Trampoline, CrossFit and Yoga in past years), over 30 small group discussion and technology sessions to choose from, a karaoke party, a 5k or 10k fun run and a bag filled with swag from various sponsors. For more information and to register, visit Fitboggin’s website.
Fitness on the Rocks
When & Where: July 19, Morrison, CO
Who Attends: Fitness enthusiasts of all ages
The Details: Fitness on the Rocks takes place at the world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater, located just outside of Denver, Colorado. The event is free and is organized by the city of Denver’s Parks and Recreation department. The goal of the event is to stay ahead of the hottest trends in fitness by providing the latest group fitness classes and workouts. Over 9,000 people attend the event throughout the day and can choose to participate in workouts such as Body Combat, Zumba, Yoga and Total Body Workout- all led by qualified trainers. There’s also an expo for attendees to walk through that features a large number of vendors specializing in fitness and nutrition. Working out at Red Rocks also provides an incredible, unbeatable view. For more information and to register, visit Fitness on the Rocks’ website.
IDEA World Fitness Convention
When & Where: August 13-17, Anaheim, CA
Who Attends: 10,000 personal trainers, group fitness instructors, mind body professionals and owners and managers from more than 60 countries
Cost: $219 – $559 (depending on various packages and when tickets are purchased)
The Details: The IDEA World Fitness Convention is a weekend of networking and education for those in the fitness industry. Fitness celebrities such as Jillian Michaels and Tony Horton and featured in the showcase room and there’s over 360 different educations sessions led by the most successful leaders in the fitness industry. A nutrition expo (with over 300 vendors) is open Thursday-Saturday. Fitness professionals can earn up to 23 CECs by attending various workshops. For more information and to register, visit IDEA World Fitness Conventions’ website.
When & Where: June – August, various locations in the U.S. and Canada
Who Attends: Men and women with a passion for yoga
Cost: $100 – $475 (depending on various packages and when tickets are purchased)
The Details: Wanderlust Festivals are described as all-out, ecstatic celebrations. The world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and thrilling performers all come together for a weekend of adventure and community. The incredible weekend features a wide array of events including various yoga classes, musical performances by well-known acts, guided hikes, various lectures and workshops and programs for kids. There’s also a market that features food, wine and local crafts and wine and beer samplings. For more information and to register, visit Wanderlust’s website.