World’s biggest fitness trade show FIBO makes fitness an experience

FIBO 2019 | 4 – 7 April 2019 | Exhibition Center Cologne

World’s biggest fitness trade show FIBO makes fitness an experience

Those wanting to get fit visit FIBO. Those who are fit go there anyway. FIBO, the World’s Biggest Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health is many things at the same time: the place to be for trendsetters, a competition arena, a fitness club, a meeting point for influencers, and a shopping paradise. From 4 to 7 April 2019 over 1,100 exhibitors from Europe and overseas will be showcasing innovations, and on the weekend visitors from the general public can also gain an exclusive insight into the fitness world.

FIBO offers general public visitors an extensive line-up of ranges for all generations and fitness types. The focus is on working out more effectively, more varied training, having fun and promoting one’s health. Tips from professional athletes and influencers in this community are just as indispensable for this as is the lecture programme revolving around fitness, health and nutrition.

Focus on competition, digital fitness, cross fit and nutrition

Pushing your own limits, sharing successes – all of these factors underly the competition trend that makes people working out all over the world compete with each other in online challenges and boosts interest in fitness competitions. FIBO shows all facets of competition. Proving crowd pullers once again will be the “body artists” dedicated to calisthenics. The Team Alpha Bar stand will host calisthenics shows and competitions as well as street workout demonstrations. The 1vs1 Freestyle Battles held on Saturday will focus on the “Freestyle Barhero and Barheroine of FIBO 2019” titles. Additionally, there will be a Weighted Competition. FIBO visitors will be treated to a Big Calisthenics Area with open bars for everyone as well as free daily workshops.

Functional and cross-fit training are “perennial topics” at FIBO but yoga and group fitness also continue to be on trend. Two stages will present the latest work-outs and invite visitors to join in. The Yoga Area in Hall 4.1 will feature an extensive yoga programme on Sunday.

Fitness food and healthy nutrition ranges are getting bigger and bigger. And FIBO features the latest trends in nutritional supplements and nutrition – ranging from sports beverages and diet nutrition through to vegan foods and all types of organic products. In Hall 4.2 visitors will not only be able to see the latest products but also taste them too. The Shopping Mall will offer a cash and carry option for visitors’ favourites. An extensive range of supplements comes care of the exhibitors in the POWER halls. Here in Hall 10.1 visitors will also find the Cooking Area where chefs and celebrities will prepare dishes, share latest diet trends and reveal their special tips and tricks. Themes here include Clean Eating, Low Carb Diets and Vegan and Superfoods. 2019 will see the Chefkoch magazine partner FIBO for the first time.

FIBO makes shoppers’ heart race

Not only fitness foods and supplements but also fitness wear and all types of accessories end up in FIBO visitors’ bags every year. In the Shopping Hall 4.2 the latest collections and bargains from top-class brands such as Under Armour, Adidas, Reebok, Gymcodes, Morotai, Freddy, Gavelo, Anarchy Apparel, Yvette Sports, Aim’n and Six Deuce clothing will be available for purchase. Models will also stage the newest fitness fashion on a large catwalk.


FIBO CAMPUS is the fitness congress held in parallel with FIBO which will also be open to visitors from the general public on Saturday. Visitors are in for a whole host of group fitness sessions from Pilates Flow, functional 3D back training and fascia training through to Functional Fit and Physio Gym. Water comes into play with Aqua Pole, Aqua Latin Dance or Aqua Jump HIIT in Hall 4.1. Those seeking expert advice on nutrition and diet will get their money’s worth at the numerous lectures held in Congress-Centrum Nord. The agenda features nutritional tips for performance enhancement, personal diet planning and vegan nutrition.

Cross-fit must-see: the FIBO SHOWDOWN

30 teams will compete in the ultimate FIBO SHOWDOWN. While the competitions on Thursday and Friday focus on weightlifting, the FIBO weekend will be dedicated to the “Best of the Best”. Competing in this challenge by invitation only will be top-class cross-fit athletes – the best men and women from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Top event: Zumba ZIN Academy

The Zumba ZIN Academy will give you the unique opportunity to train with ZUMBA founder Beto Perez. Also present will be Michelle Lewin, the fitness model, influencer and ZUMBA instructor with over 13 million followers on Instagram. Instructors can perfect their ZUMBA skills all day Saturday (6 April) and enjoy a one-of-a-kind group experience. In addition to the high-octane Masterclass with Beto there will be a Funkbox Workshop featuring Zumba® Education Specialist Prince Paltu-ob, a Puerto Rican Flow Session featuring Zumba® Jammer Rony Gratereaut and a Latin Urban Session featuring Zumba® Jammer Jhon Gonzalez as well as a STRONG by Zumba® session. Get your tickets at

Fit For Fun Cycling Festival

From cross-country to uphill cycling, from U2 to rock music: at the biggest indoor cycling event FIBO participants can pedal together accompanied by cool beats. For the 15th time now the popular the Fit For Fun Cycling Festival with Pure Emotion will be held at the trade show – demanding maximum performance from participants in terms of both power and speed.

The strongest men in the world

For the 13th time now the FIBO Strongman ClassX, one of the hardest challenges in the complete Champions League Season, will be held on the Saturday. Proving a special highlight once again will be the Giant Log, the biggest and thickest log ever used in a Strongman challenge. Likewise, the “Axle Deadlift” featuring a 350 kg weight to be lifted repeatedly is a titanic challenge. Since last year the Weight for Height challenge has been among the outstanding disciplines. Here explosive power is what counts most.

The FIBO Sunday will see the 7th edition of the FIBO Power Strongman Challenge. Last year the coveted challenge was booked up within just 24 hours. Athletes from all over Europe take part in this high-calibre challenge.

New: tickets as easy and flexible as ever

Visitors should secure their FIBO tickets early on from After all, the FIBO Saturday was sold out weeks before the event in previous years. FIBO allows early ticket purchases without running any risks: should you be unable to use your ticket, you can simply re-issue it in another name.

About FIBO

FIBO is the world’s largest international trade fair for fitness, wellness and health: the industry’s key players come together here in Cologne. This is where innovations are launched. This is where international trends are set. This is where the industry comes to invest. 1,133 companies participated in 2018, meeting over 143,000 trade and private visitors from 120 countries. FIBO is scheduled to take place at the Exhibition Centre in Cologne from 4 to 7 April in 2019. Kicking off the trade show on 3 April will be the 6th European Health & Fitness Forum, expected to attract 400 leading representatives from the European fitness sector.