TheFitExpo Anaheim Giveaway - The Ultimate Fitness Weekend Comes to Orange County

TheFitExpo™ Anaheim, the West Coast’s largest fitness expo, is coming to Anaheim for the first time, Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd at the Anaheim Convention Center. TheFitExpo has been a huge hit in Los Angeles and San Jose and now will be introuducing this amazing weekend of fitness to Orange County.

To help kickoff this huge weekend, Splash Magazines Worldwide will be giving 10 lucky readers a pair of weekend passes. Just follow @SplashMagWW and @TheFitExpo on twitter and retweet the following: RT & follow @SplashMagWW & @TheFitExpo 2 enter #giveaway 2 #Win 1 of 10 pairs of weekend passes to #FitExpo #Anaheim 8/22-23  

TheFitExpo Anaheim will bring together thousands of fitness enthusiasts from Southern California and around the world. Attendees will come face-to-face with top-tier fitness celebrities, executives and industry veterans on a dynamic, fast-paced exhibition floor.  Over 200 companies will be on hand to display, offer show discounts and give away complimentary samples.  Expo attendees can sign up at the subscription kiosk and receive a free one-year magazine subscription to either Women’s Health or Men’s Health.

"TheFitExpo Los Angeles has been such a tremendous success, we felt it was time to bring the show to Orange County as well. TheFitExpo is for everyBODY, whether you’re a hardcore fitness enthusiast or taking the first steps towards getting healthier. We promise an exciting and fun weekend for the entire family," Erin Ferries, Executive Director, TheFitExpo/National Fitness Productions, said.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the inclusion of Naturally Fit in the weekend event. Naturally Fit will be having a model search type process that is quick and easy to get through. If you have headshot you should bring it, but it is not needed, Naturally Fit can take a picture of you and they will ask you a few questions and then they will go through all the people that they met and sign up the ones that they would like to work with. Don't worry if you don't have the perfect six pack of abs or that chiseled look, they are looking for all types of fit people for a vareity of modeling opportunities. Naturally Fit has had their models featured in ads from companies such as Verizon and Samsung, they have had models on the cover of Runner's World twice and have even been featured on slot machines. In three years they have grown so fast and gained such a following that they are the top ranked google search when it comes to fitness model.

"Being part of TheFitExpo is really great, you get to meet so many passionate people and hear how fitness has transformed so many peoples lives," Emily Talley, Director of Operations for Naturally Fit, said. "We provide a place for people whose lives revolve around fitness to make additional income.”

Other attractions for this inaugural year include:

National Pro Grid League - GRID is the world’s first professional spectator sport that offers two co-ed teams racing head-to-head in a two-hour match.  GRID incorporates speed, skill and strategy in a test of endurance through a variety of weightlifting and body-weight elements. (Separate ticket required)

Extreme Tricking Challenge – California’s famous Team Loopkicks will host this event, performing their aesthetic blend of kicks, flips, twists and intricate groundwork. They’ll teach you how to do it too!

Battle of the Bars – This competitive sports program created by Athletes for Athletes to elevate Calisthenics or street workout movements into a professional series of competitions in order to bring it to the forefront of competitive sports programs.

Affiliate Showcase – This event provides the opportunity for area CrossFit style teams to showcase their skills and test their abilities.  Attendees will see why Forbes Magazine says CrossFit is “one of the fastest growing sports in America.” (Register online in advance)

Evolution Fitness Conference is open to all fitness enthusiasts and will offer cutting edge workshops and programming including Tae Bo Fitness, POUND, Celebrity Bootcamp, Piloxing Bombay Jam, Zumba, Military Muscle, and more.  The conference will provide progressive education for personal trainers and group fitness instructors who can earn up to eight Continuing Education Units. (Separate fee to participate).  Also, attendees can come dressed to work out as the Evolution Fitness Conference (EFC) offers free express workouts, demos and fitness challenges daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Evolution Fitness Stage. 

Are you a fitness fashionista?  You won’t want to miss TheFitExpo Fashion Show, hosted by Sherry Goggin, Ms. Fitness America and the most photographed fitness personality in history.   You’ll see the hottest apparel companies showcasing their upcoming 2016 lines.

Several TheFitExpo fan favorite competitions are set for Anaheim include: IRON MAN Magazine Naturally Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure & Bikini Championships, Gracie Worlds 2015 (Jiu Jitsu Tournament), Odd Haugen Strength Classic (Southland Strong Man Challenge, Ironmind The Visegrip Viking Challenge presented by Ironmind, Southland Open MAS Wrestling Tournament), TheFitExpo Anaheim Powerlifting event, and TheFitExpo Armwrestling Championship.   Attendees can get in on the action to can win cash, prizes and bragging rights during the Expo with TheFitExpo’s Best (open to men and women) and the MAXREPS 4 CASH (open to men only).

Fitness greats slated to appear include: Billy Blanks, fitness icon and creator of the Tae Bo; celebrity MMA fighter and UFC Hall of Famer “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz; the godfather of Mixed Martial Arts, Ken Shamrock; Jerome “Hollywood” Ferguson, one of the most highly recognized pro bodybuilders in the IFBB; CUT Fitness founders and The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra and Eddie Judge; 6X world champion powerlifter CT Fletcher; the world champion and the strongest armwrestler, Richard Lupkes; YouTube sensations Kali Muscle, bodybuilder with 27 million views, and Carlie Butler with millions of views, and many more.

The Healthy Living Pavilion will feature a variety of seminars and healthy cooking demonstrations by leading experts.  “The Stark Raving Chef,” Chef Patrick Stark, is host of Healthy Living Pavilion Stage.  Stark has been featured on ABC’s The Taste Season 2, Cutthroat Kitchen and REWrapped.  Presenters include “The Naked Chef” from MTV’s Snack Off and author of 14 Minute Snacks Cook Book, Jacques Laventure; “The Fit Foodie” and nationally recognized for food safety as a leading clean eating expert, Mareya Ibrahim; super couple Traci Lynn & Jerome Ferguson – she’s a fitness and nutrition expert and he’s an accomplished IFBB pro; Chef Vikki Krinsky, a competitor on NBC’s Recipe Rehab and personal chef for celebrities; fitness model TJ  Hoban,” and athlete, model and diet coach, Jen Heward.

If you want a chance to turn your passion for fitness into a profession bring your resume and stop by the Fitness Career Center, located in the main lobby near registration between 8:00 -10:00 am daily and meet companies that are hiring.

Leading fitness modeling agency Naturally Fit Agency will be conducting a model search all weekend at TheFitExpo. Bring a comp card, 8 X 10 photo and a resume and dress in fitted jeans and top/shirt and you are guaranteed to be seen. 
Attendees can also meet the stars from the new family action film Underdog Kids, Aidan Considine (a multi-international Martial Arts Champion), Rayna Vallandingham (the youngest Black Belt who has 6 championships) rising star Andrew Franklin, and director/producer Phillip Rhee (creator of “Best of the Best” film franchise that is distributed by major studio around the world).

TheFitExpo adult tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the full weekend.  Children 12 years and under are $10 per day and children 6 and under are free.  Show hours are Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Plenty of parking is available.  Discount coupons are available at participating UFC Gyms, 24 Hour Fitness, Nutrishop, and hundreds of local gyms.

TheFitExpo is produced by National Fitness Productions (NFP) and sponsored by Ford, Performix, Pound Rockout Workout, Liftag Sport, CUT Fitness and Women’s Health.

For more information on ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, call 888-FIT-EXPO or visit: TheFitExpo

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