4 Fitness Events in South Florida for Gym Rats

You’ll have to head to Broward for several fitness expos next month but we’ll let you know of some that are already planned for 2017 as well. In the meantime, read on to plan accordingly and not miss any of these expos fit for any fitness guru.


Miami Carnival 2016 Readiness: 2 Day Fitness Blast

6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5

Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome, 9501 Sheridan St., Hollywood

Not an early riser? Then this event is for you. Fitness pros will incorporate soca, dancehall and reggae tunes into the High Intensity Cardio Dance segment. You’ll also get total body toning and strengthening classes. Bring your country’s flag, get creative with your workout gear and maybe win a prize.



The FitExpo Fort Lauderdale

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9

Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

They’re packing it all in during this two-day fitness expo in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. If it’s childhood fun mixed with fitness you like, gather some friends and sign up for the Dodgeball Invitational. Working on your upper body strength? Battle of the Bars is all about calisthenics. Join in a group exercise class either day at the Evolution Fitness Stage for both workouts and challenges. And who doesn’t like a little healthy competition? Then by all means try out the Ninja Obstacle Course or sign up for the Max Reps contest.


Women Empower Expo

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 

Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Don’t let this day-long event’s name detract you, they have plenty of fitness classes scheduled, and a wide variety at that. If it’s cardio and dance you seek, try Move to the Groove, Bass Bodies Electronic Fitness or Fit Soul Fit Body – Where Fitness Meets Dance. Or for something less traditional, the Afro Caribbean Dance class incorporates dance steps and movements that move from slow to fast and back again. Yoga gurus, your choices are extensive and include Restorative Yoga, Yinpowerment for Women Yoga, Kundalini and Fusion Flow. Diehard fitness fans, the self-defense and fitness boot camp class has your name written all over it.


Yoga Journal Live!

Nov. 11-14

Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood

With four days to attend, there’s no doubt you’ll be a yoga expert by the time you’re done with this event. At Yoga Journal Live! Instructors are doing more than just teaching classes. Here you can take advantage and learn about rhythm, balance, movements for specific parts of your body like your spine, shoulders and hips as well as meditation and challenging poses. Dharma, Vinyasa and even yoga with music are covered.


Coming up in 2017:

Wodapalooza Miami Fitness Festival

Jan. 13-15

Location TBA

Miami Marathon Health & Fitness Expo

Jan. 27-28

Location TBA

Publix Health & Fitness Expo

Feb. 17-18

Broward County Convention Center