International Festival for physical culture and sports

Venue: \"Olympiysky\" Sports Center

Location: Moscow, Russia

Event Date/Time: Apr 13, 2007 End Date/Time: Apr 15, 2007
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2007
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Annually the biggest Russian chain of fitness clubs World Class arranges the International Festival for physical culture and sports, supported by The Moscow Committee of Physical Culture and Sports and Federal Agency of Physical Culture and Sports. The Festival is aimed to popularize and develop mass physical culture and healthy life-style in Russia.
The Spring Convention has been acknowledged as the most significant event in mass physical culture in Russia, former CIS states and Baltic countries and has gained general recognition among international fitness professionals. The Festival, as a part of the Festival, has become some kind of Mecca for the fans of healthy life-style which unites specialists from Russia, former CIS states and other countries. Total number of participants of the Festival during 12 years of its realization has exceeded 50 000 people from more than 450 towns and 75 Russian regions, former CIS states and other neighboring countries.
The main objective of the Festival is the propagation of the latest and most progressive technologies of the fitness industry, the training of athletes, fitness instructors, managers, medical and other staff for wellness and recreation centers. The Festival’s distinguishing feature is the tremendous number of the russian and international fitness specialists – best in their field, that takes part in the event. Owing to these great people the fitness industry attracts attention of the society and takes the second place after the high-tech industry in the pace of development.
The first World Class Fitness Convention took place in 1995. At that time very little people knew what the word "fitness" meant, but nevertheless 200 people participated in the Convention. Fitness started to gain popularity not only among professionals but also amateurs, partly thanks to those enthusiasts.
Year 2000 the Fitness Convention has got the International status by gathering more than 3000 participants from Russia and neighboring countries.

For the VII Fitness Convention World Class has united 4000 participants in 2001. The event was held at the largest sports arena – the «Olympiyski» sports centre in Moscow. The IX International Fitness Convention has gathered the biggest number of participants for that time – more than 5000 professionals and fitness fans.
Longstanding experience of the World Class in realization ot the International Fitness Convention, the growth of the event’s significance, owing to the rich social program out of the event, has allowed the Organizing Committee to join in one the XII International Fitness Convention, The Russian National Fitness Aerobics Championships among adults and the Russian National Fitness Aerobics Championships among juniors, the Fitness Marathon for children, the Seminar for school teachers «Fitness in Schools», the Artistic Gymnastics Tournament of Alexey Nemov and the Trade Show «Fitness Industry». In April 2006 the event has received the name of the International Festival of physical culture and sports «Our choice – a healthy lifestyle».

A record number of people has attended the Festival in April, 2006: 12 800 participants!
For the first time the International Business Conference for fitness industry specialists was held.


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Additional Information

2007, April 13-15 Moscow “Olympiyski” sport centre. The International Festival for physical culture and sports and The XIII International Fitness Convention «Our choice – a healthy lifestyle». We expect 15 000 participants.