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Entries in FITNESS BRASIL (3)


IHRSA/Fitness Brasil going strong at 15

Fitness Brasil President Waldyr Soares opens the 2013 show.When the IHRSA/Fitness Brasil Latin American Conference & Trade Show first opened its doors 15 years ago it was a much different event than the one Latin American and South America will see this week.

Then again, it’s not like the event that Fitness Brasil President Waldry Soares put on in 2000 was the norm.

Back then the industry it was about physical education – working your body to look the best it could. There was little about health prevention and quality of life. He went for it regardless of perception and the norm.

"Fifteen years ago, there were no academies in the knowledge that physical exercises were important for longevity. Everyone worked out, but only from the perspective of body worship,” said Soares, in Fitness Business magazine. “Over time, medical research and laboratory examinations made that society passed to understand physical activity as the cheapest remedy, which helped leverage our enterprise.” 

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IHRSA/Fitness Brasil conference approaching

There are plenty of big stage sports happening in Brazil in the near future. First, the World Cup hits the country’s soccer fields in 2014, then, a mere two years later the world will be watching when thousands of athletes descend on the South American continent for the Summer Olympics.

In September the Latin American fitness world will have its eyes on Brazil for the 14th Annual IHRSA/Fitness Brasil Latin American Conference & Trade Show.

The event is Sept. 5-7 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

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Latin America's Premier Fitness Industry Event Begins Next Week

Next week, fitness professionals from several Latin American countries will converge in São Paulo, Brazil for the 12th Annual IHRSA / FITNESS BRASIL Latin American Conference & Trade Show.

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