The 2019 IDEA World Fitness and Nutrition Expo was held June 28-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center where over 14,000 passionate fitness professionals and enthusiasts took in all the aspects of the fitness industry has to offer from workout gear to workout equipment, diet, supplements, and data technology.
The biggest takeaway from the entire experience is recovery. IDEA showed me that other companies are putting forth the effort and creating more products and technology for recovery for avid exercisers, athletes, and professionals.
Since CBD is becoming more popular for recover, there were a lot of companies putting forth CBD products. I’ve tried several CBD products to get the feel of their strength (preferably to my pain and how quickly you begin to feel the product working.
CBD ReThink is a high quality CBD company with document proof of purity in their product. It is also competitively priced. The feeling is smooth and non greasy but not as strong as other I’ve tried.
Plus CBD is a manufacturing company that makes a produces CBD. They are very popular and states you are getting the most trust CBD product available.
California’s Best CBD I’ve tried before and they do specialize in the mobility of athletes and extra strength for various pain issues.
Basic Jane is a newer company for me but enjoyed trying their topical relief for aches and my chronic pain. Also, all their products are made from natural ingredients: Aloe Vera, Wintergreen, Arnica, Peppermint, Lavender, Clary Sage, Sweet Orange, Ginger, Lime, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot. The combination of one or more of these ingredients plus CBD make their product.
CBDmd is the sponsor of the expo and highly popular. I have tried their cooling balm which works for the nerve pain along with recovery.
In the realm of gym tech, body composition measuring devices stole the focus, with a display of a new gym scale by InBalance that breaks it down by weight, fat, muscle mass, BMI and body-water composition, a 3-D body scanner by Styku, and Evolt 360 body scan. I did all three that gave me around the same results.
Styku is a very cool body scan and takes a few minutes but really gives you your results based on your outer scan of the body. InBody and Evolt uses the same essentially uses the same body scan technology but the only only difference is that Evolt gives you recommendations for the vitamins and supplements needed that are relevant to your goals.
Walking the expo, you get a chance to see and try a ton of different pieces of equipment or tools to use to get fit — and I was able to experience many just in the floor. I think it’s great there are so many new pieces of equipment. Bars with resistance straps on them, indoor cycling bikes that lean from side to side, tubes with unsteady weight inside, and water-filled balls. The list goes on and on. I don’t think we need all these tools but they will inspire someone to get fit whether if 1 or a dozen.
At IDEA, you are able to surround yourself with good, like-minded people. I got so much joy interacting with other attendees and making different connections especially someone like myself who is an introvert and has social anxiety. I do plan to attend next year and hopefully the entire show in 2020!