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Memorial Day Weekend May 22-23rd 2015 Monroeville Convention Center. Kumite Classic presents the Pittsburgh’s most established fitness expo.  The media has dubbed The Kumite Classic fitness expo as a “One stop shop for everything fitness.” The expo showcases the latest fitness products, exercise equipment, sports gear, clothing, nutritional supplements, health foods, and cutting edge cosmetic advancements.

Health and wellness consultations are available with industry professionals and onsite evaluations are presented by doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, and natural health experts. The Kumite Classic fitness Expo collaborates with health professionals and educators on comprehensive and sustainable approaches to preventing and reducing serious health problems from both conventional medical and holistic approaches. The expo provides spectators the opportunity to participate in workouts, seminars, certification courses, competitions, and challenges.

The general public can meet & greet with celebrities, professional athletes, Olympic champions, and fitness icons. The expo highlights sports performance athletes, strength competitors, and fitness experts though a multitude of athletic skills competitions and world class sport championships.

The Kumite Classic campaign is dedicated to promoting healthy active lifestyles through a full scale interactive consumer fitness expo. The event is Pittsburgh’s most established fitness expo, celebrating its 15th annual season attracting thousands of fitness enthusiasts and health conscious consumers from across the country. The multifaceted expo is surrounded by “non-stop action” playing host to simultaneous championships, competitions, and demonstrations in one expansive area for spectators to enjoy. The audience is one of the most diverse (demographic & geographic) in the fitness industry attracting fans from over 15 different sports. The prestigious Kumite Classic brand is synonymous with athletic excellence.

WHY EXHIBIT:

If your target audience is health conscious fitness enthusiasts, than look no further! The 13th annual Kumite Classic is Pittsburgh’s largest and most established fitness expo, targeting a multi-billion dollar health and fitness industry. The Kumite Classic fitness expo offers maximum exposure into the most popular year round fitness and sports trends in America. The family oriented weekend is a very cost effective way to impact people from all walks of life. Over the past decade, our teams of professionals have paved the way for thousands of people to pursue healthy active lifestyles, building a loyal fan base! The multifaceted expo is surrounded by “non-stop action” playing host to simultaneous championships, competitions, and demonstrations all in one expansive area. The unique concept provides advertising opportunities within an untapped market. The Kumite Classic Expo is the only event of its kind in the Pittsburgh region providing the best opportunity to reach your target audience.

NATIONAL AWARENESS:

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month an initiative developed by The President’s Council on Physical Fitness in Sports. The expo collaborates with corporate leaders in an effort to help build a healthier strong community. The Kumite Classic fitness expo brings national awareness to many health related concerns and issues including the growing problem of childhood obesity! The events emphasize the importance of regular physical activity and healthy choices by featuring, “Kidz of Steel” a non-profit partnership program with Western PA Police Athletic League

Join us Memorial Day Weekend at the Kumite Classic Fitness Expo May at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Anti Bully Pittsburgh

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Kumite Classic Entertainment and The Pittsburgh Fitness Expo are proud to partner with community leaders, friends and families to present an Anti Bully presentation May 23-24th 2014 at the Monroeville Convention Center.  Let’s kick bullying out of Pittsburgh!

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Anti Bully Speakers and presenter:

Anti bully guest speakers include Jimmy Cvetic (Pittsburgh Peace Project) Rocky Whatule (Professional Comedian), Vince Brasco (Aka Mini Hulk), Josh & Gab (Musical Comedy Duo), Ambition (National Recording Artist) Burghman (Pittsburgh’s own superhero dedicated to anti bullying) and more.  Special thanks to our awards sponsor: The Vault (Kolman & Co. Jewelry)

 

 

FREE GNC SWAG BAG

GNC and BioRhythm are sponsoring special FREE swag bags full of FREE samples to the first 5000 attendees.  (must be 18+) at the 2014 Pittsburgh Fitness Expo Friday May 23rd and Saturday May 24th.  *actual samples may vary from photo.

Show Hours: 

  • Friday 4pm-10pm
  • Saturday:  9am-5pm

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Vince Brasco AKA Mini Hulk

The Pittsburgh Fitness Expo and Kumite Classic are proud to have Vince Brasco as a special inspirational speaker Saturday May 24th at the Monroeville Convention Center.  If you believe… you can achieve!

The Biography on Vince “Mini Hulk” Brasco:

Born with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism, Vince has had overcome extreme physical challenges to be where he is today, including 15 surgeries, one of which he almost lost his life. Some of these include meniscus surgery, a spinal fusion and decompression to which he lost 5 liters of blood, and neck surgery performed by Dr. Benjamin Carson. He’s suffered from kyphosis, to which the spine angles outward, requiring the use of a brace worn 24 hours a day from the time he was 6 months old until he was four. He couldn’t walk until he was over the age of two years old due to complications of his dwarfism. He had to use oxygen just as long, as well.  Standing at just 4’1”, Vince has placed first in his division for weightlifting twice, with the first being during the Pittsburgh Monster Meet Bench Press in April of 2013 for bench pressing 245 and only weighing 92 pounds, and the second at the Kumite Classic in May of the same year, pressing 255 and weighing 94 pounds. Don’t tell him he can’t overcome something. “It’s not about how much weight you can push or how strong you are physically, but what does matter is how big your heart is and how dedicated you are. Never give up and keep working at your goals. Believe.” He says. He’s at the gym 4 to 5 days a week and spends 3 to 4 hours each time. He spends time in the sauna to detoxify his body, and makes sure he makes healthy choices with his meals. He knows that those with achondroplasia suffer from unique physical difficulties, but it not an excuse to surrender and not care for yourself. When he is at the gym he will modify equipment for him so he can use certain things. For example when he is working out his legs he needs to put two plates on the seat so he can reach the sled. Doing this makes him able to do the exercise the right way on the leg press.  “Get active. Also if you do not like your height or how long your limbs are, tough, it is the way God has made you. There is always a purpose for everyone in life. No matter that they are, Tall or short, big or small.” In 2011, he was featured in the Huffington Post and the Mirror UK as the world’s smallest firefighter, ignoring those who questioned his ability to do what he needed to do. Just the same, and again because of the resilience that is as much a part of him as his dwarfism, Vince was also able to ignore bullying in high school and thumb his nose at anyone telling him he can’t do something. “Do not consider his appearance or his height for the lord looks at the heart.” Samuel 16:7 is tattooed on his chest. If there’s anyone that knows Vince, his stature and the size of his heart are diametrically opposed. Supported by his loving family, and dedicated friends in the community and coworkers, Vince knows that the biggest deterrent to any goal is himself. He’s pushed his own limits, ignored negative self-talk, and relied on his faith to pull him through the difficult times where he questions his ability.

He is currently employed at Best Buy in Tarentum, Pa, and is attending classes at ITT Tech Tarentum for Computer Networking. He will be competing at his first body building show on May 3rd in the Mr. Pittsburgh at the Soldiers and Sailors memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He will follow up with a visit the Kumite Classic and Pittsburgh Fitness Expo May 23-24th at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Vince gives alot of credit to his coach Tad who is influencing him with dieting right, training right, practice posing, and getting into his head about how he can never give up.  Tad Inoue aka the Diet Coach is in his corner.

2014 Pittsburgh Fitness Expo

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GNC & BioRhythm Pittsburgh Fitness Expo presented by Bodybuilding.com

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The region’s largest and most established fitness, health, wellness and sports expo returns to the Monroeville Convention Center May 23-24th 2014.  For the past 15 years, The Pittsburgh Fitness Expo has been paving the way for healthy active lifestyles as the area’s most exciting multi-sport extravaganza. The fitness festival features 20 different athletic and fitness competitions surrounded by a full scale interactive consumer expo that highlights health, wellness and nutrition.

The cutting edge expo showcases the latest fitness products, exercise equipment, sports gear, clothing, nutritional supplements, health foods, and cosmetic, advancements. Elite level coaches and trainers are on hand to discuss the dynamics of sports performance and athletic advancement.  Wellness consultations are available with industry professionals and onsite evaluations are presented by doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, and natural health experts.  The convention collaborates with health professionals and educators on comprehensive and sustainable approaches to preventing and reducing serious health problems from both conventional medical and holistic approaches.

The multifaceted expo is surrounded by “non-stop action” playing host to simultaneous championships, competitions, and demonstrations in one expansive area for spectators to enjoy including: world class bodybuilding, fitness, figure, model, dance, physique, strongman, powerlifting, teen strength, wrestling, grappling, jiu-jitsu, and karate.  The expo is also home to the Kumite Classic, a world renowned martial arts championship that is the signature event of the weekend.

Spectators from around the country have the opportunity to participate in workouts, seminars, certification courses, competitions, and challenges. The general public can meet & greet with celebrities, world record holders, professional athletes, Olympic Champions, and fitness icons.

We are proud to announce that the first 5000 attendees at the show this year will receive a GNC “Swag Bag” filled with free samples and goodies from some of most popular brands in the industry including: BioRyhthm, MHP, and more.

Come see why the media has dubbed the expo “The one stop shop for everything fitness” as thousands of fitness enthusiasts and health conscious consumers from across the nation visit the Monroeville Convention Center Memorial Day Weekend.  Tickets will be available at the Convention Center box office.

 

www.pittsburghfitnessexpo.com

 

Ambassador Classic

Dave Hawk’s Ambassador Northeast Classic May 23rd 2015 (2015 Info posted soon) at the Kumite Classic Bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini, physique. It’s more than a competition its a career opportunity!  

Welcome to the first BioRythm North East Ambassador Classic at the GNC Pittsburgh Fitness Expo hosted by Muscle and Body Magazine.

The North East Ambassador Classic is a revolutionary non-sanctioned fitness concept that transforms a traditional competition into a mainstream branding opportunity.  Athletes will showcase their physiques in an effort to gain instant fame by earning a regional brand ambassadorship. The North East Ambassador Classic is looking for the NEXT fitness role model through a fun and exciting one day competition that display not only your hard work and dedication in the gym but also your ability to sell and market yourself in an ever growing industry.

The Top Place Winners in the North East Ambassador Classic will not only win great awards, but winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of GNC’s Muscle and Body Magazine reaching 1.2 million people nationally in print and 8 million digitally.

Our winners also get the opportunity to experience and represent BioRythm, Muscle and Body and Key GNC Franchise Stores “Meet and Greet Appearances” in the Pittsburgh and or surrounding area.      

Similar to standard judging of Modern Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure, Fitness and Bikini. Here are our guidelines for the competition.

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Max Reps 60 Seconds

Do you have what it takes to set a new record… prove it.  Free competition (male / female seperate divisions)

[Elementary] 9 years old & under

[Middle School] 10-13 years old

[High School] 14+ years old

SIGN UP CLICK HERE

Friday May 22nd 2015 5pm-7pm. This is an open invitation for youth to participate in the Kidz of Steel MAX REP Physical Fitness Challenge! This is a NON-PROFIT challenge and FREE competition for all participants:  In partnership with the Western PA Police Athletic League and Champions Association of Pittsburgh.

 

60 Seconds-Max Reps:

Age Category Division (M/F)

  • 9- Chin Ups Elementary Male
  • 9- Chin Ups Elementary Female
  • 10-13 Chin Ups Middle School Male
  • 10-13 Chin Ups Middle School Female
  • 14-18 Chin Ups High School Male
  • 14-18 Chin Ups High School Female
  • 9- Jump Rope Elementary Male
  • 9- Jump Rope Elementary Female
  • 10-13 Jump Rope Middle School Male
  • 10-13 Jump Rope Middle School Female
  • 14-18 Jump Rope High School Male
  • 14-18 Jump Rope High School Female
  • 9- Push Ups Elementary Male
  • 9- Push Ups Elementary Female
  • 10-13 Push Ups Middle School Male
  • 10-13 Push Ups Middle School Female
  • 14-18 Push Ups High School Male
  • 14-18 Push Ups High School Female
  • 9- Sit Ups Elementary Male
  • 9- Sit Ups Elementary Female
  • 10-13 Sit Ups Middle School Male
  • 10-13 Sit Ups Middle School Female
  • 14-18 Sit Ups High School Male
  • 14-18 Sit Ups High School Female
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Our previous winners!

 

Model Pittsburgh

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Kumite Classic present’s The Model Pittsburgh Pageant hosted by Bille Jo Powers billiejo@modelpittsburgh.com Friday May 22nd 2015 @ Monroeville Convention Center.  5PM.  Thanks to Alpha Connection.  Our newest sponsor.

This is an open to all models  

No experience necessary or height requirements.

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The Model Pittsburgh Pageant consists of two rounds:

18+ years old:  Fashion & Swimwear

13-17 years old:  Fashion and Sportswear (no swimwear)

Model Pittsburgh Pageant and Model Search Pittsburgh will be looking for the next up and coming talent to break into the business.

The Model Pittsburgh Pageant will crown Miss Kumite Classic and Miss Teen Kumite Classic.  The Pittsburgh based Model Search is open to all models.

 

Maxim Cover Girl

From small town girl to Maxim Superstar.  We congratulate former Kumite Classic Model sensation Dessie Mitcheson for her continued success.  Maxim’s Hometown Hotties winner is former Kumite Classic Model America Champion Dessie Mitcheson. Guys, meet America’s sexiest girl next door, Dessie! Dessie, meet two million guys who are going to try to buy your next-door neighbor’s house as soon as they see this photo shoot.  http://www.maxim.com/girls-of-maxim/2013-hometown-hotties-winner-dessie  Dessie was also named to Maxim’s Hot 100 lists for 2013.  What a huge honor.  Congrats Dessie! You made Pittsburgh proud!  In 2013 she helped crown the Kumite Classic Model Pittsburgh Champion Paige Price.  Who will win the 2014 Pageant.  Register to enter www.modelpittsburgh.com