2012 Fitness &
Health Bloggers Conference Announced
June 26th, 2011 - From the Organizers
The 2011 Fitness & Health Bloggers Conference just
ended with an announcement of the 2012 location and
date. But first, a recap from our view as organizers
based on feedback received during the weekend.
* People loved the activities. Fit Health Into Life
offered a hike on Friday morning before the conference
even ended and I had a large number of people tell me
how nice it was to get to know other attendees this
way. The Kangoo class was a big hit, 20 people signed
up for yoga on Saturday morning, and we still have
people on mountain bikes and at a local gym class in
post-conference programs as this is posted.
* Boulder is a great place for a conference.
Especially a Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference.
It is a little tougher to get to but people loved
walking to dinner at Whole Foods on Friday night (the
bloggers from LA said they don’t walk anywhere),
walking down to the Pearl Street pedestrian mall, and
seeing views of the Flatirons from the windows of the
* Everything worked as planned. We are always sort of
stunned as organizers when people tell us “I have been
to a bunch of conferences but this one was better
organized than most.” As conference organizers, we
sort of feel as if being organized is part of the job!
Still, we are happy to hear the feedback.
* Discussions were stimulating. This conference, as
with most blogger conferences, was as much about
discussion as about learning. One of the best sessions
for this was the Hot Topics in Fitness & Health
Blogging led by Toni Carey of CRT/tanaka in which the
audience did most of the talking. Very cool.
Those were just some of the highlights. And now on to
Our final keynote speaker was Jim Ellis of the
Anschutz Health & Wellness Center at the University of
Colorado. Jim gave an excellent talk on the center’s
goal to become the “Silicon Valley” of health and
wellness in the United States, helping to reduce
obesity and increase healthfulness across the country.
He talked about how bloggers can be a critical part of
making this happen but should base their posts on the
science of health and wellness rather than trends or
He also announced that the 2012 Fitness & Health
Bloggers Conference will be June 22-24 at the Anschutz
Health & Wellness Center in Denver, Colorado.
What does this mean for attendees?
* Access to over 100 of the top health and wellness
researchers in the country who will present their
cutting edge research as part of the conference
* Access to the fitness center lab including a running
track, exercise rooms, gym, and pool in which
attendees can learn about and participating in ongoing
* Access to a “consumer research grocery store” and
“research restaurant” that tests theories of healthy
lifestyles related to everyday living.
* Access to a “healthy kitchen” in which attendees can
take health cooking classes during the weekend.
* Access to meeting rooms, the cafeteria, and
resources of a brand-new three-story building set to
open in April 2012, only two months prior to our
We are raising the bar here on the entire concept of
blogger conferences by connecting to a reputable
organization that is positioned to become a national
leader in the area of health and fitness. The center’s
goal is to improve the health of America and they are
giving us the opportunity to partner with them to
achieve this goal.
Registration is open today and is limited to 200 attendees.
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