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Fitness festival in Florence

Now in its 19th edition, the Festival del Fitness has taken its place as the largest Fitness event in the world. For the second year, from Wednesday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 6th in Florence, in the beautiful Fortezza da Basso fortress. Its highly successful first year in Florence last year, with over 300,000 visitors and 450 accredited journalists proved that moving the Festival and giving it a new face was a winning idea.


This spectacular event became the symbol of the 2006 Festival, and will return again in 2007.
Visitors able to climb up the ancient walls of the Fortress on the pre-set climbing ropes, safely set up by members of the Italian military, will receive a “Special Guest” pass once they arrive at the top. Last year, over 3,000 visitors made their way up the fortress walls, and this year’s goal is ten thousand!

One of the most important new events at the 19th Festival del Fitness will be 1207km long! An ongoing competition to raise money, with the non-stop participation of runners on a treadmill.
The competition, open to everyone, will begin on Wednesday May 2nd at 2pm and will continue, night and day without interruption until the closing of the Festival. Each participant will be able to run as long as he/she wants. For each km run, the event sponsors will donate money to a research charity. Considering an average of 12km per hour, the goal is to have runners non-stop for 100 hours, which would mean a total number of 1207km run. In collaboration with Technogym, Peugeot, Enervit and the magazine Runner's World.

Bringing the sun and sand to the Fortezza fortress of Florence.
5 days of beach volleyball, relaxing massages, fusball contests and a delicious ice cream stand.

Other sport and fitness events:

- A unique and original sports and beauty competition whose winner will be named Fitness Model for 2007.

- Surrounded by the peace of the Fortress monument area, Healthness Village brings participants massages, relaxation, well-being and healthy eating, in the search of a better quality of life.

- An important area which will hold a grand urban dance event with prestigious special guests.
Hip Hop, VideoDance, Breaking, Popping, Locking, House and DanceHall contest, from hip hop to reggae dancers in the spotlight. Crews and solos, choreographed and freestyle, in a veritable hurricane of sound and urban movement.

- Another important area, looking out on the world of fitness and wellness. “Wellness on Stages” and the best national instructors and prestigious international guests.

- 5 days of lessons, demonstrations and activities related to Martial Arts

- training and lessons of Just Pump, Aerobics, Step, Hip-Hop, Just Yoga and Just Pilates, all held by some of the best Italian and international presenters

- Sunday May 6th takes a starring role as host of the biggest Body Fly convention ever

- AQUAGYM CONVENTION in collaboration with the Italian Swimming Federation.
Five days of water activities designed for instructors and all lovers of water-based fitness

- FITNESS OPEN Great competition: The competition includes 7 minutes on the treadmill and seven on the stationary bike: the most kilometers run and biked in that time wins a Grand Prize of € 50.000.
The Finals will begin on Wednesday and will end on Sunday, in an area of 500 square meters set up especially for the event.

- 1st Sweat & Smile Competition
Nikon, in collaboration with the 19th Festival del Fitness, is organizing an important photographic competition, from May 2nd to 6th at the Fortezza da Basso Festival location.
You will receive a special coupon at the Festival entrance. Present this coupon at the Nikon Festival area to participate in the "Sweat&Smile" competition.

The most important fitness event in the world will take place from May 2nd to 6th, 2007, in the beautiful city of Florence.
Wednesday May 2nd - Sunday May 6th
Hours: from 10:30am to 9:30pm

Ticket price:
1 day: € 20
2/5 days (entrance pass): € 25

Group price:
1 day: € 15 instead of € 20
one free ticket for every 10 participants

from 2 to 5 days: € 20 instead of € 25
one free ticket for every 10 participant

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