Category Archives: Trade Shows

Find out what trade shows Body Bar is attending and who will be presenting the Body Bar product including the class that will be presented

Body Bar 2013 Summer Classes

Check out the classes we’ll be hosting this summer!

Fitness Fest – Scottsdale, AZ



AEA International Aquatic Fitness Conference – Palm Harbor, FL




DCAC – Reston, VA


Body Bar’s Review of FitnessFest 2012 in Tuscon, AZ

The fitness shows are a very important part of the Body Bar marketing program.  We always bring in first-class presenters to show the latest programming for Body Bars and the Body Bar FLEX…and now our new AquaFLEX bar!  Once again, the FitnessFest Show in Tucson was a great success for us.

We generated a lot of enthusiasm, through excellent participation in classes given by Sherry Catlin, June Kahn, and MaryAnn Briggs.  Sherry showed how one can get a great workout using both the Body Bar and the Body Bar FLEX, in her ‘Lean Mean Legs’ and ‘Tabata’ sessions.  June presented her ‘Senior Fit’ programming, giving lots of moves for the FLEX that can be used by our actively aging population to improve strength, balance, and flexibility.  Then, we (well…MaryAnn actually) dove into the pool to present our brand new AquaFLEX bar and workout for water fitness.

Once again, Janice, Gretchen, Libby and the entire FitnessFest crew made us feel welcome and valued as a part of their show.  And, it didn’t hurt that it snowed in Boulder while we were hanging out in warm, sunny Tucson!

Body Bar is Going to Fitness Fest!

Check out our post on Ultimate Sports Equipment’s page about our up coming trade show in Arizona!

Body Bar is Going to Fitness Fest!.

Review : 2012 Empower! Fusion Chicago

Written by the Director of Operations: Jessica Durbin

I must say I was very nervous about going to this fitness trade show, as it was my very first one since I began working for Body Bar last April. As someone who generally works in the office, behind the scenes, I was excited to get out and meet customers, clients, and trainers face-to-face. Turns out, Chicago was just the place to have my first trade show experience!

The first day was a set up day for all of the vendors while presenters, including our Sherry Catlin, gave their pre-con sessions. While I wandered around the enormous Intercontinental Hotel at O’Hare, I was quickly overwhelmed by the number of participants and vendors. Luckily, the Empower staff was more than helpful, locating my booth and products for me. If you have never been to our Body Bar booth, we do not have a lot of props to set up, but I am only 5’2” (on a good day) and it was obvious I was struggling to put up Body Bar banners and assembling our storage rack. I was relieved when fellow vendors came to my rescue to assist me. I imagined that vendors would be competitive at a trade show. iInstead, I realized that everyone’s main goal was simple; promote fitness. Each vendor was welcoming and sure enough, my feelings of nervousness were soon dissolved.

The next day, the show kicked off at 8am. The entire conference area of the hotel was packed with fitness enthusiasts. It was thrilling to see so many people ready to get their sweat on. Sherry Catlin presented first for Body Bar in her Body Bar Tabata class. Sherry combined cardio and plyometrics, while using both the Body Bar and Body Bar FLEX for an amazing class. By the end, the sweat was pouring from each attendee. For an 8am class, Sherry brought a lot of energy as did her participants.

The next class, Strike…powered by Body Bar, was presented by Kimberly Spreen-Glick. She started off her class with the exciting announcement of her pregnancy! However, this meant she needed to watch her heart rate during class. I was expecting her to go easy, but it seems that her “easy” was my max cardio. She was still throwing punches, striking with the Body Bar, and jumping up and down like it was nothing. I was even astonished to see participants who had just come from Sherry’s Tabata class in Kimberly’s Strike class! Their drive and devotion to fitness was very motivational.

I was also fortunate enough to sit in on Body Bar Core 3×3 presented by Keli Roberts. She challenged her class with a lot of balancing movements using a Body Bar, gliding disc, Bosu Ball and even a Bender Ball. It was exciting to see her bring Leslee Bender on stage to help present. The duo brought a fun vibe to the class and their attendees had a challenging time performing extraordinary balancing acts while laughing!

The weekend of Body Bar presentations ended with Sherry Catlin’s Body Bar – Step up to the Bar class. Most of the participants from all previous classes also attended this class. I was stunned simply because I knew that with all of those squats that each presenter had them do, I would not have been able to walk let alone participate in another class! Sherry did an excellent job explaining each movement and proper form.

When classes weren’t in session, I was working the Body Bar booth with Sherry, her husband, and her good friend. I love working with customers, discussing fitness, and explaining our product. It was so nice to be face-to-face with customers, especially when they are passionate about fitness. I was ecstatic to see how many people liked our product (and our trade show prices); especially the FLEX Bar. Attendees were in awe of Sherry’s presentation of the Body Bar FLEX. It was so fun to hear their excitement about this new product…which they just had to have at their facilities!

Overall, the atmosphere in Chicago was a very positive and motivating one. It was great to see how excited people are about Body Bar and to be able to hear their experiences with our product. I hope to attend more trade shows this year. Kimberly Spreen-Glick and Rob Glick really made Empower! Fusion Chicago a show worth going back to.

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped me at the show including the presenters who let me get some great pictures and video of them using the Body Bar and Body Bar Flex!

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 Body Bar is excited to be participating in the following Fitness Shows this summer:



DCAC Fitness Convention – Washington DC.  August 3-7.  The Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA.

DYNAMIC DEFINITION, with Sherry Catlin  All the best moves to ignite your lower body with sure-fire sequences that hit the trouble spots…define your thighs and rock “dah butt”. Then increase the intensity by inviting your core and upper body to the party in a creative total body challenge that will develop a defined, agile and powerful body that looks as good as it moves! Fun!

FUNCTIONAL FUSION, with Leslee Bender  Join Leslee for this unique blend of tri-plane movement sequences with the Body Bar FLEX for a completely new approach in functional training. Experience why standing and utilizing all three planes is the finest way to train the body for complete symmetry with resistance. Leslee brings her knowledge and individuality to create dynamic exercises that will leave you with a better understanding of how to train your clients and yourself more efficiently. You will leave feeling parts of your body that you did not know moved in that way and why it is so important to train three dimensionally.

BALANCE INFUSED STRENGTH, with Keli Roberts  Gliding Discs, the Body Bar and the Bender Ball creates a training environment that allows for the perfect blend of balance infused strength, for your group fitness classes. The Body Bar is incorporated with innovative, functional movements that enhance balance, postural stability and mobility for the upper and lower body. Learn Gliding movement drills that progressively challenge the body’s postural muscles and balance to create a whole new level of core-focused training.

ELEGANT POWERFUL STRENGTH, with Sherry Catlin  From slow to fast to explosive…from stationary to dynamic coordinated movement. Experience this powerful combination of total body strength and core training infused with elements of Pilates, yoga, and moves that will surprise you! Balance your body – strength/flexibility, stability/mobility, agility/control. Using the Body Bar FLEX, experience resistance training without weight that delivers muscular strength and endurance, a well-conditioned core, and a body that moves with power and grace.


AAAI/ISMA – Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  August 19-21.  The Resort & Hyannis.

BUDDHA BAR FLEX, with Sherry Catlin Experience this elegant blend of Pilates, yoga, dance as well as core training with the Body Bar FLEX.

CUT TO THE CORE, with Sherry Catlin Learn innovative drills and exercises that challenge the core muscles through all ranges and planes of motion. This is a complete core experience – come turn it ON!!




Savier FitFest Fitness Conference – San Jose, California.  September 16-17.  The Club One Silver Creek Sportsplex.

Savier FitFest Fitness Conference – Denver, Colorado.  September 30-October 1.  The Colorado Athletic Club Downtown.

BUDDHA BAR FLEX, with June Kahn June developed this elegant blend of Pilates, yoga, dance, as well core training that will balance your body – strength/flexibility, stability/mobility, power/grace, mind/body. Then add the Body Bar FLEX for a resistance component that increases muscular strength and endurance.

GLUTE CAMP, with Keli Roberts Boot Camp for the Booty! The Body Bar FLEX lends itself to functional movement and enhances integrated balance and core stability. The program incorporates progressive lower body physical execution techniques, plyometric progressions and exercise guidelines utilizing the Body Bar FLEX. Learn critical body alignment, movement pattern, exercise progression and cueing techniques.

BODY BAR FLEX EXTREME CORE, with Leslee Bender If you are looking for a core training class that uses vibration training with isokinetic exercises, then this is a class for you! The Body Bar FLEX is designed to contour-flex-vibrate in exercises applicable to ultimately strengthen the core. The exercises are designed for all levels of students from group and personal training.



Come join us!  And visit to learn more about Body Bar products.




The Body Bar Summer Show Schedule!

Body Bar is excited to be participating in the following Fitness Shows this summer:

AAAI/ISMA ‘One World’ Fitness Certification and Educational Conference – Atlantic City, New Jersey.  June 3-5.  The Atlantic City Convention Center.

DCAC Fitness Convention – Washington DC.  August 3-7.  The Hyatt Regency,Reston,VA.

Savier Fit Fest Fitness Conference – San Jose, California.  September 16-17.  The Club One Silver Creek Sportsplex.

Come join us!  And participate in great new Body Bar presentations by Sherry Catlin, Leslee Bender, Keli Roberts, and others!


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Body Bar Presenters at DCAC-Houston!

Once again, Body Bar has a great line-up of talented and well-known fitness professionals presenting at the DCAC Fitness Convention in Houston, Texas, April 6-9.

Thursday:  Body Bar FLEX Pre-Con with June Kahn.  A cutting edge workshop that introduces the Body Bar FLEX.  In June’s 4-hour course, attendees will learn:

●An understanding of the design of the bar       ●Basic grips, bar placement, a safety guidelines

●Exercises for total body conditioning                ●Yoga and Pilates poses and exercises

●Proper cueing techniques                   ●How to use the bar as assistance as well as resistance

●How to design full classes                               ●How the bar is perfect for all populations

Friday:  Body Bar Balance Infused Strength with Keli Roberts.  Keli uses Gliding Discs, the Body Bar, and the Bender Ball to create a training environment that allows for the perfect blend of balance infused strength.

Saturday:  Body Bar Cut To The Core with Keli Roberts.  Keli introduces an all new functional training program designed to improve core muscular strength/endurance, stability, mobility, and definition.

Saturday:  Body Bar Functional Fusion with Leslee Bender.  Leslee presents a unique blend of tri-plane movement sequences with the Body Bar FLEX for a completely new approach in functional training.

Saturday:  Body Bar Buddha Bar FLEX with June Kahn.  June displays an elegant blend of Pilates, yoga, and dances, as well as core training that will balance the body – strength/flexibility, stability/mobility, power/grace, and mind/body.

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And visit to see all of the great Body Bar and Body Bar FLEX fitness products and programming!