Wednesday, 01 June 2022


Inauguration at 2.30 pm at Rimini Expo Centre.
From holistic to functional disciplines, unmissable workouts until 5th June at the eagerly awaited Italian Exhibition Group event

• Olympic champion Francesca Lollobrigida and Paralympic champion Giulia Ghiretti on the opening stage
• Performance by the Air Force´s rhythmic gymnastics team

Rimini, 1st June 2022 –D-day has come. Tomorrow, Thursday 2nd June 2022, the curtain will officially rise on RiminiWellness 2022 for a long weekend of sport, wellness and fun. At the Expo Centre and on the Riviera.

The doors of the 20 pavilions at Italian Exhibition Group´s Rimini Expo Centre will open to the public at 9.30 am, while the official inauguration of the 16th edition of the event is scheduled for 2.30 pm in the central hall (South entrance), attended by Lorenzo Cagnoni, President of IEG, Moreno Maresi, Rimini Municipality´s Councillor for Sport, Francesca Lollobrigida, world champion of speed ice skating and multiple medallist at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and Giulia Ghiretti, Paralympic swimming champion. They will be joined by the Air Force´s Rhythmic Gymnastics team, which will demonstrate its art with an exciting performance.

After the long, forced closures imposed by the pandemic, sports centres, gyms and swimming pools are focusing on the restart. The light at the end of the tunnel is represented by the resilience and ability to innovate that fitness and wellness companies will bring to Rimini. According to Istat, in the first half of 2021, more than 20 million Italians practised physical activity on a continuous or occasional basis. Now they can and must re-start with the right boost and RiminiWellness is the ideal event where the entire supply chain can come together again, thanks to a unique format that combines the souls of both B2C - Active - and B2B - Pro.Fit

In the Active area, young people, adults, professional and amateur athletes will be able to test their physical abilities and try out the new sports disciplines presented live by top trainers and coaches on the national and international scene, with a programme totalling no less than 1,500 hours of lessons.

The area for holistic disciplines, which deal with a person´s psycho-physical wellbeing, has been doubled and the many proposals also include the ´Yoga on stage´ project, which groups together every version of yoga, such as Poweryoga, Hatha flow, Vinyasa Ladder Flow, and Pilates Junction - now at its 12th edition – specifically for training and in-depth study of all the areas in which this discipline can be applied.

There will also be numerous new entries among the high-impact functional disciplines: from Fitness dance with GPASSÈ and BALLET FIT for a total body workout by dancing, to Zumba Strong Nation™ and the Obstacle Course Run - an outdoor track similar to that of the US military - and military fitness with the Italian Army.

Italian Showdown, the seventh edition of the largest annual sports competition recognised and accredited by the CrossFit® brand, will also be back for the second year running.

Lastly, over 1,000 bodybuilders are expected to attend the RiminiSteel area dedicated to the world of martial arts, body building, physical culture and combat sports. Two stages will host the MR & MISS AINBB competition for natural bodybuilding and the Absolute Italian Championship organised by the Wabba International Federation, one of the world´s leading organisations in the sector.

After a year, leading companies in the production of gym equipment and machinery, sportswear, accessories, and furnishings, sector insiders and professionals will be back to display their latest proposals in the Pro.Fit area, the privileged marketplace for establishing relations with buyers and operators worldwide.
These companies, together with the ANIF and Assosport trade associations, are also promoters of an abundant educational offer for tomorrow´s professionals with more than 60 seminars and conferences.

Those who practise sport must have a healthy and balanced diet. Now at its eighth edition, FoodWell Expo offers visitors the chance of a complete experience in the world of nutrition, natural products and food supplements in order to find those best suited to their lifestyle.

Dates: 2-5 June 2022; event: international trade show; organizer: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.; frequency: annual; edition: 16th; entry: public and trade; info: #RW22 #RiminiWellness #IEGexpo #MovingForward

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Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a joint stock company listed on Euronext Milan, a regulated market organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., has, with its facilities in Rimini and Vicenza, achieved national leadership over the years in the organisation of trade shows and conferences. The development of activities abroad - also through joint-ventures with global or local organisers, in the United States, United Arab Emirates, China, Mexico, Brazil and India, for example – now sees the company positioned among the top European operators in the sector.

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