Health and fitness agenda: FIBO in Germany

Coming up, thousands of fitness pros head to Essen, Germany, for Europe's largest health and fitness trade show. 

April 19-22
Essen, Germany

As Europe's key health, fitness, and wellness trade event, FIBO will welcome some 50,000 people from 100 countries. Now in its 27th year, this expo brings together the latest in training equipment, intelligent health promotion concepts, nutrition, fashion, cutting-edge sessions, and events focused around a variety of fitness and health trends.

Tadasana Festival

April 20-22
Santa Monica, California, US

To celebrate Earth Day weekend, yogi celebs Baron Baptiste, Seane Corne, and Shiva Rea are among 60 world-class teachers gathering for a three-day celebration of yoga and music. Expect more than 30 music acts performing during yoga classes, speakers, an organic food court, and an eco-village featuring crafts, accessories, and fashion.

Australian Fitness & Health Expo

April 27-29
Sydney, Australia

At the Australian Fitness & Health Expo in April eco-fitness, choreographed fitness classes, high tech fitness apps and internet-equipped gym gear are just a few of the innovations set to get fitness junkies amped. The annual trade-only fitness event is the largest health and fitness event in the Southern Hemisphere. More than 300 exhibitors will be on display.

27th CTIA Wireless 2012
May 8-10
New Orleans, LA, US

CTIA expects to welcome more than 1,000 exhibitors and more than 40,000 spectators in 2012. While the show covers wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, mobile web computing and data industries, the Wireless Health Pavilion will present the latest offerings from companies providing health products, applications, and managing networks for both professionals and consumers.

Bhakti Fest

May 11-13
Joshua Tree, CA

Bhakti Fest is a four-day music festival celebrating devotion through chanting (or kirtan), yoga, meditation and community. Attendees gather on 450 acres of desert land with famed kirtan performer Jai Uttal on the bill, along with yogini Shiva Rea. The spring festival is three days; a fall festival (September 6-9) runs four days.

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day

May 15

The 29th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day is the largest grassroots movement against the disease that creates awareness and hope with a single gesture: light a candle. Over 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries will host local memorials to honor those who lost the fight and raise awareness about AIDS. To find out what is taking place in your area or to dedicate a virtual candle, go to: