Health and fitness agenda: International Women's Day

More than a thousand events around the globe will celebrate women in honor of International Women's Day on March 8. Also coming up, fitness professionals head to Los Angeles' world-renowned IHRSA Convention.

101st International Women's Day
March 8

More than a thousand events will be held around the world to mark the occasion, including talks, discussions, exhibitions, and workshops. This year's theme is "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures." To celebrate, CARE USA, a humanitarian organization that fights global poverty, will host the CARE Conference & International Women's Day Celebration in Washington DC.
Find out what is happening near you:

31st IHRSA Convention

March 14-17
Los Angeles, California, US

A rival to the IDEA World Fitness Convention and FIBO, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association annual convention is another top, long-standing fitness trade show held in Los Angeles. Thousands of fitness pros swap ideas, spot new trends, and sample the latest products coming to a gym near you.

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25th Salon Mondial Body Fitness Form’expo

March 16-18
Paris, France

Similar to Canada’s Canfitpro and the US’s IHRSA, France’s massive Salon Mondial Body Fitness Form’expo expects to draw some 20,000 visiters and 100 international companies. Check out the latest products and trends, or take classes in a range of techniques offered by Leaderfit, Reebok, Les Mills and Crossfit, among others.
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8th International Fitness Showcase (IFS)
March 23-25
Winter Gardens Blackpool, UK

This program packs more than 200 different fitness sessions into three days, designed for fitness instructors, trainers, and the public. Comparable to Inner IDEA in the US, IFS is one of Europe's biggest fitness conventions. Expect classes on The Fit Zone, Gravity, Modern Pilates, and much more.

5th BaliSpirit Festival
March 28 - April 1
The Purnati Center for the Arts, Batuan, Bali, Indonesia

While deep-pocketed yogis have a variety of far-flung locales and events to choose from, BaliSpirit attracts a devoted crowd of more than 4,500 to one of the trendiest yoga spots on the planet. Celebrates global yoga, dance, and music.
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15th Natural & Organic Products Europe
April 1-2
London, UK

The only trade show for natural and organic products in the UK, the Natural & Organic Products Europe showcases natural, organic, biodynamic, fair trade, artisan, and sustainable products -- from beauty and supplements to sports nutrition to pure ingredients. While not nearly as large as Natural Products Expo West or Vivaness, the show annually attracts trade buyers from across the world and expands every year.
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