A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to check out the Toronto Pro SuperShow Expo. It was my first time attending and to be honest I was a bit skeptical. For those of you unfamiliar with the Expo, it showcases hundreds of booths with the latest in sports equipment, nutrition and apparel. I thought it would consist mainly of company representatives pressuring you to buy their products. But the EXPO is much more than the booths. It hosts several sporting competitions and events. It also draws in industry professionals and guest speakers.
I thought I would highlight some the pros in attending this year’s Toronto Pro Supershow Expo.
Bang For Your Buck
The ticket cost $20 for basic access to the Expo. I’ve paid more to get into nightclubs. This year it took place in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The location was easy to get to via transit. The idea of driving out of the city to attend the event sounds daunting anyways. I don’t want to sit in traffic alongside spending money on gas and parking.
The building hosted so many different brands. You could find anything you were looking for. Whether it was new workout gear or nutritious snacks, they had it. Most booths were also providing great promotions and deals on their products.
For example, I bought a giant tub of protein powder for $60 flat. Originally, they were going to sell it to me for $70 but because a friend of mine was also interested, they provided two tubs for $120 with no tax. One tube alone sells for $120 in stores and online. I was pleasantly surprised.
Who doesn’t like free stuff? I walked away with t-shirts, two shakers, protein samples, pre-workout, multivitamins and more. Though you have to be patient. There were some long lines in order to obtain some of the free products being offered. But I wasn’t in a rush anyways so I took advantage as many others did.
It was great to see the various body types and backgrounds of people that attend the event. I took some time to check out some of the competitions taking place. My favourite was a competition that featured bodybuilder with disabilities. The crowd was cheering the competitors on with such positive energy. I was amazed how they didn’t let their disabilities hinder their desire to achieve the bodies they wanted.
I came across so many athletes I recognized from social media. I took advantage of the opportunity to ask them questions about their workout plans and nutrition. It was free of charge. Many were willing to show me
Overall it was a worthwhile experience. Opens your eye to the various types of people and activities involved in the Expo.