Train like a pro with Garmin

Visit the Look & Feel Good Expo to experience all of Garmin’s Fitness products

September 23, 2010

Visit the Look & Feel Good Expo to experience all of Garmin’s Fitness products

With Garmin Fitness products, you don’t need to break the bank on high-end fitness technology to train and perform like a professional.

This is according to Michelle Letcher, Head of Fitness at Garmin Distribution Africa, who will be showcasing Garmin’s extensive range of fitness products on stand C22 and C35 in the Main Arena of this year’s Look & Feel Good Expo taking place at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, from the 8th – 10th October.

“With the products that Garmin has on offer, there’s no reason why South African health and fitness enthusiasts can’t train like professionals, utilising the same products and technologies that help the pros reach their peak performances,” she says.

“At this year’s Look & Feel Good Expo, we’re going to be giving everyone the opportunity to experience the same training, navigation and performance measuring products behind many top-level athletes, such as our Garmin Ambassadors Natalie du Toit (gold medal swimmer), Dan Hugo (Xterra triathlon champion), Riaan Manser (adventure explorer) and the Team Garmin Adidas MTB riders – to name just a few.”

The Garmin Fitness range of products is designed to support the many and varied requirements of sporting and leisure enthusiasts participating in a broad range of sports, whether they are indoor gym enthusiasts, outdoor walkers, runners, cyclists or swimmers and water-sports fanatics.

From your entry level indoor and GPS-enabled watch (such as the Garmin FR60 and Forerunner 110), to the most advanced multi-sport, and cycling computers (including the Garmin Forerunner 310XT and Edge 705), Garmin’s Fitness devices provide support to users throughout their fitness journey – whether they are actively training and competing, or simply trying to reach and maintain their health and fitness goals, such as weight loss or increasing endurance capabilities.

With an experienced team of Garmin product and fitness experts at the expo, visitors are welcome to visit the Garmin stand and get one-on-one assistance and advice on which Garmin product is best suited to help them achieve their health, fitness or specific sporting goals.

For the more adventurous, visitors will have an opportunity to go further than just touching Garmin’s fitness products out on the showroom floor.

“We’ll invite anyone who is keen to get active, to wear a Garmin FR60 watch and heart rate monitor and take a quick five-minute run on a treadmill,” explains Letcher.

“This will really demonstrate the power of Garmin’s Fitness products – where we’ll download the data from the watch to Garmin Connect and give you a detailed overview of your run, calories burnt and fitness level.”

Renowned Surfski racer, Barry Lewin, as well as 94.7 radio celebrity and fitness enthusiast Brad Brown will also be giving visitor’s talks on their first-hand experiences with Garmin’s Fitness products and share their inspirational stories on how they achieved their sporting goals.

Barry Lewin will be giving two talks on Saturday, 9th October at 11am and at 2pm; and Brad Brown will give a talk on Sunday, 10th October at 1pm.

Letcher says that Garmin will also be running a competition to win one of four units (a men’s and women’s FR60 and a limited edition men’s and woman’s Forerunner 110 watch), and will also offer a 5% discount on Garmin Fitness products purchased from any participating Cape Union Mart and Sportsmans Warehouse stores. The competition draw will take place at 1.30pm on Sunday, 10th October with Brad Brown.

“We are delighted to be able to showcase Garmin’s range of fitness products at this year’s Look & Feel Good Expo. We want to ensure that professionals and fitness enthusiasts alike have the opportunity to see and experience the full range of available products and accessories Garmin has on offer,” Letcher says.

“Having a trusted Garmin training assistant on your wrist or mounted on your bicycle’s handlebars takes the guess work out of training and gives you the facts, which will help you to train harder, find areas to improve on, and reach your goals just like the professionals.”