Elevate Testimonials

The team and I thought it was a brilliant couple of days with great networking opportunities and one of the best activations we’ve had in recent years.

Huw Edwards

It's so positive to attend an event which enables meaningful collaboration between exercise and rehabilitation professionals. The combination of excellent presentations and an innovative exhibition makes this conference a fantastic opportunity for CPD and networking.

Rachel Young
Neurological Physiotherapist, Sheffield Neuro Physiotherapy and Associate Lecturer
Sheffield Hallam University

It was a pleasure to present at Elevate 2019 – the introduction of a specific strand of the programme focusing on children and young people was excellent and it was a valuable opportunity to engage with a wider audience and network with your delegates and exhibitors alike.

Ali Oliver
Youth Sport Trust

As always Elevate proved to be a great place for like-minded professionals across both health and fitness industries to learn from each other, network and build relationships!

Dr Zoe Williams
RCGP Clinical Champion Physical Activity and
Public Health England Physical Activity Champion

Great to be part of Elevate this year speaking as a Community Health Development Manager alongside Clinical colleagues from the public and private sectors – all working to encourage people to move more to feel better.

Liz Murray
Community Health Development Manager
Valley Leisure

Elevate has become the ‘go to’ leisure event of the year. There are so many good seminars it is hard to choose! Great opportunity to see the latest innovations and to connect with colleagues in the industry.

Hilary Farmiloe
National Project Manager

Superb industry networking, the latest cutting-edge products/ services, and inspirational thought leadership - Elevate is the place to be. Perfectly timed and perfectly located for easy access; few shows get it this right.

Daniel Macaulay
Founder & CEO

The Elevate conference was a big eye opener for clinicians like me in understanding how far we are away from implementing the research into clinical practice. We need to change our current ways of working and our beliefs about health living if we are going to make an impact on increasing activity levels in clinical groups and the normal population.

Gavin Church
Senior Physiotherapist
Community Stroke Service

I was delighted to be invited to speak at Elevate this year and was so impressed with the breadth and depth of the programme. It was a really enjoyable day and brilliant to have the opportunity to speak to so many professionals across the high-performance sport landscape.

Dr Kate Hays
Head of Performance Psychology
English Institute of Sport

Elevate was a great event that enabled me to meet up with lots of different partners and also network with new ones.

Lauren Bullock
Swimming Development Manager
Places Leisure

Elevate was a valuable opportunity to share parkrun’s experiences in developing initiatives to engage and encourage people to be more physically active, including through the parkrun practice initiative and by establishing events on the custodial estate, together with organisations with a wealth of experience in that field

Chrissie Wellington
Global Head of Health and Wellbeing

Elevate goes from strength to strength and is rapidly becoming the pinnacle for educating the sector!

James Foley
Commercial Director
Alliance Leisure

Another excellent Elevate with some fascinating speakers, a great chance to catch up with people and to see what’s new in the industry.

Eddie May
Managing Director
Overdog Marketing

Elevate for me set the bar even higher this year! The quality of speakers and exhibitors now makes this the “must attend” event of the year. From a networking point of view, it was invaluable, with high quality delegates making it a useful day or two to meet colleagues and have catch ups. Looking forward to next year already.

Richard Millard
Partnership Director
Places Leisure

This was my first-year attending Elevate and what an experience it was! The itinerary was very clear, with an easy to navigate app which enabled me to plan the sessions I wanted to attend prior to the day. Every session I attended was interesting, engaging and the atmosphere felt very welcoming.

As a final year PhD student at Loughborough University, this provided me with a great opportunity to be up on stage presenting some of my research within the area of physical activity and mental health. Thank you to my fellow presenters for making this such a memorable experience, and to Elevate for welcoming me. I hope to attend in the future!

Lorna Tweed
PhD Research Student
Loughborough University

Great conference, exciting speakers and topics, Elevate was an excellent opportunity for clinicians to look at which interventions in elite athletes can be applied to healthcare areas. Will come again.

Dr Ali Ali
Department of Elderly Medicine
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

I cannot speak highly enough regarding my experience at Elevate as a Speaker and Exhibitor - Elevate has now become the leading Exhibition in the UK offering Innovative ideas for the B2B market. The organisers were helpful and efficient, and delivered an excellent event for both exhibitors and customers. Roll on 2020!

Steve Watts
Allied Leisure Group

For me the event was the busiest so far in its four-year history. There was so much going on it was impossible to take it all in!

Like most of the Future Fit team I was on the go for the whole two days, whether it was meetings, presenting, attending seminars or speaking to people on our stand.

What I noticed over the week was a real sense of how the health and wellbeing, and exercise and fitness sectors are starting to appreciate just how much of a need and benefit there is in working more closely together. Will be great to watch and be involved in how this progresses

Paul Swainson
Research and Development Lead
Future Fit

Excellent venue and facilitation – a useful opportunity to speak about such a key topic as personalised care.

Thomas Kearney
Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer
NHS England

This was my first time at Elevate and straight away it was noticeable that the event focuses on high levels of engagement between the sport and physical activity sector and health care professionals. There were a large volume of talks relating to holistic health and wellbeing, primarily focusing on the current landscape and how the sectors can collaborate to improve population health. The discussions and presentations were short and sharp, with a high level of ‘take home’ information and useful debates.

Finally, I would say that Elevate encourages interaction and relationship development across a variety of health-related fields – it is not often that such a large volume of professionals get under one roof to share experiences and enhance working practices.

Anthony Crozier
Health & Wellbeing Research and Development Specialist

By far our most cost effective b2b marketing spend, everyone we need to see is here. Elevate is the meeting place for the physical activity sector.

Neil Harmsworth

Myself and the team were delighted to attend Elevate again - It has certainly become our 'go to' industry trade show. We were really pleased to see the Elevate Kids exhibitors and content, this development in the event enables us to explore new opportunities for Active Nation to get more kids moving!

Stuart Martin
Managing Director
Active Nation

Having now attended Elevate for the last two years I can confidently say that it is the most well organised and diverse Fitness Expo in the UK. The range of exhibitors, suppliers and fitness professionals attending the event means that I am able to access a variety of new services in one place. A number of my team also attended this year and have come away with loads of ideas and potential opportunities that they will be implementing across their sites.

I will definitely be back next year!

Mark Braithwaite
Managing Director
1 Life

Elevate seems to go from strength to strength each year. The integration of medical professionals, this year, was an important bridge across industries that often struggle to communicate. Elevate now provides this in one place at a time where a UK show remains important for our sector. It’s convenience, access to quality seminars with the relevant companies there to do business will make it the show of choice.

Chris Scragg
Regional Fitness Operations Director
Nuffield Health

It was great to be more heavily involved in Elevate this year. We had a great presence on the exhibition floor that attracted lots of interest and was a great platform to launch our partnership with RLSS.

The aquatic sessions we hosted were a new innovation and covered a variety of topics from growing the value of swimming and developing aquatic businesses to creating a buzz around swimming with our marketing campaign, #LoveSwimming. We’ve had some great feedback so far from attendees re: how relevant and informative the presentations were.

We’re looking forward to getting involved again at Elevate 2020!

Damian Stevenson
Insight and Partnerships Director
Swim England

Moving Medicine’s stand and sessions at Elevate was a big success. The event itself was well organised and the diverse range of opinion and interest from the broad range of visitors was useful and inspiring. We look forward to coming back next year.

Dr Natasha Jones
Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Elevate Kids provided the perfect platform for us to be able to showcase our new multiBALL product to the UK leisure and fitness market. The event really helped us capture the imagination of a wide range of professionals from within the industry and engage with new audiences. We have made some great connections from exhibiting at the event, this has been vital in helping multiBALL reach the right audience and begin to make its mark in the UK!

Joe Lawson
Marketing Manager
FiredUp Technologies

I really appreciated the opportunity to speak at the Elevate thought leadership conference. It’s such a rare opportunity to bring together experts from all aspects of healthcare and discuss how we can work together for better patient outcomes and improved wellbeing services. I look forward to participating again next year.

Dr Davina Deniszczyc
Medical Director
Primary Care Nuffield Health

Presenting at Elevate was a great opportunity to disseminate recent research findings, and subsequently engage with a combination of academic and commercially minded individuals.

Dr Oli Gibson
Lecturer in Physiology
Brunel University, London

Thanks @elevatearena for a fantastic event! A great opportunity for us to catch up with some of our clients and partners, and we’re delighted to have some promising meetings in the diary too. Looking forward to 2020 already! #elevate19 #facialrecognition #accesscontrol #leisure


Metro Blind Sport were delighted to be exhibiting at Elevate in 2019. The organisation of the event is seamless and on both days, we had a good stream of people engaging with us. It was a tremendous platform for highlighting blind and partially sighted sport and physical activity.

Elevate in 2019 was important for Metro Blind Sport to attend. As the primary exhibiting and networking event for the physical activity sector, we benefitted greatly from attending. We gained numerous new physical activity avenues to explore, to support our work with blind and partially sighted people.

I was delighted to be part of the superb seminar programme that took place at Elevate in 2019. The seminar sessions across the two days were well thought out and when not presenting I took advantage of listening to some excellent presenters and panellists.”

Martin Symcox
Metro Blind Sport

An awesome experience with a nice mix of business and training, coaching and get-together, I can highly recommend this event to anyone aspiring to get a deeper insight into the world of sports and fitness.

Jens Vatter
Head of Education
EMS International

Across the two days of the show we welcomed hundreds of visitors to our stand, many of whom we look forward to continuing discussions with over the next few months. I am confident that the connections made at the show will lead to new partnerships and the creation of exciting new fitness spaces. Elevate is well established as the UK’s number one physical activity trade show and we very much look forward to being a part of the event next year.

James Anderson
Sales and Marketing Director
Physical Company

Exhibiting at Elevate exceeded our expectations in every respect, from meeting new operators to work with, establishing relationships for valuable collaborations, and gaining exposure across the industry. We're already looking forward to Elevate 2020!

Daniel Cohen

High quality leads, short project timelines

This is the first time we have shown at Elevate so we didn’t know what to expect.

However, we were very happy with the number and quality of stand visitors – most were London-based independent gym owners looking to start projects within six months – a short timeline, in contrast to stand visitors at many events we exhibit at.

We were also happy with access into and out of the show and with the promotion of the event and are already planning to book our place at Elevate 2020.

Spencer Grimwood
Project Manager
Crown Sports Lockers

I thoroughly enjoyed my session at Elite Sports Expo and Elevate this year. The interest from the sport and physical activity sectors in the subject of mental health is growing. I was pleased and encouraged to see that my session with Public Health England and Loughborough University was so well attended and really emphasised this interest. The discussions helped to raise the importance of helping to smash the stigma and I’ve no doubt there will be more content on mental health at the event in 2020.

Rob Stephenson

Elevate was an absolutely fantastic event for us. From the time we set up to the time we packed down, the stand was buzzing with operators keen to learn more about our connected ecosystem. Elevate creates the perfect environment to do business. In addition to making new contacts, the show was the platform for catching up with existing clients, showcasing our innovations and sharing ideas.

We also sponsored ‘The business of physical activity’ education stream where two of our clients took part in a panel discussion titled: ‘Making a success of your business: the role of technology’. The session was really well attended and sparked interesting debate. Providing information which enables operators to enhance and develop their offer is important to us. In addition to creating successful individual business’, this strategy and helps to drive the overall growth of the sector.

Elevate is a must attend event for us!

Kerstin Obenauer
Country Director UK

Thanks for a great 2019 show. React/Styku's stand was great - perfect location. The show was awesome and we look forward to next year.

Becca Douglas
AIM Content Marketing ​

Elevate has quickly become the must attend fitness industry event in the UK. There is so much inspiration and learning in the packed seminar programme, and fantastic networking opportunities. If you're not there, you're missing out on current and future business.

Guy Griffiths

Whilst FunXtion has had a presence in the UK for some time, the fact that our solutions are custom-branded means that we have largely been operating under the radar. Elevate provided the ideal platform to showcase our full range of product functionality and innovation. The stand generated a huge amount of interest and I am really excited by the opportunities it created.

Ernst De Neef

Elevate is the perfect event to connect with our UK key accounts, initiate new opportunities and showcase our latest products and innovations. This year, we launched the new Matrix Glute Trainer at Elevate, as well as demonstrated how our S-Force and S-Drive performance trainers are taking HIIT to the next level.

Matt Pengelly
Managing Director
Johnson Health Tech UK

Elevate always provides a great opportunity for us to meet with current and new customers, showcase our latest innovations and to network with key delegates from the sector. Events like this are so key to the industry, offering the chance to initiate important discussions through the education and speaker programme, come together in one room with like-minded people and find connections and collaborations to positively drive industry growth.

This year, we were able to showcase two new products at Elevate and the show provided us with the perfect platform to demonstrate these latest innovations to key accounts, new customers and the industry as a whole.

Richard Baker

The ‘must go to’ place if you are interested in physical activity, exercise and sport and innovation in that field

Prof. Greg Whyte OBE
world renowned sport scientist, physical activity expert & director of performance
Centre for Health and Human Performance