World-Class Weightlifting And Crossfit Athletes To Compete In Palm Springs At 2012 STRENGTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE EXPO

Nov 29, 2012, 15:32 ET from Guthy-Renker, LLC

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From November 30 through December 2, some of the country's top weightlifting and Crossfit champions and competitors will compete for greatness at the 2012 STRENGTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE EXPO.

The 2012 Palm Springs STRENGTH & HUMAN PERFORMANCE EXPO (SHPEXPO) sponsored by Guthy-Renker features three popular and competitive events; USA Weightlifting's annual 2012 AMERICAN OPEN, the 2013 WORLD YOUTH TEAM TRIALS and from the relatively new sport of competitive Crossfit fitness, the OUTLAW OPEN. Over 400 of the country's best athletes in these groups have exceeded difficult qualifying standards to earn their right to compete; ensuring spectators and supporters will witness these sports contested at their highest level.

The 2012 SHPEXPO event also features renowned speakers, exhibitors, demonstrations and activities relating to strength and extreme levels of human performance. Two of the keynote speakers include Kendrick Farris, two-time Olympian and Cara Heads, Olympian and expert in fitness and performance.

"The Strength and Human Performance Expo will bring together elite athletes from the weightlifting and competitive CrossFit sports," said Nick Frasca, Event Coordinator. "The strongest competitors in the world are coming to one of the world's great resort communities to push the limits of human strength."

"We are honored to support such outstanding athletes competing in one of the world's oldest sports and bring additional attention to the growing Crossfit movement," said Greg Renker, co-principal and co-founder of Guthy-Renker, sponsor of the Strength and Human Performance Expo. Kevin Knee, co-CEO at Guthy-Renker added, "It's wonderful to be able to help promote health, wellness and fitness to the Southern California community. We congratulate all of the participating athletes and wish them the best in the competition."

Fans can purchase tickets online at A 3-day pass is $30 or daily passes are available for $15. The tickets grant the ticket holder access to the competitions as well as Expo floor to hear the speakers and participate in daily activities.  

For more information on the Strength and Human Performance Expo, please visit

SOURCE Guthy-Renker, LLC