It was a combination of fitness and fun at the 2020 Move It Expo today as community members packed the Multiplex to find new ways to improve their health and well-being.
Sporting organisations, community groups and fitness clubs were all under one roof sharing their passion for staying healthy.
Brothers Bulldogs Aussie Rules Club members were on the hunt for junior players, with Vice President Rohan Weber saying the Move It Expo was a great opportunity to attract the younger generation to the dynamic sport.
“We are really trying to encourage more juniors than anything else,” he said.
“We would love some more kids right through from Under-8s to Under-14s.”
Rohan said playing Aussie Rules was a fun team sport, and it provided a great opportunity to stay fit while making lifelong friends.
Fairymead Swimming Club secretary Emma Street said the Move It Expo was a great way to encourage people to give swimming a go.
“The Move It Expo is going swimmingly!” Emma said with glee.
“We are here to encourage people to be more active, and swimming is a great way to do that in a safe environment.”
Bundaberg Sailing Club Commodore, and local Councillor, John Learmonth said the club was also looking to engage with younger community members to take up the sport.
“I have been doing this since I was 10, that’s 55 years, and I hope to encourage more younger people to take it up,” he said.
“Sports have changed a lot over the years and the Move It Expo is a great opportunity to show the community what is available.”
Move It Expo a great initiative to get people moving
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said he was excited to see people from the across the region attend the expo to check out what sports were on offer for people to play.
“It’s been a fantastic roll out, with so many clubs coming to the Multiplex to provide a variety of information to the community,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“It’s great to see everyone here, from the youngsters to the young at heart, checking out the healthy lifestyle options that the Bundaberg Region has to offer.
“It’s good for health and fitness, and people’s overall wellbeing.”
Council's Sport and Recreation coordinator Dave Field said with more than 45 stalls at the Move It Expo there was plenty of diversity on show when it came to health and fitness in the Bundaberg Region.
“We had great engagement from the community, and a steady flow of people coming through the doors all day,” he said.
“We’ve held the Move It Expo since 2012 and this is the second time at the Multiplex; there is such a diversity of groups here, from BMX, karate, rugby league, hockey and table tennis to name a few.”
The ladies from City Fit were also out in force, pumping the music and their muscles in hope of inspiring local people to take up physical activity.
City Fit’s Denise Williamson said the Move It Expo was the perfect chance for young and old to get out and give fitness a go.
- Earlier report: Get moving to the 2020 Move It Expo