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Have a chop at this year’s MOVE It Expo

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Bundaberg Taekwon-Do instructor Greg Santos and his ITF SEQ colleagues will be among the many sport and recreation representatives at the 2021 MOVE It Expo,

If health and fitness are on your agenda this year, get into gear and head to Bundaberg Regional Council’s 2021 MOVE It Expo on February 14.

Up to 70 clubs, organisations and businesses representing the Bundaberg Region’s sport, exercise and well-being fraternity will be present at the popular annual event.

In addition to obtaining all the information they need about the respective sport and recreation clubs represented at the event, visitors will also be able to tackle the challenges offered by a mechanical surfboard and numerous interactive activities.

Council’s portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said the free event, to be hosted at the Bundaberg Multiplex Sport and Convention Centre, would also feature interactive sporting stalls and Zumba, aerobics and Taekwon-Do demonstrations.

“This is the largest collective of all sport, health and fitness services in the region on display for the community to view,” Cr Habermann said.

“It is a great platform for members of the community to find the club, organisation or business that will help their physical and mental well-being.

“We are fortunate to have Rebel on board as sponsors for the third year in a row and they have generously supplied $2000 in prizes for the community and stallholders, providing another good reason to get along to the expo.”

Cr Habermann said the MOVE It Expo was part of Council’s strategy to promote healthy lifestyle within the Bundaberg Region community.

“Sport and recreation provide a great deal of enjoyment in life and, just as importantly, deliver wide-ranging social, economic, environmental and health benefits,” he said.

More than 20 sports club stalls including rugby union, swimming, AFL, croquet, roller skating, bowls, hockey, chess, and radio remote control cars, in addition to allied/holistic health providers in naturopathy, chiropractic, nutritional and dietetics, will be present on the day.

Anthony Coleman, Chief Instructor of International Taekwon-Do Federation South East Queensland (ITF SEQ), said he was excited to have his academies involved in this year’s expo after participating in last year’s event.

“I was in attendance the first year and spoke to a lot of people, it was very successful for us,” Anthony said.

“Taekwondo seems to be on a rise. We took a bit of a downturn with COVID-19 (restrictions) last year, but our student numbers have now returned to where they were pre-COVID.”

Anthony said people at last year’s expo asked a wide array of questions but could largely be categorised into two groups.

“One is the parent who wants their child to grow in self-confidence and learn self-defence and the other is the person who is tired of going to the gym but wants to keep working on their fitness and flexibility,” he said.

“Mainly, people come to our group to learn peaceful self-defence. We don’t get into the competitive sport side of Taekwon-Do, it’s more about fitness.”

The free MOVE It health and fitness expo will run from 10am to 1pm on February 14.

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