Great Line-Up For Sport, Fitness And Nutrition Expo At INEC

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One of the organisers of Balance Expo, Donnchadh Walsh.

AN expo will bring together leaders from the worlds of fitness, health, nutrition and sport at the INEC in Killarney next January.

The one day event, Balance Expo, will inform those who are health enthusiasts and support those who want to start to learn about creating and sustaining a balance in their lives.

“The day will focus on four key areas of fitness, health, nutrition and sport. These, we feel represent a holistic approach to leading a proportionate, happier lifestyle,” said Donnchadh Walsh, winner of All-Ireland medals with Kerry and pioneer of Balance Expo.

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The event – which is partnered by the Bon Secours hospital in Tralee – will hear from sports psychologist, Gerry Hussey, world champion athlete, Derval O’Rourke, Waterford hurling manager, Derek McGrath as well as food blogger Rozanna Purcell and a host of other speakers.

Panel discussions on the day will engage, educate, and empower attendees by discussing such issues as motivational barriers, setting healthy eating goals and will demonstrate innovative exercise concepts.

“We want to motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to be active and eat healthy. Whether you are a trainer, a young GAA player or basketball player, or an older person who wants to get active and healthy, you will face different challenges. The Balance Expo will facilitate those early stage exercisers or the more seasoned health enthusiasts”, said John Griffin, a former Kerry Hurler and leader of Balance Expo.

As well as panel discussions and master classes with some of the country’s leading experts in the field of fitness, health, nutrition and sport, attendees will have the opportunity to have their gait analysed, conduct a health screening and fitness test, as well as injury prevention tips and a host of kids activities.

Having played at the upper echelons of sport, James Flaherty, a former hurler with the Kerry team and organiser of Balance Expo believes the event will create a window for those who are struggling with their mental health.  “Numerous studies have shown the benefits of our four pillars to mental health amongst all demographics and with that in mind, we hope to play our part in stemming the tide of mental health illness in this country.”

Exhibitors will showcase the latest trends and innovations relating to fitness, health, nutrition, and sport on the day.  All ages and abilities are invited and welcome to attend.

The Balance Expo will take place at the INEC Killarney on January 14th, 2018. Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite by following the link or searching for Balance Expo


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