Sport and Health Expo shows variety of Rockhampton passions
LOCAL business owners and sports clubs were brought together today to share their passions in a bid to encourage others to get fit and active.
Hundreds turned out to the CQ Health 2017 Sports and Health Expo to get information from dozens of stall holders spruiking everything from supplements to pole dancing.
Cindy McCulloch, owner of local brand ARK Sportswear said the expo had been an "amazing” way of getting her line of fitness clothing out there.
The personal trainer has managed to build her brand from the ground up all while raising three children.
"I started it about two and a half years ago,” Ms McCulloch said.
"I actually started designing and making them myself and now I get them manufactured.
"They're mainly sold online through a website.
"I actually sell them just on Facebook, Instagram and do a lot of that advertising stuff.
"I don't get time to do too many pop-up shops like this that often so when it's kind of all coming together it's good to get out.”
Principal Instructor Ashleigh McNae from McNae's Dojang was also at the expo to show off the skills of her tae kwon do students.
"I'm offering tae kwon do, it's not a renowned sport - it's not like soccer or football, it's just a bit different,” Ms McNae said.
"So if people want to help with their mental strength and coordination and things like that tae kwon do is a good sport.”
Ms McNae said the sport was for more than just fun, it provided its members with skills they can carry throughout their lives and got them off the couch.
"It helps with building their confidence and self control,” she said.
"They're not sitting behind the Xbox playing video games or anything like that.
"Self defence is a really big thing, that's what I promote.
"Building that confidence to say I'm a little six year old, but I have the ability to defend myself.”