Fruity shorts, Random Flags and Last Minute Floors at the Fitness Expo
Sydney is full of fit and healthy people this weekend as the yearly Australian Fitness and Health Expo has rolled into town. It started yesterday at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre and runs until Sunday.
I went along yesterday for the trade day, but today and tomorrow are also open to the public. Trade entries are free and public entry tickets are from just $20.
The first stall of any interest that I laid eyes on was hosted by the lovely ladies from Studio Verve who are showcasing their clothing range Pole Athletica, which is great for in the studio or down the gym.
The TRX stand must have loved having them around because at any opportunity they’d be playing around on the TRX bands, showing off how flexible pole dancers can be by doing suspended splits in hot pink outfits.
Next I made a beeline for Playhouse Polesport where the punters were having heaps of fun trying out the X-Poles. Being the trade day at a fitness expo there were some strong, well-looked after bodies around, but I did find it funny that the first thing to catch my eye was a guy popping his top back on . I can only assume he deemed it a part of pole dancing to get his buff body out – not that I was complaining.
All the girls were taking turns showcasing their pole dance skills and after hours on the poles the bruising was starting to show. That was all taken in their stride and I’m sure they’ll still be smiling on Sunday when they’re finishing up at the expo.
A flooring disaster was nearly avoided by a last minute call the night before the fitness expo opened. The organisers were checking whether it was correct that they didn’t want any flooring… hmmmmm, that would have meant there would be a gap in the carpet around their stand so that the concrete showed! What’s worse is the 4 figure sum they were charged to have some carpet squares put down before they could put the pole stages up!
The good news story of the day comes from stumbling across a new suspension trainer, the CrankIt Straps. Once they found out I was a pole dancer a couple of the guys were asking about moves and Mike said “I know a mate who can do that move where you hold yourself out to the side and I’ve tried but just can’t get it”. Well, I suggested a half flag, gave some pointers and voila…. a new pole dancer was born.
All the girls I met at the pole dance stands were working hard but still finding time to have fun – so why not give them some extra smiles by showing them support as a pole dancer and dropping by their stands at the fitness expo today or tomorrow.
Find out more about the Australian Fitness and Health Expo here.