I was so excited for Jades Life to be invited to the recent Melbourne Fitness Expo- I couldn’t wait to bring you all the latest products and workout ideas! Then I realised that I’d be busy sunning myself on Balinese beaches and finding my zen in rustic yoga studios that weekend- Tough life! Luckily my gorgeous and very talented best friend is as passionate about health, fitness and writing and was happy to offer her reporting expertise to Jades Life!
Introducing the cutest journalist in Melbourne… Alexandra Nelson-
The Melbourne Fitness Expo, held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from April 10-12 was a fitness lovers heaven showcasing over two hundred and fifty stalls. Anything from the hottest new apparel, to healthily eating options, gym equipment, demonstrations and competitions were there.
The expo was a great chance to keep motivated and discover new ways of keeping fit. The martial arts area, group training with celebrities and experts, and the Taekwon-do were popular attractions throughout.
There was also an area which held some of Australia’s best CrossFit athletes.
Personal trainers such as Michelle Bridges and Max Philisaire were on site to challenge others and run programs. They maybe even inspired some people to try something they never had before!
A highlight of the event was trying healthy and natural food samples – there was something new to try at each corner. A favourite was the tropical taste of tiger nut, bananas, mangoes, coconut, linseeds and chia seeds (just to name a few) combined into a sample of deliciousness at the ‘Tropical Blend’ Kapai Puku stall.
If you wanted to take something home, you could purchase bags of rich and natural sources of protein and fibre such as lupin flake, and even take home recipes for guilt-free desserts.
Clean treats such as ‘Charlies Balls’ #charliesballs were another favourite, as they’re gluten, dairy, refined sugar and preservative free.
If only you could take the whole expo home! There really was something for everyone.
A big thank you to Lexi for this post- to see some more of this talented angels work head to http://www.alexandranelson.com or follow her on Twitter @lexi_nel
Jade’s Life is on a fitness adventure this week- I’m looking forward to the upcoming SaviChixTV fitness event and exclusive interviews from Nike Global Training ambassadors!