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Who is Balance Expo for?

Question: Who is Balance Expo for?

Answer: Everyone.

Question: What if I’m not a fitness fanatic, or a sports enthusiast? Or what if I’m not into healthy eating (yet)? Is Balance Expo still for me?

Answer: Yes. Balance Expo is still for you.

Why Balance Expo is for you.

When creating the concept, we wanted to come up with a unique event that catered for all ages, shapes and sizes. For people who have little or no interest in fitness, sport, nutrition or even health. We don’t just want to run an event; we want to educate and enlighten, giving people an experience that will evoke meaningful changes in all their lives.

How will we achieve this?

We, at Balance Expo, are fully confident that we have something for you. Below are the three reasons why;

1. Speakers

Fitness panel: This will be hosted by Kerry GAA’s new head of athletic development Joe O’ Connor. Joining Joe are Siobhan O’ Hagan of OH Fitness and Shane Finn of WK Fitness. They will discuss their fitness story and share their vast knowledge of the scientific principles of exercise. This is for the gym goer of 40 years and also for the person looking to exercise a little more.

Cooking demos: Derval O’ Rourke and Rozanna Purcell, two of Irelands most prominent healthy food advocates, will each provide a cooking demo based on their recent bestselling books. They will, in their unique style, show us how important, easy and affordable it is to eat well. This is not to be missed for anyone who feels time constraint is an issue for healthy cooking!!

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Health talk: Our main sponsors, The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee will be hosting a unique discussion on health, the signs and symptoms of various illnesses, the steps you should take to take care of yourself and how to improve your day to day health. Specialists from a range of medical practices will be part of the panel and this is an experience that should not be missed!!

Sports panel: Legends of GAA, Kieran Donaghy and Derek McGrath will be joined by former Olympic finalist Derval O’ Rourke in a light-hearted panel discussing their careers to date and voicing their opinions on current and past events in a range of sports. The host and further speakers on this panel will be announced in the coming weeks.

Motivational speaker: Acclaimed sports psychologist Gerry Hussey will delve into topics such as motivation, discipline and goal setting. There is no doubt that Gerry will leave his audience with the belief that no obstacle is unconquerable.

Special guest speakers: In the coming weeks, we will be announcing even more exciting speakers.

2. Activities

Is there an exercise class that you’ve been looking to do but putting off for weeks/ months/ years? Would you like to see some professional cooking demos up close and personal? Or would your children be interested in partaking in activities that may help induce a positive and long-term relationship with exercise?

Some of the events in the activity area include; yoga, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, HIIT classes and injury prevention demonstrations. These classes will be given by top professionals in their respected field.

3. Exhibitors

Our exhibitors come from a range of diverse businesses, both locally and nationally. Some of these include healthy eating franchises, gyms, sports equipment suppliers and educational institutes. No matter where your interest lies, you will find something that suits you.

For more information on our event check out our speakers here and our activities here. Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite. Follow us on Facebook for event updates and speaker announcements.

If you have any questions or you would like to become an exhibitor your can contact our team at

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