Telugu film star Sushant Anumolu kickstarts 3-day Fitness, Nutrition & Wellness products and services event
HYDERABAD, Aug 27 (The CONNECT) -The 5th Edition of Hitex Sports Expo India kicked off with focus on Fitness, Nutrition & Wellness products and services.
The three-day expo was formally inaugurated yesterday by Telugu film star Sushant Anumolu of Kalidas and Ala Vaikuntapuramulo fame
Sumit Deb, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of NMDC, Narayan TV, Chief Marketing Officer of IDFC First Bank, Rajesh Vetch, Founder of Hyderabad Runners, Ashok Mahadev Tangadi of ADMS were the guests of honour.
The expo has 50 stalls and entry to the expo is free. Altogether the expo is spread over 7000sft. It features all the major sporting brands. And covers the 360-degree gamut of sports such as accessories, activities, equipment, wellness, spa, fitness, and nutrition shared by T.G. Srikanth, GM Business Development, Hitex, the organiser.
This is the biggest ever sports exhibition is organised in support of GiggleMug Events; Hyderabad Runners, Vikendi, Flex Pilates, GravityZip, Nourish You, and Sproutz.
Sushanth said fitness is life. Fitness keeps ailments and doctors away. Irrespective of your area of work, one must keep fit so that you age gracefully. Everyone needs to be fit not just physically but mentally. Health is wealth. Sports is the best activity that keeps you alert and agile. Keeps mind active and fresh, he explained.
Rajesh Vetch said Hyderabad Runners’ vision is to achieve a fit, athletic and active Hyderabad, by reaching out to every corner of the city.
The expo has a dedicated activity area where a Hyderabad-based GiggleMug has lined up a lot of innovative, engaging sporting activities such as Beach Volleyball, Chase TAG Championship, and Bullseye Arrow Attack. This was organised indoors for the first time in India, says Swathi Vasireddy, founder of the startup GiggleMug.
“We have filled in several bags of sand to create a beach volleyball court,” she said. “Do you love beach volleyball? But you live in Hyderabad where there is no beach. Don't worry we have created that experience. Four people can play it at the activity arena in the Sports expo she said. Everyone who loves playing with the sand between their toes knows that playing the indoor beach volleyball game is fun,” she said.
Chase Tag is another of those childhood playground sports that has been professionalized and made into a competitive sport. The same is replicated at SportsEx by GiggleMug. It combines parkour, obstacles, and the childhood game of tag. A 'chaser' has 20 seconds to tag an 'evader' as they race around an obstacle course. It is a fun game that a lot of visitors started liking.
Bullseye Arrow Attack is another game which is a huge hit with visitors. This is another fun game, easy to play with a lot of fun. Each team will have to hide behind obstacles and try to hit an opponent of the other team. Getting hit by one of the soft-tipped arrows will mean that the team member is out and the team is handicapped by one player. The objective of Bullseye is to Capture the flag of the enemy to win or to eliminate all the players who share Swathi.
GravityZip, which has a stall, was promoting the Indoor Skydiving experience. Discover the thrill of flying high. Indoor skydiving is a safe, extremely thrilling alternative to outdoor skydiving. You can enjoy the feeling of flying, hovering in the air, riding the air current--all without the need for an aeroplane or parachute and without having to worry about the weather. We have India's first indoor skydiving area in Hyderabad, explained its representative.
Another attraction is the presence of the Grand old yoga man of India, Swami Sivananda on Sunday. The 125-year-old Yoga Guru who lives on an oil-free boiled diet for long life has many followers in Hyderabad. His simplest, disciplined, well-regulated ways of living with early morning Yoga
In a first for fitness expos, Yoga is made a part of the event, said Srikanth.