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A different kind of normal

People who attended the fourth annual Subway healthy living expo were treated to a different variation of normal.

People who attended the fourth annual Subway healthy living expo were treated to a different variation of normal.

Scores of people packed into the Harvest Centre on Saturday for the trade show, specializing in eating properly, exercising and living a healthy lifestyle.

Rayna Heinzlmeir, expo spokesperson, said they had more than 3,000 people attend last year and they expected to improve on that at this year’s show.

“It’s getting more well known it the community, we’ve had a steady lineup of people since we opened the doors,” said Heinzlmeir. “There is a ton of variety, there are way more vendors here this year than last year.”

Heinzlmeir called it a truly one of a kind trade show in Red Deer.

Food is a new addition to the trade show, Heinzlmeir said Innisfail Growers came on board this year, to include the food aspect of healthy living.

At the centre of the trade show was a stage, which every hour featured a demonstration, a presentation or informational talks.

“Different vendors can show off what they’re about and the audience can ask questions, get up on stage and join the workouts if they’re so inclined,” said Heinzlmeir. “It’s a neat way to check it out without necessarily having to be a part of it.”

Demonstrations included hot yoga, kettle bell exercises and a planking contest.

Calling the vibe at the show “energetic,” Heinzlmeir said people come to learn and interact.

“It’s educational and it’s fun,” she said.

Taking place shortly after the new year, Heinzlmeir said she hoped the expo would encourage people to stick with the resolutions or commit to making a change in their life.

“We like plans, not resolutions,” she said. “Resolutions are always made to be broken, most people are going to break their resolutions and usually within the first few weeks.

“This is not a resolution, this is a lifestyle.”

mcrawford@bprda.wpengine.com

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