April 2024 | Moving more for our mental health

INDX Sports & Leisure - meet the team behind the show

The INDX Sports & Leisure team will be back at West Midlands exhibition venue, Cranmore Park with an energetic one-day pop-up show on Wednesday 12 June 2024.

This year's theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is "Moving more for our mental health" and, with the INDX Sports & Leisure Show fast approaching, what better time to shine a spotlight on how the organising team are prioritising movement and exercise to support their mental health? We asked them:

How do you involve sports in your daily life?

“I have recently re-joined my local Golf Club, a fantastic par 69 course. It is a welcoming club, and a very enjoyable 18 holes to play and walk. I find the challenge of lowering my handicap and competing with other members a great way to unwind, along with a nice pint on the 19th hole to recap."
Alan Galloway, Head of Sports & Leisure, AIS

“I find the best exercise for me is running. I actually really enjoy getting out in the open and running over nice scenic routes such as Clent Hills and The Malvern Hills as well as other national parks. HITT ( High intensity interval training) works best for me as it really pushes and challenges me I find this type of exercise great for both my physical and mental health."
- Alex Morris, Event Sales & Business Development Manager, AIS

“I am passionate about the outdoors and getting closer to nature and particularly enjoy hiking in the Lake District and the Cotswolds with my family. Getting out and about really helps to re-focus my mind and ease the stresses of daily life, I would thoroughly recommend hiking or trail running.”
- Nina McNamara, Sports & Leisure Retail Operations Manager, AIS

"I exercise several times a week and like to keep fit using my treadmill at home. Exercise is good for the body and the mind, and I feel revitalised afterwards."
- Stephanie Lee, Sports & Leisure Administrator, AIS

With a showcase spanning running & trail, team sports, fitness & training, outdoor, and athleisure, there’s sure to be a sports category to suit every independent retailer. So mark your calendars for Wednesday 12th June, lace up your trainers, and get ready to join the celebration of how an active lifestyle can work wonders for the mind, body, and soul…

Register Now - We look forward to introducing you to your next best seller.

As part of the INDX group of trade shows, INDX Sports & Leisure is organised by Associated Independent Stores (AIS), the UK’s leading buying, event, and services group for Fashion, Home, and Leisure.

Curated specifically and commercially with UK and Ireland sports and leisure stockists in mind, the energetic one-day pop-up show will be an informal and relaxed opportunity for the industry to come together and connect, and for buyers to discover new products and meet key suppliers.

Admission to the INDX Sports & Leisure show is free and registration can be completed online (you do not need to be an AIS Member to attend). All visitors also enjoy complimentary refreshments and free onsite parking.

Show Information

Free admission, free onsite parking, complimentary refreshments

Opening Times:

Wednesday 12 June 2024
08:30 – 17:00

Useful Links:

INDX website: www.indxshows.co.uk

INDX Sports & Leisure visitor registration: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-fashion/sport-leisure/registration

AIS website: www.aistores.co.uk

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