Kolkata, July 17 (PTI) The biggest Fitness and Wellness Festival of Eastern India will take place in November this year.

International Zumba Education Specialist from US, Maria Browning said at a press meet yesterday, “It s a great platform which brings together so many people and institutions who are working towards building a healthier future. FitExpo 2017 Chief Convenor Gagan Sachdev said, “The meet, which we aim to match the size of Kolkata Boimela or even bigger, would impart sports and fitness mantra into every one s lifestyle, promote talent and also recognise those who have contributed towards this industry.”

“The FitExpo 2017, to be held on November 11 and 12 at Milan mela grounds, would bring together thousands of fitness enthusiasts apart from stakeholders,” he said.

They hail from as divergent fields as fitness trainers, bodybuilders, health clubs, martial art academies, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, zumba and salsa exponents, athletes, physiotherapists, sports medicine experts, spas, beauty therapists etc.

The press meet preceded the curtain raiser as two internationally known Zumba dancers swayed to the beats.

The FitExpo 2017 will have workshops, seminars, live shows and various competitions.

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