Many of you know I’ve been attending, and enjoying, the Arnold Classic (now Arnold Sports Festival), since it’s inception in 1989. I’ve witnessed explosive growth from a bodybuilding show and a few guys standing behind card tables in the theater lobby, to the unimaginable extravaganza of today.
March 5-8 is the 2015 event, and I’m making plans immediately. This is the single “cannot miss” event of the strength training world. And I mean “the world”. Not the USA, the planet!
Bodybuilders, powerlifters, CrossFit athletes, Olympic lifters, Strongmen, and about 174,000 other gym-rats, fighters, lifters, and competitive people will be filling Columbus, Ohio and the Convention Center for days. The professional bodybuilding show, The Arnold Classic, remains the highest-paying crown in the field. World’s Strongest Man competition takes place every day; feats of strength unseen anywhere take place on the main stage in the Expo.
Oh yes, the Expo. How does more than 900 booths featuring the finest supplement, nutrition, workout equipment, science, publishing and strength-training companies worldwide strike you? Days can be spent picking up free supplement samples (an art in itself), and literature from every outfit in the supplement and weight-training fields. People-watching is world class, I promise you. If you are into photos and autographs and meeting the celebrities of these fields, you’ll have opportunities you never dreamed of. The leading bodybuilders, CrossFit athletes, strongmen and women, fitness competitors, football and baseball players... all are working booths and waiting to meet you.
Besides all the beautiful people and wondrous athletes, booths contain the smart people, the bright minds behind supplements and equipment. You’ll rarely have the opportunity to meet and talk with them on such a relaxed, personal basis. Take advantage of this rare opportunity. Frankly, they come to the Arnold Classic Expo to spread the word about the projects and products they are passionate about. I’ve enjoyed rare opportunities to talk at length with dozens of the smartest people in the world.
Check out these numbers: there will be more then 175,000 attendees, watching 18,000 athletes from 80 countries compete in 50 sports at the Arnold Sports Festival. Can you wrap your mind around that? It’s awesome.
Top-level CrossFit, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Bodybuilding, MMA, Strongman - all present and accounted for. Mix in youth sports, cheerleading, table tennis, fencing, gymnastics, and many others. I’m not exaggerating; you’ve never seen anything like the Arnold Sports Festival.
Make plans and head to Columbus, Ohio March 5-8. www.arnoldsportsfestival.com