Sunday, March 4, 2012

Arnold Classic 2012

The Arnold Classic was in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. Named after Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Arnold Sports Festival is the largest multi-sport event in the nation. There are over 175,000 people that attend the event every year. There are more than 45 sports and events as well as over 700 booths in the expo area. Some of the events include boxing, fencing, CrossFit, armwrestling and amateur bodybuilding. Also, there are many celebrities that attend the event. Without the lack of muscles.

When I attend the event it was very crowded, but a lot of fun. I wish I could have visited more of the booths in the expo center than I was able to, but due to the crowd it was a little difficult. There was every vendor there you could ever imagine. There was also the strongman and powerlifting competition I was able to watch, which is astonishing to me. I also watched the gymnastics and cheerleading competitions. It was at the cheerleading competition that Arnold made an appearance.

The Arnold is great for the Columbus economy as well as shedding a light on the health and fitness industry. Columbus has some steps to take in becoming on of the nations top healthiest cities and the Arnold helps bring some attention to that. Hopefully, those that attended the event were encouraged or continued to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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