BWW Review: 2017 ARNOLD SPORTS FESTIVAL - He's Back and Better Than Ever!
The Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sports event in the world, returned to Columbus, Ohio March 2-5, celebrating fitness, sports, nutrition, and wellness for the 29th consecutive year. Co-produced by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer since 1989, this event has a massive draw of 200,000 attendees from all over the world. Competing are approximately 20,000 athletes from 80 nations in 70 sports & events throughout Central Ohio, making this an unprecedented sports and fitness extravaganza.
The flagship events, the professional bodybuilding and strongman competitions took place on stage of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Other returning events included the third annual PCS Pole Fitness National Championships, the Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Championships, and others.
Sports events included archery, baton twirling, boxing, cheerleading and dance, gymnastics, lacrosse, table tennis, taekwondo, and XPC Powerlifting and POWER X.
New events in 2017 were Scottish Highland Games, lacrosse, handball, paraplegic powerlifting, yoga, Arnold Pro Strongwoman and the Arnold Transformation Challenge.
The Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO offered clinics, demonstrations, and competitions in basketball, volleyball, Spartan obstacle course, zip lines, as well as a talent show and teen fitness pageant.
The 2017 Arnold Fitness EXPO featured more than 1,000 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel, nutrition, and the latest fitness trends. Samples were endless (as were the lines!), and you could also win prizes and watch nonstop competitions and entertainment on stage and throughout the expo, all for a $15 ticket ($20 at the door).
The events are endless! For additional fees, you could experience other events, such as the Arnold Amateur Classic Bodybuilding, IFBB Meet & Greet, Pole Fitness National Championships, Bikini International pre-judging and finals, Strongman Classic pre-judging and finals, Pro Boxing, the Arnold Party With the Pros, and various VIP packages.
The annual Arnold Sports Festival showcases not only the strongest, most athletic men and women from around the globe, but also inspires health and fitness during a critical time of year post-holidays and before bikini season.
Whether you are a fitness enthusiast, a sports fan, or just someone who enjoys a broad range of activities, then Columbus is definitely the place to be the first weekend every March. If you missed this year's Arnold Sports Festival, don't worry... he'll be back....
For more information on The Arnold, visit: http://arnoldsportsfestival.com