The amazing Arnold Classic - Sports Festival Expo, comes to Columbus Ohio, every 1st weekend in March. I attended last year, for the first time, and could not believe what I experienced.
Entering the Expo, was a rush of people grabbing up free Expo bags, at the nearest booth they could find. I personally had my heart set on finding the Fight Chix booth, as I knew I wanted to purchase their Fight Chix purse. (Review coming soon on Fight Chix.com).
As we continued to shop, and walk our way around curiously polite crowds, we heard screams and cheers from a few isles over. Following Jay Cutler on FB and seeing the time he posted his entrance, I am now sure it was him "entering the building". He had the longest line for autographs and pictures out of anyone there. He is quite amazing to see in person. Larger than life you could easily say.
A highlight of my day at the Expo is always meeting those who I look up to and admire. And I have so many. But top of my list is Ms. Jamie Eason. With a body height close to mine, she gives me great inspiration to look and achieve all my goals and all my potential. Her articles in Oxygen are encouraging and motivating to me each month. Knowing I could not leave the Arnold this year without seeing her, we scooted over to the Body Building.com booth. Sadly no Jamie.
Bobby Black.com) take a picture for her Facebook.
This year I had a chance to talk to Jennifer Nicole Lee and purchased a spicy poster for my hubby which Jennifer signed for him. I also came home with two autographs from Monica Brant, again signed for the husband. He has not yet gone to this event. The last two years have been girls only. I know he would much enjoy himself but the overload of shopping may do him in.
All weekend consists of tons of events and shows. It's so much to explain so I have attached this years Arnold YouTube. Enjoy!
If you have been to the Expo in the past or this year, please comment and share your favorite stories. Love to hear from you!