My first Arnold experience was… how shall we say… the bee’s knees…the cat’s meow… a frickin’ good time!
I headed out to Columbus, Ohio fully spray tanned and ready to get after it. The tan always helps me look a little leaner, which is helpful since I always end up a little puffy from air travel.
On my way over, my final flight to Columbus was FULL of meatheads, muscle and spray tan. You could tell by a glance just how many people were headed to the Arnold. I made friends with a super heavyweight bodybuilder Korbie – probably the nicest guy ever! His arm is easily the size of my head (conservative estimate). We were staying at the same hotel so we shared a cab over.
The actual expo was HUGE. It has over 30 different sports competitions, along with the professional and amateur bodybuilding shows and the fitness expo itself. Monstrous. Over 800 booths at the Arnold Expo, and over 175,000 people attend over three days.
The About Time booth was right next to Flag Nor Fail, and DLB and her crew were super nice and friendly. DLB and her husband Rob had so many people waiting to meet them that we ended up helping to manage their line (and giving those poor people waiting lots of free stuff!)
The About Time booth was a blast. We had various contests like a couples bench press, and partner planks (always fun demonstrating those). And the team was incredible! So much energy and positivity with those folks. Guess that’s what happens when you’re ALL NATURAL!! Haha #justsayin.
I met some really great people over the weekend. Particularly the Body Fortress team, and others from Fat Gripz, Promera Sports, Oxygen Magazine, the Marines, and Google. Shouttttoutttt.
I didn’t have a ton of time to walk around or see many of the events, but I did get to watch a little gymnastics, a little StrongMan competition and a Crossfit competition.
Oh yeah and… we got snow! So glad we didn’t get snowed in! But as Devenee and Chanel will tell you… I did not know how to adjust to that kind of weather! My nose bled a few times and I kept saying things like “WHY IS MY BODY TINGLING?!” #itscalledthawingout
SO thankful I got to attend such a great event with a great company. That’s a wrap! If you missed About Time at the expo, you can still use my code CORRITRON for 25% off on tha website