Over the weekend, a pretty huge event took place here in Columbus- The Arnold Sports Festival. It’s a huge deal every year and draws about 200,000 people to Central Ohio for the weekend. There are all sorts of events, including Strongman, fitness competitions, Crossfit, Zumba, Fencing, Ping Pong and Gymnastics…plus a HUGE expo hall filled with all sorts of vendors.
Although I’ve lived in Columbus for several years, I’ve never actually gone to the Arnold. But there’s a first time for everything! This year, thanks to GNC and Fitfluential, several Fitfluential Ambassadors were able to go, with media passes, and it was a pretty awesome experience!
I was super proud of myself for actually going because hubby wasn’t able to come with me. I don’t like crowds and tend to usually stay away from stuff like this…but I did it! I headed down there by myself on Saturday morning and even parallel parked my car (HUGE accomplishment for me!) so I wouldn’t have to pay for parking!
When I walked in, I was totally overwhelmed by all the people and vendors. It was CRAZY crowded. I wandered up and down some of the aisles for a while before I finally found Heidi & Lisa (other FFAs) at the GNC booth. It was so fun to be able to connect faces with some of the names I see flying around Twitter all the time After a little while we also met up with Bex and her cute little family.
Ready to get photobombed?
*GNC Booth was rockin’!*
*It’s Mario Lopez!*
*We saw Arnold!*
*Lisa being a badass!*
After a few hours at the festival, I headed home to run some errands…then I met the girls later for dinner! It was awesome to be able to talk to them. Bex & Lisa are the big time! They were so sweet and full of advice for smaller bloggers like Heidi & I. I love Fitfluential and the opportunities that it’s given me to connect with bloggers like this!
So, big thanks to them, as well as GNC, for helping to make this weekend amazing
*Quick pic with Sahar!*
*Me busting out some pistol squats in the hallway, NBD!*
*Wild and crazy FFAs*
And now, before I go, I have a little challenge for you! I’m issuing my very first Fitfluential Challenge! What is it?? Pistol Squats.
Check out the video and then lemme see what you got!
PS….If you’re finding yourself a little jealous after reading this post because being part of FitFluential seems so awesome….well, you should be! But after you get over your jealousy, you should consider joining us! FitFluential is expanding and growing every day!! It’s an amazing community to be a involved with and it’s become a huge part of my support system…in blogging, in fitness and in life! If you’re a blogger, check it out here. If you’re not a blogger, you can still be involved- click here for details!