Hey guys! So I’m back from the Arnold Classic and had SO much fun! I wanted to do a post to re-cap the weekend for you. If you have never been to the Arnold, I recommend trying to make it sometime!
So Saturday morning we woke up bright and early to hit the road to Columbus, Ohio. I wanted to make it there by around 10:30am so I could catch the amateur bikini finals. One of my teammates made the top 10 and was competing in the finals so I wanted to be there to cheer her on.
Just to warn you…this post is super picture heavy!!! I took a ton of pics this weekend!
We packed up my Six Pack Fitness bag with food and hit the road. Love these bags and they are just so darn cute, right?
I headed to Columbus with my boyfriend and our other friend. This is our second year we have gone with us three.
Of course I had to take a car shot on the way!
We made it just in time for the bikini finals. These girls looked AMAZING!
While watching the finals, I ran into my buddy Michael-David Reilly who’s an amazing fitness photographer out of Texas. If you’re in Texas and looking for a photographer, contact him!! Great to see you, MD!
I also ran into one of my favorite fitness models, Kelsey Byers!!! She’s such a sweetheart!
After the show, we walked around the venue for about 3 hours. It was more packed than I remember it being last year. Holy crap! It took forever to get around the venue which was the worst part of it all.
We tried out some cool new toys…check out my man testing out this cool little bar with grips that move in a circular motion so you can change your grip during your curls.
Then I ran into the absolutely STUNNING Fitness Model Amanda Adams. I love this girl! She’s so real and genuine!
Then I ran into my COACH! Mr. Brandon Fokken himself. He’s a bodybuilding.com sponsored athlete so he was working the bodybuilding booth. It was great to get to chat with him for a few minutes before his crowd got too insane.
The venue was fun, I just wish it wasn’t as crowded!
Last year, I came home with a HUGE bag full of supplements. You can see my freebies I got last year, HERE. This year, we didn’t see many samples AT ALL. I literally only left with these freebies. So sad about that 🙁
I don’t know what it was about this year…maybe a lot of the supplement companies were on a tighter budget and cut their samples this year..or maybe we just missed the booths where they were handing them out.
After walking around for 3 hours, we called it a day and headed back to our hotel to rest up for the Party With The Pros that night!
I have so many fun pictures from that party that I’m going to split it up into another post. To be continued…