The Arnold Classic, a favorite of mine marking the start to the 2013 Season.  It was scheduled early this year, and a majority of the Expo Center set up was done on Thursday February 28th, in prep for the big crowds on March 1-3.  This year was the busiest on record, and I personally witnessed this while working the ON/ABB booth for the weekend.  The crowd was packed in and the line to the booth was well over an hour!  A big shout out and thank you to all those that waited patiently and made it through to get lots of samples, try our newest products and get an ON signature t-shirt.

Several highlights to the weekend included so many friends that stopped by the booth.  Those that waited in the long lines and finally getting a chance to talk.  It was great fun to chat with you and catch up on 2013 products and plans.  Another grand highlight was getting in the ON/ABB photo with Arnold himself.  I have been going to this Expo since 2008 and have made it into the picture two times.  Glad to be included and squeezed in this year!  Truly amazing to see that over 220,ooo attend the Expo and it really all got off the ground because of what Arnold has done.  The final big highlight was to attend the Finals in Men’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Bikini and Strongman contest.  Seeing these athletes perform from 15 rows back is really a site to see.  The Men’s posing routines were phenomenal!  Such creativity and great detail to music and rhythm.

The flight home Sunday gave me some time to relax and take a deep breath.  Fantastic to meet so many fitness related people.  This industry is filled with so much energy and eagerness to learn.  The start to the 2013 season also means one thing……better get that diet into motion!  The time to start is now.