That’s right…it was a wonderful reunion of my dear friends and former hosts of the popular ESPN Fitness Show BodyShaping at the Arnold’s Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend. That’s ESPN Fitness Queen Kiana Tom and my buddy Rick Valente, a legend around Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California.What a thrill it was to see them after all these years and see how they’ve grown to be ever more grateful, caring, charismatic and genuine good people.
Here’s a First Look at a sample of the candid images taken just a day or two ago. Be on the lookout for a more detailed and better resolution review of the sights and images taken by our professional photographer by the end of this week.
Here’s Kiana accepting the award as a “Pioneer of Fitness Education” from Arnold. Both Rick and I also received this award.
Nice crystal honor!
Out to dinner with my dear friend, Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, the classiest champion you’ll ever meet.
They even gave me a badge…I wanted it to say HOST WITH THE MOST!
Professional Wrestling Icon Ric Flair stayed at our hotel and enjoyed our coffee in the morning!
I had the fortunate opportunity to premiere my new workshop – Innate Power Tools – and I got them centered and energized!
Wherever I’ve gone throughout the years, people always would ask me about the best fitness TV hosts in the business, Kiana and Rick!
One of our own, Fitness Council member Dr. Jay Lipoff with the Hulk himself! Dr. Jay founded Foundation 4 Heroes, a charity that visits sick kids dressed as their favorite superheroes.
Former Mr. America and chiropractic thought leader Dr. Chris Zaino. What an inspiring chiropractic story he has!
The Governator never fails to deliver! As he was leaving he said, “I’ll be back!”
Always a pleasure to break bread with my buddies Lee Haney and Rick Valente!
Dr. Jack Barnathan’s awesome NY Strength team, along with Ms. America Stephanie Mills, had a fantastic Roundtable of Champions segment.
The strongest men on the planet – the Arnold Strongman competitors!
The Arnold’s Classic Men’s Pro top competitors. The winner, for a record fifth time, was Dexter Jackson, 2nd from left.
6’9″ Hakthor Bjornsson, who plays The Mountain in the HBO series Game of Thrones, hoists a 275 lb. dumbell press with ONE ARM!
I got my professional picture with Arnold and you can too, if you come next year! (yes, I know my tie is crooked, but I work hard to create a successful event!)
Largest Multi-Sport Festival in the Nation…
I’ll be posting the photos taken by our professional photographer real soon so be on the lookout. I hope you enjoyed this First Look at the fabulous weekend that we all had and I hope you can experience it next year.