Fitness Industry Event, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, UFC Pro Athletes Roundup, WWE Pro Athletes Roundup, WSM Pro Athletes Roundup
Just Announced: The Los Angeles Fitness Expo (TheFitExpo) convenes on the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend (January 19-20). The Fit Expo LA includes bodybuilding, physique, figure, bikini, strongman and CrossFit contests, fitness and nutrition seminars, as well as powerlifting, martial arts demos and MMA fights. Exhibitor booths feature fitness, sports and nutrition products.
The "So What?":
The LA Fit Expo guest list includes athletes, fighters, fitness models, pro wrestlers and master trainers. "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup received a roster of those scheduled to appear:
: 8-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Ronnie Coleman, 2-time and reigning Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath, 2012 Arnold Classic Europe Champion IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden, IFBB Pro Rich Gaspari (first-ever Arnold Classic Champion), IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno (TV's "The Incredible Hulk"), 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler, IFBB Pro Hidetada Yamagishi, IFBB Pro Flex Lewis, IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo.
POWERLIFTING + STRONGMEN + WRESTLING
: WSM World's Strongest Man competitors Karl Gillingham and Odd Haugen, World Wrestling Entertainment WWE Tough Enough Champion Daniel Puder.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS + BOXING + JIU-JITSU + SPORTS KARATE
: UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten, International Fight League IFL Champion and Ultimate Fighting Championships UFC Champion MMA Fighter
Krzysztof Soszynski, 27-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Renato
FITNESS ATHLETES, COMPETITORS, MODELS:
First-ever Ms. Bikini Olympia IFBB Pro Sonia Gonzales, former Ms. Fitness America Sherry Goggin, actor and fitness celebrity Mike O'Hearn ("Titan" from TV's "American Gladiators").
Andrew Oye's Verdict:
This celebration of health and fitness kicks-off the year of large fitness-related events, before the 2013 IFBB Pro League contest schedule launches in March with the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships -- an IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series contest that sends IFBB Pro League athletes to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (a.k.a. the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding").
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