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The Arnold Classic or the Arnold Sports Festival is an annual event that occurs in Columbus, Ohio in the United States every year during late February or early March. Since the festival’s inception in 1989, the brand name has branched out and debuted itself in two other continents including the Arnold Classic Europe, held annually in Spain since 2011 and the Arnold Classic Brasil, an event for South America held in Rio De Janeiro since 2013. With the massive success of both the original and branched festivals, the Arnold Classic name has added yet another continent to their growing list and will be held for the first time in Melbourne, Australian in 2015.

Arnold Classic Australia 2015 - Details & Information

The Arnold Classic Australia was organised via the joint ventures of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger; Jim Lorimer (the Arnold Sports Festival co-promoter) and Tony Doherty (chief promoter of the popular FitX Sports and Fitness EXPO). The original FitX Sport and Fitness EXPO was the premier event in the bodybuilding, exercise, supplements and sporting industry and was held yearly in Melbourne also around late February or early March. From 2015 onwards though, the Melbourne FitX Sport and Fitness EXPO will now be known as the Arnold Classic Australia.

Arnold Classic Australia 2015 - Dates

The Arnold Classic will be held one week after the original Arnold Classic in Ohio and run over 3 days during March. Following is the complete 2015 Arnold Fitness EXPO schedule:

Friday 13th March 2015

10:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday 14th March 2015
10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 15th March 2015
10:00am – 5:00pm

Arnold Classic Australia 2015 - IFBB Pro League

As a multidisciplinary sports convention, the Arnold Classic showcases a diverse range of different sports including cheerleading, dance, fencing, table tennis, wrestling, yoga, powerlifting, martial arts, CrossFit and strongman just to name a few. At its core though, the Arnold Classic is about bodybuilding and fitness physiques. As such, the premier event will be the Arnold Classic Australia IFBB Pro held in the Plenary at the Melbourne Convention Centre on Saturday the 14th of March. This event will be split into three show times including:

  • 10:00am – Amateur IFBB
  • 4:00pm – IFBB Pro Pre Judging
  • 7:00pm – IFFB Pro Finals

The IFBB Pro Events will include:

  • Arnold Classic Open Mens
  • Arnold Classic Figure
  • Arnold Classic Bikini

Arnold Classic Australia 2015 - Sports & Other Events

Other events at the Arnold Classic Australia will take place in the Arnold Fitness EXPO arena and will include a range of fight, strength, endurance, dance, athletic and golf events such as:

  • Arnold Pro Strongman Classic
  • Australia’s Strongest Man
  • Bikini International Competition
  • Figure International Competition
  • Arnold Weightlifting & CAPO Powerlifting
  • Arnold Arm Wrestling
  • CrossFit Competition
  • Endurance Sports including Cycling, Fun Runs and a Triathlon
  • Martial Arts Showcase which will include 10 disciplines including Amateur Boxing, BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), Karate, Kung Fu, Kyokushin Karate, Muay Thai, MMA, Taekwando and World All styles
  • Dance Event
  • Gymnastics & Pole Fitness
  • Golf Event

During the Arnold Classic Australia, you will also have the chance to attend a VIP After Party with the IFBB Pros along with a VIP Meet & Greet with some of the biggest names of the bodybuilding and sporting industries.

Australian Arnold Fitnes EXPO 2015

Perhaps the highlight of the Australian Arnold Classic is the Australian Arnold Fitness EXPO, which is seen as the heart of the weekend. The EXPO will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and feature the latest in supplements, fitness equipment and apparel along with plenty of the latest trends coming from the fitness and nutritional supplements industry. The 2015 Arnold Fitness Expo is also the best place to check out the top businesses and organisations within the industry and is the must go to event if you’re into fitness, exercise, supplements and healthy living.

The Australian Arnold Fitness EXPO 2015 will also be your best chance to book in a session to attend exclusive seminars and Q&As with your favourite elite athlete, trainer or motivator.

Arnold Classic Australia 2015 - Exhibiting

As previously mentioned, some of the biggest names in the fitness and supplements industry will be present at the EXPO including the major brands such as Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Gaspari Nutrition, MusclePharm, Scivation, Muscletech and Ultimate Nutrition just to name a few. A full list of exhibitors will be released closer to the actual event.  

Arnold Classic Australia 2015 - Special Guests

The man himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger will fly into Melbourne and be a big part of the event. Along with Arnold will be a whole host of professional athletes, bodybuilders and trainers who will provide plenty of entertainment and information throughout the weekend. Don’t forget to check back frequently for more updates on specials guests.

Arnold Classic Australia 2015 - Tickets

Tickets are already on sale both to the Arnold Classic Australia Fitness EXPO as well as to the IFBB Pro Competition, the details of which are:

  • Tickets to the EXPO are available either as a Day Pass or a 3 Day Pass in three categories (Adult, Concession and Child under 16).
  • Tickets to the IFBB Pro are for either the 10am Amateur Session, the 4pm Professional Pre Judging Session and the 7pm Professional Finals.

Tickets are going fast, so if you want to be part of one of the biggest fitness events in Australia, you better get a move on.

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