Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Arnold Sports Festival Preview

    Around this time every year, thousands of people visit the 15th largest city in the United States for the annual Arnold Fitness EXPO. This year, it will take place at the Columbus Convention Center March 2-5. As always, there will be an array of events, challenges, entertainment, and celebrity appearances, along with thousands of booths featuring the latest sports equipment, apparel, and nutrition.

    What and who to see

    To learn more about the full schedule of events starting at 10:00 am on 3/2 and ending the evening of 3/5, click here. From dance and fitness sports, to Olympic sports, to strength sports, to team sports, there’s a little bit of everything at the Arnold. Key events include the Arnold Summit, Arnold Model Search, Sunday Showcase, and Transformation Challenge.

    Guest appearances in 2017 will include UFC hall of famer Randy Couture, two-time Arnold Strongman Champ Brian Shawn, Pro Figure Heather Dees, and many more.

    The Arnold Transformation Challenge

    On Saturday March 4 at 3:00 pm, head to rooms B230 and B231 on the second floor of the convention center to witness some empowering stories of transformation. Finalists and their trainers for this year-long challenge, put on by ASF TV and ANGT, will be featured and the winner will be awarded a $15,000 gift to use on BODYCRAFT equipment! The Transformation Challenge helps educate and motivate individuals, while aligning them with the support they need to become healthier and stronger. Interested participants will have an opportunity to enter the 2017-18 challenge. Check out John Starner’s story below for a preview:

    This year, BODYCRAFT will be associated with ASF TV as the title sponsor for the Transformation Challenge! BODYCRAFT will have a variety of equipment on display upstairs to give individuals and trainers a chance to try each one, as well as see top trainers perform proper technique and training variations. Come check out the Jones Platinum, VR400 Rower, SPR-CT Dual Action Spin Bike, and more! Continue reading

  • Five Steps to Becoming a Happier Person

    It may be cliché and overused, but it’s true that attitude is everything! It turns out, some of the lessons we dismiss quickly as children’s phrases, are some of the most important to remember.



    When it comes to being a happier person, attitude plays a major role. Consider the words Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D and Professor of Psychology at the University of California, wrote in her book, The How of Happiness:

    “Recall that 50 percent of individual differences in happiness are governed by genes, 10 percent by life circumstances, and the remaining 40 percent by what we do and how we think - that is, our intentional activities and strategies. The secret of course lies in that 40 percent. If we observe genuinely happy people, we shall find that they do not just sit around being contented. They make things happen. They pursue new understandings, seek new achievements, and control their thoughts and feelings.”

    It's true that each of our attitudes have a powerful effect on our self-image and happiness in general. Many have been dealt unfair hands when it comes to genetics or life circumstances. Some people will certainly have to work harder to find happiness than others. Regardless of where you are today, here are five steps you can take right now on your journey to fulfillment: Continue reading

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