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Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Australia to ‘Get Off The Couch’ to combat obesity

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Australia to ‘Get Off The Couch’ to combat obesity
January 9, 2017

Hollywood superstar and global bodybuilding icon Arnold Schwarzenegger will deliver a message as on why he believes Australia needs to get serious about tackling childhood obesity at the upcoming Arnold Classic Australia in March.

In a statement promoting his licensed multi-sports event, Schwarzenegger stated “don't be a couch potato!

“Get busy, start moving, it will change your life. I want to encourage kids to participate in activities that might lead to them taking up sport and terminate obesity in children.”

Introducing the Arnold Kids Expo that will showcase sports like tennis, fencing, futsal and martial arts, The Terminator star and former California Governor stated “my fitness crusade is to encourage people of all ages to get off the couch and start exercising. It is so important for our youth to experience the benefits of regular exercise and playing sport."

The exhibition at the Arnold Classic Australia (the Arnold Fitness Expo) is expected to feature more than 400 booths with latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition products and a stage that will host non-stop competitions and entertainment.

Arnold Classic Australia Owner Tony Doherty explains “last year’s Arnold weekend had 60,000 attendees and we plan to smash that record this year with the introduction of a number of new attractions and sports as well as double the floor space.

“We have attracted all of the top industry companies that all put together elaborate displays that will once again draw jam-packed crowds to the MCEC.”

The 2017 Arnold Classic will be Schwarzenegger's fourth trip to Australia since 2013.

The Arnold Classic Australia is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17th to 19th March.

Schwarzenegger is also set to be the keynote speaker at the Total Success Summit at Sydney’s The Star from 21st to 22nd March.

For more information on the Arnold Classic Australia click here to view event details in Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.




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