Major Multi-Sport Fitness Festival Returns to Long Beach

12,000+ attendees and athletes across 10 sports to attend Legion Sports Fest, November 9 & 10 in Long Beach, CA

Legion Sports Fest

Major Multi-Sport Fitness Festival Returns to Long Beach.

The 2nd annual Legion Sports Fest is the ultimate fitness experience where people can ignite their own fitness superpowers.  Across two days on November 9th and 10th 2019, it will feature 10 sports, 2,300 athletes, 200+ companies, seminars, celebrities, parties, DJs, supplements, apparel, technology.  Fitness competitors and enthusiasts of all abilities will flock to the Long Beach Convention Center on November 9th and 10th.

“I’ve been enjoying the entire expo.  It’s freaking awesome.  Lot’s of great companies here!” said Ms. Olympia Ashley Kaltwasser about the 2018 Legion Sports Fest.

The Legion Sports Fest is headlined by two of California’s largest competitions in their categories:

  • IFBB Professional League Bodybuilding Competition
    • Featuring the following divisions: Men’s Bodybuilding 212, Men’s Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Fitness, and Figure.  Pros compete for $26,000 in cash prizes
  • FALLOUT2 by Battleground Events, California’s largest Functional Fitness Competition

A real-life superhero is someone who is in full pursuit of their own maximum potential.  They also help lift others by sharing knowledge, providing motivation, and showing people how to ignite their own superpowers.  This is what Legion Sports Fest is all about,” said Chris Minnes, founder/owner of Legion Sports Fest and Center Podium productions.

Legion Sports Fest identified six of these fitness superheroes to create The Legion of Olympians.

The Legion of Olympians are an elite group of some of the top Mr. and Ms. Olympia champions in the world with 21 combined Olympia titles!  They found their inner superhero along with their fitness competition careers and are driven to give back to the sport by sharing their knowledge and experience to help aspiring athletes across all sports.  The Olympians include:

  • 4x Ms. Fitness Olympia, Oksana Grishina
  • 4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler
  • 3x Ms. Bikini Olympia, Ashley Kaltwasser
  • The first-ever Classic Physique Mr. Olympia, Danny Hester
  • The first-ever Men’s Physique Mr. Olympia Mark Anthony
  • 8x Ms. Olympia, Lenda Murray

“It’s not just a Bodybuilding and fitness event, it’s an athletic event, a true sports fest,” said Mark Anthony, the first-ever Men’s Physique Mr. Olympia.

Thousands of people will attend to take advantage of major deals with vendors, try samples of the latest fitness supplements, learn from the seminars, and find new products that can help them unleash their hidden fitness superpowers.  While for others, it is a chance to showcase their strength, physique, endurance, and mental toughness through 11 different sports.

All Sanctioned Competitions Include:

  1. FALLOUT2 by Battleground Events – Functional Fitness
  2. IFBB Pro Bodybuilding with the following divisions: Bikini, Bodybuilding 212, Figure, Women’s Physique, Men’s Physique, Classic Physique, Fitness
  3. IKF PKB Kickboxing & Muay Thai
  4. USAA Arm Wrestling – Pro/Am
  5. America’s Strongest Man & Woman
  6. USPA Powerlifting & Old Dogs Powerlifting
  7. Oksana Grishina Pole Fitness Classic
  8. Olympic Weightlifting by AAU
  9. Feats of Strength by AAU
  10. Mixed Martial Arts by MMA Events Inc. sanctioned by California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts
  11. Kids Mixed Martial Arts by MMA Events Inc.sanctioned by United States Fight League

This isn’t just another Fitness Expo; it’s a new and exciting fitness experience. We worked tirelessly to create a unique mix of sports, seminars, exhibitors, celebrities, and new ways for everyone involved to have a blast,” said Ted Johanson, partner of Legion Sports Festival.

What makes Legion Sports Festival different?

  • The event is visually exceptional. The sense of arrival is one of grandeur and class thanks to a blend of the incredible Long Beach Convention Center, the layout, and branding of the event.
  • Fitness Ultra Lounge
    • A fun social setting inside the middle of the expo with performances by DJs and special surprise guests with lounge seating fitness alcohol sponsors
  • Live Web-streamed event at no charge to the viewers
  • Best You Seminars on nutrition, training, supplements, fat loss, muscle gain, diet options, motivation and more
  • NPC Stage Ready Seminars by the Legion of Olympians mentioned above and IFBB Pro Figure Olympian Bojana Vasiljevic and IFBB Pro Bikini Olympian Jennifer Dorie and IFBB Pro Olympia Judge Sandy Williamson
  • Exclusive Red-Carpet Celebrity Event at IFBB Pro League Finals Sunday, November 10th
    • Red Carpet function open to the public, IFBB Pro Finals is a ticketed event starting at $55.00
  • Held at the stunning Long Beach Convention Center to provide 100,000 ft2 of indoor/outdoor sanctioned fitness competitions, contests, seminars, vendors
  • Unique and entertaining sports not usually seen at fitness expos: Mixed Martial Arts, Kids Mixed Martial Arts, FALLOUT2 by Battleground Events Functional Fitness, Oksana Grishina’s Pole Fitness Classic
  • Gold Saturday/Silver Sunday:
    • Participating sponsors and exhibitors will provide an exclusive special offer in limited quantities for each expo day
Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
Expo doors open to public
AAU Weightlifting & Feats of Strength begins
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
FALLOUT 2 Functional Fitness by Battleground Events begins
Best You Seminar Series begins – Premier Ticket Required
9:30 AM America’s Strongest Man/Woman begins
10:00 AM IFBB Pro Check-Ins – VIP Ticket Required – Meeting Room 103 C
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
USPA Old Dogs Powerlifting begins
IKFPKB Kickboxing / Muay Thai Tournament begins
USAA Arm Wrestling Amateur Day begins
1:00 PM Oksana Grishina Pole Fitness Classic begins
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Expo Ends
Long Beach Dawn of Heroes by MMA Events Inc. begins in Promenade Ballroom 104
11:00 PM Long Beach Dawn of Heroes by MMA Events Inc. ends
Sunday, November 10, 2019
9:00 AM Expo Doors Open for General Admission
9:30 AM IFBB Pro League Pre-Judging begins – Premier Ticket Required
9:30 AM FALLOUT2 Functional Fitness, USAA Pro Armwrestling, America’s Strongest Man/Woman,
10:00 AM Fail to Win – Most Reps Contest with host Lauren Abraham
10:00 AM USPA Legion Drug Tested World Cup
12:00 PM USAA Legion Armwrestling Pro/AM
1:30 PM NPC Stage Ready Seminar
5:00 PM Expo Ends
5:30 PM IFBB Pro League Finals Doors Open & Red Carpet Hosted by Lauren Abraham
6:30 PM IFBB Finals with over 175 IFBB Pros and appearances by Oksana Grishina, Jay Cutler, Ashley                                                        Kaltwasser, Mark Anthony, Lenda Murray, and Danny Hester

Key sponsors of Legion Sports Festival include EarthNutri, Carr Cellular Fitness, SWAT Fuel, U.S. Navy, TC1 Gel, KOI CBD, Firm Hands Sports Massage, BenjiLock, Musclegen Nutrition, Dr. Jen’s Nutrition, Icon Muscle,

Official media partners include: NPC News Online, Oxygen Magazine, RX Muscle, and Muscular Development

Spectator tickets are $25 to $150.  Presale discounts on fitness expo tickets are offered until 10/31/19

For information, registration, tickets and a full event schedule visit