FERRIGNO LEGACY GROWS INTO LARGEST BODYBUILDING EVENT IN CALIFORNIA
Lou Ferrigno “Hulks Out” His 4th Annual Competition with over 150 IFBB Pros and a new 120,000 ft2 Multi-Sport Fitness Exposition in Palm Springs, CA
PALM SPRINGS, CA (November 13th) — The 4th Annual Ferrigno Legacy™ is now among the largest of all IFBB Professional competitions in the world. Over 150 IFBB Professional Athletes from 20 different countries will compete at Agua Caliente Casino’s “The Show” on stage on Saturday, November 18. Many of these athletes are the top of the top including Arnold Classic Champion Cedric McMillan, the first ever men’s physique Mr. Olympia, Mark FLEX Anthony. Many more top Olympia athletes confirmed as well including Jose Raymond, Brandon Curry, George Brown and Katya Nosova. Plus Ferrigno Legacy returning Champions EJ Nduka, Mellisa Pearo and James Hurst will be back to defend their titles.
IFBB Pro divisions include Men’s Open Bodybuilding, Bikini, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique and Women’s Physique. Pros compete for $38,500 in cash prizes and all athletes compete for the legendary custom made “Incredible Hulk” trophies. NPC divisions compete on Sunday, November 19th and feature Bikini, Figure, Physique, and Men’s Bodybuilding in multiple classes and levels.
“I’m so excited to be able to give back to the fitness community and now provide one of the largest fitness events in the United States. Thanks to our incredible athletes and fans, the Ferrigno Legacy has become the most talked about show and production on the West Coast. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and showing the world a ‘Hulk Style’ fitness vacation experience!” said Lou Ferrigno, former Mr. Universe, and Mr. America.
New this year is the addition of Ferrigno Legacy Expo called FLEXPO, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This expo expands upon the core mission of the Ferrigno Legacy to bring a first class and inspiring experience for any health-minded person. The FLEXPO accomplishes Lou Ferrigno’s vision through a spectacular 120,000 ft2 showcase of leading companies, seminars, celebrities, fitness fashion shows and six fitness sports with an additional 1,000+ athletes. FLEXPO focuses on providing a substantial attendee experience by creating easy to navigate neighborhoods including Bodybuilding, Age Management, Extreme Fitness, Fitness Technology, Food for Fitness and Fitness Fashion. FLEXPO competitions include; Pole Fitness by Ms. Fitness Olympia, Oksana Grishina, CrossFit by Box Life Magazine, USA Powerlifting, Pro Deadlifting, Slackline and IFBB/NPC Pre-Judging.
“It’s not just another Fitness Expo, this is a reinvention of an immersive fitness experience.” Said Co-owner and promoter Chris Minnes. “And when this event shakes the earth of fitness, know that this was just a warm-up set.”
Some confirmed celebrity guests to attend the Red Carpet Media Event on Saturday, November 18th at 6:30 PM at Agua Caliente Casino’s “The Show” entrance include: Shawn Rhoden, Dexter Jackson, Oksana Grishina, Rich Gaspari, Shawn Ray, Lexy Panterra, Sergio Oliva JR, PJ Braun, Tom Platz, Roland Kickenger, KC Mitchell “That 1 Leg Monster”, Lauren Abraham, Milos Sarcev, Sabrina Martinez, Tamara Haddad and Bojana Vasiljevic,
Emceed by actor Lou Ferrigno, Jr. from the TV series S.W.A.T and How I Met Your Mother, the event offers a full-slate of non-stop entertainment including a fitness celebrity red carpet event, pre-judging and evening show finals in the $76 million theatres, coffee with Lou Ferrigno and special guest Rich Gaspari inside FLEXPO, Seminars, Fitness Fashion Shows, Group Dance Classes, Olympic Weightlifting, Group Fitness hosted by Oksana Grishina, Lexy Panterra’s TwerkOut Dance Class, Seminars and six different types of fitness competitions.
Also new this year is military appreciation night by Lou Ferrigno. The first 500 active duty and retired military receive free admission to the Ferrigno Legacy IFBB Finals Night Show at Agua Caliente Casino on Saturday, November 18th at 7:00 PM.
Key sponsors include CARR Cellular Fitness, BANG Energy Drink, SWAT Fuel, Muscle Monster, 24 Hour Fitness, Icon Muscle, Figur8, Ferrigno Fit, Grenade, FitPro, Chagit Health Shot, Simply Prepped Nutrition, Spear Fitness, World Gym, Solid.Fit, Infinium Works, Str8Shredded, Calibrated Training, and Nutrition, NPC West Coast, Tahoe Show and Center Podium.
What? Ferrigno Legacy & FLEXPO
When? November 18th & 19th 2017
Press Conference: Wednesday November 15th at 1:00 PM – 24 Hour Fitness Indio, CA
Press Check-In: Friday, November 17th at 3 pm (please contact in advance for TV & media truck parking)
FLEXPO: Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Ferrigno Legacy IFBB & NPC Finals Events: Agua Caliente Casino, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Why? Lou Ferrigno’s Ferrigno Legacy & Expo. A first-class and inspiring fitness vacation experience in Palm Springs California to take your fitness journey to the next level.
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Editor’s Note: For media interviews with Lou Ferrigno, Lou Ferrigno Jr. or Chris Minnesplease email Ted@ferrignolegacy.com or call (707) 968-7672.
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About Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno achieved bodybuilding icon status with back-to-back Mr. America and Mr. Universe titles. He starred in “The Incredible Hulk,” “Pumping Iron,” “Sinbad of the Seven Seas,” “Hercules,” “The Avengers” and other films and TV shows. He is the founder of Ferrigno Fit and a California Reserve Deputy Sheriff.
The website is www.louferrigno.com.
About Ferrigno Legacy
The 4th Annual Ferrigno Legacy is produced by bodybuilding competitor and promoter Chris Minnes, Lou Ferrigno, and Lou Ferrigno, Jr. For more information, visit www.FerrignoLegacy.com. Lou Ferrigno demands the best so the Ferrigno Legacy was born from the idea that everyone deserves a first-class experience. The largest and most beautiful of any California bodybuilding venue, it is perfectly suited to the needs of a competitor and fans.
The FLEXPO is the Ferrigno Legacy Expo. This expo expands upon the core mission of Ferrigno Legacy to bring a first class and inspiring experience for everyone involved. FLEXPO accomplishes Lou Ferrigno’s vision through a spectacular 120,000 ft2 showcase of leading companies, seminars, and six different fitness-related sports including Pole Fitness by Ms. Fitness Olympia, Oksana Grishina, CrossFit by Box Life Magazine, ISF Pro Strongman, USA Powerlifting meets, Slackline and IFBB/NPC Pre-Judging events. FLEXPO focuses on providing an incredible attendee experience by creating easy to navigate neighborhoods include Bodybuilding, Age Management, Extreme Fitness, Fitness Technology, Food for Fitness and Fitness Fashion.
About Palm Springs Convention Center
Discover your Meeting Oasis – The Palm Springs Convention Center. An extraordinary venue in a very special destination. Allow us to boast about our 112,000-square foot fully-carpeted exhibit hall – Envision a welcoming
About Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Located near Palm Springs, California, the four-diamond property offers fine dining, spas, casino, luxurious hotel rooms, nightclub, on-site fitness center and the $76-million “The Show” theatre awarded “Best in America” with headliners like Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, and Jay Leno. Visit www.hotwatercasino.com.
Photo #1: Agua Caliente Casino’s “The Show” Venue
Photo #2: Lou Ferrigno welcomes audience at 2016 Ferrigno Legacy NPC Finals
Photo #3: Palm Springs Convention Center
Photo #4: IFBB Pro Bodybuilders on stage at 2016 Ferrigno Legacy Finals
Photo #5: FLEXPO Logo & Palm Springs Convention Center
Photo #6: Lou Ferrigno with Division Sponsor Muscle Monster at Arnold Expo 2017
Relevant video links:
Ferrigno Legacy 2017 Preview with Muscular Development https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po92AXQK1XM
Ferrigno Legacy 2016 Sizzle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LyMhsdy7RU
Celebrity Sweat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLL7ERjX9GI