With a goal to promote fitness in a way that appeals to the entire family, eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney hosted – in its inaugural year – Lee Haney’s Physique & Fitness Games in Atlanta. Lee Haney’s Physique & Fitness Games, presented by Steve and Marjorie Harvey, was an all-day event (LeeHaneyGames.com) that took place on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the Georgia International Convention Center. It followed the South Carolina Games that took place on July 11 in Haney’s native city of Spartanburg.
A National Physique Committee (NPC) national qualifier, the Atlanta event featured activities for children, teens and adults — including KiDsGyM gymnastics, BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series, with indoor obstacle courses for teens and adults, Strongman/Woman, women’s and men’s physique and bodybuilding events. Some 700 attendees had the chance to witness around 300 athletes compete for prizes such as cash, trophies, medallions, and equipment. There was also a KidZone area featuring games, bounce houses, moon walks, trick or treating and more. The Atlanta event marks the final event leading up to the NPC national bodybuilding championships to take place in Miami. The overall winners from Saturday are: Men’s Bodybuilding- #19 Alex Carson, Men’s Physique- #105 Kevin Roach, Women’s Bikini- #146 Megan Petty, Women’s Figure -#46 Ashley Sparks and Women’s Physique – #137 Linda Bolton.
Lee Haney’s Physique & Fitness Games served as a fundraiser for Haney’s Harvest House, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a mentoring program for boys eight to 17. One of Haney’s mentoring programs, through Haney’s Harvest House, is facilitated at the Rock Church of Atlanta. For more information on starting a mentoring program at your church, go to haneyharvesthouse.com.
Below are some pictures from the event courtesy of Extreme Fitness Media in Charlotte, NC!