This weekend (Sept. 27-28), legions of fitness-minded individuals – and maybe you’re one of ‘em – will snake through the cavernous halls of the 2013 Olympia Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. And at the heart of all the samples, spray tan and six-packs will be the must-see lineup of speakers at the Muscle & Fitness booth.

Starting Friday (Sept. 27) at 11:00 a.m., the M&F team will host a series of seminars where audience members will have a chance to pose questions directly to some of the biggest names in fitness and entertainment.

Among those slated for the hot seat this weekend are 2012 Ms. Figure Olympia Erin Stern, industry vet and American Gladiators star Mike O’Hearn and jacked celebrity chef Robert Irvine. Also scheduled to appear are IFBB bikini pro Katie Chung Hua, WWE stars David Otunga, Mark Henry and Aksana, fitness personality Zuzka Light, filmmaker Chris Bell (“Bigger, Stronger, Faster”), sports nutrition attorney Rick Collins and the world’s strongest bodybuilder, Stan Efferding.

Each seminar will take place at the M&F booth and will last 30 minutes. Check below for a full lineup of seminars and autograph sessions. Be sure to share with your social networks and, if you’re coming to the booth, bring your questions!

Friday, September 27

11:00 AM SEMINAR: Chris Bell, Rick Collins

Chris Bell was the director of the hit documentary “Bigger, Stronger, Faster.” His newest film, “Trophy Kids,” which airs on HBO this winter, takes a closer look at the disturbing trend among parents who are committed to raising professional athletes at all costs. Click here for the trailer.

Rick Collins is a lawyer, author, actor and former competitive bodybuilder who has become one of the nation’s most celebrated legal professionals and popular personalities in the health and fitness arena. Click here to visit his website.

12:00 PM SEMINAR: Katie Chung Hua

Katie Chung Hua is a professional bikini competitor and model, BSN athlete and personal trainer. You can find more info (and pics) on Katie’s website.

4:00 PM SEMINAR: Mike O’Hearn

Mike O’Hearn is one of the most recognizable faces (and physiques) in the industry. The former American Gladiators star (“Titan”) has been featured on over 500 magazine covers and is a four-time Mr. Natural Universe winner. Check out Mike O’Hearn’s website


WWE star Aksana will meet with fans for autographs and photos!

Saturday, September 28

11:00 AM SEMINAR: Stan Efferding, Marc Bell

Stan Efferding is an IFBB bodybuilder and professional powerlifter. He is known as “the world’s strongest bodybuilder,” a title he earned in 2010 by benching 628 pounds and deadlifting 800 for a 1,428-pound total. He is the owner of a world record raw squat of 854 pounds in the 275-pound weight class.

Marc Bell

11:30 AM SEMINAR: Zuzka Light

With nearly 23 million views on her YouTube channel, Zuzka Light is one of the most well-known fitness personalities around today. She is known for her high-intensity, equipment-minimal routines and is a big believer in the life-changing properties of exercise. 

12:00 PM SEMINAR: Erin Stern

Industry sweetheart and reigning Ms. Figure Olympia Erin Stern joins us at the M&F booth to discuss her hardcore approach to training, the defense of her crown and how her background as an athlete have helped to shape both her career and her physique. More on Erin Stern.


Fresh off her seminar appearance, fitness personality Zuzka Light will meet with fans for pics and autographs.

12:30 PM AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Katie Chung Hua

IFBB bikini pro and BSN athlete Katie Chung Hua returns to the M&F booth to meet with fans for autographs and pics.

3:30 PM SEMINAR: Chef Robert Irvine

Chef Robert Irvine boasts some of the biggest biceps you’ll ever find in a kitchen. He is also the host of Restaurant: Impossible, one of the Food Network’s highest-rated shows and author of two cookbooks, Mission: Cook! and Impossible to Easy. He has his own line of nutrition bars and prides himself on keeping in shape, despite 300-plus days of travel per year. For more on the Chef, click here.


What kind of commitment to fitness does it take to brawl, battle and bruise your body most nights of the year and still stay strong and fit? WWE stars David Otunga and Aksana have the unfiltered answers.

                AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Mike O’Hearn

Fitness veteran Mike O’Hearn returns to the M&F booth to meet with fans for autographs and pics.

Be on the lookout for a series of pre-event seminars on training and nutrition right here at before the Expo!