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Archive for February, 2020

5 Ways to Stay Active During the Winter in Columbus

It’s easy to fall into a hibernation during those winter months of snow, sleet and cold. As the temperature drops, it can be harder to exercise—but with the right winter workout plan, you can still find the motivation to get fit. After all, summer bodies are made in the winter, right?

The key to getting out in the cold is pursuing activities or workouts that appeal to you. If you love what you do, you’ll find that it’s not that hard to stay encouraged and stick to your workout goals in the winter.

Here’s our winter workout guide to staying fit and healthy in Columbus!

 

Ice Skating

The good thing about ice skating is that it can be done indoors or outside on a frozen pond. Getting active on the ice can be fun and an excellent form of exercise—as skating works nearly every muscle group in the body, and gliding requires synchronized movement of the legs. Like any workout, skating is good for your cardiovascular health and it gets the blood pumping! There are plenty of ice skating rinks in Columbus to enjoy, like OhioHealth’s Ice Haus and three Chiller rinks.

 

Athletic Club

Joining a Columbus gym like the Arena District Athletic Club (ADAC) makes working out season averse. With the ability to bypass weather conditions entirely, the ADAC offers both one-on-one and group training sessions, private yoga instruction and world-class equipment. If you’re looking for something more intense, fitCAMP offers a 4-week, 16-session high intensity training program that will get your body in tip-top shape for summer.

 

Finding a workout class that you enjoy will make staying active in the winter easier and enjoyable. Located right in the heart of downtown Columbus’ Arena District, ADAC is the perfect place to start (or end) your day.

 

Hiking

Hiking during the winter is worth the extra layers—seriously. The trails are less crowded and calmer this time of year, allowing you to fully enjoy the outdoor experience. Whether it’s dry and cold or wet and snowy, the winter scenery is wholly unique. Grab your coat and a friend to explore Columbus Metro Parks, or join their annual winter hike series for guided public group outings.

 

Pilates

The winter season is a great time to experience the addicting joys of Pilates—the art of controlled movements! One of the best places in Columbus to take classes is Club Pilates in Grandview Yard. No matter your age or level of fitness, there’s a class that will work for you. Try it out and keep your body agile and flexible through the chilly weather.

 

Get Inspired

If you still need an extra kick of fitness inspiration, you’ll absolutely find it when the Arnold Sports Festival & EXPO returns to Columbus from March 5-8! More than 20K athletes from around the world will compete in 80+ events that test the limits of physical strength and endurance. Aside from attending as a spectator, there are tons of ways you can get active and participate. Use the contest below for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival.

 

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What winter workouts keep you active in Columbus?


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 17, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of February 17, 2020:

 

Music

Chelsea Cutler: How to Be Human Tour

Saturday, February 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 8 PM

EDM singer/songwriter Chelsea Cutler is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday for her touring show, How to Be Human. Chelsea’s latest album, which recently dropped, features 15 tracks of bouncy yet vulnerable music and lyricism. Alexander 23 and X Lovers will open the show. Get your tickets now before the show sells out!

 

Events

Tim and Eric: 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour

Friday, February 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

This Friday, legendary alternative comedy duo Tim & Eric are making a stop in the Arena District during their world tour, Mandatory Attendance. This laugh-out-loud live show—filled with brand new spoofs, goofs and insanity—is sure to leave audiences in an uproar and wanting more. Get your tickets for this popular event and join the hilarity at EXPRESS LIVE!

 

World’s Toughest Rodeo

Saturday, February 22 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM

Yeehaw! The World’s Toughest Rodeo gallops into Columbus this Saturday for an adrenaline-inducing show at Nationwide Arena! The World’s Toughest Rodeo celebrates 40 years of “doin’ it in the dirt” with rodeo rides, stunts and surprises galore. Grab your cowboy hat, get your tickets, and come join in the fun!

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Thursday, February 20 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Coming to Nationwide Arena this Thursday, the Columbus Blue Jackets face-off against the high-octane Philadelphia Flyers. With the Blue Jackets spending most of their time on the road this week, let’s make them feel at home by cheering loud and filling seats! Grab some friends, find your tickets and take a break from the week by coming out to see a great game of hockey!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To 

Excision 2020 Tour featuring The Evolution

Thursday, February 27 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 8:00 PM

 

Next week, take part in a virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds as EXPRESS LIVE! hosts the headbanger DJ of the generation, Excision! Excision mixes a wide variety of musical genres for an intense vibe that gets fans roaring. With special guests Wooli, PhaseOne and Champagne Drip, this show is shaping up to be an unforgettable night! Find your tickets and come see the show!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 10, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of February 10, 2020.

 

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Columbus-style, with the perfect gift opportunity! Enter our exclusive giveaway for the chance to win a sweetheart package from Winans Chocolates + Coffees in Grandview Yard. The prize includes a Winans mug, Highlander Grog medium-roast coffee and a $25 gift card to Winans Chocolates + Coffees.

 

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Food

HEART SHAPED PIZZAS ARE BACK! Nothing says “I a-dough you” like a special heart shaped pizza from Boston’s Pizza in the Arena District. Order between Feb. 7- 14 and Boston’s will donate in support of No Kid Hungry to help fight childhood hunger in America.

 

 

Music

King Princess

Monday, February 10 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

21-year-old singer/songwriter, King Princess, makes a stop in the Arena District tonight with an appearance at EXPRESS LIVE! After overwhelming demand, her concert—which was originally booked for Newport Music Hall—was moved to EXPRESS LIVE! to accommodate the need for space. Kilo Kush will open the show. Get your last-minute tickets and don’t miss what’s sure to be a great concert!

 

Sports 

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Monday, February 10 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

Coming to the rink at Nationwide Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets faceoff against the Tampa Bay Lighting. Get your tickets for this exciting game and come see these two fierce competitors vie for victory! This game is also Ohio Lottery Lucky Night, meaning everyone who attends receives a Blue Jackets scratch-off.

Other home games at Nationwide Arena this week include:

 

  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Rangers | Friday, February 14 | 7 PM
    • Come out with your significant other for this special Valentine’s Day game!

 

What We’re Looking Forward To

Tim and Eric: 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour

Friday, February 21 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

Legendary alternative comedy duo Tim & Eric are making a stop in the Arena District during their world tour, Mandatory Attendance. This laugh-out-loud live show—filled with brand new spoofs, goofs and insanity—is sure to leave audiences in an uproar and wanting more. Check out tickets for this popular event and join the hilarity at EXPRESS LIVE!

 

Chelsea Cutler: How to Be Human Tour

Saturday, February 22 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 8 PM

EDM singer/songwriter Chelsea Cutler is coming to EXPRESS LIVE! next Saturday for her touring show, How to Be Human. Chelsea’s latest album, which recently dropped, features 15 tracks of bouncy yet vulnerable music and lyricism. Alexander 23 and X Lovers will open the show. Get your tickets now before the show sells out!

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!

 


Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of February 3, 2020

Have some free time this upcoming week? Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of February 3, 2020:

 

Events

R Bar Columbus Queen of Hearts Raffle

Thursday, January 30 | R Bar Arena | 6 PM

Another week, another chance at winning a big pot of dough during R Bar Arena’s Queen of Hearts raffle! Held every Thursday, the drawing gives you numerous chances to win cash payouts—including a grand prize of $906 (as of this writing). Tickets can also be purchased at Half Pint Columbus. Stop in to grab some food, get a ticket or two (or twenty) and cross your fingers for a lucky day!

 

Columbus Polar Plunge 2020

Saturday, February 8 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 10 AM

Join Special Olympics Ohio at EXPRESS LIVE! this Saturday for their annual Columbus Polar Plunge! It’s winter. It’s cold. And you’re going to be freezing. But it’s all for a good cause—year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. If you’re not interested in taking the plunge, you can still show up and participate in the thrills, without the chills. Click here to learn more and make a donation.

 

Sports

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Panthers

Tuesday, February 4 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM

After a week away, the Columbus Blue Jackets are back at Nationwide Arena for a flurry of home games—starting with a game against a well-ranked Carolina Panthers team. With the top spot in the Metro Division just a few games difference, the Jackets are poised for a mid-season comeback, and they need your cheering to help get them there! Click here for tickets.

 

Other Blue Jackets home games this week include:

  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Colorado Avalanche | Saturday, February 8 | 7 PM

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Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!