The Arnold Classic is a competition event that features men's professional bodybuilding. The competition is part of the Arnold Sports Festival, which hosts various sports competitions and fitness entertainment. As of 2014, both Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Lorimer are promoters for the event.
The Arnold Classic has been held as a yearly bodybuilding event since 1989. In addition to competitions, the event hosts a Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony for individuals who have made major contributions to the fitness industry.
The event awards cash prizes to competitors. In 2014, winner Dennis Wolf took home a $130,000 grand prize. In order to participate, competitors must be invited to the event.