Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Bodybuilder With Down Syndrome Kyle Landi At Gold’s Gym

Arnold ran into Kyle Landi at Gold's Gym and led some exercises and poses.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke about how Kyle Landi continues to inspire others.

Kyle Landi has been hard at work in the gym in hopes of accomplishing his bodybuilding goals. During a recent workout at the legendary Gold’s Gym, Landi spotted Arnold Schwarzenegger and the bodybuilding legend was able to share some posing tips.

Hailing from Milton, Ontario, Canada, Landi realized his passion for fitness at a young age. He joined a gym for the first time when he was 12 and was able to take his goals to the next level. Now, the 23-year-old continues to improve and has goals of competing on stage in 2024. Landi has also set his sights on acquiring a black belt in karate next year.

Landi’s parents, Joseph and Kimberley, got his first gym membership and continue to work with him today. Joseph, who works as a police officer, believes that training has improved Landi’s self-confidence.

“I’ve been truly blessed to have been trained by some of the greatest athletes on the planet. Sincerest thanks to @schwarzenegger for spotting today @goldsgymvenice1


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During a recent edition of his newsletter, Arnold’s Pump Club, Schwarzeneger opened up about Landi and his ability to inspire others. Generation Iron is currently in the process of filming a documentary on Kyle Landi and his bodybuilding dreams.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Meets Kyle Landi In The Gym

Arnold Schwarzenegger is arguably the most famous name in bodybuilding, as well as the community outside of it. He has also led quite an eccentric life — a 4-time Mr. Universe champion, and 7-time Mr. Olympia champion, an Emmy-award winning actor, and a two-term governor of California.

Arnold has truly done it all in many areas and continues to share his insights. During a recent newsletter, he recalled spending time with Kyle Landi.

“This weekend, when I went to the gym, a young man looked over at me a few times and I’ve been around long enough to get the hint: he wanted to talk to me.

His name was Kyle. He has Down syndrome, and he’s very proud to raise awareness about Down syndrome. He is also a bodybuilder with a big following, and he uses his platform to inspire everyone to stop accepting the limitations society tries to place on you.” 


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Schwarzenegger shared that he met Landi for the first time during the 2023 Arnold Classic but with the immense amount of people, this was the first time he spent time one-on-one.

“He inspired me to come back to my favorite message this week: fitness is for everyone.”


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Landi got a chance to pose on the Arnold Classic stage last year as a guest. He has gotten the chance to meet and hit the stage with some of his favorites bodybuilders such as Ronnie Coleman, Breon Ansley, and Flex Wheeler.

Kyle Landi will return to the Arnold Classic this year and spend time at one of the biggest events of the year. As he continues to work toward his goal of competing on the bodybuilding stage, he will inspire those in and out of the gym and show that anything is possible.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.