Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to return to the world of bodybuilding.
The actor and former California governor has been brought in to manage the bodybuilding publications Flex and Muscle & Fitness. Schwarzenegger was recently hired by the folks at American Media, Inc. to serve as a group editor for both magazines.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arnold Schwarzenegger served as editor for the publications prior to being elected governor in 2003.
AMI’s David J. Pecker explained:
“He is a universally recognized star, and an iconic leader of the fitness movement. His contributions will enormously benefit our print and digital readers, while driving value for our advertisers.”
Muscle & Fitness and Flex founder Joe Weider first put the Terminator star on the cover of the magazines back in 1968. Schwarzenegger has appeared on the cover of these magazines no less than 60 times over the course of his career.
The actor said:
“It was in these magazines that I found the spark that inspired me to start lifting weights, and eventually move to America and realize my dreams. I’m proud to return as executive editor.”
Reuters explains that Schwarzenegger’s role as editor is just one of many avenues the actor is exploring at the moment. In addition to writing an autobiography, he is also putting together what is described as a “eponymous global policy think tank” at the University of Southern California.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has also made an attempt to return to the world of acting. Although The Expendables 2 was considered a success, South Korean director Jee-woon Kim’s The Last Stand failed to find an audience at the box office.
The actor is also starring in director Mikael Hafstrom’s The Tomb. The thriller will find the former action starring with his Expendables 2 cohort Sylvester Stallone.
Are you a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger? What do you think about the actor’s decision to tackle editing duties at Flex and Muscle & Fitness?