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2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2020 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2020 marks the 26th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  The date is set for May 9th, 2020 at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa!  Come be a part of one of the longest running drug-tested competitions in the country!  This is an IPE Pro Qualifier.  You can review the 2019 […]

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A STORY TO THE STAGE

A STORY TO THE STAGE

I love hearing individuals success stories, especially their story to the stage.  Below is one from my client Grace, who competed for the first time in May. What I love about her story is not just accomplishing a goal, but overcoming obstacles and learning so much along the way. Additionally, the legacy that her father […]

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WHAT IS BODYBUILDING?

  I would say it is NOT getting onstage in a competition and posing in front of a group of judges.  While this might be a surprise, let me explain. The definition of bodybuilding as I see it is the process of building muscle and lowering bodyfat composition, hence “building your body”.  While there are […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: ALEX BLAKER

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: ALEX BLAKER

I asked the 2019 Women’s Physique champion Alex Blaker to share her journey to the NANBF Natural Iowa stage and below is her story: When Ryan asked me to share my journey to the stage, immediately I said, “Of Course!”  Then as I sat down to write it, I wasn’t quite sure where to begin.  […]

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NANBF Natural Iowa celebrating its 25th anniversary

NANBF Natural Iowa celebrating its 25th anniversary

Recently, Ryan had the opportunity to share information about the NANBF Natural Iowa celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 11th, 2019 and also a little insight about the sport of Natural Bodybuilding.  Take a look at this 5 min interview with Elizabeth Klinge and learn more about the event and sport. Come check out this […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: John Worley

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: John Worley

John Worley won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Men’s Physique. Not only is it a story about him and the medical condition he had to overcome, but but how he and his wife accomplished their goals as a couple. You can see John’s live FB video after his big […]

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2019 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2019 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  The date is set for May 11th, 2019 at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa!  Come be a part of one of the longest running drug-tested competitions in the country!  This is an IPE Pro Qualifier.  You can review the 2018 results […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: Mel Benson

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: Mel Benson

Mel Benson won her IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Figure. You wouldn’t know it, but this is Mel’s first contest and read below what made her step onstage. You can see Mel’s live FB video after her big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156340895882418/. In the words of Paul Harvey, below is the […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: JOE GILMORE

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: JOE GILMORE

Joe Gilmore won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Men’s Bodybuilding. Joe has worked hard for many years on this. We think you’ll enjoy his story, especially what got him into the sport of natural bodybuilding. You can see Joe’s live FB video after his big win here: https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/10156340361572418/. In […]

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2018 NANBF Natural Iowa Results

2018 NANBF Natural Iowa Results

The 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa marked the 24th anniversary of this competition!  As has been the tradition, the competitor line up was stacked with over 100 competitors entered to show off their hard work and win an IPE pro card.  The Hoyt Sherman Place theater was packed with an electric audience all day!  A big […]

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