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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Aaron McCarthy When I met Aaron initially he was competing in his first competition in Missouri.  Immediately I saw he had some great potential and two weeks later, the Kansas resident was in Iowa, winning his IPE pro card at his second competition.  Below is Aaron’s story to the stage and […]

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2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 marks the 27th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  2020 was a challenging year due to the pandemic but we were able to hold the competition in a safe manner within local and federal health guidelines.  You can review the 2020 results here.  This year the natural bodybuilding competition […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Carter McMullen After making his debut at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa, he came back in a big way and won his pro card at the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category.  Below is his story to the stage how starting at an early age turned out […]

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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!  Due to the pandemic, the date has been rescheduled to August 22nd, 2020 at the Bien Venu Event Center in Cedar Falls!  Come be a part of one of the longest running drug-tested competitions in the country!  This is an IPE […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Isaiah Bawek

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Isaiah Bawek.  He won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Physique category earning his IPE pro card.  Below is his story to the stage and how he overcame obstacles and challenges to fuel his drive to compete.  You can see Isaiah’s live FB […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Wichlinski

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Wichlinski

Laura Wichlinski won her IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Figure category.  Below is her story to the stage and how as someone who had an eating disorder, the sport of natural bodybuilding helped her recover. You can see Laura’s live FB video interview after her big win here:   https://www.facebook.com/naturaliowa/videos/2387357327995527/ […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Gholston, Jr.

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: Michael Gholston, Jr.

Michael Gholston Jr. won his IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category along with a first place in the Classic Physique division.  Below is his story to the stage and how as a lifetime lifter and athlete, he found another outlet for his competitive side.  You can see […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: ALYSSA BECERRA

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: ALYSSA BECERRA

Alyssa Becerra won her IPE pro card at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Bikini category.  Below is her story to the stage and how she found natural bodybuilding a way for her to get back to a place that she had lost after sports in school.  You can see Alyssa’s live FB video […]

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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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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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