The Event

On November 9 & 10, 2019 you become the comic book superhero, surrounded by fellow superheroes; 3,000 athletes to be exact. Plus all your favorite heroes. Countless Mr. Olympia and fitness champions and stars.

Plus 200+ vendors to bring your superpowers to new heights. The best and newest fitness supplements, equipment, and technology out there.

It is a sensory extravaganza of fitness and excitement. Totally new. Totally different. And a freaking blast.



3,000 athletes across NINE HUGE SPORTS. The Event is headlined by SIX IFBB PRO LEAGUE Bodybuilding and Fitness Divisions, bringing in the best physique athletes in the world. Ms. Olympia Oksana Grishina brings you the OG POLE FITNESS CLASSIC. The West Coast’s authority of powerlifting brings you the USPA SPORTS FEST OPEN. Strongman Corporation hosts AMERICA’S STRONGEST MAN & WOMAN. Ready to test your functional fitness? Battleground Events hosts the biggest function fitness event in California FALLOUT. ARMWRESTLING by the USAA,  New is 2019 is WEIGHTLIFTING and MASSWRESTLING from the AAU and KICKBOXING.

Legion Sports Fest Battleground Fall Out Sports Fitness Expo

SECOND, Be IN the Action

Even if you don’t compete at the top level a sport there is still lots of options to get in on the action. Get the adrenaline pumping when you compete with a friend in the SWAT Fuel Obstacle Course. Got strength for days? Test your endurance with “Fail to Win” reps contest hosted by Mike O’Hearn or the Airforce Testing Grounds. There’s an adventure around every corner!

Plus, try out hundreds of new supplements, equipment, and technology from over 200 vendors.

THE BLACK FRIDAY OF FITNESS! Gold Saturday and Silver Sunday deliver you insane deals on fitness deals of up to 75% off. You’ll basically make money by coming to the Legion! Companies will have select products in limited supply during the first 2-hours of each day. Get in early to get the goods. PLUS, collect our IFBB Superhero trading cards to get in on thousands of dollars of free supplements, gym gear, and NPC show registrations and tickets. Click here for more details.


Looking to gain knowledge? We have you covered with bodybuilding seminars for men and women from the best in the world including Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson, Mr. Classic Physique Olympia Danny Hester, Mr. Men’s Physique Olympia Mark Anthony, Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray, Ms. Fitness Olympia Oksana Grishina, and Ms. Bikini Olympia Ashley Kaltwasser.

Mr. Olympia head judge, Sany Williamson offers a free seminar to help dial in your best understand everything you need to know to prepare for the NPC and IFBB stage.

Plus medical doctors and industry experts for course credit at our Fitness Pro Education Series.


Long Beach, California

A Fitness Vacation

The only thing that could make it better is the location! The Long Beach Convention Center and our host hotels are located on the Long Beach Pike which is packed with shops and restaurants. Satisfy your inner urbanite at downtown Long Beach’s vibrant waterfront scene. From eclectic neighborhoods to sandy beaches, you’ll find Long Beach to be an urban waterfront playground. Visit museums, tour a 1930s ocean liner and watch sea lions at Long Beach’s aquarium. Enjoy live performances and cruise Naples canals. Spot dolphins at play on your way to Catalina Island.

Long Beach California bodybuilding vacation

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About Center Podium

Chris Minnes

Voted best bodybuilding promoter in 2017, Center Podium Productions was founded by Chris Minnes. With a background in event promotion starting back in 1991, Minnes has promoted hundreds of events including concerts, ski events, mt. bike races, and more. Combining his event and customer service background, passion for bodybuilding (he’s an active NPC competitor), Minnes rolled out the first Tahoe Show in 2011. Also produced by Center Podium Productions is the NPC West Coast Classic, Dexter Jackson Classic, NPC Mother Lode and the Tahoe Show.