Produced by Center Podium Productions, we are known for some of the BIGGEST Bodybuilding events in California, our 2017 show boasted 166 IFBB Pros and 391 NPC Athletes. The IFBB LEGION SPORTS FEST will be that biggest yet with a vision of honoring anyone with the drive to find their best self.
The Event is headlined by SIX IFBB PRO Divisions, bringing in the best bodybuilders, physique, bikini and fitness athletes in the world. It also includes an indoor/outdoor expo with over 250 vendors, multiple sports such as POLE FITNESS, USPA POWERLIFTING, CROSSFIT, KICKBOXING, JIU-JITSU, ARMWRESTLING and activities for everyone who wants a little taste of competition! And don’t miss the fun with food trucks and entertainment for all. Everything takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center on September 29 & 30, 2018.
The LEGION OF OLYMPIANS are an elite group of some of the top Mr. and Ms. Olympias in the world. They are the advisement council, taking their vast experience, from the bottom to the very top, and bringing it to the Legion Sports Fest to create it an event like no other.
The Legion of Olympians contribute to both the development of the event and the execution. They will be at the show throughout the event weekend. They will share with you unique and interactive experiences, each bringing their own special flair to the event. Some may provide philosophy, technical knowledge, physical engagement and creative outlets in the form of seminars, classes, and exhibitions. All will be at the IFBB Pro Show representing their respective IFBB Professional League Divisions which include Bodybuilding 212, BIkini, Men’s Physique, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, and Fitness.
The expo will be PACKED with vendors, sports, seminars, and celebrities. 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 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.
January 27 & 28, 2018 at the Grand Sierra Resort & UFC Gym Reno, Nevada.
Learn from an Olympian! Mr. Olympia Danny Hester, Mr. Olympia Mark Anthony and top 10 Olympian Bojana Vasiljevic in partnership with NPC/IFBB Promoter Chris Minnes, bring to Reno the “Olympian Workshop”. Learn everything you need to know for successful 12-week prep and on show day. Also, special discount hotel rates!
Center Podium Productions 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. The show now sells out annually.
Chris has strict standards for every production with an emphasis that places the guest’s experience first. These guidelines start with an epic location and facility. The experience must a one-stop shop with the sports, hotel, tanning, registration and food all within walking distance. Every detail must constantly be assessed and reassessed for new avenues to improve; the true mindset of a bodybuilder. The shows must be entertaining, have the best emcees, best entertainers, most beautiful stage sets. The thing that ties it all together is free; this is a smile. Kindness, understanding, and patience from our entire team who all have been, or are competitors. They understand the stage fright, nervousness, and hunger. They will assure that every athlete, whether they win or lose, has an experience of a lifetime.
In addition to the Legion Sports Fest, Chris also produces the NPC West Coast Classic, Tahoe Show, Dexter Jackson Classic and the new NPC Mother Lode. Also on the Center Podium Web Page, you can find an archive of past shows, competitor prep guide, and entertaining video features.