The NPC West Coast Fitness Expo and Bodybuilding Championship

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The NPC West Coast Fitness Expo and Bodybuilding Championship

The NPC West Coast Fitness Expo and Bodybuilding Championship



Bodybuilders, Figure, Bikini & Physique Athletes to Flock to Southern California.

Producers Lonnie Teper & Christopher Minnes with special guests 4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, IFBB Legend Chris Cormier, reigning Ms. Olympia, Oksana Grishina and Lou Ferrigno, Jr. A NPC Amateur Bodybuilding National Qualifier

RIVERSIDE, CA (June, 11) — The NPC WEST COAST Fitness Expo & Bodybuilding Championship will be held at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, CA on June 18, 2016. The NPC-sanctioned event is projected to double in size from past years to attract some 2,000+ spectators and 300 athletes who will compete for custom championship trophies and a coveted National Qualification. Website is

What is expected to be a blockbuster amateur bodybuilding show promises much more then flexing physiques. “At this event everyone leaves with something, fitness supplements, apparel, prizes, celebrity photos and a ton of motivation to be fit.” explains promoter Lonnie Teper. The event includes a free fitness expo with 35 vendors, contests, raffles, free samples and free seminars with legends like 4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler and IFBB Legend and trainer, Chris Cormier.

The bodybuilding and fitness contest will take place at the stunning Riverside Performing Arts Center. The audience will enjoy impressive physiques as well as entertainment and appearances from reigning Ms. Olympia, Oksana Grishina, plus Jay Cutler, Chris Cormier and Lou Ferrigno Jr. The high energy show will be polished off with a first class stage presentation with state-of-the art LED Screens, high resolution projection and a host of other features.

“It is more than a beauty pageant, it is a sport where physiques reflect physical training, discipline and self-worth. But still expect lots of flexing at this visual extravaganza covered by magazines, bloggers, major main stream media and in thousands of tweets, photos and social media fan page posts around the globe,” said Teper.

“We are pleased to present a platform for our contestants and sponsors to raise awareness for health, fitness and friendly competition,” said Minnes, bodybuilding champion and producer of the NPC West Coast, Tahoe Show and Ferrigno Legacy Bodybuilding & Fitness Weekend held in Palm Springs, CA in October.

Also new this year, the show will be broadcast live streamed on the internet offered for free thanks to Carr Cellular Nutrition. This HD experience can be had from any computer or smart phone with access to the internet. Simply visit

Renowned as one of the industry’s best competitions by contestants, judges and spectators alike, the schedule for the NPC West Coast to be held at the Fox Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 18 is:

9:30 AM Doors Open
10:00 AM Pre-Judging NPC Divisions
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  Free Expo Open
5:00 PM Free Expo Re-Opens
5:30 PM Doors Open
6:00 PM NPC Finals with special guest, 4x Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler
9:30 PM (approx)  Finals & Trophy Awards / Competitor Interviews and Photo Sessions
10:00 PM After-Party Celebration at ProAbition Whiskey Lounge & Kitchen

The show’s Title sponsor is with presenting sponsors Carr Cellular Fitness, SWAT Fuel, ProFight Nutrition, The Camp Training Center, Tahoe Show and the Ferrigno Legacy. The event is being held at the Fox Performing Arts Center with 2,000 spectators and 300 competitors. Pre-judging will be June 18, 2016 starting at 10:00 AM, with finals starting at 6:00 PM. Spectator tickets are $25.00 to $99.00.

For information, registration, tickets and a full event schedule visit ###

To schedule pre-show interviews area competitors or NPC West Coast producer Chris Minnes or Lonnie Teper please contact Chris Minnes at (775) 267-7564 or

What: NPC West Coast Fitness Expo and Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship
Press Check-In: June 18th at 9:00 AM * 5:30 PM (please contact in advance for TV and media truck parking) Pre-Judging NPC
When: Pre-Judging NPC Divisions 10 AM-2 PM, Finals at 6 PM. Expo 10 AM-3 PM & 5-9 PM
Where: Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Ave. Riverside, CA 92501

About Chris Minnes & Tahoe Show, LLC

Christopher Minnes is known as the premier bodybuilding event promoter in the West. He has produced the NPC/IFBB sanctioned Tahoe Show since 2011 and the NPC/IFBB Ferrigno Legacy held each year in Palm Springs. With a background in event promotion beginning in 1991, Minnes has produced hundreds of events including concerts, ski & snowboard races, Mt. bike races and much more. Tahoe Show, LLC is the managing company for the NPC West Coast, Tahoe Show and Ferrigno Legacy. For information visit

About Lonnie Teper

Lonnie Teper has been a hub of the bodybuilding world for over 30 years playing nearly every role from host of over 500 shows including the Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic, veteran reporter for Iron Man Magazine, promoter and the man on the street working with everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Jay Cutler. Teper founded the the NPC West Coast under the name NPC Western Collegiate Championships in 1999.

About Fox Performing Arts Center

The Riverside Fox Theater, also known as the Fox Performing Arts Center, was built in 1929, and is a Spanish Colonial Revival style building in the heart of downtown Riverside, California. The theater is the centerpiece of Riverside’s Arts & Culture initiative and in 2010 underwent a major renovation and restoration to become a regional performing arts facility. The theater is best known for being the first theater to screen the 1939 film Gone With the Wind.


About Leo Dignadice

Leo is the owner of The Nerd Initiative