The Promoters - John and Becky Arnold
We have over 60 years of combined experience in health and exercise. We only prescribe drug free nutrition and exercise methods. Natural Build Fitness LLC is dedicated to developing the natural athlete. We promote and stage NANBF natural contests, provide contest prep exclusive to natural athletes no matter where they compete. This site offers contest information and registration for our five events annually that we promote and contact information for Contest Prep services we offer.
Our contests are sanctioned by the North American Natural Bodybuilding- Federation or the "NANBF" and also the Internation Pro Elite Federation or the "IPE". We have been promoting for 23+ plus years.
Spring (April) Natural Southern States Classic
Summer (July) Loveland Colorado Naturals
Fall (Sept) St. Louis Gateway Naturals
Late Fall ( Nov.) NANBF Natural Amateur Nationals in conjunction with-
Late Fall (Nov.) IPE Pro World Championships
We do not believe in the use of drugs recreational or for sports enhancement. Our site is only to promote healthy lifestyles through drug free training and nutrition methods. NaturalBuildFitness.com programs may seem to be much different from the norm. There is a difference from the PED enhanced athletes nutrition and training methods. NaturalBuildFitness.com programs are also not just for bodybuilders or athletes. We will work with anyone that just wants to improve their health and fitness level as well.
Our experience is your ace in the hole. Becky has been a certified trainer for over 20+ years. She has been an aerobic coordinator and teacher. She has been a judge since 1998 and an NANBF/IPE regional head judge. She has head judged for several prestigious Natural World Championship Pro contests and many other National Pro competitions. She also had competed in bodybuilding on and off for over 10 years and now semi- retired. Her career highlights:
1994 - NPC Heart of the Midwest - 2nd place medium
1995 - NPC Ironman Naturally, St. Louis, MO - 1st submasters and 2nd open
1999 - NANBF Mo Kan - overall winner
1999 - NANBF USA - 1st place tall class winner
John has a BS in Physical Education and a Minor in Coaching Secondary Education. He attended Northwest Missouri State University. He was a football and track athlete in high school. He did resume his track career in the sprints for Northwest Missouri State University. After college he competed in USPF Powerlifting competitions. He earned top three placing in over ten competitions. His best performance was winning the 165 lb. class with a 1213 lb. total at the 1990 Kansas Open, a non drug tested event but competed being natural. Like Becky he has been an NANBF/IPE judge since 1999. He has competed in over 30 bodybuilding competitions. His career highlight achievements:
1989 - NPC Mr. Missouri, lightweight 2nd place
1991 - NPC Heart of the Midwest, light weight 4th place
1994 - **NANBA - Later became the NANBF Iowa 3rd Place
1995 - Ironman Naturally, St. Louis, 3rd submasters
1996 - NANBF Central Midwest, 3rd Medium class
1997 - NANBF Southern States Classic, 1st Medium and overall winner
1997 - NANBF Central Midwest, 3rd submasters
1999 - NANBF Heartland classic, 2nd submasters and open Medium
1999 - NANBF USA, 2nd submasters and 2nd open Medium
2003 - NANBF Golds Classic - 2nd Open Short, Best Poser
2006 - NANBF Bluffs Classic - 2nd Open Short, 1st Masters & Best Poser
2006 - NANBF USA - 5th Open Short
2007 - NANBF Golds Classic - 4th Open, 3rd Masters 40+.
2007 - NANBF USA - 1st Open Short ( Pro Card) & 2nd Masters 40+
2008 - IFPA Bluffs Pro Masters Cup - 4th
2009 - IFPA Bluffs Pro Masters Cup - 4th
2012 - IFPA St Louis Pro Masters Cup - Best Poser
We hope you feel our background will give you the confidence to join us in pursuit of your goals. We can provide training via in person, Skype, email or text. We are excited to take on any new challenge!