Fitness Focus – Line ’em Up – by Genieve Sanchez

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It is that time of year again when fitness and bodybuilding competitors are gearing up to stand on stage and compete in their desired shows and federations.  Whether you are a competitor or spectator,New Mexicohas a great variety of reputable federations and excellent shows where one can compete or just sit back and be entertained.    Here is the show line up for the 2012 Spring/Summer season:

Fitness New Mexico and Musclemania Championships

May 12, 2012 @ The Hard Rock Casino Showroom,Albuquerque,New Mexico

Preliminaries 9am, Finals 5pm, and Health Expo will be open all day.

This show is a regional qualifier for the Fitness Universe Pageant, Fitness America Pageant and Musclemania World Tour.  The show is a pro-qualifier – the overall Musclemania NM Champion will be eligible for their pro card.

Categories include: Ms. BikiniNew Mexico, Model New Mexico (Male & Female Divisions), Fitness New Mexico, Figure NewMexico, Musclemania (Male & Female Divisions) and Model New Mexico – male & female divisions.

For more information about entries, the show or to reserve a booth at the expo, please contact show promoter Cristin Kiburz at 505.948.1858 or [email protected].  Tickets for the show can be purchased at

Mr. & Ms. New Mexico State Naturals

June 16, 2012 @ The Hyatt Regency atAlbuquerqueConvention Center

Pre-Judging 10am, Finals 5pm.

This show is a pro-qualifier event for the PNBA (Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association).  Categories include:  Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Physique, Model,Bikini, and Kids Fitness.

For more information on available sponsorships, program ads, tickets and contest entry forms please contact show promoter Amy Daniels at 505.362.9248, (hotline) 951.732.3900 or email [email protected].

MidUSA / NM State Championships

July 7, 2012 @ The African American Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

This show is a National Qualifier Event for this federation.  Categories of this show include:  Bodybuilding, Figure,Bikini, and Physique.

For more information please contact Jeff Taylor at [email protected]

OCB Natural Southwest Classic

July 28, 2012 @ The National Hispanic Cultural Center,Albuquerque,New Mexico

This show is an IEPA Open & Masters Pro Qualifier).

Divisions include Men’s bodybuilding (Teen, Novice, Junior, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open), Figure (Novice, Age 45+, Age 35+, Open),Bikini(Open), Female Fitness Model (Open).

For more information please contact show promoter Lee Shaffer at [email protected] or 505.710.2737

On behalf of KNUXX, we would like to wish the best of luck and continued success to all of the fitness/bodybuilding athletes, promoters, and sponsors that will be involved with these shows.  Our hats are off to you for being dedicated to keeping “Fitness in Focus”.  Stay tuned this summer for the results and highlights of these exciting events.

Until next time…

Writers note:  If you are a show promoter in the New Mexico area and would like to feature your event in KNUXX or online in our Event Calendar, please email your event information to [email protected].