Thunder Classic

NGA Thunder Classic Natural Bodybuilding

September 16th 2017


“If the things we want in life are not going to be found….they need to be created.” The time is now to create a bodybuilding and fitness exposition in Deland. Our goal is to bring a health and wellness expo to Deland that will continue to grow year after year.  Please consider getting involved.  We cannot do it alone. Naturally, Derek and Tracy Simonds

The NGA Thunder Classics will be a premier natural bodybuilding event.  The goal is to add events each year turning this into a health and wellness expo.  This year the NGA Thunder Classic will host approximately 60 athletes, a few hundred spectators, judges, vendors, and sponsors.


The NGA Thunder Classic is open to all natural amateur athletes who hold a current NGA membership Card. A seven (7) year drug-free polygraph is required for all competitors. Polygraph information is included in the registration.


Women Competitors can choose from Bikini, Figure, Physique, and Bodybuilding. Men Competitors can choose from Physique and Bodybuilding. We will have classes for Teen, Novices, Masters, and Pro Qualifiers. Pro qualifiers require five competitors in a class for a pro card to be awarded. Crossovers from one category to another are not allowed, i.e. competing in both Bikini and Figure. Competitors are welcome to compete in multiple classes in the same category, i.e. Figure Masters and Figure Pro Qualifier.


The NGA Thunder Classic will be contributing a portion of the proceeds to the following organizations; Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FL Chapter) and Translife-Organ donation We have witnessed first hand the value of these organizations and ask that you consider supporting them in your charitable giving as well.


The National Gym Association, Inc. (NGA) was established in 1979 and is one of the most recognizable training and athletic associations in the world.  The NGA is a 501©(3) Not-for-profit organization that dedicates all resources and experience to the natural athlete and to teaching and training individuals to become the most professional certified personal fitness trainers in the world. Additional information can be found at


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Please download the registration form, complete, and either mail or email back to the address on the form. 


NGA Thunder Classic Registration