The Natural Bodybuilding Alliance (NBA) will reconvene on February 22 in Ramona, CA, 35 miles east of San Diego. Readers will recall that the inaugural Summit of the leading natural bodybuilding organizations took place in February 2012 in Dublin, CA, at which time the participants unanimously agreed to unite under a common umbrella – the NBA – to encourage greater cooperation among the different organizations and unite the natural movement against the tide of performance-enhancing drugs in bodybuilding.
While there are still many differences in policies, procedures, drug testing, and philosophies, all of these leaders and their organizations remain committed to the principle of drug-free competition. This author is confident that continued dialogue among the leaders in the natural movement will help to bridge their differences as they establish stronger personal relationships and work together, however incrementally, for the common good of the sport.
Current NBA member organizations include NANBF, OCB, IFPA, FAME, ABA, INBA, PNBA, DFAC, and WNSO. Members of these organizations are urged to encourage their leaders to attend.