The Training Station is proud to be the winner of the NABBA North West Bodybuilding Gym of the year for 2009 – 2012 – 2013
NABBA is the first and the original competitive bodybuilding association. NABBA was formed in 1950 after Steve Reeves won the first Mr. Universe contest, who went on to make over 30 Hercules movies. Other top bodybuilders who won the Mr. Universe title include Reg Park, Bill Pearl and Arnold Schwarzenegger (four-times winner).
In 1956, the late Oscar Heidenstam was appointed Secretary and continued to drive NABBA forward for more than 30 years. NABBA International was formed at a meeting in London in 1984, and became host to the European & World Championships. Now more than fifty countries support this branch of NABBA.
As of today, there are ten elected area reps covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and they are members of the NABBA Council. Every area holds a qualifying event, which leads to the Annual Mr. & Miss Britain Finals. This then becomes a qualifier for the European and Universe Championships. The Universe contest gets stronger every year – at the last Universe, representatives from 36 countries took part with a total of 151 athletes competing.