As we are deeply entrenched in the fourth quarter of the 2016 IFBB & NPC season, I sit quietly on an American Airlines early morning flight to Omaha, Nebraska reflecting back on quite the whirlwind of a successful year thus far. The opportunities given by Jim Manion to the Tim Gardner Productions Tour Bus have been quite the enjoyable experience for myself, Eileen & our Elite Team. With each event being so unique in its own respective demographics, the rewards have been fruitful with the receptive response of the athletes, officials and fans in attendance. Always a learning curve as our various shows grow in popularity, new dimensions are added to attract more fitness interest as we go and the growing pains’ lessons which we endure as we expand. We proudly find that the common denominator of our events is the satisfied feedback and the solid branding of a top notch IFBB and NPC production. Eileen and I would like to warmly recognize all of those individuals who have made our journey a smoother one – from our Elite Team to all of the officials who have spent their weekends at our shows. Your dedicated efforts have undoubtedly made us shine within the fitness industry. A major thank you to Jake, Kristal Wood, Brian Tosko and the entire Wings of Strength team for their continued support and enabling us to showcase the athletes in the fashion that we do. Much appreciation to all of the vendors who have sponsored our events this year. The synergistic energy from your companies adds much excitement for the fans along with our competitions and expos.
With four shows remaining, we look to finish the year with a bang; two NPC Florida panhandle shows, our inaugural and heavily anticipated IFBB Mel Chancey Port Charlotte Pro/NPC Champion Harbor Classic and lastly, our grand finale with our NPC Puerto Rico Championships just one week before the NPC Nationals in Miami. As crazy at it seems, we are currently very diligent at our Tim Gardner Productions Headquarters in efforts to make 2017 even better.
Many exciting things are on the horizon for our industry and look for the upcoming season to be a banner one. With much gratitude, we count every blessing. Remember, make today better than yesterday.
Yours in IFBB & NPC,