2022 INBA PNBA Pro/Am Natural Universe: Preview


The 2022 INBA PNBA Pro/Am Natural Universe show embarks this weekend! 

The 2022 International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA)/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (PNBA) Pro/Am Natural Universe show takes place this weekend, September 2-3, 2022, in Tampa, FL. 

2022 INBA PNBA Pro/AM Natural Universe is a significant event in natural bodybuilding. Competitors are battling it out as the final three months of the INBA PNBA natural bodybuilding season, and Natural Olympia approaches. 

This week is “peak week”– the week before a bodybuilding show where competitors put it into high gear to make any final preparations for the show–for Natural Universe competitors. 

Denny Kakos started the first Natural Universe in 1990. The Natural Universe title is trademarked, and it’s one of the most prestigious natural bodybuilding titles the INBA PNBA offers. That has seen the faces of many great champions. 

Past Champions 

Over 30 pro athletes are competing this year, with a few from different countries. Prize money, other prizes, PNBA Elite World Tour Points, and social media exposure will be offered. This is the first time a natural bodybuilding show of this prestige will be held in Tampa, Florida. Next year, in September 2023, Natural Universe will be held in Bucharest, Romania.

Athletes Attending

Here are some athletes you can expect to see at Natural Universe. 

Stacked Open Pro Bodybuilders 

Impressive Pro Grand Masters 50+ Line up

Pro Classic Physique: Open

  • Benjamin Hernandez
    • Mexico
  • Derek Joe
    • 2021 Natural Olympia Pro Champion
  • Patricio Martinez
  • Josh Mazza

Pro Men’s Physique: Open

Pro Bikini Divas: Open 

  • Arely Ayala
    • Mexico
    • 2nd Place 2021 Natural Olympia Pro Bikini
  • Danielle Bouldin
  • Lissy Guerrero
  • Kayla Rowling 
    • 2x Natural Olympia Pro Bikini Champion
  • Lafaye Young
  • Stephani De Zorzi
    • Mexico 

Pro Women’s Bodybuilding: Open 

  • Yvette Arthur
    • United Kingdom
    • 2021 Natural Olympia Champion 

Besides the competitors on this list, there will be many more amazing elite natural athletes. And the PNBA Wellness category will also be debuting. All athletes will be qualified to compete at the XXV Natural Olympia on November 10th-13th in Las Vegas.

The INBA PNBA released a statement regarding Natural Universe on their Instagram page. You can see their complete report and clip highlighting the show below. 

Generation Iron and Iron Man Magzine will be providing full coverage. Check out the INBA PNBA schedule for Natural Olympia qualifying events. Don’t miss out; come and check out the competition

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Terry Ramos
As a personal trainer and writer, Terry loves changing lives through coaching and the written word. Terry has a B.S. in Kinesiology and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and ISSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He enjoys playing music, reading, and watching films when he's not writing or training.