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Two organizations (ANBF & OCB), two promoters (Tina Peratino and Frank Meekins ) joined forces for benefit of our athletes!

This was a joint posing class held today for the OCB Catonsville Conquer and the ANBF Old Glory Natural Classic!

Today was an event unlike any other and an epic day for the sport of natural bodybuilding. Never before have two organizations and two promoters come together like this. I’m so blessed to be a pioneer in the effort to bring us closer together.

Thank you to everyone who came out today and put in the work! There’s more to be done, but these athletes will be KILLING it on our stages in 3 and 4 weeks! I can’t wait to see the end result!

If you’re interested in being a part of our next joint group posing class, registration is available online and there are a few spaces left, so reserve yours now and don’t be left behind the posing eight ball! #teamcsfp#csfpposing #csfpchoreography #anbf #anbfoldglorynatural #ocb#ocbcatonsvilleconquer

April 23, 2017
Premier Fitness Annapolis, MD
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: $35



The 2017 Catonsville Conquer after party will be at the Hilton BWI starting at 7pm.  Appetizers are free!  Come celebrate with OCB staff, fellow athletes and family.  See you there after the show!


Hilton BWI @ 7pm

“Flight Deck” Bar area

1739 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

(410) 694-0808



For the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY two natural organizations are GOING TO WORK TOGETHER to help athletes save $$ and allow you to compete in two shows in different organizations!

Tina Peratino(ANBF Old Glory Promoter), Kent Bierly (ANBF Pres), Frank Meekins (OCB Catonsville Conquer promoter) and Matt Sheply (OCB Pres) have joined forces to allow competitors to compete in the OCB Catonsville Conquer (4/29, Catonsville, MD) AND the ANBF Old Glory Natural Classic (5/6, Alexandria, VA) WITHOUT HAVING TO PURCHASE TWO MEMBERSHIPS!

This means you can have an OCB membership and compete in both shows OR have an ANBF membership and compete in both shows without having to purchase the other organization membership (for these 2 shows ONLY)!

Not only that……
– You will ONLY need ONE MEMBERSHIP for both shows!
– You will ONLY need ONE POLYGRAPH for both shows!

Never have two organizations come together in this way! I’m very blessed and excited to be working with some amazing people in this sport who truly care about the natural athlete experience!

So….who’s in??? April 29th and May 6th (only 1 week apart)!!!!! Two amazing natural body building events!  Let’s show the world how natural body building CAN come together as one for the athlete’s benefit!

For more information on how to register visit:

Contact Frank Meekins – (OCB Catonsville Conquer) or Tina Peratino – (ANBF Old Glory Natural Classic)



This year’s OCB Catonsville Conquer will be April 29th / 10am at the CCBC Catonsville Theater in Catonsville, MD.  ARE YOU READY TO CONQUER THE STAGE?? Register here!

I want to thank all of the athletes who have registered so far!  Can’t wait to hear about your transformation success stories and see the results on stage.




TANKTEAM!! It’s Friday and you know we are flexing!  I want to shout out to Tina Johnson who is an amazing person inside and out.  Tina it’s been great getting to know you and watch your journey.  See you soon!  Tina’s spotlight below..

I am from Richmond Virginia. Business owner, wife of 15 years and a mother of 2 daughters. I started bodybuilding because I needed to get back in shape and take control of my health. 5 years ago I was overweight, I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I was on my way to developing diabetes.

Being a former collegiate track and field athlete, I quickly regained my athletic abilities, threw away unhealthy habits and to started losing weight. My personal trainer at the time suggested that start competing for fun. I hesitated at first. “I’m a wife and mother and involved in church, no way I’m getting on stage in a tiny bikini for the world to see my body!”

Once I went to a show to see what the hype was about, I fell in love! I had modeled when I was younger and I always wanted to do a pageant, but I had a hard time raising money for the necessities that came along with pageant life. Bodybuilding for me became a way for me to showcase my hard work in the gym and model on the stage at the same time! I absolutely love this sport! Whether I’m on stage or working behind the scenes this sport has brought so much joy to my adult life! Shout out to my coach IFBB Pro Shawna Pringle for her patience and dedication!

The Tina Johnson 


Bodybuilding Resume


•OCB Colonial Open Overall Figure Champion and Procard winner – July 2016. YORKTOWN, VA 

•OCB Atlantic Super Show- Second Place Figure Overall – May 2016. RICHMOND, VA 

•OCB Atlantic Super Show- Second Place Figure Overall – May 2015. RICHMOND, VA 

•NPA Nationals- Overall Figure Champion and Procard winner- August 2014. NORFOLK, VA 

•NPA Ms Virginia Overall Figure Champion May 2014. HENRICO, VA 

OTHER SKILLS AND TRAINING INCLUDE: Personal Trainer, Posing Coach, Bodybuilding Judge- Certified by @ocb_natural_bodybuilding, freelance makeup artist, lead expediter. 


TANKTEAM! Last weekend the OCB Capital City Classic was fierce!  Congrats to all of the athletes for kicking ass.  Promoters Dorrie and DJ – awesome show, thank you for having me!



TANKTEAM!.. Happy Flex Friday.  Check out Amy’s athlete spotlight below.  WOW, transformation is epic!  Amy, see you at the OCB Capital City Classic – Yes I am eating all of the FLEX Donuts!

My name is Amy Nguyen and I am a Hokie and Saint alum. I work full time as a Substance Abuse fitnesspicCounselor in residential drug treatment with Fairfax County and am the founder of the protein donut company, Flex Donuts. I found myself in fitness through losing myself. Being in a past abusive relationship, I was told that dressing nicely and tending to my outer appearance was a sign of disloyalty. I disguised my inner turmoil through excessive alcohol and food consumption. Eventually, I was able to break those chains, which led to my own re-discovery, in and out of the gym! Lifting became my new source of happiness and helped me find the strong, intelligent, and confidently beautiful woman that I have always been.

I competed in my first two bodybuilding competitions as a figure competitor in Spring 2016. I fell in love with fitness and a healthy lifestyle, but always had a sweet tooth! After struggling with post-competition depression and binge eating disorder, I was motivated to find a way for athletes to safely incorporate tasty foods and still reach their fitness goals, all while keeping mentally and emotionally sound. Thus, Flex Donuts was founded. Some of the proceeds from protein donut sales go back to Love 146, an organization devoted to survivor care, prevention education, and training professionals to look for signs of trafficking.

In my spare time, I love to LIFT, blog, fiddle with the ukulele, watch low budget horror movies, and explore different foods. I am happy I am now able to share my passion with others!fitnesspic2


TANKTEAM… Gains going up on a Tuesday baby!  Check out Jermaine’s inspirational story below.  Jermaine – see you Saturday at the Capital City Classic.  

My name is Jermaine Powell, born in Virginia Beach Va. I grew up with a passion of sports, baseball, football, basketball etc.. I always loved to compete and just the overall challenge it gave me. I’ve always worked out but nothing close to what I do now. Fitness and just the overall healthy lifestyle has changed my life. I’ve learned so much about nutrition, dieting, and how to properly trained my body.

I come from two wonderful parents My mother Alice Powell who fought really hard fight but loss the battle to cancer and my father James Powell who is currently fighting cancer. Seeing how close the disease is in my family I wanted to put myself in the best shape possible to lower the risk of the possibility. I’ve just made one year of bodybuilding training specifically and competing. My Coach Stephen Hayes who owns the Dungeon Gym LLC, located in Richmond, VA took me under his wing and trained me to compete in the OCB tidewater Natural show which I took second place and recently the OCB National Championship where I took 1st place and earned my pro card. No words can describe how thankful and blessed I am to have Coach who cares and wants the absolute best for his clients or competitors. From first day I walked in the Dungeon Gym LLC his focus was to help me reach my dream and that was to be a professional bodybuilder. To me he’s more than a coach, he’s a mentor, a motivator, a leader, a role model, a father and a big brother.

As I embark on preparing for my pro debuts, I want all to know that I truly love bodybuilding love I truly love the sport and I enjoy inspiring and motivating others in reaching their goals. I want to thank the OCB Matt Shepley and big Frank Meekins for assisting and putting together large scale events and media outlets where natural bodybuilding is broadcast for all to experience.



TANKTEAM!! Happy turkey week, this week’s athlete spotlight is coming at you from Morgantown, WV.  Give it up for Danielle Shaner!  I met her and her husband backstage at the OCB Chesapeake Classic – Check her amazing story below and @danielle.shaner

My name is Danielle Shaner. I am 28 years old, born and raise in Frederick, MD.  I moved to Morgantown, WV after my husband and I got married in 2014.  At that time I obtained an my Group Fitness Instructor Certification.  I teach Group Ex. classes at the Pro Performance gym located in Morgantown.  I grew up dancing for over 18+ years and dabbled in Volleyball in high school.  My real passion for lifting didn’t pick up until I was in my early 20’s.  I ran into a concern in 2012; I was diagnosed with a rare joint disease in my right knee called

danielle4Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS).  Since then, I’ve had 3 open knee surgeries to try and resolve the issue.  I use this diagnosis to help make me stronger mentally and physically.  In a matter of a few months I can regain almost 100% of my mobility and range of motion.  After years of wanting to compete and then convincing myself out of it, I finally took the plunge and found a coach in Feb. 2016.  I started working with Erin Dimond (Columbus, OH) and got right to work.  I competed in my first show at the OCB Presidential Cup (August 20 2016) placing 4th-Bikini Novice Class A & 5th-Bikini Open Class A.  I wanted to challenge myself and stay in prep for one more show.  I placed 1st Bikini Novice Class & 2nd Bikini Open Class in the OCB Chesapeake Classic September 17, 2016.  I am now taking a year off to build and recover from my, upcoming, 4th knee surgery in January 2017.  I have a very competitive spirit and determined to achieve every goal I set for myself.  I plan to embrace the off season to make necessary changes and progress.  I look forward to coming back to the stage next year and seeing how far I’ve come.