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The National Gym Association (NGA) is one of the most recognizable Training and Athletic Associations in the world. The NGA is a 501(c)(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT organization that dedicates all resources and experience to the athlete and to teaching and training individuals to become the most professional certified personal fitness trainers in the world.

The National Gym Association was founded in 1979 and has trained and certified thousands of personal fitness trainers. These professional trainers have been involved in every facet of the bodybuilding and fitness training business.

Our members have won countless bodybuilding contests, trained thousands of athletes and have worked with some of the most famous recognizable people in the world today. Becoming a certified professional personal fitness trainer is a great profession that has excellent benefits and is one of the most respected professions today. Whether you are looking to work for a local gym or go into business for yourself, becoming a professional personal fitness trainer offers unlimited growth opportunities and can open many doors for your personal life and business career.

If you are a bodybuilder and are looking to get involved in amateur or professional competitions, the NGA is a prestigious organization that promotes and sanctions "all natural" professional, amateur, and figure competitors with over 50 contests nationwide. Our Not-For-Profit status allows us to utilize all the resources we have to promote competitions and dedicate healthy living standards throughout the United States.

For additional information please be sure to visit judging, drug testing, amateur schedules, professional schedule, and past contest winners pages!

We have thousands bodybuilding members, the NGA is the premier choice. Becoming a member of the NGA is considered an excellent career move and contributes to the betterment of "drug free" bodybuilding competitions.

The NGA was founded by Andy Bostinto over 30 years ago. Andy is one of the most recognizable names in the bodybuilding and professional fitness training world. He has personally trained with individuals that have won the most prestigious bodybuilding awards in the world such as former Mr. Olympia & Mr. Universe and current Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has also trained with the former Mr. Universe and the original "Incredible Hulk" Lou Ferrigno. In fact, Andy himself is a former Pro Mr. America (Masters).

The NGA comprises of a board of directors and faculty staff that include Medical Directors, PhD’s, Masters in Medical Biology and Nutrition, Personal Trainers, Current Bodybuilding Champions and many more. All are dedicated to the betterment of all- natural, drug free bodybuilding and providing world class certified professional fitness training programs.


The NGA is seeking experienced promoters who would like to join an organization tthat has a reputable world-wide reputation in our sport. If you are interested, please contact the NGA at (954) 344-8410 or

We welcome you to join our NGA GALLERIES .... it is FREE !



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National Gym Association - Celebrity Testimonials

National Gym Association - Celebrity Testimonials

Governor SchwarzeneggerThe President of the NGA Andy Bostinto is a real icon and idol to many people in the personal training field and bodybuilding business. Your letter brought back memories of training at your gym Andy. I am honored and delighted to receive this honorary certificate from your organization. I hope I look half as good as you do when I am your age. You are a big idol for a lot of people. Everybody needs somebody to look up to.Governor Schwarzenegger

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Former Mr. Universe

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