New Major Fitness Event in Chattanooga, TN

Mr. Olympia Dexter Jackson and Center Podium Productions to host NPC National Qualifier Competition in Chattanooga Convention Center September 21, 2019

Dexter Jackson Classic Chattanooga

New Major Fitness Event in Chattanooga, TN.

The Dexter Jackson Classic in Chattanooga Tennessee will both entertain and motivate as hard-working amateur athletes as young as 16 and as old as 75 will show the audience what a few months of dedication to health and fitness can do to transform any physique!

The competition features the well-known “mass monsters” of bodybuilding; it also includes a total of seven divisions showcasing a variety of body types in the bikini, figure, men’s physique, classic physique, women’s physique, and fitness divisions. Many will have the coveted GQ and Sports Illustrated look! In addition to the amateur competitors, spectators will get the chance to visit with fitness vendors who will share their latest products. The products can help anyone achieve their health and fitness goals from simply dropping a pant size to become a star on the bodybuilding stage.

Mr. Olympia, Dexter Jackson, will also be there throughout the shows to grab a selfie or impart a bit of the wisdom that helped him stay at the top of his class at the Mr. Olympia at 50 years old. “Nothing makes me happier than the opportunity to inspire the next generation of athletes,” says Dexter Jackson.

Jackson has partnered with renown event production company, Center Podium. “Last year was my first time producing an event with Center Podium at my 14th annual event in Jacksonville, Florida.  They did an amazing job taking care of our competitors and provided an incredible experience for everyone,” said Dexter Jackson, 2008 Mr. Olympia and founder of the Dexter Jackson Classic.  “If you’re not sure if you’re ready to hit the stage, just remember ‘ain’t nuthin to it, but to do it.”

“We are pleased to be recognized by Dexter as the nation’s top NPC show producers and excited to expand the Dexter Jackson brand into Tennessee,” said Chris Minnes, founder of Center Podium Productions.

This National Physique Committee (NPC) sanctioned event is projected to attract some 1,200+ spectators and 100-150 athletes who will compete across 7 divisions and 54 classes for a coveted National Qualification plus waived registration and complimentary hotel stay at the IFBB Pro League International Russia Championship in Moscow, Russia for the chance to earn IFBB Pro status.

Key Features of Dexter Jackson Classic

  • NPC National Qualifier
  • Stunning Venue, Chattanooga Convention Center
  • Overall winners are invited to the IFBB Pro League International Russia Championship in Moscow, Russia
  • Hero Classes

The event will feature the following divisions with multiple classes: Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure, Men’s Physique, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, and Fitness.The Dexter Jackson Classic sponsors are Team Unchained Physiques, Pro Tan, SteelFit, Agoge House of Iron, Calibrated Training and Nutrition, Team Prolific, NPC West Coast Classic, Tahoe Show, Legion Sports Festival, and Center Podium.

Dexter Jackson Classic Schedule:
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:30 AM Doors open to the public for Pre-Judging for all NPC Divisions at Chattanooga Convention Center
10:00 AM Pre-Judging Begins
4:15 PM Doors open for finals at the Chattanooga Convention Center
5:00 PM Finals for all NPC Divisions.

Tickets range from $25.00 to $99.00 at For more information, visit The show can also be watched live online for free at

What: NPC Dexter Jackson Classic Bodybuilding Championship
When: Saturday, September 21, 2019, Pre-Judging NPC Divisions 10 AM to 2 PM Finals at 5:00 PM

Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Press Check-In: Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 AM or 4:00 PM (TV and media truck parking assigned)