John & Ebie Nickerson reside in Issaquah, WA with their 4 children. John began his initial interest in fitness in 1991 while living in Italy. He had no formal training in the fitness world when he was challenged by a professional bodybuilder to do an amateur bodybuilding show. He took on that challenge and went off to prepare for the show. After 6 weeks of training he completed the show and placed 6th out 9 in his weight class. From that moment forward his life was transformed and he knew he would use the gym to encourage others. He began studying and received many certifications in fitness, while working together with other trainers and coaches. In 2000 as a Certified Personal Trainer John opened Unico Fitness. Today as a Lifetime Drug Free Natural Bodybuilder, he has competed in over 15 bodybuilding shows nationally and internationally, placing in the top 3 in all but 2 of his shows. In 2009 John achieved one of his dreams at the Washington State, Arlington, WA by placing 1st in Master light and Master overall earning him his Pro-card. But John feels his biggest accomplishments are when he helps others achieve their health, wellness and fitness goals! He is excited to represent the WNBF team and continue spreading the word in the Pacific NW and surrounding areas, with local promoters, about drug free Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness.

Ebie is a native of San Diego. After her move to the Pacific NW in 1995 her focus turned to her calling in Health and Wellness. In 1998 she met John Nickerson and they quickly realized their shared interests in fitness, health and wellness; they married in March 2003. She received her early Massage Training, graduated from Bellevue Massage School in 2000 and shortly after opened her own practice as EBB’s Massage. She is passionate about the positive effects of touch therapy on the body and mind. While continuing to expand her knowledge in the Health, Wellness and Anti-Aging Industry, as an independent contractor, she currently works at Urban Oasis Yoga & Wellness and  Massage Envy Spa Issaquah. Ebie is also excited to represent the WNBF team and proud to support John in his endeavors to spread the word about drug free Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness.op


Get ready for the 2016 NW Royal!

7-Year Drug Free Policy

NWRNB provides competition on a level field. All competitors must adhere to the WNBF 7 year drug free policy.

Competitor Centered

The NWRNB is all about the you, the competitor. The competitors are the Stars of the show and we to provide a venue where they can shine.  

Amazing After-Party

Immediately following the NW Royal there will an after party to remember.

Unbias Judging

WNBF provides judging without the politics and games. Judges who genuinely care about the competitors and the sport.

Polygraph & Urine Tested

All competitors must pass a polygraph before stepping on the stage. All winners are urine tested immediately leaving the stage.


Trophies and medals awarded to competitors who place Top Five.


WNBF – Sanctioning Body

The 2016 NW Royal Natural Bodybuildiung Championships is proud to be sanctioned by the WNBF.

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Show Information

The 2016 NWRNB Championships takes place at the Issaquah Community Center, 301Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah, WA 98027.​There is a parking lot and other parking all around the ICC. The airport to fly in to is the Seattle­Tacoma Int’l Airport.
​Entrants must have a valid membership with the WNBF. WNBF card:​You can register for the WNBF at check in. Cost for the 2016 year is $60.00 cash or check only. We cannot accept credit cards. Your check is to be made payable to the WNBF. Masters Competitors must be of the age of their class by the date of their competition to compete. Proof of age (ie…ID, Driver’s License, or Passport) must accompany all Masters Men, Masters Women, and Teen entries.
​USB’s or Quality CDs are required. CDs must be distortion free and blank, with the exception of the one piece of music being used. CDs must be marked with the competitor’s name and the competition entered. CDs must be recorded at the appropriate starting position and music should start at the beginning of the CD. There is a maximum length of 60 seconds for all Bodybuilders and up to 3 minutes for Mixed Pairs competitors. Music should be in good taste and absolutely no profanity is allowed. NWRNB reserves the right to refuse music not meeting these standards. Figure, Bikini, and Men’s Physique competitors will use house music.
​All check­ins/measuring will be held at the Host Hotel (Homewood Suites by Hilton Issaquah ­ 1484 Hyla Avenue NW, Issaquah, WA 98027). This is when suits will be checked to make sure they meet competition standards. Friday September 23rd 7:00pm ­ 9:00pm.​Competitors will check in their music at this time. All competitors in an age division will be asked to show proof of age at Check in if not postal or emailed up to one month in advance. Please bring your ID, driver’s license or passport.
We will hold a competitors meeting at the Issaquah Community Center promptly at 9:00 am ​please be sure you arrive early so you are in attendance for the meeting.
Take advantage of the Early Bird Special ($30), and order your competition show images now. Order at: This year we are proud to have Kam Wats of KPHARAOH Fotografia as our show photographer and Digital Media. Both the morning show and the evening show will be photographed and all competitors will have individual shots. Photos will be also be available for purchase at the show. The photographer’s website is
​Martini Spray Tan is the official professional tanning artists that will be at the 2016 NWRNB Championships and that we endorse. You can call to schedule your appointment with them directly at (702) 281­6124. They have an expert staff to help you with all of your tanning needs. They use Liquid Sun Rayz the tanning products that are specially formulated for the stage and our lighting.
We will allow ONE TRAINER per competitor to purchase a $10.00 pass backstage. NO TRAINING STAFF/GROUPS. There will be experienced NWRNB staff to help competitors backstage. They are there to help pump, primp, and oil you up. Our goal is for each of you to have the best competition experience possible. This is also a security and insurance issue. In addition trainers have to pay the regular ticket price of $30 to gain access to the auditorium​. So their total would be $40, there are no free trainer’s passes.​
Prejudging and Finals 2016 NWRNB tickets are available for purchase on our website at nw­royal­natural­ There are great seats available for any of you that have friends and family that want to come see you. It is recommended you get your tickets as early as possible before the show. You will be able to pick up your tickets at Will Call the day of the show. Prejudging starts at 10:00 am, $15.00 General Admission. Evening Finals will begin at 5:00pm, $30.00 General Admission. Evening VIP seating $50.00. (Gift to VIP)
All competitors will follow WNBF rules, guidelines and mandatory poses. For complete guidelines and rules, visit the official site of the WNBF: No thongs or T­backs are allowed in any division. If you think your suit is borderline, bring a 2nd suit.

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