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Welcome to the NPC Twin Cities Open. We are Jeff and Kirsten Zahler; a husband/wife duo and proud promoters of the NPC Twin Cities Open. We are gym rats at heart and lovers of all things bodybuilding. Our story began in the late 2000’s when we each found our love for weight training. Jeff started competing in bodybuilding in 2009 and Kirsten in Figure in 2010. In the late fall of 2010 we met at an old Bally Fitness and haven’t looked back since.


Our passion for bodybuilding reaches far beyond the boundaries of a hobby. Over the years, we have built a career in this industry and we are so fortunate to do what we love every day. Jeff has been a trainer since 2008 and prep coach since 2011. Alongside Jeff, Kirsten grew into the role of posing coach and now a trainer as well. We are so proud of each and every one of our clients. Watching them grow and succeed makes it all worth it for us.


In 2012, Hardbody Bronze was born. We have been serving our local bodybuilding community through competition tanning, makeup and hair for over a decade. What started as a small side business for Kirsten, slowly but surely grew into what it is today. Being tightly connected to our local events, building our incredible team and meeting all of you, the athletes, has changed our lives.

In 2022, we opened Iron Alliance Gym in Burnsville, MN with our business partners Derek and Paige Dolgner. The facility and the amazing community we built have surpassed our wildest dreams. It has been an incredible honor to see so many faces from our local fitness and bodybuilding community in the gym each day. 


For years we dreamed of one day promoting our own bodybuilding show. Today, that dream is reality. We have taken our vision combined with your ideas and suggestions and put them to work.


Our goals are big.


Our standards are high.


We have poured our hearts into building this event and we want to make you proud. We love this community and we would be honored if you would join us for the show! 

- Jeff & Kirsten
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