Natural Body Inc, one of the nation’s leaders in local nutrition retail, is celebrating their annual Epic Block Party in New York City, and this year’s will be unlike any other!
The Epic Block Party is Natural Body’s signature event, and 2018 is their fifth consecutive year running it — and it keeps getting bigger each year!
Cutting to the chase, the event is Saturday, August 11th at Natural Body in Ozone Park, New York on Saturday from 11-6pm. But if you can’t make it, they’ll have a 20% off coupon for online shoppers!
Did you mention 20% off?!
Now that the massive savings are out of the way, let’s get into the five W’s!
What is the NaturalBodyInc Annual Block Party?
Natural Body Inc is a popular store and internet retailer founded all the way back in 1996. This is part customer appreciation day, part sidewalk sale, part vendor showcase, part fitness expo, and part supplement industry VIP meet-and-greet!
It started as a fun event five years ago, but now it’s exceeded anything Team NaturalBody ever thought possible! This is an intimate way to give fans a “high-touch” experience, where you can interact face-to-face with your favorite industry personas — and wait until you see the list below!
The event is also entirely free. Instead, you simply “vote with their dollars” by supporting your favorite brands with a purchase.
This year over one thousand attendees are expected, thanks to the showcasing 35+ brands, headed up by Natural Body’s platinum sponsors:
- 1st Phorm
- Axe & Sledge
- Core Nutritionals
- MTS Nutrition
- Blackstone Labs
- Steel Supplements
- VMI Sports
- Dragon Pharma
But perhaps more importantly are the faces behind those brands!
Featured attendees include:
- Seth Feroce (Axe & Sledge)
- Doug Miller (Core/’Merica)
- Mike Rashid (Ambrosia)
- Marc Lobliner (MTS Nutrition)
- PJ Braun (Blackstone Labs)
- Mark Glazier (NutraBio)
- Robert Frank (Steel Supplements)
- Luke Sandoe (Granite)
- Evan Centopani (Universal/Animal)
- Lauren Findley (Evogen)
…and much more!
Like PJ said – I’M IN – Where’s it at?!
First, it’s appreciated if you RSVP on their Facebook Event here.
Now that you’re coming, see the map below: 135-26 Cross Bay Blvd, Ozone Park, NY 11417 (Google Map link)
As an FYI, they are now the best-selling sports nutrition and vitamin store per square foot in New York, as they have an insanely close relationship to both their customers and what’s hot in the industry!
Meet Steve Calabrese and Tim Gritzman at NaturalBodyInc
Internet geeks love to throw around the word “influencer” a lot. But before that was even a thing, there was Steve Calabrese, fearless leader of Natural Body.
Steve is the man when it comes to running a local sports nutrition retail store, and an expert at catching trends that keep local stores ahead of the curve. When Steve makes a move, other retailers around the nation follow.
If you’re a local retailer, Steve is a great man to know and follow, and his partner Tim Gritzman is just as much of a badass! You can follow Tim at @TimGritzman (Instagram) and Facebook.com/TimGritzman
What’s in store for the future?
New York doesn’t get enough of this kind of thing, so if it gets any bigger next year, they may have to take it offsite and do a full-fledged expo. Keep an eye on these guys!