The second annual 'NPC Mother Lode' kicked off as one of Reno's first bodybuilding events of the year, Saturday night.

Fitness enthusiasts and spectators gathered at the Grand Sierra Ballroom for a night of entertainment.

More than 250 athletes trained to compete in 'The Mother Lode,' but it wasn't just a competition. The show included aerialists, gymnastics, light show, music, smoke, and Olympians. Ms. Olympia, Oksana Grishina brought an original performance, made just for the show.

The entire event was hosted by the ringmaster of ceremonies, Eric the Trainer.

If you want to see the winners of the competition, or see a full list of future events, you can visit

(Center Podium Contributed to this report.)