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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Dominick Dibetta knew he wanted to be healthy and fit. At age 14, Dibetta was surrounded by overweight people who didn't want to work out. He told himself he would not blend into his surroundings, so he started working out and has spent 54 years in body building.
Now, at 67, Dibetta said he feels like a 25-year-old.
"There is a fountain of youth at the gym," he said Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox." "The key is good nutrition and exercise."
For the second year in a row, the International Natural Body Building Association Central California Body Building Physique & Bikini Championship is coming to Bakersfield.
Participants in this competition have shaped their bodies without the use of enhancement drugs, like steroids, Dibetta said. Competitors undergo two drug tests.
"Natural body building allows you to sculpt your body without using any foreign substances," Dibetta said.
Even if you don't aim to look like a body builder, Dibetta encouraged people to go to the championship for motivation and inspiration.
The event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bakersfield High School's Harvey Auditorium, 2141 G St. The entrance fee is $20. Tickets are available at all Body XChange locations and Mecca Nutrition.