FITNESS AMERICA CHAMPIONSHIP INTRODUCTION
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary, the Fitness America™ Championships has been the premier women’s fitness competition for ladies who want to compete in the fitness arena, but also want the glamor and prestige of a beauty pageant. It is designed to provide a competitive and enjoyable experience for the contestants and unparalleled international recognition.
The Fitness America Championships features three divisions:
- Open Women Division
- Open Men Division
- Professional Division (Prequalification required)
- Contestants must be at least 18 years of age
- No minors are permitted regardless of parental consent
Competition rules and format are identical for all Open Women & Men Divisions. Welcome and join the talented and attractive fitness men and women from around the world in what may surely become one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
FITNESS JUDGING CRITERIA
Fitness Performance Round – 50% of Score
- Execution & Performance – 25%
- Difficulty – 25%
- Creativity – 25%
- Appearance – 25%
Competitors must choreograph a creative two minute fitness performance routine.
Judges will look for high energy routines that demonstrate athletic coordination, style, personality and overall performance. Routines may include dance, gymnastics, cheer, aerobics, fitness and/or other displays of exceptional athletic talent. Contestants should demonstrate flexibility, creativity and showmanship. However, there are no specific athletic or strength moves required. Only the athletic skills in which a contestant has experience should be incorporated.
Costumes will be judged as well during the Fitness Performance Round, so special attentions should be given. For the Women Divisions, no G-string or thong-type costumes may be worn unless athletic apparel or tights are worn underneath, and tennis shoes or athletic shoes must be worn. For the Men Division, athletic wear must be worn but may be custom designed for maximum performance ability and creative appearance. For both Women & Men, all apparel must be tasteful and appropriate for a worldwide television audience.
Swimsuit Round – 50% of Score
- Poise and Presence – 25%
- Body Condition – 25%
- Femininity – 25% (Women)
- Masculinity – 25% (Men)
- Appearance – 25%
Judges will analyze body shape, tone, symmetry, complexion, poise, presentation and overall condition. Also, they will be looking for fit, toned bodies that display proper conditioning. Ladies must have an attractive feminine appearance and men a muscular and athletic look. However, the Fitness Universe™ Series are not bodybuilding events or associated with any bodybuilding organization. Therefore, physical definition and excessive muscular development will be penalized. Contestants will be judged individually and in group comparisons.
Posing in an overly sexual or manner including bending over in a reverse position, moves indicative of a stripper or other provocative body positions and/or movements will result in a deduction of points at the discretion of the head judge. Upon a first offense, a warning will be issued. Upon the second offense, a 25% point deduction will be applied. Upon the third offense, the competitor will be immediately disqualified from the competition.