Fitness

HEIGHT CLASSES

A: Up to and including 163 cm (approx. 5' 4")

B: Over 163 cm (approx. 5' 4")

Open classes are open to female athletes 16 years of age or older. Athletes under the age of 18 must complete a parental consent form.

Classes must have a minimum of 6 competitors. The head judge reserves the right to merge classes at their discretion.

Competition Rounds

  1. Physique Round
  2. Routine
  3. Physique Round (FINALS)
Physique Rounds

Athletes will wear a 2 piece bikini and heels. See details for suit selection and shoes below.

The Physique round will be judged on overall athleticism with regard to symmetry, firmness and proportion as well as overall physical appearance including hair and skin tone, poise and overall presentation. This is not a bodybuilding class, competitors exhibiting the vascularity, size and definition often seen in bodybuilding will be marked down. At all times, the judges will be viewing the competitors from the moment the competitor walks on stage, until the moment the competitor walks off stage, with an emphasis on a "healthy, fit, athletic" physique in an attractively presented "Total Package".

The physique will be assessed as to its level of overall muscle tone, achieved through athletic endeavors. The muscle groups should have a round firm appearance with a small amount of body fat. The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean and should be free from deep muscle separation and or striations. Physiques that are considered either too muscular or too lean may be marked down.

The assessment will also take into consideration the tightness and tone of the skin. The skin tone should be smooth and healthy in appearance and without cellulite. The face, hair and makeup should complement the "total package" presented by the athlete.

Routine: BOTH PREJUDGE AND FINALS

Each athlete will present a fitness routine set to music of their choice of up to 90 seconds. Music must be submitted in advance. Instructions will be sent with your registration confirmation. Profanity, racial/sexual slurs and inappropriate verbiage is NOT allowed. If music is found to contain any of this content, your music will be stopped and you may be disqualified from the competition.

The athlete will be judged on the entire routine from the moment the athlete walks on stage until the moment the athlete walks off stage. The judges will be looking for a well-choreographed and creative routine performed at a high tempo/speed.

There are NO compulsory moves for the routine round. However, the following moves are extremely common amongst competitors:
* Sideways splits
* Front splits
* One arm push-up
* V-split presshold
* Straight leg press hold
* High leg kick to the front with hold

Although compulsory movements are not a requirement, the routine should include elements of STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY and SPEED.
  1. Elements of STRENGTH: for example: straddle holds, leg extensions and one-arm push ups. Please note that gymnastic movements such as front and back flips, handsprings and cartwheels are not considered strength elements).
  2. Elements of FLEXIBILITY: for example: high kicks, front splits, and/or side splits.
  3. The SPEED or tempo of the routine demonstrates a degree of cardiovascular fitness, stamina and endurance.
There is a "showmanship" which competitors bring to a fitness routine that is unique to them. This is their personality, charisma, stage presence and charm, as well as a natural rhythm. The judges will take these components into consideration when determining the final placing of the competitor.

Finals

In this round, the athletes will perform their fitness routine, as in the prejudging. This part of the round is not scored.

The athletes are brought back on stage, in numerical order and in a single line, wearing a bikini and high heels. This part of the round is scored. This round is judged using the same assessment as in prejudging.

Suit Selection
  • The bikini will be two-piece in style. It can be the athlete's choice of style and color. It can be an off-the-rack suit.
  • The bikini will cover a minimum of 1/2 of the gluteus maximus. The bottom of the suit must be V-shaped. No thongs are permitted.
  • The hair should be styled.
  • Jewelry may be worn.
  • The ABBA Chief Official, or a delegated representative, will have the right to determine if a competitor's attire meets an acceptable standard of taste and decency.
COSTUME SELECTION
  • Competitors may dress as they deem appropriate in order to perform their routines. No props are allowed except as detailed below.
  • G-strings are strictly prohibited. G-strings cannot be worn on top of leotards, fishnet stockings, or tights. Also, G-strings cannot be worn underneath a skirt or other type of outerwear so as to reveal the buttocks while the competitor is moving around onstage.
  • The bottom of the routine attire must cover all of the buttocks.
  • Sport footwear may be worn, at the discretion of the competitor.
  • The routine attire will be inspected during the Official Athlete Registration and backstage before the competitor is allowed onstage.
  • For safety reasons, the use of body oil in the routine round is strictly prohibited.
  • No competitor will use any device that would leave material on the stage platform that would
    • Present a safety hazard to other competitors, and/or
    • require that the stage platform be cleaned or repaired before further use.
Shoes
  • Heels must be worn in the physique rounds.
  • Shoe sole thickness should be a maximum of 1 cm and stiletto should be a maximum of 12cm.
  • The color and style of the high-heels shall be left to the competitor's discretion.

Posing

Front Quarter Turn Right Back
 
   
Quarter Turn Right    


Fitness Moves

One Arm Pushup Straddle (V) Sit Pike Hold
 
 
Front Splits Side Splits  
 
   
High Kick    


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