Fitness SA Rules – Men & Women
The Fitness SA Championships features three divisions:
- Open Women Division (Ages 18+)
- Open Men Division (Ages 18+)
Competition rules and format are identical for all Open Women, Open Men and Classic Women Divisions.
FITNESS JUDGING CRITERIA
Fitness Performance Round - 45% of Score
- Execution - 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.
Props are allowed but must be approved by show officials at least 2 weeks in advance of the performance. The maneuvering of props on/off stage both before and following the routine must by the contestant and without the assistance of any other person. Routines may not exceed two minutes and once begun cannot be repeated. Music must be professionally recorded for maximum performance and audience & judges impression. Only CD-R recordings will be accepted - NO mini CD's, CD-RW, DVD or cassette recordings will be accepted.
Swimsuit Round - 45% 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. 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.
Interview Round - 10% of Score
The Top 5 Finalists among the combined Fitness and Swimsuits scores will proceed to the interview round. Each contestant will answer a question from one of the selected judges regarding her background, outlook about various aspects of life and attitudes concerning health and fitness lifestyles. Spontaneous answers must be given. Judges will be looking for articulate, concise, intelligent and though provoking responses.
FITNESS JUDGING CRITERIA
Because the Fitness South Africa Championships is a natural sporting event, the Top 5 Finalists may be subject to urinalysis drug testing immediately following the competition and awards are presented, at the promoters discretion. Attached is a complete list of substances which will be included. If a contestant is tested positive for any of the listed substances, he/she will be disqualified from the competition, forfeit any prizes and/or rewards and be unable to compete in any Fitness Universe Tour event worldwide for at least 2 years. Also, if a contestant refuses to submit to drug testing or attempts to manipulate and/or alter a urinalysis sample, then he/she will be immediately disqualified from the competition.