Ms. Fitness Guidelines at OCB Produced
competitions offered at OCB events are national qualifiers
for Ms. Fitness USA. The top three placements at each show
qualify unless there are 11-20 competitors, in which case
the top 5 qualify. When over 20 competitors, the top 7
Ms. Fitness USA takes place in September each year in Las
Vegas, NV. It features $20,000 in prize packages, is
televised internationally on Fox Sports and is prominently
featured each year in Ms. Fitness Magazine. Top finishers at
Ms. Fitness USA qualify for Ms. Fitness World, which is held
in Las Vegas, NV the day after Ms. Fitness USA. Ms. Fitness
World features $25,000 in cash prizes, is also
televised Internationally on Fox Sports, and is prominently
featured in Ms. Fitness Magazine as well.
All Ms. Fitness competitions offered at OCB shows receive
magazine coverage in
Ms. Fitness, and Fitness
Ms. Fitness competitors must be members of the IFSB
(International Fitness Sanctioning Body). Membership forms
are available online at
MsFitness.com. Cost is $50 per year and includes a
one-year subscription to Ms. Fitness magazine. Memberships
are good from the date of purchase through the weekend of
the Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World held each year in
mid-September. When competitors register for IFSB
membership, they must indicate whether they wish to be
classified as Pro or Amateur. Pro status competitors receive
any cash or prizes offered at Ms. Fitness events. Amateur
status competitors do not receive any cash/prizes that may
be offered at various events. The option of choosing to be
pro, or remaining amateur allows those who want to ensure
competing as pro does not disqualify them from amateur
competition with any federations that operate and still
include in their guidelines amateur eligibility requires not
having won cash/prizes at any prior event.
The Gown & Speech
Round is normally not performed at
the finals portion of an event.
The rounds are spaced out over the course of an event to
allow sufficient time for competitors to prepare for each
Any OCB event that includes the offering of a Ms. Fitness
division will have staging at least 36’ wide and 24’ deep
(if less than that, the event would not be granted
sanctioning to hold Ms. Fitness).
Note: in all rounds
competitors should maintain erect but relaxed posture.
Competitors should not flex or try to emphasize muscle size.
This is not a bodybuilding contest.
BEAUTY, POISE & PROJECTION
ROUND (evening gown)
round is designed to give the judges the opportunity to get
a general impression of the contestants.
Competitors will be introduced individually
and perform a “T” walk to house music.
They will walk out to the rear center of the stage, then
walk up to the center front of the stage and perform a
series of quarter turns, then walk to stage left and pause
briefly, then walk to stage right and pause briefly, then
walk to the front center of the stage and pause briefly,
then walk off to the rear of the stage and off to the side
from which they entered. The walk resembles a “T”, which is
how it got its name.
The contestants will introduce
themselves; give a brief biography, and their philosophy on
fitness. There is a time limit of 60
seconds at the microphone. Scoring is based on attractive
appearance, overall grooming and cosmetic appearance,
confidence in front of an audience, clear and distinct
speech, and graceful posture and walk.
PHYSICAL BEAUTY & MUSCLE
Competitors will be introduced
individually and perform a “T” walk to
house music. They will walk out to the rear center of
the stage, then walk up to the center front of the stage and
perform a series of quarter turns, then walk to stage left
and pause briefly, then walk to stage right and pause
briefly, then walk to the front center of the stage and
pause briefly, then walk off to the rear of the stage and
off to the side from which they
The walk resembles a “T”, which is how it got its name.
Contestants will be judged on
overall symmetry and muscle definition. Contestants
should have good to excellent muscle tone with clean, tight
lines and appear to have reasonable levels of body fat, not
the muscle mass, ripped to the bone, striated look, or
vascularity of a bodybuilder.
Contestants should appear to
have constructed their physiques through proper diet and
fitness training. NOTE: Competitors'
heels should be together at all times during quarter turns.
They should not hold their arms in a rigid or exaggerated
manner. Their hair should be styled in a manner that
they do not have to move it aside to show their backs.
Scoring is based on contestants’ muscle tone, presence of
clean, tight lines (definition), levels of body fat, whether
physiques appear evenly developed,
and whether lean muscularity of the upper/lower body and
extremities flow aesthetically when viewed from all sides
creating a balanced, sculpted appearance. If a competitor
has the mass or vascularity of a bodybuilder, she should
receive a low score.
STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY &
Contestants will present a
fitness routine for 90 seconds to music
of their choice. They will emphasize their strength,
flexibility, and endurance. The routines are meant to give
the judges an idea of the
contestants' physical condition and abilities. It also gives
the contestants the opportunity to express their creativity
and interests. Contestants are encouraged to perform
high-energy routines that include movements to show their
strength and flexibility. They are also encouraged to
include any talent they might have such as dance, martial
arts, jumping rope, baton, gymnastics, mime, etc. Props may
be used if essential for demonstrating a talent. Scoring is
based on demonstrations of strength, flexibility, endurance,
level execution of movements, (executions should appear
effortless), whether a diversity of routine elements were
performed, whether transitions were clean and fluid, whether
the ability to perform outward was projected, and whether
personality and creativity was projected.
Each of the three rounds can
receive up to 20 points from each judge for a total of 60
points maximum scoring per judge. A minimum of four judges
is required. Contestants with the highest summed total of
points from all rounds and judges receive the highest
placements. Should a tie occur, the individual with the
highest summed score from all judges in the routine round
will be awarded the higher placement.
Stage Walk Examples Diagram (If entering from the right
side of the stage).
Contestants may supply their choice of music for the stage
walk portion in the swimsuit round at finals if they choose.
If music in not supplied house music will be played. House
music is used during prejudging.
Thongs or T-back suits not permitted.
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