Since 1989, Fitness Universe 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. They are designed to provide a competitive and enjoyable experience for the contestants and unparalleled international recognition.

The Fitness Universe Championships features two divisions:

  • Open Women Division (Ages 18+)
  • Open Men Division (Ages 18+)

Competition rules and format are identical for all Open Women & Men Divisions.

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

  • Appearance – 25%
  • Body Condition – 25%
  • Femininity – 25% (Women)
  • Masculinity – 25% (Men)
  • Poise and Presence – 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.