Introduction to the Transformation Division
To recognize and congratulate those who commit to and complete a physical transformation, the new Fitness Universe™ Transformation is bring introduce this season. It is a platform for those that have gone through a major physical transformation and want to showcase their personal success at a competitive level. This is NOT bodybuilding, beauty pageant or other competition.
Some examples of transformations include, but are not limited to, people who have lost over 100 pounds, a person who has dropped from a 40 waist to a 30 waist, a lady who has gone from over 200 lbs to the low 100's, etc. All forms of physical transformations are welcome in the division.
Requirements and Qualifications
All competitors of Fitness Universe™ Transformation must be first time competitors or have only competed in the Fitness Universe™ Transformation but have not placed in first. Once someone has won in Fitness Universe™ Transformation Regional Show, they can NOT compete at the same level again. However, they are allowed to compete in an International Show in the same calendar year.
Fitness Universe™ staff will create a presentation for the judges and audience at the event using the photos submitted. The registration form and photos must be emailed or postal mailed and received at least 7 days before the event. Late entries will not be accepted.
Contest Format and Judging Criteria
The Division will be two parts, "The Story of the Transformation" and the "Physical Transformation".
The competitor will submit their story of their transformation covering the following questions:
- Description of your physical self prior to taking on the transformation process.
- What were your struggles in life prior to the transformation? (Examples - physical ailments, lack of confidence, medical issues, etc)?
- What was the moment or event that made you decide to start the transformation process?
- Describe your journey of transformation (List all the high moments and low moments).
- What is something you are going to do now that you have made your transformation? (Examples - Run a marathon, do a physique competition, become a model, etc.)?
- What are the lessons you learned that you would like to share with others?
Physical Transformation Guidelines
The participant must submit before and after photos for presentation at the show event. The photos must include a local newspaper front page to verify the date the photo was taken.
Any type of "before" photos are acceptable as long as they do not show nudity or other types of obscene content.
Any type of "after" photos are acceptable that show the physical transformation that occurred.
Presentation and Competition
Each competitor will be introduced to the judges and audition with their transformation photo presentation projected on the theater screen. Once the presentation is complete, the competitor will take the stage to be acknowledged.
Competitors are expected to be dressed professionally. Woman should wear a skirt, dress or gown. Men should wear sport coat & slacks, suit or tuxedo.
Competitors will be judged based on the following two criteria:
50% of Score - Story of Transformation
50% of Score - Physical Transformation
Based upon the totals of the judges scores, the one Ladies Champion and Men's Champion will be awarded. The other competitors will all be presented with Certificates of Recognition.
Fitness Universe™ Transformation contestants are judged by fitness trainers, coaches and recognized natural athletes, fitness photographers and other professionals who support natural, drug-free athletics.