Female Fitness Model Categories

The Female Fitness Model Division comprises of two categories that are distinguished by age group. They are as follows:

  • Female Fitness Model Novice
  • Female Fitness Model  Under 25 years
  • Female Fitness Model Under 35 years
  • Female Fitness Model Classic over 35 years
  • Female Fitness Model Open ( open to any age or experience)


What separates a Fitness Model from a Sports Model or Model?
This is a very important question that needs clarification because athletes need to have a clear criterion on what the judges will be looking for the day they step on stage. The major difference between a model and a fitness model is primarily determined by how lean the athlete is. There is no doubt a fine line between being too lean and not quite lean enough so next up we will go over the criteria in greater detail.

The Female Fitness Model is expected to be leaner than the Model category however not totally defined in all areas as would be expected in the Figure Category. Fitness Model competitors must have a very toned and taut body and leaner in the abdominal area than the Model, l however still requires to have a womanly figure. Less detail and definition is required to that of a figure competitor and the delineation between the fitness model and figure competitor is the level of definition and muscle separation in the torso and limbs (both arms and legs). If a competitor has very defined arms, legs and back they would be better suited to the Figure Category. 

The Judging Panel
An expert Judging Panel for the Fitness Model Categories will be made up of professionals from within the fitness, fashion and health industry such as Modelling Agents, Professional Fitness and Fashion Photographers, Talent Scouts and Fashion Industry Members, as well as some Internationally Recognised fitness Celebrities.

Judging Rounds
There will be two rounds in the fitness model category and this will comprise of a:

  • Bikini Round 2
    Contestants will be asked to walk in a bikini and high heels across the stage. It is important to mention that two-piece swimsuits are required. Thongs or G-Strings are not acceptable.
  • Theme/Sports Wear Round 1
    Contestants will be asked to walk on stage cat walk style displaying active/sports wear theme that will be of the athlete’s choice. The chosen attire must be tasteful and complementary to your body type.

Each round will be judged on the following attributes:

  • Body shape and condition and overall beauty -50%
    Our expert panel will be looking for fit, feminine contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with overall condition and beauty. Keep in mind this is not a bodybuilding or figure contest, so extreme muscularity and definition will be negatively scored.
  • Poise, posture, catwalk and presentation (including hair makeup and smile) -50%
    Our expert panel will be looking for contestants who have great stage presence and a very marketable look for fitness modeling.