If you have considered competing in Fitness, you will need to pull your creativity and come up with an inspiring, fun routine that shows your personality. The routine round for fitness accounts for 2/3's of your total score. Your routine should demonstrate your strength, flexibitity and cardiovascular endurance. For the NPC or IFBB your routine should last less than 2 mins (I recommend 1:45).
While there are no madatory moves, I recommend including the following skills if possible:
Judges will use four (4) aspects to score this round using the following criteria:
1. Strength – the amount and types of strength moves.
2. Flexibility – the number and types of flexibility moves
3. Cardiovascular – the tempo of the routine
4. Overall Package – Full general assessment including but not limited to creativity, stage presence, outfits, hair and make-up
Below are several videos of competitors performing their routines. Use these as inspiration! I included routines at many levels to give you ideas about the kind of skills that you may want to include. Many are from the very best in the business at the very best competitions. Please keep in mind, a beginning competitor is not expected to be performing on this level.
Jen Hendershott at the Arnold Classic
Julie Lohre Fitness Routine Arnold Classic
Oksana Grishina 2009 Arnold Classic Fitness Routine
Alyson Boyd - 2009 NPC Western Regional
Victoria Larvie 2009 Junior USA's
Autumn Edwards Fitness Routine at 2010 NPC Jr Nationals
Cinzia Clapp's fitness routine at the 2009 Jr. USA's
Kim Dolan Leto Ms Fitness 2010
Brooke Griffin Fitness Universe 2009