What is the Wellness Division?

This division is for females with athletic physique’s that showcase more body mass in the hips, glutes and thigh areas. The upper body is developed but not to the same degree as the lower body.

Height Classes

Two classes:

Class A – Up to and including 5’ 4” (163 cm) Class B – Over 5’ 4” (163 cm)

Three Classes:

Class A – Up to and including 5’ 4” (163 cm)

Class B – Over 5’ 4” (163 cm), up to including 5’ 6” (168 cm)

Class C – Over 5’ 6” (168 cm)

Four Classes:

Class A – Up to and including 5’ 2” (157 cm)

Class B – Over 5’ 2”(157 cm), up to including 5’ 4” (163 cm)

Class C – Over 5’ 4” (163 cm), up to and including 5’ 6” (168 cm)

Class D – Over 5’ 6” (168 cm)

Posing and Presentation

Front:

Competitors will face front with one hand on hip, one arm straight down and one leg slightly extended. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.

Quarter turn Right:

Competitors will turn slightly facing the judges with right hand on hip and left arm straight down and right leg bent at knee. More like a twisting side pose that Bikini competitors perform. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.

Quarter turn Rear:

Competitors will face the rear with lower back arched with glutes pushed back. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.

Quarter turn Right:

Competitors will turn slightly facing the judges with the left hand on the hip, right arm relaxed and left leg bent at knee. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.

Model Walk:

As it is currently performed in the Bikini Division. Listen to instructions from the Head Judge.

*As with All Other Divisions, No Lewd Acts Are Permitted and will result in automatic disqualification*

* We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards as seen below*

Frequently Asked Questions

-Level of conditioning?

We are looking for conditioning almost on par with Bikini athletes, but the athletes will have slightly more muscle. We want to see a little body fat with slight separation but no striations.

-Abs defined like Figure or less defined like Bikini?

As it currently is in Bikini.

-Shoulders? Rounded & Capped like Figure and Women’s Physique or less pronounced like Bikini?

Slightly more developed than Bikini and a little less than Figure, but not as lean and with no striations. Not like Women’s Physique.

-How much definition for quads?

The quads should display an athletic appearance with slight separation but no striations. Not as lean and defined as Figure and Women’s Physique.

-Glute Development?

Full round glutes with a slight separation between the hamstring and glute area but no striations, as is in place for the Bikini Division. Glutes will be bigger than current Bikini competitors. They will not be as lean and defined as Figure and Women’s Physique.

-Rules & Restrictions on suits?

Suits have the same rules that are currently in place for all of our other divisions. Suits can be customized with “bling”. Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. All swimsuits must be in good taste. Athletes will be warned about improper suits and are advised to bring two (2) suits to check in.

Athletes will be scored down if the suit is not up to standard. As with all other divisions, no thongs or T-back suits allowed.

-Rules & Restrictions on shoes and heels?

Shoes and heels same rules that are currently in place for the Bikini division.

-Rules & Restrictions on jewelry?

Jewelry same rules that are currently in place for the Bikini and Figure divisions.

-Rules & Restrictions on posing oil or not?

No Posing Oil but can be “glazed” as is currently done for the Bikini and Figure divisions.

 

 

Join the CPA

To compete or participate in a CPA event, athletes must be registered with the CPA.

Competitor Health

Any competitor who appears to be disoriented, light-headed or experiences undue cramping will not be permitted to compete.

Junior & Masters

Junior Athletes - must be at least 18 years old and no older than 23 as of the day of the show.

Masters Men and Women’s Classes begin at 35 years of age or over as of the day of the show. Promoters may add masters classes as follows 40/45/50/55/60 years of age.

Qualifications received as a junior or as a master are valid for the respective division only and may not be carried over to other divisions.

Placing Top 3 in a Regional competition in the Masters 35+ qualifies you to all Masters Pro Qualifier classes in your division. Placing Top 3 in a Regional competition in the Masters 40+ qualifies you to all Masters Classes above 40+ in your division provided you meet the age requirements.

True Novice & Novice

True Novice – All first-time competitors are eligible to compete in the True Novice category (never competed with the CPA in any category at a bodybuilding or physique competition). The True Novice category provides no qualifications, just awards and bragging rights.

Novice – All competitors who did not place in the Top 3 in any category in a CPA competition may compete in the Novice category. The novice category provides no qualifications, just awards and bragging rights.

Athlete Check-Ins/Weigh-Ins

Competition check-ins/weigh-ins take place the day prior to the contest at a location provided by the contest promoter. The promoter will publish the official check-in/weigh-in start time. All competitors, regardless of category, must be present for the official check-in/weigh-in.

During the official check-in/weigh-in competitors will be officially heighted and/or weighed, receive their competitor number and information verified. All competitors must show their CPA membership card. Junior and Masters competitors must provide government issued ID showing date of birth (i.e. passport, birth certificate, etc.)

Please note: Any competitor who does not make weight will be given a maximum of 30 minutes in which to do so. If, for whatever reason, the competitor does not return within thirty minutes, he or she will be eliminated from the competition. The onus is on the competitor to return within the deadline; the CPA is under no obligation to issue time warnings or to track down the competitor.

Backstage

The only people permitted in the backstage area are competitors, approved backstage pass purchasers, expediters, CPA officials & CPA Media.