Being a Fitness Competitor takes a lot of time, money, support and most of all, dedication. There is a difference of being “in shape” and being a competitor. A competitor will dedicate just as much time to the “30 seconds” they are on stage showing their hard-earned physiques as most athletes dedicate to their respective sports.
The journey of a competitor is probably the toughest you’ll ever endure, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. Being able to prove that you’ve got the mental and physical ability to get in shape and stand on stage that day is enough to give you the self-confidence boost to go after any and all of your life-long dreams and get in shape.
PREPARING FOR COMPETITION
This depends on the individual. If you have a high body fat percentage and no routine workout schedule, it could take up to a year to be ready. As for someone who works out and has a lower body fat percentage, you should allow yourself 3 to 6 months of preparation.
The first step is to decide what category you want.
1. Bikini: A softer look.
2. Figure: Still looks very feminine but emphasizes muscle definition and symmetry.
3. Physique: More muscle size and development.
4. Body Building: Heavy muscular, low body fat.
Zone Fitness only trains women for Bikini, Figure and Physique. If you’re looking at Body Building, Zone Fitness knows trainers who specialize in Body Building and can give you more information.
1. Physique: Muscularity, athletic look, and body condition. Wears board shorts, legs and glutes are not judged.
2. Body Building: Heavy muscular, low body fat.
Zone Fitness only trains men’s Physique. If you’re looking at Body Building, Zone Fitness knows trainers who specialize in Body Building and can give you more information.
Personal Trainer/Nutritionist Dannette Fritzlan has trained clients to the national level.
Zone Fitness designs individual diet and workout plans depending on the competition category of your choice. We also have online options to be able to guide and train you no matter your location.
For more information or schedule a free competition prep consultation, call Dannette Fritzlan today at 970-985-0206.