Post by markeeraee on Oct 14, 2008 14:15:14 GMT -8
Hey y'all, I'm just wondering if anyone knows how to go about transitioning from a collegiate sport (swimming) to fitness competitions? I don't know the ends and outs of what fitness competitions entail; however, from what I do understand it seems like something I would really enjoy. I'm currently in my swim season right now but when it ends in late February I would really like to begin some prep work for getting my body into the proper shape. I am very fit right now but it is obviously not the same fit as needed for these competitions. So I'd really appreciate it if someone could let me know how to go about this transition and things I can do now, while in season, to make my training more effective! Thanks!
1.Order the latest Ms. Fitness Video and watch the routines to get a feel for what the judges are looking for and select the routines you like a that most fit your own personal style. 2.Make a list of what you can do, almost do & hope to do by contest. 3.Go to your local Dance/Cheerleading Gym and hire a person or coach that you can work with once or twice a week. 4.See if you can find any Ms. Fitness competitions locally to go to. 5. Hire a personal trainer that understands what your trying to achieve 6. Makeup a portfolio and try to find some sponsors who might help pay for some of your travel, evening gowns, routine outfits and swimsuits etc. 7.Decide what contests fit into your own personal time schedule and then decide what type of eating plan you'll need to follow. 8.Think about what you would like to talk about & convey to others in the speech round. Practice on your smile & walking in heels. This is your time to shine! If you have any questions about costumes and choreographers etc. I would be happy to recommend someone. Tatiana Anderson has an excellent book out called Step by Step Guide To Fitness competion Success www.tatianaanderson.com, Cathy Savage has an excellent video for contest prep www.cathysavagefitness.com, Linda Cuzamo has an E Book on Fitness and Figure Prep at www.Fitnessbc.com Any of these sources will give you an idea of what the judges are looking for and what your goals should be for contest prep. You should do great, it sounds like you have an excellent foundation with a background in competitve swimming. Since you are new to fitness competition, I would suggest hiring a choreographer/coach to help you put a fitness routine together and give you some direction.
Post by markeeraee on Nov 30, 2008 17:14:55 GMT -8
Thanks so much for the advice! I definitely feel like Im headed in the right direction! Ive got one more quick question...im located in Houston, Texas and Im tryin to find competitions here or just people involved in general fitness related competitions and haven't been able to...is there a certain way to get in contact with someone or find where these competitions take place?