2019 US Main Bodybuilding Events

US Main Bodybuilding Events

A perfect bikini is the finest attire to express and exhibit the beauty and sensuality of feminine physique. From beaches to beauty pageants, bikini competition has emerged as the most talked-about attraction. Even fitness bikini events are  regular in the bodybuilding, fitness, figure, and fashion arena. All these have transformed the design, pattern, color, and style of bikini, leaving behind its exclusivity as  swimwear.

Let’s have a look at the prestigious bodybuilding bikini events for women organized in the United States and how these have contributed to the popularity of bikini competitions.

IFFB Bikini Events

Founded in 1946, the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) is the largest global association in the fitness and bodybuilding segment. Of many competitions held under its aegis, Ms. Olympia and Arnold Classic Women’s Physique International hold forte as America’s premier bodybuilding, fitness, and bikini events for girls.  These events are much more than the just showcase of healthy and toned female physique for bodybuilding fans. Audiences thronging the venue are eagerly attentive to the distinct types of IFBB bikini worn by competitors. Tailor- made for bodybuilding competitors, these bikinis have distinct fashion and outline to improve feminine expressions.

First introduced in 1980, the open-class Ms. Olympia has seen change of guidelines over the years to feminize event with more focus on healthy appearance, physical symmetry, body presentation, and skin tone. All these underline the need for a distinct type of bikini – known as an  IFBB bikini in the fitness circle – for participants in the event so that they can exhibit their femininity in a grand scale.

The Arnold Classic has become the platform for astute fitness, physique, and bikini lovers. Figure Olympia and Fitness Olympia are two other IFBB fitness and figure events for women less muscular, yet with aesthetically pleasing physique. Over the years, winners have reinforced their feminine body sculpting through their selection of  competition bikinis custom made to present figures perfectly with elegance, grace, and body contours  in an attractive, shapely, athletic-looking way.

Participants in events by affiliated bodybuilding and fitness organizations, such as Omaha Pro Women’s, Pittsburgh Masters, Norfolk Lenda Murray Pro AM, PBW Tampa Pro Women’s, Atlantic USA Pro, Orlando Pro, and Phoenix World Championships, consider specialized IFBB bikinis an essential element in their physique presentation.

IFBB/Euro Style Competition Bikinis:

Here is a published schedule for 2019 IFBB events:

WOMEN’S BIKINI DIVISION

2/9/20192019 IFBB LEGEND’S BIKINILas Vegas, Nevada
2/28-3/3/19BIKINI INTERNATIONALColumbus, Ohio
3/23/20192019 IFBB WORLD KLASH PRO BIKINIAiken, South Carolina
3/30/20192019 IFBB SAN DIEGO PRO BIKINISan Diego, California
3/30/20192019 IFBB INDY PRO BIKINIIndianapolis, Indiana
4/13/20192019 IFBB SALT CITY SHOWDOWN PRO BIKINISalt Lake City, Utah
04/19-20/20192019 IFBB ST LOUIS PRO BIKINISt. Louis, Missouri
4/27/20192019 IFBB BATTLE AT THE FALLS PRO BIKINISioux Falls, South Dakota
05/03-04/192019 IFBB PITTSBURGH PRO BIKINIPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5/18/20192019 IFBB NEW YORK PRO BIKINIWhite Plains, New York
5/25/20192019 IFBB OPTIMUM CLASSIC PRO BIKINIShreveport, Louisiana
6/1/20192019 IFBB MILE HIGH PRO BIKINIDenver, Colorado
6/8/20192019 IFBB MIAMI MUSCLE BEACH PRO BIKINIMiami Beach, FL
6/22/20192019 IFBB GREATER GULF PRO BIKININew Orleans, Louisiana
07/04-06/192019 IFBB WOS CHICAGO PRO BIKINIChicago, Illinois
7/6/20192019 IFBB PATRIOTS CHALLENGE BIKINILas Vegas, Nevada
7/27/20192019 IFBB PRESTIGE CRYSTAL CUP PRO MASTERS BIKINIBoca Raton, Florida
08/01-04/19WOS 2019 IFBB YAMAMOTO NUTRITION TAMPA PRO BIKINITampa, Florida
08/09-10/19WOS 2019 IFBB YAMAMOTO NUTRITION SAN ANTONIO PRO BIKINISan Antonio, Texas
8/17/20192019 IFBB PACIFIC USA XXII BIKINISan Diego, California
8/28/20192019 IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS BIKINIPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
09/06-07/192019 IFBB WOS ARIZONA PRO BIKINIPhoenix, Arizona
09/20-21/192019 WOS IFBB STEELFIT USA BIKINIClearwater Beach, Florida
10/12-13/192019 IFBB LEGION SPORTS FEST PRO BIKINILong Beach, California
11/2/20192019 IFBB IOWA PRO BIKINIDes Moines, Iowa
11/01-02/192019 IFBB WOS ATLANTIC COAST PRO BIKINIFort Lauderdale, Florida
11/9/20192019 IFBB IRON GAMES PRO BIKINILos Angeles

WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING DIVISION

6/1/2019 2019 IFBB OMAHA PRO WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING Omaha, Nebraska
07/04-06/19 2019 IFBB WOS CHICAGO PRO WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING Chicago, Illinois
08/01-04/19 WOS 2019 IFBB YAMAMOTO NUTRITION TAMPA PRO WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING Tampa, Florida
8/28/2019 2019 IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS WOMEN’S BODYBUILDING Over 35 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
09/06-07/19 2019 IFBB WOS RISING PHOENIX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Phoenix, Arizona

WOMEN’S FITNESS DIVISION

02/28-03/03/19FITNESS INTERNATIONALColumbus, Ohio
6/8/20192019 IFBB MIAMI MUSCLE BEACH PRO FITNESSMiami Beach, FL
07/04-06/192019 IFBB WOS CHICAGO PRO FITNESSChicago, Illinois
08/01-04/19WOS 2019 IFBB YAMAMOTO NUTRITION TAMPA PRO FITNESSTampa, Florida
08/10-11/192019 IFBB EUROPA PHOENIX PRO FITNESSPhoenix, Arizona
09/06-07/192019 IFBB WOS ARIZONA PRO FITNESSPhoenix, Arizona
10/12-13/192019 IFBB LEGION SPORTS FEST PRO FITNESSLong Beach,

WOMEN’S FIGURE DIVISION

2/28-3/3/19FIGURE INTERNATIONALColumbus, Ohio
3/24/20192019 IFBB UPPER MIDWEST PRO FIGUREFargo, North Dakota
4/13-14/192019 IFBB EUROPA ORLANDO PRO FIGUREOrlando, Florida
4/13-14/192019 IFBB CHAMPIONS OF POWER AND GRACE PRO MASTERS FIGURERaleigh, North Carolina
04/19-20/192019 IFBB ST LOUIS PRO WOMEN’S FIGURESt. Louis, Missouri
5/03-4/192019 IFBB PITTSBURGH PRO FIGUREPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5/18/20192019 IFBB NEW YORK PRO FIGUREWhite Plains, New York
6/8-9/192019 IFBB EUROPA DALLAS PRO FIGUREDallas, Texas
7/4-6/192019 IFBB WOS CHICAGO PRO FIGUREChicago, Illinois
7/13-14/192019 IFBB LOS ANGELES PRO FIGURELos Angeles, California
8/1-4/19WOS 2019 IFBB YAMAMOTO NUTRITION TAMPA PRO FIGURETampa, Florida
8/9-10/19WOS 2019 IFBB YAMAMOTO NUTRITION SAN ANTONIOSan Antonio, Texas
8/28/20192019 IFBB PITTSBURGH MASTERS FIGUREPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9/6-7/192019 IFBB WOS ARIZONA PRO FIGUREPhoenix, Arizona
09/20-21/192019 WOS IFBB STEELFIT USA MASTERS PRO FIGURE OVER 40Clearwater Beach, Florida
10/5/20192019 IFBB BORDER STATES XXXVII PRO FIGURESan Diego, California
11/01-02/192019 IFBB WOS ATLANTIC COAST PRO FIGURE MASTERS OVER 40Fort Lauderdale, Florida

View full schedule at npcnewsonline.com.

NPC Bikini Events

The acronym “NPC” bikini came into existence after the Committee specified guidelines on types of bikini to be worn by participants. Any violation of bikini suit specifications may lead to stripping of points. This style of no-fringe bikini bottom is of a discrete “V” shape and with a considered height quite different from figure suits and theme wear.

The National Physique Committee (NPC) is the apex bodybuilding agency in the United States. It organizes amateur bodybuilding, fitness, figure, and physique bikini competitions from local to national level and winners get a chance to turn professionals and participate in IFBB competitions. Major NPC events include:

  • Junior USA Championships May 17, 2019 – May 18, 2019 (Bikini, Women’s Physique)
  • Junior National Championships, June 14, 2019 – June 15, 2019, Chicago, IL.
  • Universe Championships, July 5, 2019 – July 6, 2019, Teaneck, NJ.
  • Teen Collegiate & Masters National Championships, July 17, 2019 – July 20, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • USA Championships, July 26, 2019 – July 27, 2019, Las Vegas, NV
  • North American Championships, August 29, 2019 – August 31, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
  • National Championships, November 22, 2019 – November 23, 2019, Miami, FL

Perfected to ensure an incredible display of physique with perfect balance, contour, and shape, such type of competition bikini exhibits a no-thong plain color without any wording, sparkle, or fluorescents at the prejudging stage. However, at the finals, printed designs with lace, sparkle, or other accessories are allowed. Those participating have the option to go for a variety of NPC bikinis custom- made to reinforce the physical appearance and overall presentation at the events.

NPC Style Competition Bikinis: 

Other Fitness And Figure Competitions

Apart from IFBB and NPC, there are many US amateur and professional bodybuilding organizations that host fitness and figure competitions for women.  Affiliates of the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association organize Ms. Figure America and Ms. Bikini America contests with specific competition bikini guidelines. The National Fitness Sanctioning Body has its own fitness and figure pageant Ms. Fitness USA, introduced in 1985 and sponsored by Wally Boyko Productions.

Fitness Universe is another host of premier bodybuilding, bikini, fitness, and figure shows in the United States. It holds Ms. Bikini Universe Pageant, Fitness Universe Pageant, Fitness America Pageant, Figure Universe Pageant, and Muscle Mania.

The United States Bodybuilding Federation has its own bodybuilding, physique, and fitness events in all 50 states under the brand “Natural.”

Fitness Bikini Rules The Roost

Be it qualified female bodybuilding contents or amateur events for women, fitness bikinis are well adored as the foremost symbols of feminine figure. The variety of specifications for two-piece suits and increasing focus on the womanly side of contestants have only increased the importance of competition bikini in an event. This has its effect in the form of newer designs, color patterns, and superior accessories specifically made for IFBB, NPC, and other fitness and figure shows. Participants now have more options to select the most suitable bikinis for themselves that can assure better exhibition of their toned and enviable physique.