☑ Wellness competitors must wear a two-piece suit.
☑ The bottoms cannot be a thong and the front cannot be too low.
☑ The suit top is the same standard as the bikini division top cut.
☑ The suit bottom must be V-shapes in the front and is traditionally made with all fabric and no connectors.
☑ The suit bottom sits high up on the hips.
☑ The suit bottom back is the same standard as the bikini division.
All styles of Angel Competition Bikinis Wellness suits have been acceptable at NPC sponsored competitions. The NPC advises competitors to bring 2 suits to check-in in the event that one of your suits is not acceptable. If your suit is deemed unacceptable at check ins, you will be scored down. Because of our high quality connectors, and perfected fit, if you have an Angel Competition Bikini you do not need a back up. Our suits will NOT break. If you are ordering The Micro or The Pro Cut, we strongly advise bringing a backup back cut. You may also wish to bring a back up if you would like to have a second color option on your show day. Angel Competition Bikinis Ships Tomorrow Suits make a great back up option.
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☑ You most likely will be required to wear a face mask at all times.
☑ Depending on the show promoter, you may be allowed to take your mask off when you are on stage.
We are so grateful that shows have started again and completely support whatever decision the show promoter makes! Be prepared to be flexible in the coming months and know that the show promoters are doing whatever possible to get you on stage. Thank you show promoters!!
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☑ Wellness competitors must wear high heels.
The official NPC rules do not state that the heels must be clear, but most show promoters require this. We recommend ordering from The Shoe Fairy. The Shoe Fairy is the leading name in competition footwear that Angel Competition Bikinis loves. Like us, their quality, fit, and customer service is the best in their market. They offer a wide variety of styles to choose from and will personally help you pick out the perfect pair. Use code, "ACBIKINIS" to save 10% off at The Shoe Fairy.
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☑ Wellness competitors may wear jewelry.
Angel Competition Bikinis line of competition jewelry was created to help excel your confidence and make you feel beautiful on stage. We are dedicated to perfecting your entire stage presence. Shop ACBikinis line of competition jewelry to bring elegance, brilliance, and beauty to your stage package. This jewelry can also be worn off the stage to bring extra sparkle into your everyday life. Who doesn't want that?
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☑ No Crossovers are allowed at National events.
If you are competing on the national stage, you are not allowed to cross over into another division at the same event. If you wish to cross over at a regional level competition, you will need to contact the show promoter to gain approval.
Lizzie and Sam look stunning competing in both The Figure and The Bikini division. However, this not allowed at National NPC shows and may not be allowed at regional shows.
☑ You must be a member of The NPC to compete.
The National Physique Committee is the premier amateur physique organization in the world. Since 1982, the top athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and physique have started their careers in the NPC. Many of those athletes graduated to successful careers in the IFBB Professional League, a list that includes 24 Olympia and 38 Arnold Classic winners.
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☑ Wellness competitors will walk onstage and perform their posing routine alone.
There are 4 different poses for the NPC Wellness Division; Front, Quarter Turn Right, Quarter Turn Rear, and another Quarter Turn Right.
You will face front with one hand on your hip, one arm straight down and one leg slightly extended.⁽¹⁾
This is similar to the bikini division front pose with the exception of your front leg flexed and slightly forward.
Quarter Turn Right
You will turn slightly facing the judges with your right hand on your hip and your left arm straight down. Your right leg will bend at your knee. ⁽¹⁾
This is similar to the twisted side pose that some bikini competitors perform.
Quarter Turn Rear
You will face the rear with your lower back arched and glutes pushed back.⁽¹⁾
This is very similar if not exactly the same as the bikini division back pose. Do not lean forward too much.
Quarter Turn Right
You will turn slightly facing the judges with your left hand on your hip and your right arm straight down. Your left leg will bend at your knee.⁽¹⁾
This is similar to the twisted side pose that some bikini competitors perform
This video from Fit Stage Media shows NPC Team Universe 2020 Wellness Prejudging.
Comparison Round Rules
☑ All Wellness competitors in your class will be brought back on stage to be judged as a group.
You will be directed by the head judge to perform your front pose and back pose. You may be required to perform your front and back pose multiple times and hold your back pose for 10+ seconds. This should be considered when you are practicing your posing. It can be very difficult for an untrained athlete to hold their best back pose longer than 10 seconds.
NOTE: The NPC does not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards or downwards.
This photo from Jeff Binns shows a comparison photo at NPC Nationals. Click here to shop for a replica of Karina'stand out Angel Competition Bikinis Wellness Suit.
This is a video from NPCNewsOnline shows prejudging at the IFBB Tampa Pro
The comparison round is when your competition suit, posing, and stage presence can make or break you. Don't forget your biggest and most confident smile for the judges!
This amazing photo from Jeff Binns is of Karina wearing Angel Competition Bikinis Wellness suit. Click here to schedule a consultation about your next stand out suit!
☑ Wellness competitors are judged on the following:
1. Balance and Shape. The upper body is developed but not to the same degree as the lower body.
2. Overall physical package brought to the stage including skin tone, poise, complexion, and overall presentation.
Renee Jewett was one of the first Wellness Pro Card winners. Notice her exquisite shape, balance, and symmetry as well as her lower body mass compared to her upper body.
Suits for ALL Divisions!
Any of our designs can be made for any division: Bikini, Wellness, Figure & Women's Physique with no up charge based on your division. We have the PERFECT pattern for your next suit, and the most skilled competition suit seamstresses in the world creating it! Scroll to look at examples of some of our favorite suits. Every suit we make starts from scratch which means we can do any combination of colors, styles, and sizes. Let us create your dream Competition Suit!
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- Manion, J.M. “Wellness | NPC News Online.” NPC News Online, National Physique Committee, 2019, npcnewsonline.com/wellness/. Accessed 11 Dec. 2019.
- Sepe, Frank. “2020 IFBB Pro League Pacific USA Pro Bikini Comparisons Video.” NPC News Online, 1 Sept. 2020, npcnewsonline.com/2020-ifbb-pro-league-pacific-usa-pro-bikini-comparisons-video/624402/.
- NPC News Online. "Official NPC Bikini Rules." NPC News Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Aug. 2020