WELLNESS POSING CRITERIA
The wellness category focuses on a generally (a)symmetrical build, however, the glutes, hips, hamstrings, quads, and calves will have a slightly more developed look as compared to the upper body. The upper body should still be developed, and conditioning should be to the point where the competitor is toned, but not to the point where muscle striations/vascularity is evident.
As each athlete is announced to come on stage, they will do a box walk to three separate boxes to allow a smooth flow into the comparison line for first impressions.
Each class is brought out to front center stage as a group and guided through quarter turns to display their physique from all sides.
Front Pose: Competitors will face front, quads relaxed (not flexed). One thigh will be placed slightly forward, knee bent with the opposite hand on the hip and one arm straight down.Competitors cannot lift one arm out to the side to form a "tea cup" pose that resembles bikini.
Side Pose: Competitors will stand facing the side of the stage with a slight twist to face the judges. The leg facing the judges will remain straight, with that side arm down to their side, in a relaxed manner. The leg away from the judges should have a slight bend to it, and their hand on that side should be on their hip. Competitors cannot lift one arm out to the side to form a "tea cup" pose that resembles bikini.
Back Pose: Competitors will face the rear with feet slightly apart, and their lower back arched to show their glutes. Hands should be placed on the front thighs. Excessive leaning is not permitted. Competitors cannot lift one arm out to the side to form a "tea cup" pose that resembles bikini. Competitor should move hair as not to block the judges view of the competitor’s back. Failure to move hair “will” result in lower scoring.