Your Fitness Modeling Resource
Most competitors who want to do a show are often confused with where to start.
First and most important, you need to decide if you are able to commit to the challenge…the diet, training, cosmetic preparations, practicing of posing/walking and stage presence. This commitment has to be 100% and the competitor must be willing to ‘give-up’ many things during this time of commitment.
Having or knowing someone who can be your advisor is the best tool a competitor can have. The best advisor would be, not only someone who is part of the industry, but also someone who has experience as a competitor. Having someone ‘in your corner’ to help you with the ins and outs of the competition circuit, is the best ‘tool’ a competitor can have.
Having someone to guide you through show prep i.e. when to start the tanning process, the best products to use to enhance your features and where to get the best outfits in the industry; is a formula for a successful competition. Knowing someone with contacts in the industry is a major advantage.
Once you have decided that you can and will give 100% commitment, you must then decide on a show date. I personally advise my clients that 15 weeks is the minimum requirement to be prepared for an event.
During the past 20 plus years in the industry, not only have I trained and advised athletes on how to get into competition mode, but I have also competed in several events myself. My past experience and varied clientele has given me the advantage of being able to assess an athlete’s potential in the industry.
Being a highly experienced trainer in the competitive field allows me to be able to access any weak zones and set up a program that will change any ‘minor flaws’ into pluses. I am also able to help the competitor with stage presence where any ‘weaker zones’ will not be seen by the judges and audience.
Having my own studio has given me the advantage of an extremely flexible schedule with all of my clients. I can accommodate a 24/7 schedule as I am not limited to a large corporation’s hours of operation. Having this flexibility has allowed me to train clients to levels that exceed their expectations and achieve great success, not only on stages but in general day to day life.
Competitions are a great tool for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the modeling industry. Fitness competitions give athletes great exposure to many photographers, magazine staff and supplement companies, and keeps athletes in top shape for any potential upcoming photo shoots and promotions.
For more information on fitness competitions, please contact Dwight Nelson.