Rules and Regulations
To obtain an application form for membership in the IFSB along with rules, regulation, judging criteria, and contest dates click the following links. Please note that this is the same information that we would normally send you in the mail:
If you need to have an application form and other related paperwork physically sent to you, they can be obtained by one of the following:
1) Call (541) 830-0400; or
2) Write to P.O. Box 2490, White City, OR 97503 (please include your full name, address, and daytime telephone number); or
3) E-mail compete(at)msfitness.com (please include your full name, address, and daytime telephone number).
The IFSB membership fee is $50.00 per competitive season and includes a one-year subscription to Ms. Fitness Magazine.
For years, women were embodied by mere beauty pageants. Muscles were exclusively for men and fitness was only for athletes. Over time things did change, but slowly. Women continued to model themselves after the anorexic looking women portrayed in fashion magazines. A few tried to develop muscles improperly and wound up losing their femininity, and fitness turned into a fad called aerobics.
Well move over Miss America, times have changed! Welcome to the future... Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World!
Since 1985, thousands of women from all across the United States have competed throughout the year in state and regional competitions for their shot at the Ms. Fitness USA title. This is not just another pageant, it's a sport operated under the supervision of the International Fitness Sanctioning Body (IFSB). In 1992, the IFSB went through a major, global expansion and Ms. Fitness World came to fruition, with the first international fitness competition ever held anywhere in the world taking place in March 1994.
It is important to note that Ms/Miss Fitness inspires and motivates viewers unlike any other fitness movement for several reasons. The women who participate in Ms/Miss Fitness are "everywoman." The average age is 29. The majority are married and raising children. They come from every walk of life, and work in every occupation imaginable. They are dedicated and committed women who have embraced a fit and healthy lifestyle, and are able to articulate their choice in a very relatable manner, and visually demonstrate the results.
All competitors are judged in three distinct rounds of competition: