August 27, 2014
Experienced Canadian filmmaker and bodybuilder James Hergott and local Winnipeg business owners IFBB Figure Pro Christina Mehling, and her husband, Competition Prep Expert Darren Mehling BA, CSCS, have joined forces and are casting for a new fitness transformation reality show, scheduled to begin filming this fall in Winnipeg and currently casting for people who are looking to undergo a radical body transformation and possibly compete in a bodybuilding or fitness show at the end of that transformation. The Mehling's are experts at bringing people from all levels of condition into elite physique competitors and have been responsible for many successful transformations not to mention international fitness and bodybuilding wins both for men and women.
Those interested in auditioning for this once in a lifetime opportunity are encouraged to email Mr. Hergott at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions are will be closing September 5th 2014.
About James Hergott
- Business director of The #1 Sports/Fitness Film in the world "Generation Iron", starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Narrated by Mickey Rourke
- Writer and executive producer UFC Champion Canadian Georges St-Pierre documentary
- Writer, director and producer of multiple episode of the MMA reality show "MMA Worldwide," which was distributed nationally on Mark Cuban's HDNET (now AXS TV)
- Writer, director, producer of the first ever MMA Fights in Iraq titled "A Fight For The Troops", for which he received a Greywolf Medal by the US Army
- Featured on this upcoming season of CBC's Dragon's Den
- National level Canadian bodybuilder
About The Meling's
Have coached physique competitors since 2005. In that time, they have helped their clients earn 383 top-3 placings at regional, provincial, and national competitions. They have taken a number of their clients from first show to Pro status and take a very vested interest in helping manage their clients' fitness, competition, and modeling careers. In the January 2013 issue of Muscle Insider magazine, the magazine owner, Scott Welch, included Darren in his list of who he considers "the top 10 contest prep coaches in the world".
August 23, 2014
Sunday, Sept 21, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Sport Manitoba Building - 145 Pacific Ave
August 13, 2014
Congratulations to all the MABBA competitors that took part in the 2014 IFBB International Qualifier.
2014 IFBB International Qualifier Results
July 10, 2014
Manitoba Muscle Photography is pleased to announce that all 11,000 stage photos from the 2014 MABBA Provincial Championship are finished, sorted and upload and emails are being sent out as of Wednesday July 9 2014, within the predicted 4-6 week time period we expected. If you don't receive an email within the next week (by July 15) please drop a line to email@example.com and we will try to help. Thank you and congratulations to all the MABBA athletes, volunteers and board for making the 2014 MABBA shows the best in Canadian bodybuilding, figure, physique, fitness and bikini competition history!
Manitoba Muscle Photography
July 8, 2014
IFBB National Bikini, Figure, Fitness & Physique Results
June 1, 2014
June 1, 2014
To all MABBA Board and Members
Tom and our family would like to thank all of you who have sent cards and e-mails regarding Tom's health.
As of today, June 01, Tom has been re-admitted to hospital because of pneumonia, which is common after
his type of surgery. He is doing well despite not having much of an appetite, but we all know rest is the most
important for a speedy recovery. We are hoping he will be home very soon.
- Darlene, Chris & Diane, and Andrew
May 16, 2014
2014 MABBA Provincial Championship Information
Overall titles will be determined by the number of competitors in a category and classes. In Provincials there are 7 categories, in each category there are from 3 to 8 classes depending on the category. To win an Overall Title you are required to participate against other competitors in your category not just your class. If only one person is registered for that category, there will not be an Overall Title awarded for that category or if there were 3 or 4 in the same class unless you're going to be compared with competitors in your category from other classes within that category it's the same situation. The competitor who places 1st in the class will still receive a MABBA ring for 1st place and be allowed to compete at the 2014 CBBF Nationals. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will also be allowed to complete at the 2014 CBBF Nationals
May 11, 2014
MABBA is looking for a few good volunteers, if you're interested please email Lorraine Handley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16, 2014
• Hard Gym Apparel would like to extend a 20% discount to your members/competitors. More information
• Pure Perfection Salon & Spa is offering 10% off all hair services to all MABBA Members. More information
• Maria's Hair Salon if offering all MABBA members 10% off any service in the Salon. More information
• Body Sugaring by Marilou Naval at The Pure Escape is offering a discount on some of it's services to all MABBA Members. More information
• Freelance Makeup Artist - Tanessa L Lywak is offering 15% off a Hair & Makeup package for your fitness competition. More information
• Pearly Whites Cosmetic Teeth Whitening is offering exclusive pricing for our most popular Teeth Whitening DOUBLE-TREATMENT for only $75.00 (Reg. Price: $189.99) More information
May 5, 2014
Issues 1 & 2 - www.torontoprosupershow.com
March 31, 2014
Provincial Qualifier Results
Provincial Qualifer Photos
March 31, 2014
The 2014 MABBA Provincial Qualifier has come and gone for another year but not without the support of a lot of people. I would like to start off my thanks to Martin and Barry Pacak, owners of Gorilla Jack and MABBA's major sponsor again this year. Martin and Barry work behind the scene with MABBA for not only the volunteer t-shirts that everyone enjoys wearing at the Provincial Qualifier but to all the Gorilla Jack staff that unselfishly give up their time every year to work with MABBA…. your support does not go unnoticed.
The second individuals that need to be thanked are the amazing volunteers that stepped up this year and made the 2014 MABBA Provincial Qualifier work so smoothly. The volunteers are at the weigh-in which is always a lengthy evening for everyone but having a majority of them back at Pantages Theatre at 6:30am Saturday morning working to set up the tables, chairs and placing protective paper on the floors up and down stairs in the change areas was greatly appreciated. These people are not only there at 6:30am in the morning but a lot stay ALL day and worked behind the scenes at prejudging and also in the evening at the finals (a very long day for all of us). Again to our fantastic volunteer base THANK YOU….. the show doesn't work without you.
I would also like to thank the staff from Pantages Theatre; both the front of house and the backstage staff who are there at 6:30am preparing the theatre for our show.
March 3, 2014
2014 Arnold Classic Results
February 27, 2014
All competitors should visit the CBBF website for ANY updated information regarding competing.
February 17, 2014
This year on average over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with Cancer every day. Many of us have been affected by having colleagues, friends and family diagnosed with Cancer. This year MABBA will be joining the fight against Cancer. For every membership purchased for the 2014 season, MABBA pledges to donate $10 to the Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you for joining MABBA to help in the fight against Cancer.
January 30, 2014
Ontario Athlete's Agreement between The Manitoba Amateur Bodybuilding Association (MABBA) and The Ontario Physique Association (OPA)
January 15, 2014
2014 MABBA Membership is available for purchase.
November 21, 2013
Potential dates for the IFBB World Championships in 2014
Junior/Master Championships, Mexico, tentative date, Oct. 10 to 12
Women's Fitness Championships, Laval, Quebec, Oct. 17 to 19
Men's Championships, Brasilia, Brazil, tentative date, Nov. 2014
Classic BB Championships, Spain, tentative date, Oct./Nov. 2014
2014 Arnold Classic Events
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 27 to Mar. 02
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 25 to 27
Madrid, Spain, Sep. 26 to 28
Arnold China, tentative
Arnold Australia, tentative
September 9, 2013
MABBA would like to thank everyone for their dedication and that a good time was had by all!
August 17, 2013 - New Westminster, BC
August 27, 2013
Results on CBBF website
May 26, 2013
March 25, 2013 - Pantages Theatre
May 26, 2013
Congratulations to Shelly Paton on winning her Fitness Pro card at the World Qualifier held in Winnipeg April 27th.
May 1, 2013
IFBB Results (Results display only MABBA Competitors)
October 23, 2012
Congratulations to three MABBA members who won their IFBB Pro cards at the following championships, MABBA wishes you all the best in your Pro career.
2012 IFBB World Qualifier Championships
Men's Physique Tall - Mason Edward (1st) IFBB Pro
Women's Physique - Janessa Roy (1st) IFBB Pro
2012 Bikini, Figure, Fitness, and Elite Championships
Men's Physique Tall - Craig Franczyk (1st) IFBB Pro
2012 NPC Emerald Cup
Super-Heavyweight - Jason Eggleston (3rd)
2012 Canadian National Results
Men's Masters 40+ Lightweight - Steve Marsh (1st)
Men's Welterweight - Steve Marsh (1st)
March 6, 2012
The IFBB has banned all tans that can be wiped off. An official will check the tan of all athletes backstage and if the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will be told to remove the tan before going on stage.
Feb 14, 2012
Important Announcements from CBBF Chairperson Mark Smishek:
From January 1st, 2012, the upper age limit for juniors at all IFBB championships and other continental, regional and national contests will be 23 years old, during the year of competition. In addition we will change the online registrations for all national events, which hold junior classes.
For the North Americans and other CBBF national events (other than the previously mentioned IFBB World Championships events) the age limit shall remain at 21 years old during the year of competition, until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
A reminder, for the 2012 IFBB World Championships Qualifier event to be held on April 28th in Winnipeg, MB, no athletes who are under the age of 18 years shall be allowed to compete.
January 15, 2012
Any CBBF member who is found to be working with or promoting organizations not recognized by the IFBB/NPC/CBBF has contravened its rules and/or by laws and may be subject to disciplinary measures.
Professional athletes, judges, and officials from organizations not recognized by the IFBB/NPC/CBBF shall not be permitted to participate in or to promote their organizations in any capacity at CBBF or CBBF sanctioned events or those events conducted by CBBF affiliates.
Thank you for your continued hard work and dedication to our sport. If I may I would like to thank you on behalf of the IFBB and NPC.
Physique Criteria and Judging
October 28, 2011
The CBBF is proud to announce that in 2012 we will be providing the Women's and Men's Physique classes at our one or many yet to be determined CBBF national events.
The following information provides potential classes, determined by numbers of athletes wishing to participate as well as the rules for women's and men's physique.
Women's Physique Height Classes
Up to and including 5'4"
- Over 5'4 and up to and including 5'6"
- Over 5'6"
In 2012 CBBF Physique Championships inclusion into a CBBF National event to be determined shortly!
In 2012 at the CBBF national event only two Women Physique Height Classes will be provided, at this time
Up to and including 5'5"
Depending on numbers we may increase to the above mentioned 3 classes.
Men's Physique Height Classes
As an optional choice in the new Men's Physique division, a promoter may elect to have three height classes in the division as follows:
For contests with two classes
For contests with three classes
- Up to including 5'8"
- Over 5'8"
- Under 5'7"
- Over 5"7" up to and including 5'10"
- Over 5'10"
For 2012 CBBF Physique Championships inclusion into a CBBF national event to be determined shortly!
In 2012 at the CBBF National event only two Men's Physique Height Classes will be provided, at this time:
- Up to and including 5'8"
- Over 5'8".
Depending on numbers we may increase to the above mentioned 3 classes.
Definition: Women's physique division (herein referred to as "WP") has been created to give a platform for women who enjoy weight training, competing, contest preparation. Competitors should display a toned, athletic physique showcasing femininity, muscle tone, beauty/flow of physique.
WP will be judged on the following criteria:
- Symmetry, shape, proportion, muscle tone, poise and beauty flow
- physique assessment and comparison will take place during prejudging
Physique should display all of the above criteria without compromising femininity, beauty/flow of physique, etc.
The following are examples of common terms used in the bodybuilding industry. These words can be helpful to assess what should not be descriptive to the physiques being judged in WP:
I.E: Ripped, shredded, peeled, striated, dry, diced, hard, vascular, grainy, massive, thick, dense, etc.
While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight, structure, etc. Excessive muscularity should be scored down accordingly.
WP should be judged as a standard between women's figure and womens bodybuilding.
Individual one minute routine with 10 second warning
Quarter turns, if warranted!
Mandatory posing comparisons/ callouts
Individual posing routine
- suits worn by wp competitors for prejudging must be a two piece. Suits do not have to be solid in color. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All suits must be in good taste.
- mandatory poses will be performed with open hand style and include the following poses:
- Front double biceps/open hands (no flat footed full front pose – some sort of front twisting pose)
- finals routine will be maximum 60 seconds in length, performed to music of athletes choice.
- back double biceps/open hands
- side triceps with leg extended
- side chest with arms extended
- front ab/thigh
- Music containing profanity or explicit language should not be used and may result in routine being cut short.
- no props will be used
- no heels may be worn at any time during the competition/judging of wp.
- Muscularity and Body Condition
Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down.
- Stage Presence and Personality
Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts (shorts must be just above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and no logos are permitted on the board shorts however a manufacturer's logo such as Nike symbol or Billabongs are acceptable.) Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. No lewd acts allowed for example the moon pose. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.
Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform quarter (1/4) turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket, face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.
- Comparison Round
- The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do quarter turns
- Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in quarter turns.