Wellness category added to Senior Bodybuilding Championships


The Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation has added a Wellness category, which caters to women, to the upcoming Senior Championships at the National Cultural Centre on Sunday (December 18).

Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, the President of the Federation, Keavon Bess, said the category will give exposure to those who would have surpassed Miss Bikini.

The other two categories would be Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique.

Darious Ramsammy (left) will be out to defend his Mr. Guyana title

At least 25 athletes will take the stage as the category winners will secure a spot on the country’s team to attend 2023 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Championship in Aruba.

Noting that there are numerous changes to rules, Wellness is a requirement for more mass on the lower bodies and shoulders, as Ms. Bikini is more of a “beach body”, but toned.

At this year’s Central American and Caribbean Championships in Barbados, Rosanna Fung won the overall Wellness Class and a coveted International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Elite Pro Card.

In 2021, a well-defined Darious Ramsammy won his first Mr. Guyana and the other winners were Emmerson Campbell, who won an unprecedented fifth Men’s Physique title, while Fung remained Miss Bikini champion.

The event is scheduled to start at 18:30h and tickets cost G$2,500 per adult.

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