5 May – IFBB Shameen Classic
(Arnold Classic Africa Qualifier)
Where: Cape Town
Named after one of South Africa’s most successful bodybuilders, Shameen Adams, the show has become an annual bodybuilding institution in Cape Town. In last year’s event a total of 115 competed with 47 qualifying to trade poses with the best in the world at the Arnold Classic Africa. Some of the competitors who impressed the IFBB panel of judges at the show in 2017 were Matthew Parker (Juniors U/23yrs), Juan Smith (Men’s Classic Bodybuilding), Sandile Memela (Senior Men up to and including 70kg), Achmat Richards (Senior Men up to and including 80kg), Jaco Venter (Senior Men up to and including 90kg) and Johan Terblanche (Senior Men over 90kg). Who will shine on stage this year? The main show kicks off on Saturday, 5 May at 18:00. Mark the day on your calendar and come support your local athletes!
5 May – IFBB Novice Shows in Gauteng and Mpumalanga
5 May – IBFF Pro Divas in Gauteng
Where: Kaleideo Auditorium, 32 Fiskaal Street, Glen Marais, Kempton Park
Promoter: Tracy Posthumus-Meyjes on 074 239 9593
Ladies – don’t miss out on the glitz and the glamour of this brand new female show in Gauteng hosted by IBFF Pro athletes Vivian Goosen and Bernadine Du Pisanie who have achieved phenomenal success in the fitness and physique industry. Due to their love and passion for the industry a new show was born to give existing and upcoming female athletes a platform to compete. A team will also be selected to represent South Africa on stage in Slovenia in June 2018.
11, 12 May – WFF Pro-Am Pretoria Classic
Where: Unisa, Preller Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Promoters: Alet Lemmer on 079 377 4350 and Bev Scott on 082 374 7227
In South Africa the National Amateur Body Building Association (NABBA) and the World Fitness Federation (WFF) functions as a dual federation under the guidance of Alet Lemmer and Bev Scott. Amateur and professional athletes will display their muscular physiques at the WFF Pro-Am Pretoria Classic hosted at Unisa in Pretoria. At the show, a WFF Pro division qualifier, a total of 28 Pro Cards will be awarded. A team will also be selected to compete at the WFF Universe competition in Singapore on 1 July 2018. Registration for the WFF Pro-Am Pretoria Classic takes place on Friday, 11 May between 16:00 and 18:00 with doors opening for the main show on Saturday, 12 May 2018 at 10:00.
11 to 13 May – PCA BodyPower Expo in England
The BodyPower Expo is partnering with the Physical Culture Association (PCA) to bring you one of the best bodybuilding and fitness events of 2018.
18-20 May – IFBB Arnold Classic Africa
Where: The Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Come support your local amateur athletes and witness the first IFBB Elite Pro show on home ground. In May 2018, the Arnold Classic sport and fitness extravaganza returns to Johannesburg for the third time and it promises to be an even more spectacular expression of the vision of bodybuilding icon Arnold Schwarzenegger . While bodybuilding and power sports are at the heart of the spectacle – given Schwarzenegger ’s passion and lifetime commitment recognised through titles such as Mr. Olympia – other sports are also given a platform. This means competitive athletes across different sports codes, from bodybuilding and powerlifting to archery and arm wrestling, have the opportunity to promote their sport, encourage new participation and compete in the global arena.
Disclaimer: We do our best to ensure these events are spot on (yes, that means we scour the internet and speak to the people in the know), with dates and contact people listed correctly. But please verify with organisers before you consider entering/attending one of these shows, or check social media announcements. Wouldn’t want you to show up all tanned up with no crowd to cheer you on.