So you have decided you want to compete in a fitness competition and want a rough idea of what it’s going to cost you to do so. Well, I’ll be in honest in that competing is not cheap, there are ways to save money and we will go over that in another post but first, here are some things to consider when deciding to compete in B.C. and a rough estimate of what they may cost you.
- you must register and pay to become a member of the association. To join the BCABBA it will cost you $100
Show Registration $100
- you will pay $100 to enter a show. If you plan to enter more than one category it will cost you an additional $50
- depending on the official provider of tanning/hair & makeup, the spray tan alone will cost you roughly this amount.
- again, this is the estimated cost if using the official provider of the show and dependent on who that provider is.
- same as tanning and makeup, estimate of cost if using the official provider.
NOTE – if you chose to have the official provider do all 3 (tan, makeup & hair) they will offer you a discounted rate bringing your cost down slightly.
Suit $150 +++
- you can pay as little as $150 for a custom suit with an upwards to well over $1000 depending on what you want and how much you are willing to spend. You can purchase off the rack suits for your show but make certain they fit the rules for your category.
- if you are competing in bikini or figure you will need heels! cost depends on where you buy and the style you choose. I was able to get mine on sale for $65 which isn’t bad considering I can wear them for my future shows.
- again, depending where you shop and what you buy. The basics are bracelets and earrings. I purchased my bracelet and earrings from Aldo Accessories (great selection) for $50.
Those are definitely the musts, however the list does not end here. There are many other things to consider when competing and the prices will vary depending on many different factors.
- nutritional coaching
- posing coach
- meals (although these can be simple as you may eat a lot of the same things, it can add up)
- travel costs, hotel, gas, food etc
- hair removal for show day (waxing)
- hair extensions
- bikini bite (suit glue)
- show tickets for family & friends
So, as you can see, competing is not cheap, it is however, totally worth it!! I will be following up with a post on How to Save Money When Competing so be sure to check back for that. 😉