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1938, Germany

World Fitness Federation

Bodybuilding, Figure, Physique.

The World Fitness Federation or WFF, is an international bodybuilding organisation formed in 1968. The WFF promotes classic or athletic bodybuilding with a focus on the aesthetic quality of the physique as opposed to just muscularity.



The WFF was founded in 1968 in Germany by Klaus Hoffmann. The early WFF events were promoted within Eastern Europe, however throughout the 1990s international interest in WFF events drew support from far and wide and today the WFF is supported throughout every continent.

Graeme Lancefield became the World President of WFF in 2013, taking over from Hoffmann upon his retirement.

In 2014 and 2015, major WFF events were staged outside of Europe for the first time with the 2014 WFF Universe being held in South Korea and the World Championships being hosted by Australia and South Africa in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

2016 saw the WFF Universe make its way to the USA for the very first time.

Major Events

The WFF currently stages two major international competitions each year:

  • The WFF Universe held mid year around June/July.
  • The WFF World Championships held at the end of the year around October/November.
  • The WFF also holds intercontinental championships coinciding with the two major events above:

  • The WFF European Championships
  • The WFF Pan American Cup
  • The WFF Asia Pacific Championships
  • The WFF Pan Pacific Championships
  • Proposed Continental titles include the WFF African Nations Cup.

    Professional Classes

    In 2014 the WFF Professional Division was created to provide an additional level of elite level competition. The first WFF Pro event was the 2015 WFF Universe held in La Ciotat, France.

    WFF offers professional classes for men and women in bodybuilding, bikini and sports modelling.

    Class winners at WFF International major events and continental championships are offered pro status and the opportunity to compete for prize money.

    WFF Pro qualifiers are open to all amateur competitors.

    Currently advertised WFF Pro Qualifier and Pro events for 2016 include:

    Professional Winners

    The WFF Professional Division was created in 2014. The first WFF Pro event was held in 2015.


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