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The popularity of natural bodybuilding among women has increased significantly in the UK. As women look to take what they have achieved in the gym to a higher level, an industry has evolved to facilitate the demand. Alongside established fitness federations UKBFF and Musclemania, more bespoke female fitness events have been established. The World Beauty Fitness and Fashion event has as much glamour as a red carpet movie premier and the Pure Elite contest includes a Mum's that lift category. Miss Galaxy Universe is designed by women for women; an all female fitness show based around performance and functionality. While offering the industry standard of bikini rounds, Miss Galaxy Universe combines a gruelling track and field competition with on stage elegance. A packed calendar of expos, posing workshops, pre-show boot camps, tanning and dietary demonstrations can be accessed year round to help aspiring female fitness competitors of all abiity, age and size, achieve their ultimate fitness goal.
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