We are the ABBA

The ABBA is a non-profit association supporting the amateur sport of bodybuilding and fitness in the Province of Alberta. The ABBA is a member of the Canadian Bodybuilding Federation (CBBF) and the International Federation of Bodybuilding (IFBB).

The ABBA supports athletes by providing them with opportunities to compete in their discipline. The association provides educational seminars and workshops related to the sport. In addition, nationally qualified athletes receive team jackets and represent Team Alberta at the National Championships.


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Who We Are

Executive Team

Heather Jones
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Vice President
Nathalie Mulder
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Melissa Lefebvre
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The Process

Road to Competition


Become a Member

The first thing you need to do is buy a memebership with the ABBA

Define your Discipline

We offer several categories from Bodybuilding to Men's Physique for men, and Bikini to Women's Physique for women. Once you decide to compete, you and your coach should discuss what discipline best suits you're physique.

Complete a Posing Seminar

The best way to improve your posing is to practice, practice, practice. Hire a posing coach and attend posing seminars so that you can continue to improve, and show off your hard work.

Find and Register for an Event

The ABBA has 2 - 3 regional shows per calendar year. Those who place top 5 in their category, qualify for Nationals in either the Natural stream (International Events Qualifier), or open Nationals (CBBF Nationals).  Click on the show in which you'd like to compete.


Once you've taken the step to compete, ensure your suit, tan, hair, makeup and shoes(if applicable), follow the regulations. Educate yourself, and reach out to us with any and all questions you may have. We're here to help.
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What's it like to Compete with the ABBA?


We take pride in our 35+ year history and can't wait to share it with you

Join now and start competing this year. We can help set you up with coaching, and direct you to which discipline or contest will best suit you.