Polish Bodybuilding, Fitness & Powerlifting Federation, “Maniac Gym” Sport Club and the city of Bialystok extends a warm welcome to all IFBB-affiliated National Federations wishing to participate in the IFBB World Fitness Championships in Bialystok, Poland, October 27-28th 2018.

Bialystok, with a population of nearly 300 thousand, is the biggest city of north-eastern Poland, serving the function of the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. It is the administrative, economic and academic centre of the region which, due to its exceptional environmental assets, has been termed the Green Lungs of Poland.



Bialystok has evolved as a place, which is the melting pot of different nations, religions, cultures, customs, and traditions, where the occidental rationalism meets the oriental mysticism. It has become an example of the integration of ethnic and religious groups, a meeting place for Poles, Belarusians, Jews, Lithuanians, Germans, Russians and Tartars. It is also the biggest center of the Orthodox Church in Poland. Protestants, Muslims and Buddhists have their organizations here as well. From ages, people of different culture, religion and nationality live here together. This created the specific atmosphere of this city, based on openness, friendliness and hospitality.



Podlasie Opera -2 Odeska Str., 15-406 Bialystok, Poland

Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – European Art Centre in Bialystok is the largest arts institution in north-eastern Poland and the most modern cultural center in this region of Europe. With its modern architecture and excellent technological solutions, the Podlaskie Opera guarantees high quality of all projects, ventures and productions. 2012 IFBB World Fitness Championships were held here, just next weekend after offcial opening of the building, so the beauty of the human body will be exposed once again on the Grand Stage of this complex.




The organization of the World Fitness Championships is co-financed from the funds of the  Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland.










The honorary patronage was taken by the President of the city of Bialystok





The national currency in Poland is the Polish Zloty.

1 EUR = 4.15 PLN (as for 2018)

1 USD = 3.32 PLN (as for 2018)
Current rates may be checked at: http://www.xe.com/currency/pln-polish-zloty

All major credit cards are widely accepted at most major hotels, department stores and restaurants. You may be requested to show your passport.


During the month of  October, the daily mean temperature is 1.50C (34.70F), with average high 4.00C (39.00F) and average low -1.00 (30.00F).  Average rainy days: 9. Average snowy days: 5.


The electrical outlets are 220 V, 50 Hz. Socket / plug of type C plug, with two round prongs, popularly known as the europlug and used in all continental Europe countries.

Detailed info at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


The official language in Poland is Polish. English is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and tourist areas.



Thursday, October 25th, 2018
09:00 – 17:00 Arrivals of IFBB Ex. Council Members Golebiewski Hotel
13:30 – 15:30 Lunch Golebiewski Hotel
18:00 IFBB Executive Council Meeting (only Executive Members) Golebiewski Hotel
20:00 Dinner Golebiewski Hotel
Friday, October 26th, 2018
10:00 – 20:00 Official arrival day of National Teams At the corresponding host hotel
10:00 – 21:00 Official Athlete Registration Golebiewski Hotel
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Golebiewski Hotel
18:00 Team Managers and Judges Meeting Golebiewski Hotel
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner At the corresponding host hotel
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
07:00 – 10:00 Breakfast At the corresponding host hotel
10:00 – 13:30 Prejudging and finals – Part 1 Podlaskie Opera
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch  
15:00 Prejudging and finals – Part 2 Podlaskie Opera
19:00 – 22:00 Dinner At the corresponding host hotel
Sunday, October 28th, 2018
07:00 – 10:00 Breakfast At the corresponding host hotel
10:00 Official Opening & Parade of Nations Podlaskie Opera
10:30 – 13:30 Prejudging and finals – Part 3 Podlaskie Opera
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch  
15:00 Prejudging and finals – Part 4 Podlaskie Opera
21:00 – 24:00  Farewell Dinner  
Monday, October 29th, 2018
07:00 – 10:00 Breakfast At the corresponding host hotel
Up to 12:00 DEPARTURES