Bodybuilding development show for City

2018-02-08 06:00
PCA SA Western Province chairperson, Damian Schechter.

PCA SA Western Province chairperson, Damian Schechter.

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It is being dubbed the biggest bodybuilding and fitness development show South Africa has ever seen and not for nothing.

The show is the brainchild of Physical Culture Association (PCA) South Africa president, Kevin Schwartz from Bellville.

“This show is aimed at first timers who’ve never competed and who have not placed in the top three at any show no matter which federation they competed in,” says Schwartz.

The show, which will take place at the Durbanville High School auditorium, aims to attract new talent and groom the champions of the future.

The show will cater for juniors, different ladies’ beach bikini and fitness divisions, as well as the men’s beach model, physique muscle model, classic bodybuilding and various weight divisions for the senior bodybuilding line-ups.

Damian Schechter from Sea Point is one of the most well-known faces in the industry and the newly appointed PCA Western Province chairperson.

“Having the vote of confidence from my PCA WP team, to work with and lead the brand within the province, is honestly one of my greatest career achievements and I couldn’t be any more excited for this opportunity,” says Schechter.

“I started getting involved in bodybuilding and fitness in late 2013 as an athlete.

Taking it a step further and becoming a judge soon after was one of the highest accolades of my career.

What an absolute privilege it is to be trusted to place, nominate and reward athletes, credibly, for their hard work and support. Skip another year or two and here I am. Honestly, I couldn’t be any more grateful and humbled.

“The development show is going to rock South Africa’s socks off! What an exciting time to be a part of South African bodybuilding and fitness culture,” he says.

“The show will be something new, fresh, interactive and exciting. What makes this a special show is that it has been specifically designed for first timers and novices.

“It is known that competing in competitions can be costly, and for many of the athletes it is very hard to fund the preparations. Our athletes will experience free tan-free division entry (only one) and free photography.

This initiative is a first in the South African market and we hope that many athletes will flourish through the initiative to grow the sport.

Judging by the calibre of previous PCA WP events, we sure are in for a great experience with this one. South Africa has given birth to some of the world’s greatest athletes, from all over the country, and word on the street for this year is that they are all coming out in full force,” says Schechter.

Cape Town is known for hosting some of the very best shows in the country like the Conrad Nagel Xtreme Classic (24 March), Battle of the Titans VI (23 June) and MS Diva Extravaganza (28 July), all held at the Durbanville High School auditorium.

Any sponsors that would like to get involved with the development show or any other show in Cape Town can contact Damian Schechter at or on 076 849 2529. For show dates and information, visit


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