Category: Fitness Shows

American Ninja Warrior – Casting Guide

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  • Contestants: 600 per Season
  • Top Prize: $500,000
  • Selectivity: 4 Star
American Ninja warrior wrapped up season six in September 2014, and it have produced huge stars like Brian Arnold, Kacy Catanzaro, and Joe Moravsky. The show appears on NBC and is one of the most demanding fitness based shows . Each season begins with 100 people trying to make it through one of five regional courses. The 15 people who complete the all the obstacles the fastest will be invited to the national finals which take place in Las Vegas.

The national finals are called “Mount Midoriyama” and have the top 15 from each region with an additional 15 wildcard contestants who are moved through by the producers. The wildards are usually people who have compelling stories that the audience would be interested in seeing take on the finals. The final obstacle course is divided into four stages which all must be completed in order to win the show and grand prize. The first stage is considerably harder than any of the regional courses and filters out around 75% of the contestants.

The second stage is a beast of an upper body workout as it has many hanging style obstacles back to back without any opportunity for rest. This stage usually whittles the contestants down to five or less. In 2014, only two contestants were able to complete this stage and move on to the third stage. The third stage has never been finished by an individual competitor in America. It has been finished multiple times in the world finals, and these successful runs will help future contestants. The fourth stage is a 77 foot rope climb that.

American Ninja Warrior Casting Tips

When creating a casting video, it’s important to illustrate that you have the physical prowess to tackle the course as well as a personality that can make good television. One of the CastingMaster’s favorite audition submissions was Chris Romrell’s submission below. He was able to demonstrate a lot of personality and make the video funny to watch. Additionally, his montage really removed all doubt in his ability on the course, and best of all he began with a major accomplishment which for him was doing well on a previous season of the show. If you haven’t been on the show before, that’s ok most applicants haven’t, but try to find something that you can use as your “Claim to fame” whether that’s as big as being in the Olympics or as small as being a high school athlete. Our second video is one that spends a lot of time demonstrating a lot of physical ability. We included this one as it has more examples of the types of stunts you want to include in your video.


Applicant Restrictions:

  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Resident
 

American Ninja Warrior Regional Tryouts

The list of cities and dates have not been set for the 2015 season of American Ninja Warrior. We will keep this page updated and sent out an announcement via twitter once the show’s production team makes the announcement.

 

Online Applications

A couple of months prior the the competition starting, the show’s casting team will create a site with a signup form. This is usually a quick eight question form that asks for a link to a video upload.

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.

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Wipeout – Casting Guide

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Contestants: 24 per episode
Top Prize: $50,000
Selectivity: 3 Star


Wipeout is a reality show appearing on ABC. The show features people who are often in costume trying to make it through an obstacle course as quickly as possible. The show really likes playing up the contestants as characters so it really helps your chances of getting on air if you can fit a couple of personas.

Applicant Restrictions:
  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able to swim
  • Must have an application Video

There are two methods of applying for WipeOut. The first is to attend one of the casting calls for the show. The show has casting calls for their upcoming season, but all of them are no longer active. Our team receives updates from their production team, and we will update our page when new casting calls open.

Open Casting Calls:
  • None Currently

To apply via video submission, you will need to complete a short application process that includes a photo. Next upload your video (4 minutes or lesss) to Youtube as they will only accept a link to the video rather than the video file. Once you have those, the Wipeout Application Form can be found here.

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers. Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest

Extreme Weight Loss – Casting Guide

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Contestants: 1 per episode
Top Prize: $0
Selectivity: 3 Star


Extreme Weightloss is a fitness reality show that is casting for season 5. In each episode, someone who is overweight goes on a year long journey to safely lose the excess weight and become healthy. .

Applicant Restrictions:
  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be available for throughout the year for production
  • Must not be a felon

Extreme Weightloss Season 5 is nor currently casting, but we will both tweet when casting opens and post on to our facebook account when casting for the next season opens. Following us will be the quickest, easiest way to find out when you’ll have a chance to apply for the show. Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.  Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest

Deadliest Warrior – Casting Guide

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Contestants: 4
Top Prize Bragging Rights
Selectivity: 5 Star


Deadliest Warrior aired four seasons on SpikeTV. Each episode consisted of pairing two historical warriors against each other to determine who would a computer simulated fight. Each “Warrior” had two people that would stand in for them during the data collection tests. This show was incredibly difficult to be cast on because of the two representatives one was normally a direct descendant who would speak about the warrior and his combat style. The other representative was an award winning fighter in that style meaning that only a handful of people would be eligible for the show to begin with.

Applicant Restrictions:
  • Expert on a Historical Figure
  • World Class Fighting Athlete

The application process for this show is currently closed as the show is now longer being filmed. .

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.  Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest

Biggest Loser – Casting Guide

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  • Contestants: 18 per Season
  • Top Prize: $250,000
  • Selectivity: 5 Star
Biggest Loser is the original fitness reality show. This is a season long elimination competition in which contestants work to lose weight. The trainers are Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom,, Dolvett Quince, and Bob Harper, and they help each person lose their excess pounds. They recommend that anyone applying be 100+ pounds overweight. The winner of each year receives a prize of $250,000, and there is a second prize of $100,00 for the “At Home Winner”.

This show has a major fan following and being a contestant on the show will set someone up as a celebrity in their area. Appearing on NBC in prime time will give you mean that millions of people will hear your story. This can create a huge amount of stress to be healthy after appearing on the show. Literally everywhere you go, you’ll be seeing people who watched you go through the life changing experience of shedding the weight. If you are truly ready for a change then this may be the show for you. This is incredible hard work that requires working out many hours per day.

Biggest Loser Casting Tips

Biggest Loser has one of the best casting departments for any reality show. They literally have the ability to change the lives for every person who appear on the show. Their casting department maintains an active social media presence that we’ll link to below, and they have also generously created some audition videos to help you with the process.


Biggest Loser Applicant Restrictions:

  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be a US Resident
  • Must be 100+ Pounds Overweight
 

Biggest Loser Open Auditions

The table below shows the dates and locations for the in person casting calls for season 16. At CastingMaster.com, we check the updates from the major casting firms each day so that we’re always able to help you find the casting calls in your area.
DateCityAudition VenueCasting Call Times
April 5, 2014Los Angeles, CACitadel Outlets 100 Citadel Drive Los Angeles, 9004010:00am to 6:00pm
April 12, 2014Boston, MAPlanet Fitness Northgate Shopping Center 270 Charger Street Revere, MA 0215110:00am to 6:00pm
April 12, 2014Birmingham, ALAlabama Sports Hall of Fame 2150 Richard Arrington, JR Blvd North Birmingham, AL 3520310:00am to 6:00pm
April 12, 2014Charlotte, NCWCNC-TV 1001 Wood Ridge Center Drive Charlotte, C 2821710:00am to 6:00pm
April 19, 2014Charlotte, NCThe Biggest Loser Resort 1475 Nordic Road Itasca, IL 6014310:00am to 6:00pm
April 19, 2014Oklahoma City, OKPlanet Fitness 9118 S. Western Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73139 April 19, 2014
April 19, 2014Salt Lake City, UKSL 5 TV 55 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84180April 19, 2014


 

Biggest Loser Online Applications

While all the casting calls for season 16 have complete, it is still possible to apply for a future season at the following website.  This link will take you to their official site and one page application form.  This has 20 questions and will take about 30 minutes to complete.  I recommend thinking through your questions and writing out some of the responses ahead of time to ensure you are comfortable with them.

Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.

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