The World Fitness Federation (WFF) was formed in 1968 by Klaus Hoffmann in Lahnau, Germany.

Throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s the WFF’s primary activities were centred around Northern and Eastern Europe. The change in political borders in the early 1990’s following the collapse of the Soviet Union allowed for the WFF to spread further. Throughout the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the WFF linked with bodybuilding and fitness organisations around the world, most notably the National Amateur Body-Builders’ Association (NABBA).

Following his election as the NABBA International President in 2009, Graeme Lancefield maintained strong ties with Hoffmann and the WFF.

In 2013, following more than forty years of dedicated service, Hoffmann passed the baton onto Graeme Lancefield to lead WFF into the next generation.

Today the WFF global community stretches from Europe, to Australasia, South and North America, and into Africa, with more than 70 affiliated countries on every continent, it has truly become the embodiment of its name.