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Racking up wins in just about every show she has entered, Amy Morgan is proving to be one of the fastest rising Bikini athletes in Oregon. Amy worked with her coach Kristi Tauti as they both put a plan together for the 2012 NPC Seven Feathers Classic, and the plan proved to be a success as Amy not won her class.. Amy won the Overall title as well. Now Amy is setting her sights on the 2013 Emerald Cup and then move onto the National level... We just may have another great Pro in the works coming out of Oregon.

1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I started working with a trainer back in 2009, and of course wanted to look like the girls in Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine. This is where I began my journey; I started seeing changes, and loved the results, so this sparked me to begin thinking about competing. Since I have played sports since the 3rd grade I loved competition, and this seemed like the perfect avenue for me. I started competing April 2012 in Honolulu, but had decided I was going to do a show at the beginning of 2011 when I moved to Hawaii. Being that I have always played sports and worked out, I wanted to meet people that were like minded.

2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
Originally, I began this as just a way to meet others and do something fun but competitive. However, after winning first place at my first competition, I was hooked and I couldn’t get enough.  I am an ambitious and motivated person, so after receiving praise, I wanted to push myself to take it to the next level. I then attended a seminar hosted by Kristi Tauti, where Kim Oddo and Nicole Wilkins lectured on prep and show tips, and I knew from that point I wanted to strive for more.  

3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
During Contest Prep I do a lot of cardio to help lean me out and I implement some plyometric and a lot of high intensity intervals.  I keep the weights light and high rep. Off season I cut back a bit on the cardio but implement the same tactics of HIIT and lighter weight higher rep in more of a circuit manor.

4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
My diet does not change much on or off season I keep my diet clean because this is a way of life for me. My favorite meal is either oatmeal with some fruit in it depending on where I am at in prep, and egg whites, or chicken and sweet potato or yam. My favorite cheats are actually pretty clean but every once in a great while I may sneak some frozen yogurt or seared Ahi Tuna in.  

5. Who are some of the people that have helped you along the way to get where you are now in life or in the sport?
My biggest supporter, teacher, and rock throughout my life has been my mother. She is an amazing and strong woman. I give her the credit for making me who I am and teaching me to be the kind of person who strives for more in life.  However, my entire family is so loving and supportive, I am very blessed.  In this sport I have had some great trainers, and coaches, but the coach who has inspired, pushed, motivated, and believed in me most has been Kristi Tauti.

6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
My inspiration comes from many different angles, and directions. I can’t say there is just one person or thing that inspires me.  The team I am a part of at Iphysique is filled with so many amazing and remarkable people who I am inspired by in so many ways each and every day, by just watching or talking to any of them.  It is like a big family; and I am very so thankful to be a part of something of!

AND Watching the Olympia helps too though! Super Motivational!

7. What is next for you as a competitor?
Next for me will be Emerald Cup 2013, with my team, and then from there I will begin attending as many national shows as possible for a chance to earn pro status.

8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
My favorite memory is, being new to the team and everyone be so welcoming and supportive.  My first competition with my entire team was so much fun especially being back stage, and enjoying each moment alongside all of my teammates.  

9. Any website you would like to plug, facebook, twitter, personal site, etc...
You can find me on Facebook

10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?

Do not quit, if there is something you want bad enough, strive for it. It is all possible if you believe. If you do want it that badly, you must pour your heart and soul into it, and never give up, not matter how many bumps in the road you may encounter, always stay strong and on track. Tell yourself you can do it and just GO!




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