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NPC Oregon is proud to introduce Oregon's newest IFBB Figure Pro Kiana Phi!
Kiana has had an incredible record of wins in Oregon competition and took it to the National level within 2 years of her first show – which was the Oregon Ironman. She earned her IFBB Figure Pro Card at the 2010 Team Universe. She also oversees contest prep for her athletes on Team DreamQuest. Congratulations to Kiana and all her hard work to earn the coveted IFBB Pro Card. Look for her at the shows in Oregon and wish her well as she competes on the pro stages this year! .

1. When and why did you decide to start competing?
I was discovered at the gym by IFBB Figure Pro Kristi Tauti, who encouraged me to compete. I drove over 3 hours to watch pre-judging at the 2008 Emerald Cup, and I left the auditorium feeling inspired to undertake the challenge. With just 7 weeks of preparation for the 2008 Oregon Ironman, I won my class in the Open Figure Under 5’2” class – what a thrilling accomplishment! After that show, I forged ahead to compete in 11 more shows over the course of two and half years. By my twelfth show, I earned my Figure Pro card at the 2010 Team Universe!

2. What makes you want to go farther in the sport?
I have enjoyed athletics all my life but also endured recent years of back injury that resulted in weight gain. Overcoming those physical obstacles taught me that good health is a gift that not to be taken for granted. I was given a second chance at renewed health, and I want to live up to my fullest potential. Now that I am a Figure Pro and also coaching Team DreamQuest athletes, I want to positively represent the sport and inspire their competitive goals through my example.

3. What type of training do you implement during contest prep and the in the off-season?
My training primarily includes weight training and cardio, but I am also incorporating plyometrics, sprints, and TRX training. Building muscle size while achieving a proportioned physique is a year-round training goal.

4. What is your favorite type of dieting meals and what is your favorite type of cheat meal?
I believe in maintaining a work/training/life balance. Every aspect is important in driving the others towards success. Throughout the year, my nutrition is essentially a clean diet with the allowance for enjoyable meals. As a self-professed “foodie” or “gourmand”, I consider gourmet meals and fine dining very special events that are essential to a rewarding off-season! Hearty breakfast meals, French cuisine, and anything in a pie crust, are just a few of my favorite cheat meals.

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?
The wonderful support of family, friends, and fellow athletes, has impacted me as a person and competitor.
Stephanie Heisser – she is the sister that I never had but always wanted.
Derek Kaneshiro – he is the man who supports my dreams with his love, honesty, and belief in me.
Justin, Carl, Kim Phi – my brothers and mom who constantly remind me of how far I can go in this life.

Strength, Inspiration, and Gratitude are the foundations of how I measure my success. Fortunately, I have experienced them through some of the wonderful people who have helped define my journey.
My family, friends, co-workers, and fans, who support me through cheers, encouragement, and hugs. Team DreamQuest athletes and their supportive families…the Marketing Team…
April Greer Photography, Jan Tana, Bob Briede and Xtreme Edge, Noel Fuller, Henry Jung, Carla & Patrick Knight
Ron & Susan Smith, Brad & Elaine Craig, Frank Bohm, Kim Kong Farrison, IFBB Pros Tanji Johnson, Rose Hendricks, Michele Mayberry, Cinzia Massaro Clapp, Shala Singer, Kristin Nunn, Felicia Romero, Krissy Chinn, Michelle Bates, Theresa Anthony, Natalie Waples, Mark Mason, Mike Eckstut, Jeff Binns, David Aboody, Ana Tigre & Terry Goodlad, Jim Wallingford & Shannon Gil .  

6. Who or what inspires you to strive for more in the sport?
The short list of aforementioned people, but the list grows every day as I encounter new friends. I am inspired by the people who take time to contact me via email or approach me in person with questions about how to prepare for their first or next competition. Their courage to challenge themselves also fuels my desire to train harder for a show.

7. What is next for you as a competitor?
I am preparing for the Cal Pro on May 28th!  

8. What is your favorite memory good or bad while prepping or competing?
My favorite recent memory of competition was the day I traveled to New Jersey for Team Universe in 2009. I twisted my ankle while shopping before the flight and ended up with a minor sprain! Undeterred, I immediately bought a compression sock to wear during my cross-country flight. Though I was uncomfortable, no pain was too much to keep me from competing at the show. I still strutted on stage with a swollen ankle to earn my Figure Pro card!

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10. Anything you would like to say to all the visitors to NPC Oregon?
I want to thank all visitors for supporting NPC Oregon! Learn about all the divisions of bodybuilding, get a contest prep coach, focus on your competition goal, and then Go For It!! See you at the next Oregon show!




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