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An Interview With Figure Model & Competitor Kat Meyers!

Kat Meyers is one of the quietest superstars in the industry and has been for over 10 years now. Find out how she got started into fitness and figure, what her goals are, how often she travels, and what an average day is for her.

My Name is:

Kat Meyers.

Born/Grew up in:

I was born in Inglewood, California, but my family moved up to Redmond, Washington, when I was only 5 years old. About 5 years ago, I moved back down to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Measurements:

My competition measurements are 38", 26", 36". I usually compete at 135-138 pounds. My height? I'm 5' 8".

When did you start lifting?

The first time I was lead into the gym, was over twelve years ago... I found that I was strong, and I liked the results that training gave me, so I kept at it! I was heavier, but I liked the feeling of being strong more so then the results of losing weight, but that was just an added bonus!

What are your best lifts?

I get asked this question all the time. I've always excelled in deadlifts. I only competed in training heavy (powerlifting) for about two years, so my numbers weren't that huge. I've deadlifted 375 pounds 3 times, I've squatted 350 pounds, bench pressed 185 for reps of 5. I've done one arm pushups until my arms felt like they were falling off, and dips with reps of 50 at a time. I weighed much less then, so I have no idea what my lifts might be like now if I tried that again.

What does a sample week of training look like for you?

I try and train a little differently every week. For example, one week of training may consist of high reps, and more explosive movements.

Diet? Supplements?

I try to keep my diet fairly healthy all year round, though the holidays are a bit tough! Drinking water is a must, and my supplements I try to keep basic, multi-vitamins, minerals, and a few other supplemnents which I have found to work for me, including alpha-lipoic acid, flax seed, some protein powders, and creatine. I write about this in more depth on the training pages of my site.

When and why did you start competing?

I love challenges, and I am extremely competitive. I never took gymnastics, or dance, I didn't know I had athletic abilities, but competing taught me that I did have the ability to do many things, to use my strength, to challenge myself, mentally, physically, and spiritually.

What is your competition history?

I think I've got it all here, although there are some I am sure I have missed. You might say competition is in my blood....

Figure Competitions

2003 NPC Team Universe Figure Nationals
2002 NPC Tournament of Champions 3rd
2002 NPC San Francisco Grand Prix 3rd
2001 NPC Team Universe Figure Nationals
2001 NPC California Figure Tall Class 1st
2001 NPC Emerald Cup Figure Tall 5th


Sport Aerobic Competitions

1999 San Francisco Championships
1999 Los Angeles Championships


Fitness Competitions

1997 Fitness America Pageant Nationals
1997 NPC Women's Extravaganza
1996 MetRx Marjo Selin Super fitness
1996 NPC USA Fitness Championships
1995 NPC Fitness Northwest
1995 NPC Emerald Cup Fitness (runner up)
1994 ESPN Fitness America Nationals
1994 ESPN Fitness America NorthWest Champion
1994 American Gladiator Training
1994 ESPN Summer Series Fitness
1994 Fitness U.S.A. Nationals
1993 ESPN Fitness America Nationals
1993 ESPN Fitness America NW 3rd

Bodybuilding and Powerlifting
1998 NPC Team Universe Bodybuilding Championships
1993 A.D.F.P.A. Women's National Power lifting Champion 4th
1992 Northwest Regional Power lifting Champion
1991 Washington State Power lifting Champion
1991 Olympia WA Novice Bodybuilding Champion 

When is your next contest?

I haven't decided when and if I will compete this year. I've been taking some time off to rest some old injuries, re-focus on my life, and my "day job" as a graphic/ multi-media designer, and now personal training and consultation.

When did you get into personal training and why?

Personal training more so or less found me. I've spent so many years training and dieting myself, it became a natural thing for me to want to extend and share my knowledge with others, and have found that by helping others achieve their personal fitness and health goals, also has helped to re-inforce my own. I've been very lucky to have this gift, and I believe in giving back to others.

Do you do any other kind of training?

I train in martial arts, such as Kung Fu, and Wu Shu, and I love kickboxing and have done some actual boxing. Boxing runs in my family, I come from a family of Golden Gloves coaches, and a World Champion.

What is your favorite bodybuilding show to go to throughout the year?

My favorite show to attend has to be the Arnold, and the Olympia is a very close second.

Coolest person you've ever met?

Who is the coolest person I have ever met? I can't say there is just one. Some of my favorite people are the ones that I talk with every day, and they aren't all fitness competitors or bodybuilders. They are the people who are always supportive like my geek friends, my brother, my kickboxing teacher, my Wu Shu teacher, the guy who always fixes my computer for me...

One thing people may not know about you.

Some people do not realize that I am a graphic designer, I have a degree in Visual Communications. I built my own site, and I have worked for some very high profile sites on the web, as well as design for numerous sportswear companies, music records, etc.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope to be continuing what I am doing now, and continue to establish, teach and work with other people in helping them obtain their goals. If you were to ask me where I see myself in 20 years, I hope to be doing the same.

Sponsors:

No sponsors at the moment, but I am always looking for a good contract in the industry where I can contribute more then just my face and body, such as my design ablitites, and my training knowledge.

Website:

My site: KatMeyers.com. I am in the middle of a site - redesign (I've only been saying this now for almost a year!) I want to include more of my athletic endeavors, more training articles and advice.

Anything else you'd like to share with the crew here on Bodybuilding.com?

I would like to thank the crew at Bodybuilding.com for having me along at the Expos and working the booth. I've never had so much fun working in my life, and I love meeting and talking with everyone that comes by! I'm honored to hang and work with Bodybuilding.com and I look forward to contributing more in the near future!

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