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.
My competition measurements are 38", 26", 36".
I usually compete at 135-138 pounds. My height? I'm 5' 8".
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!
are your best lifts?
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.
does a sample week of training look like for you?
try and train a little differently every week. For example,
one week of training may consist of high reps, and more explosive
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.
and why did you start competing?
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.
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....
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 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
NPC Team Universe Bodybuilding Championships
A.D.F.P.A. Women's National Power lifting Champion 4th
Northwest Regional Power lifting Champion
Washington State Power lifting Champion
Olympia WA Novice Bodybuilding ChampionÂ
is your next contest?
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.
did you get into personal training and why?
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 any other kind of training?
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.
is your favorite bodybuilding show to go to throughout the
favorite show to attend has to be the Arnold, and the Olympia
is a very close second.
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...
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,
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.
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.
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.
else you'd like to share with the crew here on Bodybuilding.com?
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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