Figure Competitor Amy Llinas
Birth Date: 01/20/81
Birth Place: ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA
Current Residence: BABYLON, NEW YORK
I BEGAN COMPETING BECAUSE I ENJOY THE JOURNEY PRIOR TO EACH SHOW. I THRIVE ON THE EUPHORIC FEELING OF COMPETING 100% NATURALLY AND REACHING MY GOALS.
MANY PEOPLE HAVE INSPIRED ME OVER THE YEARS, BUT ONE PERSON REALLY STANDS OUT. JELENA ABBOU, ALSO A CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE IS A PHENOMENAL COMPETITOR & FITNESS MODEL. JELENA LEFT HER HOME IN SERBIA TO FULFILL HER LIFE LONG DREAM HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR HER HARD EARNED ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
May 2003 NPC South Carolina State Competition - 2nd place short class
June 2003 INBF Atlantic East Coast Competition - 1st place overall (won my pro card)
November 2003 WNBF World Championships - 4th place overall
June 2004 WNBF Atlantic East Coast Competition - 2nd place
November 2004 WNBF World Championships - 3rd place
May 2005 WNBF Northeast Classic Competition - 2nd place
June 2005 WNBF Atlantic East Coast Competition - 2nd place
November 2005 WNBF World Championships - 1st place tall class, 2nd place overall
November 2006 WNBF World Championships - 1st place tall class, 2nd place overall
November 2006 NPC CT Northern States Figure - OVERALL CHAMPION (National Qualifier)
When I began competing, Steven Thompson (a great friend of mine) taught me everything I needed to know. He pushed me hard, and he showed me that I could compete and be successful.
Todd Ganci is my go to guru for nutritional counseling. I have learned so many things about my body while working with Todd. Todd has a wealth of knowledge, and he has been a great source of inspiration!
I work out at World Gym of West Babylon, Bev Francis' Powerhouse Gym, Gold's Gym Deer Park, NY/Islip, NY/Lexington, SC/Irmo, SC, & The Sports Gym of Irmo, SC
My supplements I use are Revolutionary Technology Nutrition because they have great products!
I have achieved many of my dreams. I have written for, appeared in, and been on the cover of fitness magazines!
Fitness gave me a firm handle on my life. I was able to deal with and confront the stresses and ups and downs of life by means of weight training. Training has also taught me intense self-discipline, allowed me to gain a deeper connection with the Lord, and has aided me in helping change the lives of others.
My Ultimate Fitness Goal is to win the Ms. Figure Olympia!
I am also a certified personal trainer, fitness model, and writer. I do a little belly dancing from time to time.
One challenge I faced was about one month prior to the WNBF 2005 World Figure Title I suddenly lost my Dad. That was one of the toughest things I have ever been through prior to a show. To this day, I use his death and life as motivation. I pushed myself so hard several times in the gym that I actually began to cry!
Figure Competitor Amy Llinas Photos