Amexia Harris

Amexia Harris

I am an engineer by trade and a figure competitor by choice. I love competition and I always love a challenge. My parents always encouraged me to be the best I could be and did whatever was needed to allow me to challenge myself.

As a three sport athlete in high school and intramural sport player in college, healthy living has always been apart of my life. Leaving high school and entering college, I had more access to food and was not as active in the beginning as I was in high school. I began to gain the infamous "freshman 15" getting as heavy as 165lbs. I decided to make a change. I was at the gym at 6:30 am sharp least 3 times per week and playing intramural sports. I lost the weight and have been keeping it off by eating healthy and staying active ever since.

In 2010 I was in a car accident where my car was totaled and I suffered lower back pain and injury to my left sacroiliac (SI) joint. I went through 2 years of Physical therapy, Chiropractic care, and injections in my back and hip. Training really helped my body to heal and evolve into better condition. There was once a time where I took for granted things such as sitting, standing, and walking without pain. Because of the second chance of a quality life God granted me, I vowed to myself that I will always remain active. I became interested in the bodybuilding after attending competitions in 2012.

I decided to take my fitness to another level by competing in the figure division in 2013. I hired my competition prep coach Tiffany Nance and in January 2013, the journey of my competition prep began and I have been moving heavy weight ever since. I am now an award winning competitor. My goal is to become a professional figure athlete and compete on the highest level possible. I want to leave a positive mark on the world. I want to inspire others to reach their goals no matter what they are. I want them to know that it takes time and dedication. I am sharing my journey with the world as an example of the possibilities.

  • Education
    • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
    • North Carolina State University