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Spotlight On NPC Figure Competitor: Amy Friedman

Category IMG 2827you compete in: Figure
Date of birth: 9/8/71
Hometown: Glenview, IL.
Career: Physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction in men & women

What is your favorite childhood memory? OMG... Sooo many!! Maybe just snuggling with my mom. Probably just because I miss her.

Name a song that motivates you. Hmm.. This changes continuously. Lately, I have been into country music. Typically, I listen to lots of different music depending on my mood.

What is your biggest gym pet peeve? Unsafe exercises that serve no purpose!!!

How do you like to reward yourself? PEANUT BUTTER!!

What do you do right before you step oimagenstage? Eat sugar, Pump up, breathe!

Nook, Book or Kindle? Kindle

Competition history: I started competing in 2010. I've been going to the gym since I've been 5 years old with my dad. I was the college girl who didn't eat late night and woke up to walk to the gym. My passion allowed me to get through many difficult times; such as the diagnosis of my son with autism and my mom's passing. Focusing on competitions is a fulfilling challenge and is my stress relief. I love it!!
Next competition: North Americans-August 30, 2014.

If someone followed you for the day what would they be most surprised about? Lol... Probably just how nuts I am. I am a little OCD about things.

What is your preferred tanning product and why? Not sure I really have one. I had various experiences with the different companies at shows... I never really have been disappointed :)

Who would you like to thank? My mom, who died in 2010, and was the most important person in my life. My coach, Matt, who is there 24/7 and on top of everything. My boyfriend Howard whose support is tremendous. He keeps me smiling/ laughing even on hard days. My kids, who keep me on my toes and make fun of their nuts mom, her gross food, etc.

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