556: Challenge Yourself With Katie Chung Hua

Katie Chung Hua is a fitness professional. She used to live and breathe ice hockey and graduated from the National Sports Challenge Yourself With Katie Chung HuaAcademy in Lake Placid, NY, where she was the hockey team’s starting goaltender. Katie always worked out to become a better athlete, but as she moved on from hockey she kept lifting weights to stay in shape. With her competitive nature, Katie was convinced by her dad to try bodybuilding. At 19 she competed in her first figure competition at a local show. A couple years later, Katie won the FLEX Online Bikini Contest. That victory opened some doors for her, and she fell in love with the health and fitness industry. In 2009 she placed 2nd in her first NPC Bikini contest, the Washington Iron Man. She continued competing and in 2010 Katie entered the USAs in Las Vegas and placed 5th. Then at the 2011 NPC Team Universe, Katie finished in 2nd place and achieved her goal of earning an IFBB pro card. Katie graduated from Boise State University with a Business Management degree. Katie is very passionate about what she does and hopes to inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle and achieve their goals.

Katie shares how she was able to go out and create the lifestyle she has as she continuously challenges herself for the better and helping others do the same.  Check out her episode to listen to her story.


Katie Chung Hua is a fitness professional.

Cultural Background

Katie is of Chinese and European descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

You versus you.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is to perceive yourself and how you portray that.  It’s also to believe in yourself.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Katie used to please others, get approval from others, and second guess her decisions.

The “AHA” Moment

Katie was around people she looked upto and realized they are human beings just like everyone else.  She saw what is possible for her since she saw them as equals.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Katie is continuously pushing herself without self doubt and challenging for herself for the better.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Believe in yourself and don’t let struggles hold you back.

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