A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME...
Morgan Rose Moroney
As a child, I was found cartwheeling around home, whilst most children were still learning roly-poly’s. My parents were quick to throw me into the sport of Gymnastics and after my first trial day at the local gymnastics centre, they knew I was a perfect fit for the sport. Immediately after the trial I was taken to a new gym, and put into an elite program where I ended up doing gymnastics for a following 12 years. Despite how small and petite I was, my strength was a testament to the physical strength I had gained over the years and because of this I was asked to join in on the sport they called Acrobatic Gymnastics as a top. To this day, I attribute most if not all of my flexibility and technique to my acrobatic training. Training morning and night, 30-40 hours a week wasn’t easy. I had to sacrifice doing all the normal things an adolescent would do, like school disco’s or going to the movies with your friends. However, it proved to be well worth it as I went on to win 8 National Titles.
It all came to an end when I was finishing up high-school and my parents chose to take me out of the sport to focus on my schooling. As upsetting as it was, I had a life where I could spend time doing all the things I had rarely ever had time to do in the past. My interests went elsewhere and I had pushed away the sport that had consumed my life for so long.
After graduating high school from Lourdes Hill College in Hawthorne, QLD, I moved to the Gold Coast and started my bachelor in Exercise Science (pre-physiotherapy). I spent years studying and working a part time job as a gymnastics coach, but felt like I wanted more…
I met a very inspiring person who I started training with regularly and he opened my eyes to sport of Calisthenics and the movement he had founded – AMPM.
AMPM = Art of Motion, Pursuit of Movement.
It wasn’t long until AMPM became my life, I lived and breathed it.
Inspired by the movement, I started getting back into my gymnastics training focusing on my flexibility and strength work whilst trying to incorporate calisthenics movements as well. Dedicating so much time back into these things saw me grow within the Fitness community, leading to sponsorships with Lorna Jane and Gymshark. Alongside competing in 'The Ultimate Beastmaster' tv show on Netflix and becoming the Oxygen Cover Model for the March/April 2018 issue.
Never would I have thought I would be where I am today. 2019 will bring big opportunities and I can’t wait to embrace every single one of them.