Posted by Ralph Hendrix
Morgan Frame grew up in Waterville, Maine with a family who believed that fitness and exercise was the best medicine. She was a 6-time state champion in basketball and track and field. She was a part of the Waterville High School Girls Basketball team that went undefeated for 3 years during her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Her senior year she was named Miss Maine Basketball and Maine Gatorade Player of the Year.

Morgan continued her basketball career at the University of New Hampshire where she made all conference teams her junior and senior year, while earning a dual major in sociology and justice studies.

After college, she was hired into the Enterprise Rent-A-Car management training program. After a few years, she transitioned into pharmaceutical sales with Allergan, selling to primary care physicians, neurologists, and gastroenterologists. In her first year she ranked top 5 in the country. While at Allergan, Morgan realized that the pharmaceutical industry didn’t perfectly line up with her values. She had taken her certified personal training exam during her time as a pharmaceutical rep and when Orangetheory Fitness opened in Portland, she began teaching a handful of classes. When the Head Trainer position opened up at Orangetheory, she jumped on the opportunity and left her career in big pharma.

While at Orangetheory, Morgan discovered the sport of indoor rowing and learned she was pretty good at it. This July, she was invited to compete on a show called ‘The Next Olympic Hopeful’ in a 3-day scouting camp at the United States Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs. The Next Olympic Hopeful is the USOC’s talent transfer program where they search for athletes from other athletic backgrounds and scout them for sports that might not draw as large of a talent pool…..rowing being one of those sports.

After the camp, Morgan was invited to continue on in pursuit of making the US women’s rowing team. She recently returned from a high performance rookie camp in Oklahoma City and has been invited to return for another camp in December. After December she plans to move to Oklahoma City to continue her development to make the US national team. With a lot of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, she will set her sights on Paris 2024!