|Where do you live?|
|Clean & Jerk PR:|
|How did you come to powerlifting or Olympic lifting?|
|I am actually a NPC Figure athlete. I fell in love with the weights in 2010. As they started to change my physique, I could see they were also working to change my mind and work to make me a stronger mentality as well as physically.
I went on to become a personal trainer to share this new found love and strength with as many other women as possible.
In 2016, I decided to step on the stage as a competitor .
|Do you have any previous athletic or lifting experience?|
|Do you compete? Why or why not? If you compete, what do you like most about the competitions?|
|Yes. Because I want to challenge myself to constantly improve.
I want that goal of building a better package each time I step on stage.
|Equipped or Raw?|
|Do you have a coach or trainer? In person or online? How did you find your trainer/program? Do you have any advice for women looking for a trainer?|
I am my trainer. I’ve studied training and nutrition and hormones so that I can be the best that I can be and then be able to share that knowledge with other women as well. Don’t just hire someone because they’re a good recommendation, ask questions, lots of questions. You’re literally putting them in charge of your health.
|Where do you train? Gym, garage?|
|I recently have switched to my own facility, run out of my home .|
|What is the hardest part about beginning lifting as an older woman?|
|It seems like it’s easier to get injured if I don’t listen to the small things my body tells me.|
|How has lifting affected your health?|
|In an absolutely positive manner! I used to struggle with anorexia. Not an issue any more. I know I have to eat to lift. So I do.|
|What would you tell women just beginning this journey?|
|Start. Just start.
Stop saying tomorrow.
Stop being afraid.
You are absolutely worth the time invested in you. Lifting won’t make you bulky. It’s the food that does that.
Get a mentor or a coach. I wish often I had in the beginning. It would have made it a much less lonely journey.
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