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|How did you come to powerlifting or Olympic lifting?
|I decided it was time to make a change. I quit smoking cold turkey and joined the gym with my other half. We were only going to get healthy when an older gentleman stopped by us and suggested I try powerlifting because I had great squat form. We decided to give it a try and just have some fun. Here we are 3 years later roughly and I now hold all state records in my weight class and plan to continue breaking and setting new ones as long as I can
|Do you compete? Why or why not? If you compete, what do you like most about the competitions?
|I compete to show other women that it is possible, to prove to myself I can do it, but mostly for the fun of it.
|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?
|No coach/trainer, just myself and my husband.
|Where do you train? Gym, garage?
|Gold’s Gym and soon to be my basement
|What is the hardest part about beginning lifting as an older woman?
|I think the hardest part for me was when I first started, being intimidated by the equipment and not knowing or being sure how to use some of it
|How has lifting affected your health?
|It has affected my health by keeping me away from going back to smoking. It has helped me gain strength and confidence I didn’t have
|What would you tell women just beginning this journey?
|I’d tell them to just get out there and do it. Don’t be intimidated by anyone or anything. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.