|Where do you live?
|250lbs at the gym; 248lbs competition AZ record for class
|160lbs at gym; AZ record for class 137lbs
|AZ record for class 309.7lbs
|How did you come to powerlifting or Olympic lifting?
|Started a class at the gym that had Olympic and power and really liked power, so I found a gym that specializes in it. I currently hold 7 Arizona records for my age/wt class.
|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?
|I do compete and have done 2 competitions. One comp was drug screened. I have 6 records in that division. The other is non-drug screened and I hold deadlift only at 309.7. I like the morale of everyone competing. They really push and cheer each other on.
|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 have a trainer at my lifting gym. She is one of the owners. Die Hard Gym Heather Sparkes.
|Where do you train? Gym, garage?
|Die hard gym in Peoria Arizona
|What is the hardest part about beginning lifting as an older woman?
|I hate going tinkle as I deadlift.
|How has lifting affected your health?
|I have gotten a lot stronger and healthier.
|What would you tell women just beginning this journey?
|Don’t give up!