Bodybuilder brings hardware home to Castlegar

Steady ascent continues for competitive fitness zealot

Fitness on on display – Lorene MacGregor (centre) exhibiting first place form in recent Vancouver competition.

In a Nov. 15 post on this website and corresponding entry in our weekly print edition, local realtor and fitness devotee Lorene MacGregor was profiled.

MacGregor is involved in a pursuit that furnishes its own progress reports and there’s no way to pass off misleading information. The proof is, quite simply, right there in the eyes of the beholder. In Lorene’s case – a finely sculpted physique, gracefully proportioned, is all the evidence required as to her dedication.

The bodybuilder was featured following a pair of competitive outings in the last couple of years (fifth and third placings), with a meet coming up on Nov. 23.

To say she was elated with the outcome would be a bit of an understatement, ‘over-the-moon’ would be more accurate.

“I did it,” she enthused via email after having come down somewhat. “I placed first in both Masters Figure and Novice Tall Figure. I placed fifth in Masters model.”

The scene of MacGregor’s latest success was the IDFA (International Drug Free Athletics) event in Vancouver.

The competitor’s email went on to relate how “a figure athlete has more defined muscles in balance from head to toe where a fitness model is a bit softer toned.”

MacGregor has chosen to compete in an environment known as the Natural Federations or the tested federations “because I love seeing what athletes can accomplish naturally and I prefer to compete on a level playing field.”

So where to next? The route to higher levels may well have been opened up by her recent strong showings. But the nature of her sport and the strong discipline (dietary and otherwise) required dictates that she make a decision soon (probably in the the next several weeks) whether to go for even higher level recognition, specifically, her pro card. As of this writing she had yet to decide it if that was, indeed, what she wants.

To conclude, MacGregor had some gratitude to put out there.

“Thanks to the community of Castlegar including Peak Physique and The Castlegar and District Recreation Department.  Special thanks to my friends and coworkers for supporting me in this new sport. Biggest thank you to my amazing husband Kere MacGregor who not only tolerated my many varieties of making chicken breast, white fish and green vegetables taste great for eight months but who encouraged me to pursue this farfetched goal.”

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