Castlegar athlete poised near the peak of her pursuit

Achieving goals and general fitness are the main rewards for local bodybuilder

Lorene MacGregor gets in a workout

Lorene MacGregor has found something that has recharged her life, something adding vitality and confidence to her in everything she does.

The home signified by her earthly body has undergone a major renovation and it’s all a result of her own commitment and hard work.

“I consider myself an athlete,” said the fitness buff from Castlegar’s Peak Physique on November 14. “I train hard in the gym and outside the gym. I eat clean. I’m dedicated and disciplined like athletes need to be to compete at an elite level.”

Craving and achieving affirmation for her progress as a bodybuilding athlete, MacGregor has obtained results far beyond those available to a casual participant.

She earned a third place finish in a competition held Nov. 9 in Calgary. The category was called Masters 35 plus and at age 51, MacGregor had more ‘master’ going for her than any other competitor. The top-three showing was proof positive that she’s on the right track. Training methodically and conscientiously at Peak Physique, Lorene has clearly been headed in the right direction. The Calgary event was her third foray onto the competitive scene – the first two having generated respective finishes of tenth, and fifth place.

MacGregor reaps the rewards from her efforts on a daily basis, whatever she happens to be doing.

“I feel able to do everyday activities with ease. And it just feels good to be healthy and fit,” she stated.

Lorene’s introduction to competition was momentous.

“I first competed when I was 47,” she recalled, “and I kind of got the bug at that time. Then, over the years, each competition I learn more. Just being around other athletes such as myself… I’m surrounded by the elite in Canada. It’s absolutely inspiring.”

Lorene MacGregor is clearly at home with the training apparatus, and quick to sing the Peak Physique praises.

“I want to promote the different activities that happen here,” she concluded. “There a place in the gym for people to start off. I just want to encourage women to get into the gym.”

Best wishes to Lorene as she heads for her next test – the IDFA (International Drug Free Athletics) Natural event in Vancouver on November 23.