Meet 42 year old, single mom of 4 teenage boys, Melissa Garza from Brownsville, Texas. After her divorce, she lost herself and began neglecting her own health and well-being. She gained weight which eventually led to being placed on medication for high-blood pressure. She realized if she wanted to be there for her boys she was going to need to prioritize herself and her own wellness. Melissa not only found herself again, she has built a stronger relationship with her boys and found the place where fits in to this world in Powerlifting. Lifting is no longer a just a hobby for her, but is a lifestyle.
Meet Susanne Brothers
Meet 46 year old mom of 2, realtor, and adaptive athlete, Susanne Brothers from Portland, Oregon. Susanne's story has challenges most will know as she has to overcoming daily obstacles after a car accident in 2005 took half her left arm. Working out has giving her the confidence and a sense of community which as improved her job performance and personal life. She wants everyone to know that you can “Let your ability be stronger than your disability.”
Meet Debbie King
Meet the stunning 42-yr old, Debbie King from Ontario, Canada. Debbie's story starts with being active in sports in her youth to setting that aside in her 20's and early 30's to prioritize a career which left her becoming winded when climbing the subway stairs. Over the past 10 years, she has won figure athlete competitions, done powerlifting, and is now got her eyes set on representing her country in the 2020 World Masters Athletics Championship for track & field.