Debbie Laurin-Leclerc

Debbie Laurin-Leclerc


Ok…the seed was planted a looooong time ago.  At the time I was at the age of 16 and recovering from having my meniscus removed.  I went to my Uncle’s gym for therapy, next thing you know…I was loving it.  It was around that time that I fell in love with Body Building, and one woman in particular inspired me, Rachel McLish.  I wanted to compete so bad, but it would have to way.

So, life happened, school, work, children…divorce…20’s gone, then 30’s show up…and so does the mid-section fat!!! OUPS!!!….Fast forward…Confidence back, great husband, back at the gym….and then, the seed was planted, the trainer was a great one, the gym my second home, my husband supportive, I dared go back to that dream of some 20 years earlier.  For my first competition that was October 10th 2009, I took over 6 months to get ready for it, all I wanted is to look like I belong…Well this is how events unfolded for me.

2009

IDFA First Place, overall  Open Figure category

OPA – 2009

Level 2 Master Figure, 3rd place,

Level 1 Figure short, 2nd place,

Highlights for me;

·         Competing with my friend and the road trips

·         Showing my kids to live their dreams and finish what they commit too

·         Meeting great women that actually understand what it takes to do this

·         Seeing my name in the Inside Fitness Magazine 😀

·         Knowing what I made off!

Other Titles:

·         July 2011 – IDFA Pro Figure Athlete

·         Canadians, Top 10

·         Provincial Figure Overall Champion

Ok…the seed was planted a looooong time ago.  At the time I was at the age of 16 and recovering from having my meniscus removed.  I went to my Uncle’s gym for therapy, next thing you know…I was loving it.  It was around that time that I fell in love with Body Building, and one woman in particular inspired me, Rachel McLish.  I wanted to compete so bad, but it would have to way.

So, life happened, school, work, children…divorce…20’s gone, then 30’s show up…and so does the mid-section fat!!! OUPS!!!….Fast forward…Confidence back, great husband, back at the gym….and then, the seed was planted, the trainer was a great one, the gym my second home, my husband supportive, I dared go back to that dream of some 20 years earlier.  For my first competition that was October 10th 2009, I took over 6 months to get ready for it, all I wanted is to look like I belong…Well this is how events unfolded for me.

2009

IDFA First Place, overall  Open Figure category

OPA – 2009

Level 2 Master Figure, 3rd place,

Level 1 Figure short, 2nd place,

Highlights for me;

· Competing with my friend and the road trips

· Showing my kids to live their dreams and finish what they commit too

· Meeting great women that actually understand what it takes to do this

· Seeing my name in the Inside Fitness Magazine 😀

· Knowing what I made off!

Other Titles:

· July 2011 – IDFA Pro Figure Athlete

· Canadians, Top 10

· Provincial Figure Overall Champion


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