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Congratulations to Siona, one of our gym members for being selected for the Powerlifting Commonwealth Championships in South Africa this September.

We are supporting her with free  gym membership until the games.


Here is a little about Siona in her own words.

I am absolutely delighted to have been selected to join Team Scotland to represent Scotland at the forthcoming Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships taking place in South Africa in September.
I have been competing in GBPF competitions for a little over a year and I currently hold the Scottish Masters one records in Backsquat, Bench and Deadlift and overall total as well as holding several titles in the sport of Powerlifting.
I am the proud mother of three beautiful little girls and married to my long term partner Trevor.
I started weightlifting to get fitter and stronger as the demands of my profession are very physical (I own a cafe and roast hogs for a living!) And discovered not only that I loved it but that I was actually quite good at it! We started comparing the numbers I was lifting with results from competitions and realised that my numbers were competitive, so started training with a purpose with the intention to compete and I haven't looked back since!!
The pinacle of my success to date is most definitely being selected to represent my country.
Scottish Powerlifting and Great British Powerlifting Federation, International Powerlifting Federation are passionate about drug free sport and so am I!  We are all self funded and that is why I am asking for help to get me to South Africa!
Costs involved are for things like flights, accommodation, training costs, equipment, physio, airport transfers, entrance fees, drug testing fees to name just a few of the more obvious ones.
I am extremely proud to be representing Scotland as part of Team Scotland and would be so grateful for any help I receive.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my story, and if you can't help financially just make sure you are cheering us on with your biggest cheers come September!

If you would like to support Siona please go to her GOFUNDME page

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