Hello friends! I'm lifting for BAGLY, a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization, committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ youth community. Having queer family members, BAGLY's mission is especially close to my heart. The event will be on September 22, 2019.
As many of you know, I began strength training about 4 years ago at Achieve Fitness in Somerville. In part, I owe my quick recovery from brain surgery to this gym as I was in the best shape of my life prior to this happening. As someone who struggles with body image, powerlifting and strength training have given me the confidence to get out of my comfort zone and really dedicate myself to a goal and let me tell you, hitting personal records is exhilarating!
My PR for back squat is 165 lbs (74kg) and I'm aiming to get that number up to 170-175 lbs (79kg). I appreciate any financial support you give and am thankful for words of encouragement as well!
For more on BAGLY, please visit their site: https://www.bagly.org/home.
For those in the Boston area who want to come see me lift the event will be at Achieve Fitness, 42 Merriam St, Somerville, MA 02143. I can provide more details as the time gets closer.
Thank you!! Peggy