Lily MacPherson

May 2019

The Fitness Centre is where you will find Lily MacPherson. A member since 2013, Lily would come to the CGC with her dad and always wanted to do the big lifts. As soon as she was old enough to use the Fitness Centre, she started training for powerlifting competitions and hasn't looked back. Her dedication is paying off with a silver medal at Nationals in March and is currently training for the Commonwealth Games this summer.

"It (the CGC) has so many things for everyone, and the people are so nice and friendly."
  • Where is your hometown?
"Halifax, Nova Scotia."
  • What do you like about the CGC?
"I like making friends at the gym and it's something to do that keeps me healthy. It's also a nice place to train for my powerlifting."
  • What motivates you to maintain an active lifestyle/why is fitness so important to you?
"I have to train for Nationals and other powerlifting competitions."

    • What do you like to do in your spare time?
    "I'm a lacrosse goalie for Team Nova Scotia and I like playing with my dog."
    • What is your favourite workout routine/where in the CGC will we find you?
    "I'm usually at the squat racks and my favourite workout routine is leg day."
    • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
    "My mom's lasagna."
    • What is your favourite movie/book/TV show?
    "The Office."
    • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
    "Swervin - A Boogie wit da Hoodie"
    • What is your favourite quote?
    "Don't stop when you're tired, stop when you're done."
    • What is your current workout goal or accomplishment since starting at the CGC?
    "My goal right now is that I want to bench a plate; I'm pretty close."
    • What was your first impression of the CGC?
    "My first impression was when I had basketball games and I went to physiotherapy as well. I was so surprised by how many different activities there were at the CGC."
    • What is your favourite memory of the CGC?
    "It was probably when I squatted two plates (225 lbs.) because it was a big goal for me."
    • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
    "It has so many things for everyone, and the people are so nice and friendly."

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