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CHRISTINE NWAEZEAPU

 

About Christine

I live in Calumet City, IL, and train at LA Fitness. I have been powerlifting a little over a year. My favorite color is Blue. Favorite cheat meals are Pancakes eggs and lots of bacon, chicken wings, and fries.

How did you get into powerlifting? I stumbled on the sport. I enjoy the gym but I was getting bored with it. I enjoy challenging myself. I got more interested when I realized there was a world out there of women of color who were interested in being strong and not concerned about societal body expectations. Women I strongly identify with. I also loved how strong it made me feel personally and at work.


PR’s & Competition History: My current PR is Deadlift at 250lbs. I have not competed in a powerlifting meet.

Music: I listen to Afrobeats, hip-hop during training.


Team expectations: As a member of team RPS, I am looking forward to the support, encouragement and getting stronger.

Favorite Lift: My favorite lift is deadlift. There's something empowering about being able to lift something heavy. It helps with my work as a Nurse.

Memorial Moments: No memorable powerlifting moments yet. Looking to make some memories soon.

Other Interest: I enjoy traveling and eating out. 

Favorite Quote: ”It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela

Future Goals: Compete one day. Advance my professional career. To see where all of this will take me.


Inspirations & Influences: My inspirations are Serena Williams the GOD!!! Dana Bailey, Elisabeth Akinwele and Strong women on Instagram.