Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Bodybuilding grandmother was 'shy and awkward' before weightlifting gave her confidence

By Jessica Rach For Mailonline: A grandmother-of-three has revealed how bodybuilding has given her a new lease of life - as well as a 200lb frame and seventeen inch biceps.

Robin Hillis

Correctional officer Robin Hillis, 48, from Ontario, Canada, loved sports at school and when she left high school in 1989, she joined a gym to maintain her fitness and soon fell in love with weightlifting.

Robin Hillis
Robin kept fit during and after her pregnancies
with daughters, Katey, 23, and Courtney, 21
Before taking up the sport Robin was shy, but bodybuilding gave her a new lease of life and in 1993 and weighing 135lbs, she competed in her first bodybuilding competition and placed second.

Robin kept in shape during and after her pregnancies with her daughters, Katey, 23, and Courtney, 21, who, along with Robin's grandchildren, Abel, three, Avianna, two, and Wynter, one, are her biggest supporters and encourage her to be the best she can be.

She now weighs 200lbs at 5ft 9in and sports 17in biceps, trains six days a week when prepping for a show and five days a week in off-season. Robin competes twice a year and says that bodybuilding has taught her self-belief.

Robin juggled motherhood and bodybuilding around her children as they grew up and they loved to watch her in competitions and cheer her on from the side lines.

The grandmother of three receives largely positive reactions to her impressive physique and she says that having children shouldn't make it harder to achieve such results.

In 2014, Robin earned her IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness) pro card and she now competes in the professional league all over the world. Read More >>

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