There was a lot of weight on people’s shoulders on Saturday, July 23. A local personal trainer, Hilda Siegel, was competing at the Ryan Kingma Memorial Meet. This was a World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) sanctioned event hosted by Iron Hos Gear in Cornwall and included power lifting competitions with bench and dead lifting.
Hilda has been training and competing for body building, pole fitness, and power lifting since she was 33. She was really looking forward to her first time competing in this M2 division event, which is a category for women 45+. Not only did she meet her personal expected goal of 160 Kilos in a dead lift, but Hilda broke a record and successfully lifted 165 Kilos. This left her feeling proud of her dedication and hard work.
The Ryan Kingma Memorial was to honour a fallen brother who had sadly passed during COVID. The event organisers stated: “We honour him and his family, and we tighten the bonds of this Iron family, by supporting each other, having fun and hitting some amazing records.”
Hilda wanted to be a part of this way to honour Ryan. “We are a close knit fitness family, and it was so sad to lose him at 33 years old”, she said.
Not only is Hilda training and competing, but she is also in the process of opening her 24-hour gym in Merrickville, and her goal is to be ready by September 1. She plans to host a benchonly meet on September 17. If you are a local lifter, or would like to sponsor this event, please contact Hilda for more information, or you can visit her website www.powerpoleperformance.ca