My first glimpse into my future as a bodybuilding competitor came at the age of ten, when I witnessed my uncle bench press 500lbs.
Behind the closed doors of Gold's Gym in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan lurked a world of which I was in awe. As a mere spectator of the sport at that time, I admired both the men and women equally. The women possessed shapely, symmetrical and strong, yet still feminine bodies.
Years later, while competing in cross country mountain biking, I had never forgotten the images of those strong, sexy women in the gym.