Nottingham Gym Instructor brings home the gold at World Powerlifting Championships
Lark Hill Village’s gym instructor came home with a medal from the World Powerlifting Championships in Florida this month.
ExtraCare’s Lark Hill Retirement Village raised money to send Maureen ‘Mo’ Proctor to the competition. Mo was selected to represent Great Britain at the WPC World Championships in Orlando which ran over four days earlier this month. Mo is now the current WPC masters 4 world champion. She achieved four world records at the championships including the squat, bench, deadlift and total and managed a lifetime personal best deadlift of 150kg.
Mo who has been a powerlifter for nine years, started in powerlifting at the age of 47 and is also a volunteer national referee for the British Powerlifting Union. Born and bred in Nottingham, fitness-mad Mo began in ice dancing before moving on to bodybuilding. Mo is no stranger to winning and already has ten British titles with three different federations under her belt during her time competing.
As well as competing at the BodyPower Fitness Expo at the NEC in Birmingham on six occasions, Mo currently holds the British, European and world records for all three lifts and total for the Masters 3 and Masters 4 90kg class.
Mo has worked at the retirement village’s gym for three years, working closely with residents and external members alike on any health and fitness issues they may have. ExtraCare funded half of Mo’s £3000 budget and the village she works at supported by holding an auction.
Mo has been touched by people’s generosity commenting: “After competing in Europe this was my first time competing in the international arena in the USA. I just want to thank everyone once again for all their support and belief in me. I’m looking forward to some rest and relaxation ready to regroup for next year’s competitions.”
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