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strong womanOwen Sound has a perennial Provincial Strong Woman Champion.

Kristen Thomas, of Owen Sound Fitness & Training, is Ontario's strongest woman for the 2nd year in a row. Placing first in the women's heavyweight division (and overall) at the CAASA Strongman/Woman Ontario Championships for the 2nd year in a row, Kristen has earned herself an invite to compete with the some of the pros at the first ever Canada's Strongest Woman 2018, September 15-16 in Plantagenet, Ontario and qualified to compete at the CAASA National Championships on Sept 22 in Waterloo, Quebec to earn herself a Pro Strongwoman card and an invitation to the 2019 Arnold Classic!

Training and sponsored for Nationals by locally owned and operated Owen Sound Fitness & Training, with treatments from local Athletic Chiropractor Nick Centritto, Kristen looks forward to putting her strengths to the test at Nationals and plans on bringing home a National Championship to her favorite gym! Aside from competing, Kristen also runs a successful online personal training and nutrition coaching business and will soon be hired on at Owen Sound Fitness & Training as their 4th personal trainer, specializing in weight loss and strength training.

Competition weights from provincial championships: Carried a 600lbs yoke for 54ft.
100lbs single arm Giant Circus Dumbell Press
Deadlifted 425lbs
Sandbag to shoulder 130lbs for reps
Farmers Carry 180lbs per hand for 60ft.

"I am 26 years old, and a single mother of 2. I started into fitness after having my second child to, like most other moms, lose the extra pregnancy weight. I ended up falling in love with the process and lifting, and from then decided to start testing my body and pushing my own limits to see what I was capable of. Weightloss was my main objective, and now it's to be the best version of myself that I can be, and helping others do the same. Strength athletics has opened up a whole new world to me that I never thought possible, and I can't wait to see what I can bring to the table at CSW and the CAASA National Championships this year," says Thomas

source: media release, Owen Sound Fitness and Training

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