Sarah-Lynn Locke, a local firefighter, paramedic, and bodybuilder, is in the running for this year’s Ms. Health and Fitness which includes a $20,000 prize.
Locke originally hails from Thunder Bay, and has called Cold Lake home for the last 14 years.
“I got into bodybuilding as a way to get out of the textbooks during my paramedic course,” said Locke on how her fitness journey began. “A guy I knew from class was working out, so I decided to join him to help clear my head at the end of the day.”
Locke is also a single mother to two girls who are involved in hockey and football, and when asked what she would do with the prize money if she won the title, Locke admitted that she would probably save most of it for her daughters, while also wanting to help friends find ways to get out of the house.
“Helping out friends that want to get into fitness and get active in the gym that maybe just can’t afford it gives someone else the jump start and motivation,” said Locke. “I’d probably take care of some bills too.”
When asked what role fitness plays in her life, Locke said that it allows her to have the energy to keep up with her kids, gives her the strength and endurance do her job, and helps to motivate others to live a healthier life.
In order to qualify for the title’s semi-finals, Locke will have to place in the top 20 participants chosen by popular vote, and from there a winner will be decided based on a board of professional judges.
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“Jump in both feet and stay consistent. Fitness is not hard and fast, you just need to put in the work.”