A local fitness guru will be flexing all she's got this Saturday, June 10 for a figure competition.
Amber Leavitt has been training for just over 16 weeks now and is ready to take the stage in Red Deer.
"It's very much a mental game as much as it is a physical game. It was a mental game for me for sure for the past three weeks, but I feel like I've gotten over that and I'm ready to hit the stage," Leavitt outlined.
There's multiple different categories that the figure competition will consist of for men and women, but Leavitt is only participating in one of them.
"There is Bikini which is higher body fat and little bit less muscle tone, then there is Figure which is a little less body fat and more muscle tone, which is where I compete in," she explained.
"Then there's Fitness which is about the same muscle tone and body fitness as Figure, but you do tricks. It's usually for people who are gymnasts who can do flips and stuff, which would not be me. Then there is Physique which is even more muscle tone and less body fat and the there's also the big kahunas, the big body building women."
Last year, Leavitt placed fifth in her class and made it to provincials for the second time.
"It is super inspiring because you see all these people who have been working towards the same goal as you. It just renews your motivation to continue with the sport when you're backstage and you see all those physiques," expressed Leavitt.
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