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Hairstyles

I’m sure you guys notice that I change my hair styles pretty regularly. It is important to me that my hair is on point…I can’t say that it is all the time because that would be impossible. But I like to keep it fresh, looking cute and switch it up from time to time. As a female lifter, who trains often, it is extremely difficult to keep a nice hairstyle while being in the gym on the regular...

Finding Jeans

I dislike shopping for jeans. I get so stressed from trying them on, because half the time they don’t stretch to fit my thighs or if they do the waist is way too big! Then I would have to wear a belt and that just ends up feeling uncomfortable and looking bulky. Usually, I go up 1 to 2 sizes for jeans to fit my quads and bum. I hear this from a lot of my teammates, male and female. So my solution...

Sick While Training

Anyone one who knows me knows that I am a big-time germaphobe. I hate being dirty, I hate touching dirty things if I can’t wash my hands right after. I get uncomfortable being around sick people and I hate getting sick! Being sick to me is like the end of the world. I usually get a swollen sore throat, mega headache, I become even more listless and drained than I usually am. I’m basically a...

Nutritionist

Nutritionist The one thing that I have been dreading is approaching faster than I would like. My dad always said I would have to do this, but I never actually thought I would. I am going to be meeting a nutritionist, Dr. Marc Bubbs, and work on a healthy meal plan because I will have to manage my weight to be able to fluctuate between the 69 and 75 kilo weight classes in order to hit certain...

Fall Classic

So today is the beginning of the season competition, the Fall Classic. I’m feeling confident, training is going well and I’m ready to go. I’m in the 75kg weight class so I’m not starving myself and feeling weak. As soon as I wake up, first thing I do is step on the scale… (75.7), for some very strange reason I think my weight is on point. So I tell my dad and he starts telling me to start...

The Bond – Featured on CBC

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THE BOND: Maya Laylor
Canadian weightlifter Maya Laylor shares a special relationship with her coach, who is also her father Clance.
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