I’m Christina Appleby-Phillips (Chrissie) for short. I work in Newcastle Emlyn Leisure Centre as a Fitness and NERS instructor and have done for about 9 years now. I have always competed in sports, namely football and basketball, when I was younger and then I discovered lifting weights. For the past year I have been competing in powerlifting (which is squat, bench and deadlift). I am currently Welsh powerlifting champion in the under 84kg category. This qualified me to compete in the British championships where I came 3rd with a total of 437.5kg. My goals going forward are to obviously win the British Championship and to represent Britain at the world championships so I will be training hard to make this a reality.