Follow Lauren Martin-Stow
November 16, 1992
2016 Canadian Nationals
2016 Ontario provincials overall figure and mixed pairs
Toronto championships overall figure and mixed pairs
Fouad Abiad’s championships 5th place
2014 UFE fitness model
The reason I started training is...
I originally just wanted to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone. I had a clear vision in mind of what it was that I wanted to achieve and was fortunate to have found my passion within it. The harder I worked at it, the greater I felt and I definitely got hooked.
The person I most wanted to be when I started was...
Larissa Reis, Zsuzsanna Toldi, Oksana Grishina and Dana Linn Bailey were my biggest inspirations.
The person I owe the most to is...
To my coach: Words can neither qualify nor quantify your guidance and useful advice. I’ll forever be grateful. I will never forget the important values you have instilled in me.
The supplements I can't live without are...
PURPLE K, PURPLE K REPS, MINDSET, SUB Q, ONE PUNCH, X FRAME and I can’t live without my SHUT EYE for contest prep.
The best thing about training is...
Bodybuilding has taught me so much in such a short period of time. It’s taught me to believe in myself and given me an incredible outlet to satisfy my body and mind’s needs. It’s taught me intensity, consistency, dedication, balance and respect. These traits have been applied to all aspects of my life, inside the gym and out.
My ultimate goal is...
To make an income while making an impact and to create a life I don’t need a vacation from. Currently I’m working on acquiring my IFBB pro card while training to become a firefighter.
Years I’ve been training...
My interest in weight training was piqued in 2013, and I did my first competition in 2014.
What I enjoy most about competing is...
You can push yourself mentally and physically farther than you realized possible.
Competing motivates me to reach a higher standard of growth.
The thing I hate most about stepping up onstage is...
Surprisingly I have stage fright/ performance anxiety, but I don’t let that stop me. You have to want it more than you’re afraid of it.
The one thing every competing bodybuilder should know is...
Be humble, stay hungry and always try to be the hardest worker in the room. Because there’s always someone getting better than you by training harder than you.