Doctor stays healthy through bodybuilding

September 03, 2016
Dr Lisanne Levy. Contributed

Having competed on the Jamaica Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (JABBFA) circuit for just two years, Dr Lisanne Levy has a total of nine titles to show.

The medical doctor contends bodybuilding, for her, is "about accepting your challenge" and balancing the act of pushing herself to the next level.

While her patients might not know of her exploits in the sport, Levy says staying fit helps her on the job.

"I don't know if it makes the work easier but it helps me to be focused in carrying out my daily tasks. The discipline carries over in other aspects of my life," she told STAR Sports.

At last Saturday's Supligen National Championships and Fitness Expo at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium at UTech, St Andrew, she won four titles: Bikini Tall class, Best Legs, Best Presentation, Best Figure and the Overall Bikini fitness champion.

"My work hours, yes, they are demanding, but there is time for me to train and also prepare because there is a lot of preparation outside of the gym that goes into maintaining your physique and there is a lot of sacrifice involved as well," she said.

2015 debut

She debuted in 2015, winning several titles. Her next ambition is to compete in the Central American and Caribbean National Championships in the Dominican Republic this year.

"I definitely push myself but also recognise that the competition is different when you go overseas. There are other girls who work just as hard and they have been competing for years, and of course, they have muscle maturity which comes with years of training," she said.

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