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OWNER OF NATURAL MUSCLE MAGAZINE SAYS FITNESS IS EXPANDING
“When consulting with the judges, they offered me some advice, ‘do a few cycles
and you will win every show.’ I walked away and from that day forward, I chose to
enter only drug tested competitions.”
Debbie Baigrie embodies strength inside and out, and utilizes bodybuilding as a
vehicle to self-cultivation.
A few months ago Debbie and I connected because she liked what we’re doing here
at VegetarianBodybuilding.com and wanted to publish some of my work.
Through this exchange, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her, and was
pleased to discover we share an affinity for bodybuilding that focuses on vibrancy
Debbie is a mother, daughter, dog owner, former vegetarian bodybuilder, and
the owner of “Natural Muscle Magazine.”
Her journey is wonderfully admirable (and at times, shocking), and I’m pleased to
present this interview with you today.
Q: Tell us the story of how “Natural Muscle Magazine” came about, and how
you acquired your passion for bodybuilding.
Back in the early 90s, I wanted to be a personal trainer. My daughters were in
preschool, and I thought it would be something fun to do part-time. I took the exam,
and to add credibility to my business, I entered a bodybuilding competition. A title
would enhance my credentials, I thought, and the preparation would teach me
hands-on training and diet.
“My plan was to enter one contest, but after winning the overall title, I caught the
I continued competing for four more years. A year into my competitive “career,” I
entered a national qualifier and won my class, but not the overall.
When consulting with the judges, they offered me some advice: “Do a few cycles and
you will win every show.” I walked away, and from that day forward, I chose to enter
only drug-tested competitions.
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