Former Lawyer, Ilene Block, Transforms Her Body at Age 63 Through Bodybuilding
Ilene Block, a 63-year-old former lawyer from Hawaii, is unrecognizable after becoming a super-fit bodybuilder at the age of 60. When she turned 60, she decided to take a step back from dieting, but ended up gaining around 30lbs. Realizing that this was not the way she wanted to live her life, Ilene decided to take matters into her own hands and signed up for a macro-based program.
Within a year, she lost 40lbs and became fit and healthy again. She began her preparation for her bodybuilding shows in January 2022 with a mini build for her muscles and by June she started to cut. She lost 24lbs in 25 weeks during her prep for the show and got down to 120lbs by the time she stepped on stage.
Ilene said: “I want to prove that stereotypes aren’t true and that women can do whatever they want at whatever age.” She is now training six times a week, with a focus on weight lifting, and has competed in two figure competitions with more on the horizon.
Since beginning her bodybuilding and fitness journey in her 40s, Lesley Maxwell, 64, has earned more than 30 titles and awards. She wrote: “I love helping my clients achieve their fitness and body goals. We can change our body shape and health from training and eating efficiently.”
Ilene is determined to change older women’s perspectives and inspire as many people as possible. She said: “I am so grateful and honoured for this opportunity to represent women of a certain age at this prestigious show. I am going to spend this year focusing on building my body before cutting again for the shows which will be around my 65th birthday.
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