Episode Eight - Kate Vibert

Kate Vibert is a young woman from Oakland County that wants to encourage other women to be strong in life and at the gym. Kate is a student, a role model and a weight lifter who recently put herself on the road to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. She wants to spread the message that it's okay to be comfortable in your own skin, no matter how you look. Her positive message is definitely one you want to hear and spread to those around you.

A listener sent me an email about Kate after seeing her story on a segment on WXYZ. I did some research and found out that Kate is not only dedicated to the gym, but also to becoming a role model for young girls and inspiring them to get involved in weightlifting to build confidence. Kate is a beautiful person and you can hear how much she enjoys life and teaching those around her to embrace themselves and who they are.

The 19-year-old was just named to Team USA and will head overseas this summer to compete and in her words hopefully become best Olympic weight lifter in the world under 20 years old in her weight class. Kate will represent Team USA in Uzbekistan in July, and her journey is one you can follow on her Instagram page.

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18 year-old Kate Vibert (63kg, USA) snatching a new Junior American Record of 96kg/211.6lb at the 2017 AO3! This lift followed three consecutive Junior ARs of 93kg (Maddy Myers), 94kg (Vibert) and...

(Kate was 18 years-old seen in the video  (63kg, USA) snatching a new Junior American Record of 96kg/211.6lb at the 2017 AO3....video courtesy of her facebook page)

In the 2nd half of the podcast Cyndy Schalter-Salsido from http://turningpointmacomb.org and I discuss how to help someone in an abusive situation. We often as bystanders don't want to get involved in domestic violence situations, but there are ways to help even if you wish to remain anonymous. Sixty percent of Americans know a survivor of domestic violence. One in three women (30 percent), one in seven men (14 percent) report living with intimate violence. Here is a scary stat for you: 73 percent of parents with children under the age of 18 said that they have not talked with them about domestic violence or sexual assault. Don't you think it's time to have that talk?


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