WALLINGFORD — At 40 years old, resident Theresa Schweers made the decision to change her body type “Nothing motivates me. It’s a lifestyle,” she said. She started competing in bodybuilding competitions 20 years ago in the Physique division of the National Physique Committee (NPC). The now 60-year-old recently came in second at the 2019 NPC Powerhouse Classic in East Haven in the Women’s Physique Masters Over-35 category and third overall.
The NPC is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States.
Schweers is also a personal trainer at Montanari Brothers Powerhouse Gym in New Haven.