Lorene MacGregor was born and raised in Castlegar, BC and is the eldest child of four. Her drive to be self-sustained, overcome the fears she experienced as a young girl and do as much as she can with no regrets has produced some extraordinary results.
Lorene always enjoyed movement and sport and the results from physical fitness fascinated her. She attended the University of Alberta from 1981-1984 to obtain her Bachelor of Physical Education with an Administration major; serendipitously the U of A is where she met Steffany Hanlen-Francey.
Business and sport often went hand-in-hand for Lorene and in addition to being a Master Trainer for fitness leaders, managing sports facilities and golf courses, she also obtained a grant and started the first decentralized YM/YWCA in Canada.
Lorene’s motivation to take things on and thrive have been evident as a franchise owner of The Body Shop for nine years, a rental property owner, a successful realtor and, within just a few years, owner/broker of RE/MAX Home Advantage (Western Canada’s owner/broker of the year no less!) She also purchased the commercial building where her business resides in Castlegar. Sport was no different and at the age of 47, Lorene began training to compete as a Figure Athlete, achieving her goal of going to the Nationals at age 56!
Lorene calls Castlegar home where she shares her life with her husband Kere of 33 years, once a school Principal and now her Operations Manager. She is the proud mother of two grown children, Nikole and Mark, and proud grandmother to Mercy, Amina and Harrison Fox. Her next goal? Cycle from Castlegar to Vancouver. Just another day and 700km cycle through the park!
On the latest episode of The Everyday Millionaire, Lorene discusses where her entrepreneurial essence originated from and offers guidance to anyone who may be pursuing a new endeavour. She also shares her experience as a franchise owner, describes her role as a Figure Athlete within the world of bodybuilding, and much more. Listen now!