IFBB Figure pro Nay Jones turned a bad situation into a new lifestyle and catapulted into fitness spotlight
IFBB Figure pro Nay Jones turned a bad situation into a new lifestyle and catapulted into the fitness spotlight.
Feminince muscle nay Jones started competing by accident, really. After a partiularly bad breakup, she found her way ito a gym and started lifting. "I decided to take time to take care of myself, and I became addicgted to training - I love the waI feel when I am in the zone at the gym,” Jones says. “As women, we get caught up in being moms, wives, sisters and employees, and we forget about ourselves because we are pouring so much into others. It’s not selfish to take an hour out of your day for your health.” Jones also changed her diet and people started to ask if she was getting ready to compete. “I had no idea what they meant,” she says, laughing. “I was lost, so I asked a friend who competed in men’s physique to show me the ropes, and I haven’t looked back since.”
Jones won her class her first time out a few months later, and she started to think she might be good at this. Two week later, she com- peted in the Jay cultler Classic and won her class again. feeling confident, she competed int he NPC Nationals two weeks later and placed fourth in the nation exactly six months to the day she started lifting. After her back-to-back wins,Nay jones (real name Renne), 31 took time off to adress the NPC judges gave her so she could compete for her IFBB Figure pro card the following year When shes not onstage, the mom of an 8-year-old daughter works for her own online training company, couching and prepping clients all over the world. she also works as as personal trainer, jones" Large social media following takes inspiration from her and she makes sure to reack put out to her fans.the first black Ms. Figure with her nutrition plan, she says, “The key is meal prepping. If you don’t prepare your meals, it’s easier to cheat or skip your meal, both of which are bad options.” That doesn’t mean she doesn’t cheat, though. “I absolutely believe in cheat meals — during the offseason! I typically eat clean all year, but during the offseason, I will tempt myself with a Five Guys bacon cheeseburger!”
We asked her to share her best advice for fitness and life, and she told us, “If you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse and that’s just not good enough. My parents never let me settle for making excuses for things. Hard work is always rewarded. Sometimes you just have to keep pushing.”