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Q:So tell us a little bit about you. How did you get into training and bodybuilding? What motivates you to keep it up?
My name is Kelly Rennie and I am a UK Figure Competitor and Fitness Model. Originally from New Zealand but have been living in the UK for 6 years now. I also own a Group Personal Training Gym with in Sheffield which is doing extremely well at the moment, helping people to achieve their goals in fat loss & fitness.
I’ve always been in to my fitness since a young age but when I moved over here 6 years ago I stopped everything all together. Last year I decided to get back into things, we started some Indoor BootCamp classes which got me back into the swing of things. This year I decided it was time to refocus on my goals and one was to compete. I found myself a local experienced bodybuilding trainer and entered myself in the Figure division with the British Natural Body Building Federation. Nine weeks later I was placed 2nd which gave me a place in the finals and weeks after that I was placed 3rd in the UK!
Motivation comes from within, I love waking up every morning and being able to train, it is the best feeling in the world to me. Also I want to be a role Model and someone our members of the gym can look up too. I think it’s about making it a lifestyle change with good nutrition and training hard.
Q:What are you 3 favorite body parts to train and why? Give us a training trick or tip for each.
– Legs – My legs have always been the last part of my body to pull through. When I’v had a good leg session makes me feel on top of my training.
– Back – I have seen the most progress in my back this year, so therefore I’m loving learning new techniques and exercises to watch it transform.
– Abs – Cant give abs a miss, having a nice toned stomach is just a must!
Q:What has been the most frustrating area for you to train? How have you approached it to bust through your plateau?
My legs have been the most frustrating to train as mentioned above. I carry hardly any body fat on my upper body where as my legs carry it all. Through correcting my nutrition and supplementation they have dramatically changed these past 6 months compared to what they use to look like. Lifting heavy weights and being consistent with my cardio has shifted that extra weight. I reached a plateau about 6 weeks ago but have altered my training once again and it seems to be making a great difference.
Q:You have some pretty sexy pictures posted online (the one with the tattoo). How has your physique improvement changed how your social life is?
I don’t think it’s changed my social life too much; I do get a lot more comments about my physique when I am out, as there has been quite a dramatic change in my body in the past 6 months you could say. I also gave up drinking about a year ago, so it cuts out all the hangovers and feeling bad, which is great because I love making the gym on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I enjoy being around people lots and head out for lunch & dinner on a regular basis with friends so still manage some type of social life.