Renee grew up in the big island of Hawaii, in a small town, miles away from any major stores, her house jad none of the conveniences that many take from granted. No running water, electricity, no indoor plumbing. She learned from a young age how to be eficient at many things. Renne came from a large family, 6 siblings in total. So, when it came down to dinner there were no room to be picky.
Q. WHEN AND WHY DID YOU START WORKING OUT?
A: I started taking the gym seriously in 2011. I spent a lot of time being uncomfortable in my skin and dealing with body image issues. I yoyo dieted for years and tried every diet imaginable with little to no results. There wasn't on defining moment that can look back on to tell you why I started working out. It was an accumulation of years of being unhappy, unhealthy and knowing something needed to change. I finally got tired of my own bullshit and made that change. It's been a change that not only improved me physically but mentally. Growing up like that gave her such an appreciation for the little things. Her upbringing not only instilled this appreciation in herself, it also instilled the value of hard work and discipline. Today she lives in Texas, where she met her husband and where together they build J3SportsRD where they are able to guide passion fueled, like minded individuals to reach their goals.
Q. HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE FITNESS INDUSTRY?
A: I orignally got into the fitness industry marketing for a local supplement store here in San Antonio. This lead to greater roles in fitness modeling and marketing for other companies. Which has now lead me to a new journey with Dragon Pharma.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE EXERCISES?
A: Hammer Strength Pendulum Leg Press, Hack Squats and Romanian Deadlift
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BODY PART?
A: My lower body, because it's progression in strength has been significant and pretty impressive
Q. WHO IS YOUR INSPIRATION IN THIS SPORT?
A: I have to go back to my first inspiration in this sport, Jamie Eason. She was the "Female Face" of fitness when I became interested in working out. I didn't know what I was doing when I first stepped into the gym. I had no background in sports and didn't know the first thing about nutrition. I relied on reading articles and doing my own reserarch. Jamie Eason put out a lot of great information that I learned a lot from early on. That information gave me a base to work off of when I knew nothing.
Q. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF DRAGON PHARMA TEAM?
A: Aside from having great products, I liked the fact that Dragon Pharma truly supports and stands by their athletes.
Q. WHAT GOAL ARE YOU WORKING TOWARDS?
A: I'm working towards competing in wellness this coming year. It's the look that I've always loved and actually strived for even before Wellness was announced to be coming to the US. I'm truly excited for this and I'm pouring everything I have into it.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL?
A: Pizza, specially deep dish pizza. The more toppings the better and yes, pineapple does go on pizza. Don't argue with me on this one. Also, old fashioned donuts, white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, and a side of vanilla bean ice cream.
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF THE FITNESS/BODYBUILDING INDUSTRY?
A: I love comics, going to ComicCons, Cosplay and some FX makeup. Sketching, painting and basically anything art related. I also refurbish old furniture and do some wood work.
Q. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO START A FITNESS/BODYBUILDING JOURNEY?
A: Don't wait for the perfect circumstance or the "right time". The "right time" is NOW. Start today!
|MEAL 1||200g egg whites, 3 strips 0% turkey bacon, 50g oats, 75g blueberries, 16g almond butter|
|MEAL 2||1 scoop Isophorm, 40g carbs from cereal, 10g almong butter|
|MEAL 3||1 scoop Isophorm, 60g cream of rice, 16g almond butter|
|MEAL 4||4oz 93/7 ground beef, 140g jasmine rice, spinach|
|MEAL 5||2 whole eggs, 3oz chicken breast, spinach|
|PRE-WORKOUT||ATP Force, Mr. Veinz|