Nay Jones is a personal trainer, role model, and the proud winner of the 2016 Pro IFBB competition held in Miami Florida.
Nay’s journey started back in 2015 after a ‘bad-breakup‘. This, along with neglecting her own health and well-being, and raising her child single handed for years, motivated Nay to get back into the gym. This is when she focused all of her attention on getting healthy once and for all.
After only one year, Nay went from single mother working out 7 days a week, to winning a Pro bodybuilding title. Nay’s story is truly a unique one, using it to motivate others in similar situations.
|Full Name: Nay Jones|
|175 - 185lbs (79.4 - 83.9kg)||5'4" (162.5cm)||American||Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer|
|Weight||175 - 185lbs (79.4 - 83.9kg)|
|Profession||Bodybuilder, Personal Trainer|
- IFBB Pro Winner – Miami Figure 2016
“As women, we get caught up in being moms, wives, sisters, employees, etc., 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!”
Nay Jones started her fitness journey after she ended a ‘bad-breakup‘ in May 2015. She decided it was time to start caring for herself, so she stepped back into the gym – a place she could always rely on.
After jumping straight back into fitness, and working out 7 days a week, Nay said, “my body started to change really quickly”.
It wasn’t until one of Nay’s friends, who was already competing at the time in the MPC, said “Nay, you should really compete in bikini or figure”.
From that moment onward, her friend gave her the direction she needed to prepare for her first competition.
“I love the way I feel when I am in the zone at the gym.”
Needless to say, Nay went on to win her first show, and then her second. It was at this point she decided it was time for the Nationals.
When Nay stepped on stage in the ‘big-leagues’ and placed in the top two. Nay said it wasn’t the position she was hoping for, but in hindsight, she used it as motivation to improve on her weaker areas for future competitions – more specifically, for the Pro circuit.
“Without their knowledge and care I wouldn’t be where I am now after only 1 year in the game. I am so grateful for God who trust me with a platform and a voice to teach and inspire people around me. I am 100% certain that he never makes a mistake and that he put me here in this position to help others.”
Right after her National competition, Nay wen’t straight back into the gym, added more muscle to her frame, paid more attention to her diet, and came back stronger than before.
In 2016, Nay went on to compete in the NPC Miami Nationals where she finally fulfilled her dream of becoming a Pro Bodybuilding Competitor. All of this came after only “one year in the game”.
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Ever since her journey began in 2015, Nay has gone on to become a social media icon and a full-time coach. Nay says she loves helping clients “all over the world” achieve their goals.
“I listen to dancehall music on my drive to the gym to get myself motivated and ready to lift.”
Nay’s Favorite Exercises
Some of Nays favourite exercises are the ‘money makers‘ such as the deadlift, squat, pull-ups, leg raises, and single-leg glute bridges. All of which help to sculpt a well-rounded physique.
“I finish every workout with wide-grip pull-ups, but if I am super exhausted after a workout, I do assisted pull-ups. Ratios are the key to an hourglass figure — the wider the back, the smaller the waistline will appear!”
“I will take a fat burner because the thermogenics really help me sweat during my workout.”
Before each of her workouts, Nay likes to eat a “high-carb” meal to help her through her intense workouts.
Nay will also take a pre-workout before her gym sessions, and if she’s cutting, she’ll use a thermogenic to raise her body’s temperature.
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Idols and Influences
Nay takes her drive and focus from setting a positive example for her daughter. Nay said, “When I hear her little voice on the videos at my show, it makes me melt. When I won my Pro title, my daughter screamed, ‘My mommy won!'”
The pride of knowing her daughter looks up to her keeps Nay motivated as a positive role model, powerful single mother, and IFBB Pro competitor.
What we can learn from Nay Jones
Even though Nay went through a difficult break up, where she was left raising a child single handed. Nay still managed to pursue her dreams of becoming an IFBB Pro Figure Competitor.
What we can learn from Nay is “goal setting!” can be a powerful tool, that could mean the difference between success or failure. Nay says:
“The best advice I’ve ever been given is that if you want to attain a goal, you have to work for it. Nobody in the world is going to work harder for your success than you. If you want something, don’t wait on anyone to hand it to you.” – Nay Jones
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