Black Canyon City's bodybuilding bartender to compete in July
BLACK CANYON CITY – Black Canyon City resident Renee Brown, bartender and bodybuilder, is gearing up for a July competition. A fundraiser is being held for her on June 20, at the Javalina Crossing in Black Canyon City.
Brown competed on June 28, 2014 at the West Coast Classic in Monterey Park, Calif. a annual national qualifying Body Building competition where Ms. Brown placed 2nd in her class and 5th in the open bringing home two trophies. Her 2nd place finish qualified her for the opportunity to compete in a national level competition for a chance to earn a pro card.
Brown is now preparing for the NPC USA National Championship *IFBB Pro Qualifier* in Las Vegas, Nev., on July 24-25. A fundraiser for Brown is being organized by Julie Owings, at the Javalina Crossing where Brown works, on Saturday, June 20, 4-8 p.m. There will be a live auction run by Raymond Owings. If you have anything you would like to donate to Brown’s cause, please bring it to the fundraiser or contact the Javalina for details on how to contact Julie Owings or Renee Brown so they can arrange to meet with you. There will also be a potluck at the event, so bring your favorite dish! The Javalina will be providing live music.
Brown has been a resident of Black Canyon City since May 2003. Working full time in Anthem and part time at The Javalina Crossing, Brown is able to afford to compete in these events. As a 45 year-old mother of three and grandmother of three, she works to be an inspiration to others. Brown shares, “My actual dream is to acquire my pro card and one day to open my own gym/personal training studio to inspire and help others reach their own personal goals and live healthier, happy lives.”
Brown’s transformation to become a healthier, happier woman began in 2001. With an exercise plan and good nutrition plan given to her by Richard Langlois of RDL Training LLC, she has lost 68 lbs. and has toned and built muscle for a solid, healthy 147lbs. when she not competing. Langlois is a competitive bodybuilder and personal trainer, and Brown attributes a lot of her success to his guidance.
Best wishes to Renee Brown in the upcoming competition!