Athlete Profile: Jordyn Lenne

Age:  21

Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Years Training: always played sports growing up but only took up dedicated weight training in April 2015

Day Job: I am a new primary school teacher- graduated in June 2016 and absolutely loving every second of it!

Recent Competition History:

2016 is my first year of competing​​

  • ANB Nationals 2016:

    • 2nd Place Figure Novice

    • 3rd Place Figure Open

    • Russell Bereton Memorial Award (most outstanding/up and coming athlete of the weekend)

  • ANB QLD:

    • 1st Place Figure Novice

    • 3rd Place Figure Open

    • Russell Bereton Memorial Award  (most outstanding/up and coming athlete of the weekend)

  • AWNBS 2016:

    • 2nd Place Figure Novice

    • 2nd Place Figure Tall

What is your background?

I've been a Gold Coast girl from the age of 4, when my family moved up from the little country town of Bendigo in Victoria. I've always been a quiet achiever but a very determined and goal driven person. If I know what I want, I make it happen. I graduated high school in 2012 and headed straight into uni to study my Bachelor in Primary Education. I knew I wanted to be a teacher when i was in preschool! I changed my mind a few times during school, thinking I wanted a higher paid job haha!  Ive never been into the party scene and always prefer adventures and family fun time. Im extremely close with my little family and they have always been my biggest inspirations and supporters! Im only 21 and I definitely have an exciting, adventurous future ahead of me. 

How did you get started in bodybuilding?

I started following “fitspo” models on Instagram and was learning a lot about health, fitness and gym training from them. One of my friends at the gym came up to me one day and told me I was looking really “toned” and had I ever thought about competing. I told her I followed so many inspirational girls that had competed and it would be amazing to say I had aswell. That’s when she gave me Karen Plum’s number and said I should just go and have a chat with her. Kaz told me I had a good shape for bodybuilding, good foundations and a lot of potential. 

When did you first decide to compete?

I worked with Kaz for 12 months through an “off season” plan to grow some muscle and build my metabolism. We originally only planned to compete in the fitness division after I had graduated uni, in 2016. Kaz being the perfectionist she is and with the professional “eye” she has, pushed me in the direction of figure and told me to work my butt off because that’s where I needed to compete-not in fitness.

What does competiting look like for you so far?

It is the best thing I have ever done!! It is so addicting to work on yourself every single day and see your growth physically, mentally and across all aspects of your life! It gives me something to get excited about! I feel like I have entered a never ending journey though-there is always something to work on and always a way you can be better! I can not wait to prep again! Pushing your body to the point of tears some days but to sit back and enjoy your hard work on stage, wearing that glamorous bikini, the golden tan, all glammed up…and then to enjoy that post comp meal haha! You cant put words to the page to describe how satisfying the journey is!

What inspires you?

I follow so many stunning, hard working female bodybuilders who have made it to the top after years and years of hard work and consistency. The fact that you are responsible for and in charge of your direction in this sport is so motivating. I can make it to the pro stage if I want it bad enough!  

What is your advice to a new competitor?

Training your mind is far harder than the diet or gym session! You have to remind yourself to be a beast! I have to remind myself sometimes that im not being enough of a “beast” and I need to train way harder or that cheating on my diet is not going to get me to the pro stage! 

What does a typical training week look like for you?

I train 6 days so my split has a day for quads and calves, shoulders, arms and abs, hami glute, back, chest and abs. In my “off season” I still go for a few fasted short morning walks and have 1 HIIT session included to keep my metabolism firing and that cardio vascular system working!

What is your favourite exercise?

I love training legs! Although kaz says I  need to turn my focus onto my upper body oops! But im trying to grow massive boulders so the db press is currently my fav! Lifting the big girl black db’s makes me feel bad ass! 

What is your least favourite exercise?

I hate the pain of calf raises!! It is absolutely deadly and you cant escape it because it lingers for 3 days after!!

Do you have a training tip you can share?

BE A BEAST! Seriously don’t be scared just get in there and show the boys that you’re not a wimp!

What is your favourite Cheat Meal?

I am a burger girl!! They are my one true love! Although I do love allllllll the foods!

What are you planning on doing next?

Working with Dan The Man Supps and  First Choice Fitness Broadbeach I'm aiming for season b this year but I have to grow grow grow my little upper body first!

How can people contact you?

Just through my social media accounts which are as follows:

Facebook: Jordyn Lenne

Instagram: @jordynlenne

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