Keneese McNamer

Hi, My name is Keneese Michelle McNamer.  I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and I currently reside in Bolingbrook, Il.  My passion for fitness began in 1998 when I found myself 60 lbs. overweight.  I was pretty healthy and active throughout my high school years and lost control in College!!!  Working 2 jobs and going to school didn’t lend a healthy way of life for me and I lost control of the most important factor, my health.  I lost the weight through strength training and a clean eating lifestyle within a 12 month time frame and I haven’t looked back since!  I am a certified Power Pilates Instructor and I teach part time at Lifetime Fitness.

In 2004, I began my journey of exploring the figure/fitness competition arena with a trainer.  I was on track and excited about my new found journey.  My mom became extremely ill and passed away in 2005.  Needless to say, all of my hopes and dreams of competing were sidetracked by the devastation and loss of my BEST FRIEND.  It was not to long ago that the fire and desire of competing entered my mind once again, stronger than ever.  My very good friend, Kathy Scott, inspired me to start my journey again with no fear of loss.  I joined TEAM F.A.B and committed to competing in my first figure competition on November 5th, 2011….only 7 short weeks ago!!!  I am not only committed to living out my passion, I am committed because my Mom would be so proud of me!!!  So when I walk across the stage each and every time, it will not only be for myself and the inspiring  team I represent, most of all it will be for my BEST FRIEND!!