Perth fitness queen s amazing race

She has already proved herself as a pageant queen and reality star, and now Renae Wauhop is taking on a new challenge when she opens up her own gymnasium in the heart of West Perth.

Launching her own studio has been years in the making for Wauhop, who has made a name for herself as one of Perth's top fitness identities after she rose to prominence as runner-up to Miss Universe Australia Jesinta Campbell in 2010 and second-place finalist on The Amazing Race Australia the following year.

Along with business partner and professional boxer Glen Austin, the blonde bombshell will open the doors to Anarchy Training Centre on Monday and she tells Access All Areas it will be a world away from the often intimidating atmosphere of bigger gyms.

"It is way more personal," Wauhop says.

"Glen and I really believe in creating a culture where everyone is enjoying themselves and exercise can be fun again.

"I want people to incorporate fitness into their lifestyle because it is so good for you mentally. I live and breathe it and I am always happy - and that's what I want for other people."

With facilities custom-built for beginners through to athletes, the centre will combine one-on-one personal training with a wellness centre, massage room, boxing and group fitness classes - many of which will be run by Wauhop herself.

The gym has already been creating a buzz in WA's social circles and the team has been busy painting, building and priming the space for an exclusive launch on Sunday, with a range of local identities expected to attend the first-look event.

"Glen trains quite a few VIPs in Perth," Wauhop smiles.

"Between the two of us we will have a range of different people here."

Despite the 27-year-old's new endeavour, she is still eager to further her career and is planning to draw on her TV experience for another project.

"I would really love to get into doing some live YouTube videos and broadcast health and fitness stuff that people can do at home," Wauhop says.

"And any presenting opportunities that come up, I would be open to as well.

"I am a really big believer in professional and personal development."

The West Australian

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