Amanda Winkler

Owner of AKFIT Swimwear, which was created to promote a fit and healthy lifestyle. It's never too late to improve your quality of life!

Placed 1st

in south group seventeen

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Amanda Winkler and her voters for helping us donate $179,724.93 to our injured United States military veterans!


What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

Creating a healthy lifestyle shouldn't be too costly or overwhelming. With the correct advice, the right plan and consistency, you can achieve your goals! You have to believe that you CAN! There are no shortcuts. It's a lifestyle, a pathway to confidence and overall happiness. Remember that your body is a temple, it needs to be cared for, prioritized and fueled with proper nutrition for you to stay energized, healthy and happy!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

This lifestyle didn't just strengthen me physically, but has improved my way of life in my career and mental health. I lacked energy and dealt with major depression. I have more energy than I could have imagined. I am finally confident and comfortable in my own skin. Ultimately, this lifestyle has changed my mindset into a more positive one. It has brought me a sense of purpose in life and most importantly, happiness.

If you were the next Ms Health and Fitness, what would you do with $20,000?

First of all, I would be honored just to win a 2 page spread! I have lived this lifestyle for the past 5 yrs and have coached others. My goal is to change lives for the better! I own AKFIT Swimwear, which was created to promote a healthy lifestyle. I teamed up with Runway2life which is a nonprofit creating awareness on depression and suicide. I would donate to help support mental illness and invest in advertising to reach more who are dealing with health complications. Every life matters!