Erica Nyhus

A mother of 2, I'm chaotic, a savage and a coffee addict! I sling ink as a tattoo artist by day and lift weights as a lifestyle.

Placed 4th

in midwest group eight

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Erica Nyhus 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?

Consistency!!! Discipline repeated with consistency every day leads to success and reaching your goals. I like to remind everyone that this just doesnt happen over night. But, gained slowly over time and if you keep them both in your daily routine and in life, you will become unstoppable!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I'm obsessed as a woman to be comfortable in my own skin. I think everyone should be! Its not selfish to love yourself, or to take care of yourself. Happiness is a priority, fitness gives me that along with confidence, and the feeling I can conquer anything in my way. Its necessary.

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

I'm a business woman as I own my own business, a small family tattoo shop that I run alongside my husband and our little girls, it would deff be invested so they are taking care of. As well my husband was in a serious car wreck a few years back, that some medical expenses could not be covered, his poor jaw and teeth could not be fixed, so he can at least enjoy smiling/eating again, id deff love to give him that, as he has pushed me beyond measures in my goals I've conquered.