Jillian Funes

Fitness Addict | Software Engineer | Animal Lover In a world where you can be anything, be kind. ♥️

Placed 23rd

in midwest group eight

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

Find an activity that you love! So many people never start because going to a gym and running on a treadmill doesn't appeal to them (understandable!), but there are so many active options for getting in shape and being healthy - run with your dog, go swimming, hiking, boxing, yoga, the list goes on and on. Try them all out until you find the one that you love! If you enjoy it, you'll do it - and that's half the battle!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I tend to stress about EVERYTHING, so my mind is always going at 100 miles an hour; except when I'm working out - I'm so focused that it's the only thing I'm thinking about. It's a break from all the other stresses of life. Whether I wanted to go that day or not, I *always* feel better when I leave! :)

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

My husband and I always talk about going to Hawaii and riding ATVs where they filmed Jurassic Park, so I'd probably splurge and do that first, then be boring and invest the rest for our future. :)