Kirsten Bruning

I am a health and fitness fanatic using my continuing pursuit of knowledge to help motivate others into approving upon themselves.

Placed 26th

in west group eleven

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

To all those attempting to make a change in their health or fitness, my best advice is just to start. Even a small step is progress towards a goal and the more small steps you take, the closer you get to the goal. Finding the right resources is also vitally important to succeed because though it may be a personal goal, educating yourself and understanding the "whys" will allow you to continue and fulfill your vision. If you're determined, positive, optimistic, and patient you WILL suc

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has always been a huge part of my life but when I began bodybuilding, I also began my journey towards educating myself and others. There was so much I didn't know and in a sport like that, not understanding why you do something can really take away from your success. So through my sport I became educated on health and fitness in a more general sense and gained the tools necessary to help others and tailor what I learned to become a valuable asset to those wanting to make a change.

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

With this $20,000 I would love to set up a sort of scholarship fund to help other girls pay for Bikini or Figure competitions and to provide the opportunity to grow and learn as I did through such an amazing sport. Often I have found that so many women have amazing potential but cannot compete simply because they lack the funds. I would like to see the talent we could bring to these competitions by taking away the monetary barrier preventing many from getting started.