Lauren Hawke

Runner (3.5 year run streak) ,5th grade teacher, nanny, health studies graduate student, nationally qualified figure competitor & gf

Placed 25th

in south group fifteen

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

I would recommend finding a type of physical activity that YOU enjoy. Not everyone will love the same exercise/sport. If you find something you really enjoy, you’re going to stick with it! Also, surround yourself with like minded, positive people! It’s a game changer when you have a support system.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has changed my life. I began running during college and haven’t stopped since. Running helped me through some very emotional/mental hard times. I recently started lifting and competing and the friendships I have gained is unreal. Knowing I am an example for upcoming generations is what keeps me going!

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

If I were the next Ms. Health and Fitness I would use the money to help pay to complete my graduate degree, to fund my trips to nationals next year and to run the New York City Marathon. I also would buy new books for my lovely students and balls/jump ropes etc. for them to enjoy at recess.