Maddie Gray

CPT & Coach, Recovered Anorexic, Cardiac Tech who has a well rounded understanding of health : Strong is Sexy:

Placed 1st

in south group seven

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

It's your mindset. Start in the kitchen; ease into training. I can help with gym programs and nutrition but you must want to change so badly that you break all of your comfortable habits. The habits holding you back. Watch yourself, take photos, stay on track, and never take your eyes off the goal you've set. Find ways to move that you enjoy, foods that fuel you, and stop reading the scale. Plan out what you will eat, where you will go, how to get those steps in each day.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness literally saved my life. I became incredibly unhealthy in college by living off fast food, dark liquor, and shallow relationships. When I decided to loose weight, I quickly became addicted and spiraled out of control. The goal became 80lbs. In order to hit it, I was passing out behind the wheel, falling in the road running, avoiding friends, and hurting family. I put that self control and motivation into lifting weights and counting macros instead and never looked back.

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

I am proud to say that I have completed a cardiac tech school to help patients in heart surgery. I would help ease my financial burden, while giving to my older brother's Recon Sniper Foundation which helps provide veterans with the resources and supporting infrastructure they need as well as recon men, scout snipers, and gold star moms.