Marissa Ponzi

I am a fitness enthusiast. I love to motivate others. I've been passionately crushing my goals one at a time as a figure competitor.

Placed 4th

in northeast group four

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

Set goals and a plan of action to achieve those goals. Surround yourself with a positive support system. Remember that everyone starts somewhere. Don't get caught up comparing yourself to others. Everyone's fitness journey is different. Nothing is impossible with hard work and consistency.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has been a huge part of my life as I grew up playing many different sports. It has taught me how to stay disciplined, persevere through challenging times/injuries, and ultimately work hard as a team member and individually.. All these lessons learned through fitness have been applied throughout my daily life in my professional job and in my relationships. It has also given me the oppprtunity to be a role model for young women and motivation for those in my community.

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

This is a tough one! There is a lot I can do with $20,000. One thing I would love to do is travel to a new place and learn about their culture.