Martha Ice

I am a survivor of two traumatic brain injuries. Despite the diagnosis, I push myself towards my goals and try to inspire those around me.

Placed 29th

in northeast group three

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

Don’t beat yourself up if you have a cheat day and keep it simple! You have to have balance in everything in life, including what you eat and how you exercise. Keep in mind that a fit life is a journey that should be taken a day at a time and not one that can be rushed. Every single day of this journey is a chance to love yourself, accept your strength and weaknesses, and pass on inspiration and passion for healthy living to those around you.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

As a two-time traumatic brain injury survivor, I struggle with a multitude of physical and cognitive setbacks which includes chronic nerve and muscle pain, vision impairment, migraines and more. Being disciplined about what I eat and keeping a fitness routine for myself has given me a better mental health outlook. It is very easy to feel discouraged when you live with an invisible disability, so living the healthiest life I can for my body has really helped to improved my outlook.

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

As a result of the chronic pain and neuropathy I have, I am hypersensitive to touch and texture. It is incredibly difficult for me to be able to find workout clothing that is comfortable and gentle on my skin and does not cause me pain and irritation. There are many people who live with similar conditions, and I want to start a clothing line that would be cozy and functional. I want to then be able to donate a portion of each sale to a foundation for brain injury survivors.