Melissa Marks

Mom, physics teacher, varsity football strength and conditioning coach , NPC nationally qualified Figure, strong, a survivor

Placed 12th

in west group eleven

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

Make sure this is a journey you want for you, that’s the only way you will be successful. This is about self improvement, mentally as well as physically.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I have been competing for 8 years this past year proved to be a true test of strength and perseverance. My husband of 5 years committed suicide. My daughter and I had to find a way to get through the fog that was now covering us. I decided to continue training for my upcoming competition. I was training for the NPC mid USA which was 6 weeks after my husbands passing. I went on to win the overall in Figure. I also competed in the NPC Masters Nationals. Placeing 5th in over 40 class D.

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

I would continue to work on my goal of becoming an IFBB figure pro, I would also help my daughter reach her goal of becoming an Olympian in swimming.