Vanessa Deriso

Fitness = Lifestyle.I have been involved in fitness training for over 25 years. This year I turned 47 and entered my 1st bikini competion.

Placed 36th

in south group eighteen

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Vanessa Deriso 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 Fitness it part of your lifestyle. Put the same dedication you give at work, your family, your kids. etc.. all of these examples bring rewards and so does staying fit and healthy! Post your goal that you can look at each day! Whether it be phases or a picture of someone that inspires you!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Being dedicated to Fitness brings healthy rewards! Fitness every day.... - clears my head to make wise decisions - gets me going in the am, adds energy during the day -allows me to feel happy and enjoy fashion both work and fitness attire -who doesn’t like being told ‘they look great’? Embrace it!

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

- Sign up, take the course and become a trainer part-time. (Will see where it leads) - Teach classes or be a trainer at a gym where women may not be able afford to wear the same workout outfit every day, yet are dedicated to staying healthy, enjoying fitness and supporting each other! -Make sure every bit of the $20,000 is gives back to hello encourage children and women to participate and learn the importance of fitness and health. Writing this has encouraged me to seek out and help out!