Amanda

I am a figure competitor, mother, and work full time as a paramedic. I just finished competing at the Olympia amateur in Alicante, Spain.

Placed 7th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Amanda and her voters for helping us donate to our injured United States military veterans!

What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

I believe that being fit and healthy leads you a healthy mind. We all need to feel good and using your bodies natural endorphins that are released when you work out does that. When you look in mirror and feel good about yourself you walk with confidence, you smile more and that I turn makes the world and people around you happy to be in your presence.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I work as a paramedic. I am constantly lifting patients and carrying equipment in and out of homes. Being fit makes my work easier as I am a small female. As a mother, my children see me train and eat healthy and are motivated to follow in my footsteps choosing healthy options but still allowing themselves to be kids and enjoy the treats kids love.

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

If I was to become the next Ms. Health and Fitness I would put the 20,000 towards taking my children on a vacation as they always are supportive when I am training for a competition. As well I would use the money towards my food bill and gym membership. Eating healthy does come with a price tag and at certain times of the year in Canada healthy options can make for a large food bill.