Amanda Kelly

Energetic Mom of 3! Passion for fitness. Owner of GFA Fitness, Pro Bikini Competitor, Trainer and Coach.

Placed 14th

in her group

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

Everyday is a new day, you may have fallen off track here and there, don't dwell on it, wake up refreshed and begin your day telling yourself today I will do better, today I will make better choices and don't keep thinking of the day before there is nothing you can do to change it, once we accept ourselves as we are, it becomes easier to forgive and move on to making those better choices and making your health a priority, don't stress about what can not be undone its in your rear view!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness is my everything. I experienced like many other women physical & sexual abuse, loss of a parent, a miscarriage. Yes I just threw that out there, but why not! Fitness gives me back what I thought I had lost, control over my body as well as mental clarity. Things do happen for a reason and the outcome of how it affects you is based on your choices, for me, fitness is my release, it reminds me that I have complete control over my body and every time I hit the gym, I feel free.

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

This is an easy one! I am a mom of 3, the sole provider currently as my husband has been out of work for close to 2 years. My 18 year old son was accepted into a scholars engineering program and is going to college in the fall, this would help this dream for him to become possible and allow me to keep the roof over my family's head as this has been an extremely difficult time for us.