Amber Andersen

I’m a personal trainer and fitness instructor - I’ve overcome obstacles that have made me the warrior I am Today.

Placed 26th

in her group

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

Mind set, mind set , mind set! I encourage everyone to find what motivates them: vanity , mental health, physical health,fit into a certain dress ... revenge??? Whatever!!! Once we SHOW UP for whatever reason- then the miracle happens. We get addicted to the feeling of being happier and healthier! Find that goal - and SHOW UP. Showing up might not mean to the gym , it might be walking your neighborhood. No matter what - that first step is the most important step!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I’ve faced many obstacles- and I have overcome each one of them. Everything from abuse to depression - and most recently an emergency abdominal surgery due to an infection from an IUD. I was Septic and close to death- however, I had 2 daughters and a lot of clients to get back to! I survived, and my surgeons told me it was BECAUSE of my physical strength. My life was saved because I have devoted my life to fitness. Wow- fitness has saved me mentally and now physically. SOLD!

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

I am a single mother to 2 amazing daughters- They see me helping other people everyday- as my job doesn’t stop at just training my clients- sometimes they need long talks, or a good cry. I would put this money toward their education. They have shared their mother with so many people that have needed me- they are so selfless.