Amber Crawford

Took 35 years and 4 kids to look this good????????

Placed 14th

overall in the competition

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

break down self imposed limits you've put upon yourselves and the negative views you have about your bodies...otherwise the bodies you desire will never come to be. My motto is "the body you have now is going to help you create the body you want so you best speak kind to it, believe in it's abilities, praise it when it's strong and support it when its weak...and most of all love it...exactly how it is right now and it will reward you.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

The more I conquer in the gym...the more confident I feel about myself in general. That confidence bleeds into my daily life. Gave me the confidence to start my own incredibly successful businesses, & public speaking events. I'm a better parent and wife, because when you feel good about who you are and you're aware and confident of your capabilities , it puts you in a more positive atmosphere. You handle whatever life throws at you with the same determination that drives that one rep max.

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

I would start a study of the benefits of intense training on depression. I have a theory that the benefits of consistent weight training combined with intense conditioning, have an incredible Impact on different types of depression and anxiety and I'm dying to prove it.