Andrea Columga

My inspiration comes from my mom. She has always been active and takes care of her health. I'm a hard working person and a go-getter.

Placed 35th

in her group

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

To start now. It doesn't matter if you have a membership for a gym or not. It doesn't matter if you don't have supplements. I will recommend starting with what they have. Doing something if they don't think it's much will be better then waiting for the day to come when they get their first gym membership. I would also tell them that their internet and social media will become their best friends. When I started my fitness jouney I got recipes from an app and workouts from Instagram. Start now.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I feel amazing after working out. I feel complete. Working out not only makes me feel secure. It also makes me feel more confident. I believe that being confident it's essential to be successful in life.

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

If I were the next Ms. Health and Fitness, I would buy my mom a house. I would also donate money to St. Francis school because the school allowed me to coach the girl basketball team, and I learned that the school does not have school buses. I would give back to my high school because it was there where I became the woman I am now.