Ariel Parker

I’m a military wife and mother who turned her life upside down and found her soul in the gym pushing iron. Now I want to help others.

Placed 41st

in her group

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

Start small and make little changes over time. Changing your lifestyle to be fit and healthy isn’t an over night process. It’s one you build on, and become disciplined in. Any progress is progress, so never give up, and always strive for more.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has positively affected every aspect of my life. From the way I value and treat myself, to how I handle my personal relationships. I have confidence in myself now, because I know I can do whatever I put my mind too. The only boundaries that exist are the ones I make for myself.

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

My plan is to use the money to further my health and fitness education. I want to become even more qualified in my field, so I can help others reach their goals. I’m currently a personal trainer, but would love to become a certified yoga teacher for adults, and kids.