Danielle Capanna

To Health & Happiness! Find the good in every situation. I hope I always encourage you, by example, to live a healthy, happy life.

Placed 8th

in her group

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

My number one recommendation to anyone that wants to be fit and healthy, is to find what works for them. What makes you happy while pursuing a healthy lifestyle? You can do all the fad diets and all the latest workouts, but if you don't enjoy it, I promise you, it won't last. When you enjoy how you're exercising and you enjoy the foods you're nourishing your body with, it becomes part of your lifestyle - and that's how you have sustainability. That is the key to finding lasting results!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness changed my life. I was a competitive athlete, so the discipline of being fit comes naturally. But that doesn't mean you're motivated or happy. After high school, I realized I had disordered eating, exercise bulimia, body dysmorphia & depression. I discovered the joy in a fit lifestyle & turned it for me, not against me anymore. I chose to be the healthiest, happiest version of myself possible & to always be that example for anyone looking to someone for help & motivation.

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

I've ALWAYS wanted my own gym! I would put it all towards getting this dream going. I’m going to make it happen with or without this prize, but a little help never hurts. Haha! I want a space for anyone to exercise, learn, prosper, feel good, & be surrounded in a vibrant environment with like-minded individuals. ALL THE ENERGY FEELS! I want private training, group training, nutrition lectures, recess, guest classes, group meet-ups, etc! A place that exudes health & positivity.