Desiree Thompson

I’m a strong, quietly, energetic mom of 4 who enjoys weightlifting and olympic lifting.

Placed 43rd

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Desiree Thompson 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 slow and be consistent. If you are new to working out, find a trainer who is able to help identify solid goals and steadily work towards them.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I’m a role model for my kids. We are all able to compete or workout together which keeps them active and teaches them discipline.

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

I would like to use the money to develop a Olympic lifting program for children which specifically targets building self-esteem in heavier girls by helping them to see how strong they are.