Emma Bensen

I am passionate about caring for my physical and mental health, I love anything outdoors, riding my horses and I love my time in the gym!

Placed 23rd

in her group

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

Surround yourself with positivity, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something or you aren’t good enough. It can sometimes be difficult for friends and family to understand why you’re spending so much time in the gym, or counting macros or a classic “don’t get to buff for a girl” my family said all of these things to me. You realize what’s important to you and what makes you happy is all that really matters in the end.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

The fitness industry has changed my life. I’m sure this is what everyone says, truly I have found myself in fitness. I have always been active, as I have owned and competitively shown horses in dressage for as long as I can remember. When I started hitting the gym to better my fitness when riding, that’s when everything just felt like it came together.

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

For a very long time it has been a dream of mine to send my parents to Greece together. They are such incredible people and they truly deserve a trip together. I’m so fortunate to have parents like them. I would also like to put some money away in savings to help save to build my home on my family farm.