Erica G

Just a 46 year old mom of 3, that worked her butt off to become a Grand Masters Bikini Champ, Pro Fitness Model and Nutrition Coach.

Placed 7th

in her group

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

Keep it simple, fun and set goals. Making your fitness and nutrition routine too complicated can make it daunting and overwhelming, setting you up for failure. By setting fun, incremental, achievable goals you are more likely to keep checking boxes in the win column and before you know it you've managed to surpass any expectations you may have set for yourself.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness not only helped me feel better physically, it also helped to transform my inner brat that spoke so horribly to myself for years. By spending time taking care of myself, I learned so much more about what really makes me tick and how to love myself for who I am, not what others expected me to be. It gave me inner strength, and an ability to make choices that were healthier for my soul.

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

I am a domestic violence survivor who is lucky enough to have an incredible support system within my immediate family, not all domestic violence survivors are that lucky. It would be my honor to make a charitable donation to a local women's shelter to help other women who were in unhealthy situations. Then I would take my family on an epic vacation that they so very much deserve for putting up with me :)