I believe leading a healthy lifestyle and staying physically and mentally fit cures so many illnesses. My passion is be an example of health

Placed 26th

in her group

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

Fitness is a lifestyle. We need to be mentally and physically motivated every day and be ready to make sacrifices to reap huge rewards!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I have so much energy throughout the day because I choose to be healthy. The energy I have allows me to focus on taking better care of myself, my husband and my work.

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

I am saving up to go to school to be a personal trainer. If I win the prize, it will allow me to pay for my course, buy equipment to set up a gym in my garage so I can train clients in a more intimate setting.