Ija Aaini

Im a cyclist; rugby player, personal trainer & a mother of 3. Working 7 days a week. I love to meet new people, teach & motivate th

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

Nothing beats cardio. Do cycling; jog on a treadmill; on elliptical machine or the stepper; etc (something you enjoy most) for 40 minutes or more. Do not skip it for more then 3 days. Eat more vege & eat more baked or steam meat as a source of protein. Do workout 4 or 5 days a week (depends on your body goal). Hired a Personal Trainer (for beginners) to avoid injury & remember to enjoy your workout. It takes time. But once you see the results; you'll get addicted & wanted to do more

How does fitness positively influence your life?

They always said life start at 40. I always wonder how could that be. Once i reach mine; I felt soo much happier then I was before. Felt more content with myself & my family. I've got what i want; what i needed. I never once complained about my office work & my freelance work as a Personal Trainer. My house is small; my car is old; yet the kids gets their needed & manage to go to school & college. Thank you god for this sweet life opportunity & thank god for a supportive husb

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

I want to open up a gym where everyone can affort to join & free entrance for patrons age 55 and above to encourage them to exercise & lead a a healthy lifestyle. Go school to school; college to college to educate them of how important it is to exercise & stay healthy. It's good for their mind & soul & not to mention the positiveness at the same time. Nothing bad about being fit & live longer. Don't think too much. Stop making excuses. Be the best version of you because l