Imelda Lachica

I’m originally from Singapore,a mom of 4 and a dance and fitness instructor. Empowering others through dance and fitness is my passion

Placed 5th

in her group

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

As a busy working mom, I’m constantly on the go trying to juggle everything daily,while I also have to take care of myself. I would encourage others to take at least 30 mins a day to do simple home or outdoor exercisers if going to the gym isn’t possible.It could seem impossible for women with younger kids as I have been there. But we could also include our children to do some excersises together. It will definitely encourage our future generations to do better in health and wellness

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Prior to becoming a dance fitness instructor, I was not very active at all in the gym. I found that as I started to become more active and make healthier food choices,I gained more energy, I’m happier as a person/mom, I don’t get sick as much which is very important,because my family depended on me daily. Fitness is my life now. Healthy mom, happy family! I am so blessed and grateful that I have the strength and energy to function each day through fitness and wellness.

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

I would use that as a start up for my Nu Fit Movement, which encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle through dance fitness and wellness. I will continue to encourage and help empower other women like myself through my Nu Fit Movement to live a healthier lifestyle not just for ourselves but for our families. As a single mom, we struggle each day to do our best for our families. This would mean the world to my family. Something that I want my children to be proud off.