Jaclyn Cordeiro

I am a 39 yr. old mother of 2 girls, full time End of Life/Palliative Registered Nurse, with a strong passion for fitness!

Placed 6th

in her group

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

Balance Is key! The ability to balance family, work and fitness is a challenge. Being mindful and respect your body! Strive for mind-body connection . Remain focused on yourself, not others. Possess a sense of positivity, surround yourself with positive people, and the rest falls into place.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

As a young girl I enjoyed playing every sport. After high school I hit the gym. Fitness initially allowed me to find a positive outlet through very challenging times. Fitness competions allowed me to demonstrate discipline, push beyond mental and physical barriers and test myself. Being a fit mother of 2 young girls, sets an example of what women really should be viewed as, strong, independent and confident, “hey I am doing my part by moulding strong women for our future!”

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

It would be an honour to win because of what your magazine and this particular competition represents. The award would be donated to charity and to support my daughters education.