Jessica Gunn

I was 37 with 4 kids and zero muscle. Now I'm 39, fit, and love helping other women realize they can do hard things too!

Placed 5th

in her group

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

My fitness journey began only 2 years ago. I thought to myself, "Where the crap do I start?" It can be overwhelming! I had every excuse in the book for why I didn't make better eating choices or go to the gym. It took me til I was 37 to start making changes because I finally found my "why". Rather than focusing on the scale & being skinny, I realized I wanted to be strong. So find your "why" & you'll find the drive and discipline to meet your fitness goals.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I was a busy stay at home mom of 4 and I didn't take much time to recharge. I found I was irritable and run down emotionally and physically and had no energy to keep up with my kids and house. I knew something had to change! I'm so grateful I started making better choices that helped me gain the confidence to realize I can do hard things! I have gone from feeling weak and tired to strong and full of energy! I love that I now get to help other women gain that confidence too!

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

My little girl read this question and immediatly said, "If you win, you can finally take us on a cruise!" So I guess a portion of it will take our family on a trip :). The majority of it though I would put into growing my personal training business. This would give me the opportunity to develop affordable online programs so that I can help women exercise from the comfort of their home. I am most excited about helping women strengthen their core & healing DR. @gunning4fitness