Karyn Smith

Karyn is a 39 yr relentles warrior in life. Mom to 4, Army spouse, personal trainer, groupX HIIT instructor for military and nutritionist.

Placed 5th

in the semi-finals

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

A wise woman builds her foundation on a Rock. Build your foundation of health on solid diet & conditioning. It has to be something you can sustain! Don't be shy to speak up and express your goals to your friends & family. They want your success, too. If you need more support, find a trainer. As a military dependent, I understand change and standards. Your surroundings change(physical & location)so rethink the integrity of your standards to bring balance to your family and yourself

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I found confidence and strength I never knew was there from a spin class I took 11 yrs ago. The Army saw more potential in me than just a dependent, and supported my physical and leadership goals to take on a new career as a groupx instructor &personal trainer. My life has a whole outlook: support. I needed support and guidance to reach my goals, my lifelong passion is to give to back to 1000's of people who lack strength, and need my guidance to gain confidence & skills to grow.

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

I would be able to apply $ to renovate the run down iconic "Ables Field" in Leavenworth, the home of Fort Leavenworth. Army moved my family here 1 yr ago(our 8th move in 12 yrs) and I have a newfound fitness community here I never dreamed existed, right in the heartland. Ables field is a rundown fitness complex for sale on the Missouri river. It has potential to host a circuit training facility, track and field training, youth sports, community health outreach , & programs for SR's