Kelly James

My body is a canvas yearning to be sculpted into a beautiful masterpiece.

Placed 8th

in her group

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

Adjusting your mental perspective makes the biggest difference for a successful fitness journey. Many people see working out as a chore or drudgery. If you change your thoughts and view your workouts as a "privilege" that's when the magic happens! The body truly follows the mind so maintaining a positive attitude is key. Also try to surround yourself with people who align with your goals...Iron Sharpens Iron!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

My passion for fitness birthed my journey as a bikini competitor, fitness coach and personal trainer. As an athlete who preps for multiple shows throughout year while training my clients , it makes me proud to know my two children admire my work ethic. I am their first example of what hard work means and reaping the rewards. I also love the fact that I inspire my clients and motivate them to accomplish their goals. Being a vessel to propel someone to greatness is my absolute joy!

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

I would partner with a nutritional based franchise in my community and invest the remaining into my children's college fund.