Laurie Modugno

I am a mother of three and a full time fit-pastry chef! My profession is the opposite of my obsession, which is the gym! #noexcuses

Placed 7th

in her group

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

I think motivation is the key. Any amount of exercise is great, just start somewhere and keep going! I started off in my basement after my kids were born and the first time I stepped foot into a gym I never looked back! Once you start seeing changes, it becomes a habit and an addiction, the key is motivation!! It’s not easy, there is a lot sacrifice and hard work, but it’s well worth every bit of it!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

There are so many positive things that come from having a fit and healthy lifestyle! My 3 boys love the energy I have for them and that I put into my work. It positively influences them as well, to keep active and healthy! Taking care of myself gave me the confidence to stay positive. It’s important to set some time aside for yourself so you can be there for everyone else.

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

I would take my family on a vacation! And maybe buy a whole lot of new gym clothes!