Louise Roberts

Teacher. 2yrs in fitness. Battle depression, training has given me a life line. I feel fulfilled when inspiring other people/women, helping!

Placed 30th

in her group

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

Start by making small changes, diet etc. For me I never went to the gym regularly until 34! (Now 36) no motivation until I started booking classes to begin with. It gets you into a routine and takes out decision making (finding excuses) like booking an appointment you have to keep. Make it sociable, fun! It then becomes a lifestyle, addictive. Don’t over complicate things. If I can do it and start later in life then anyone can!!!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

It’s given me so much confidence and self worth that I didn’t have before. Forged new friendships. It gives me strength mentally to get through each day. I don’t feel invisible anymore. It’s broken down barriers with strangers who stop me to talk about what I do/fitness. I receive a lot of feedback from people who feel inspired by what I have achieved/am doing and that truly keeps me going!!

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

Just the opportunity to be featured would be enough for me (sense of achievement&share my story as someone who’s relatively new to fitness but transformed my world)! I’d happily donate it to a good cause! But if I were to use it, it would give me the opportunity to change my career from teaching to training/inspiring others. I’d like to develop a scheme for sch girls one day (maybe open to boys) a programme visiting schools & educating girls in particular on exercise,