Maria Brooks

Single mother of two Very active boys. LIVE the way you want, DO what you want to do and BE the very best version of you you can possibly be

Placed 3rd

in her group

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

JUST START! Have a goal and smash it, no goal is too little or too big! Follow people that motivate and inspire you, use the tools that are given to you! DONT QUIT! Yes it will be hard, yes it may hurt at times but it’s all worth the struggle. This is your journey, you are not competing with anyone. Celebrate all progress but most of all be gentle with yourself. Once you’ve taken that one step forward, there’s no going back. Nothing ever worth having is easy.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has positively influenced my life in a big way! It’s helped me find my passion in areas of fitness I never thought I would have loved, such as becoming a fitness instructor, trainer, women’s figure competitor and dance instructor. Fitness is allowing me to help change other people’s lives in a positive way. I’m able to share my knowledge with people I connect with.

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

If I were to win Ms health and fitness I would fly my kids and myself to Australia to see my grandmother who I haven’t seen in years. The rest I would invest.