Natalya Malenko

I’m a fitness fanatic & self-proclaimed gymrat.My journey with health & fitness goes back years ago.Go hard & don’t

Placed 20th

in her group

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

My biggest point of advice is for you to “just do it”. Invest in yourself and don’t apologize for it. Also, don’t compare yourself to anyone (you can use others as motivation but not comparison). You are an individual and your fitness and health journey is going to be as unique as you are. Instead, push yourself, step out of the comfort zone and don’t set limits. You will be amazed at what you can achieve!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

To me fitness is an essential part of my everyday life. It’s what keeps me sane and level headed. With my crazy, busy schedule and stressful career, the gym is my time to let go of everything and focus on myself. I’ve been through many struggles with my health. I was anorexic for much of my life and really, just abused my body. All of those things slowly started to change though and through fitness, I realized that I am capable of so much more. I learned to appreciate my body for wha

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

Well, I am actually finally starting out my new career and am making a big move to NYC. So, part of that money would be used to help with that and some I would contribute to my student loan. Then, the rest I would like to give to medical missions overseas as I’m a big supporter and am also involved with them. All of the money would be put to great use at helping me start my best life after years and years of schooling and help to contribute to a great cause!