Nicole Lopes

Mom, teacher, wife, marathoner. I love being active and want to help women to live a fit and healthy life.

Placed 10th

in her group

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

To set goals. I believe working towards a specific goal helps women to become disciplined and focused. Wanting to strive for something in the future and finally reaching that goal be it a fitness goal is so rewarding.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has helped me with my ups and downs each day as I handle bipolar disorder. Incorporating running, strength training, and yoga has helped me to love and live a healthy life for my family (kids and husband) and myself.

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

I am adopted; and I would give some of the money to countries that have kids in orphanages. I would love to help them incorporate fitness to help those kids love and live a healthy and fit life.