Stephanie Cushing

45 year old mother of 2. VFX professional. Former bellydancer. Amateur aerialist. Roller skating enthusiast. Avid gym-goer. Artist at heart.

Placed 19th

in her group

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

Look beyond the gym to find something active and fun to be involved in! If it's not fun, you won't be motivated - it's that simple! So, check out your local community centers, parks, etc for ideas and try something new today!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Oh, so many ways! My fitness journey started as a creative outlet. Through dance and circus I have met the most wonderful community of supportive and compassionate people who constantly motivate me to keep improving. To progress, I use a cross-training regimen of weightlifting and yoga to strengthen my body for my art form and I am continually impressed at how strong I can be. All of this, in turn, helps to counteract the negative health effects of a full-time desk job.

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

I'd like to invest the money into my children's education.