Syd Walther

I began my journey 2 years ago. I began an online fitness business where I provide personalized diet/workout programs. Studying for CPT.

Placed 18th

in her group

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

The biggest challenge facing women and men who are working towards a healthier lifestyle is their inclination to compare. So often, clients just beginning their journey compare themselves to athletes like Lauren Simpson and Lex Little who have put years of hard work into their bodies. My recommendation is to challenge those negative thoughts. A healthy lifestyle is just as much mental as it is physical. For every hour you spend in the gym, spend twice that focusing on YOUR balance.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

For me, fitness is everything. From diet to lifting to the results, fitness is the common factor that allows me to be me. When I'm in the gym, I am the truest version of myself. It's where I can let go, dance between sets, and grow in every capacity. As if seeing what my body can do isn't rewarding enough, the results I achieve through hard work and dedication pay off and allow me to feel confident and sexy, something that didn't quite come so natural. This lifestyle is an overlooked blessing.

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

I'm one of the few lucky ones. My four year struggle with bulimia and anorexia was rescued by a proper exercise and meal plan. With this potential money, I would begin reaching out to women and men who have struggled with theses diseases and show them that confidence and health are right around the corner, reminding them they are worthy of keeping their body as wholesome as it came. I would hope to put more money into my company for ads and more lessons to grow as a trainer.