Trish Minnella

I’m a 41 year old fitness trainer, kindergarten teacher, and mom of 9 year old twins! My students/clients call me the Energizer Bunny!

Placed 18th

in her group

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

It doesn't matter how old you are, how many kids you have, or where you are in your walk of life-ANYONE can achieve their fitness goals if they want them bad enough! Time, money. kids, jobs, and lack of experience are not excuses. You need to reward yourself for managing a crazy busy life with at least 30 minutes a day of exercise. That 30 minutes will make you happier, healthier both physically and mentally), a better parent, employee, and overall successful person!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I spend most of my day helping others-my twins, my kindergarten students, and my clients in class, and then balancing the busy mom sport life after school. Waking up at 4:30 am and exercising is my therapy! It gets my mind and body ready to take on my day! Exercise makes me feel good about myself and is a safe way to relieve stress and produce "happy" endorphins!

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

I would be more than honored to receive this coveted title! If I were to win the $20,000, I would spend it on my family. Putting it away to help deviate the cost of sending two kids to college the exact same year would probably be the best bang for my buck!