Liz Jones

I am full time investigator of abuse and own my business as a certified personal trainer, advanced yoga teacher and nutritionist.

Placed 11th

in her group

We would like to thank you for supporting Liz Jones in this year's competition. Your support enables our company to continue to contribute to Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors and make a difference in the lives of disabled veterans and their families.

What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

To keep pushing forward. Work toward progress, not perfection. Be kind to yourself and make sure you are focusing on healthy sleep, flexibility, getting proper fuel for your body and functional strength. When I train clients I make sure to do a progressive relaxation in their program.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Yoga and fitness are a large part of what keeps me emotionally well. When my son was 14 he was in an accident that put him in a coma and doing yoga by his picu bed, lifting dumbbells while he was in the physical therapy sessions and running in the parking ramp kept me moving to release some stress and try to keep my body healthy. Yoga changed my life and my world perspective.

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

I am building a yoga and wellness retreat in Texas on 13 acres. In my career have worked with clients with severe mental health issues, Intellectual and developmental disabilities and victims of abuse and have done trauma informed yoga for many. I will teach yoga teachers, general clients and offer classes specific to people with special needs as well as offering respite care for those with caregivers. I would use the money to put a cabin with wheelchair access at the retreat.