Local fitness gurus Jonathan Welker and Maddie Smith are raising the bar(bell) in a national fitness competition for a magazine cover and $20,000 cash.
Both are currently ranked No. 1 in their respective categories in the contest, run by Muscle & Fitness and Muscle & Fitness HERS magazine.
- Jonathan, owner of mobile personal training business Follow Me To Fitness, has been passionate about using fitness to help others since high school. He says he would use the prize money to outfit a trailer into a full mobile gym. Vote for Mr. Health & Fitness.
- Maddie, a proud recovering alcoholic who found strength and community at CrossFit Baile, says she’s just happy to have a platform to share her story of sobriety. She would donate a portion of the prize money to the Shields & Stripes Foundation. Vote for Ms. Health & Fitness.
How it works: There is a free daily vote or a warrior vote, which costs $1 each. The magazine will donate a portion of the warrior vote proceeds to Homes for Wounded Warriors.