Written on February 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm , by Christie Griffin
Want to be on the cover of FITNESS Magazine? Apparently, hundreds of you do! And with our Face of Fitness Cover Contest off to a smashing start, we’re so excited about the first two weekly winners, aka semi-finalists. Take a look at who you’ve chosen so far!
Week #1 Winner: Shonnery Pettit
Shonnery’s story is about “Something to Call My Own,” and for her, that thing is fitness-slash-dance. Despite being a married happy mother to two children, she wrote that she felt like “I’d lost my identity somewhere along the way.” So she got back into the gym, started dancing again, and even tried out to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, at age 35! Now, she’s training for her first half-marathon and just completed her first “mud run” with some of her gym friends.
FITNESS says: Heck yeah! You go girl!
What Shonnery says about winning Week 1: “The support my friends and family gave throughout the contest was something I will treasure. Thank you so much for providing the platform that allowed for such wonderful things to come my way!”
Week #2 Winner: Liz Scott
When Liz’s mom was diagnosed with meningitis and encephalitis, she lost the ability to walk, talk, write, and other functions. Determined to help her mom get out of her wheelchair and have a healthy lifestyle, Liz started going on walks with her. Little by little, Liz and her mom built up from just a few steps to entire miles. Eventually, Liz’s mom was able to walk a half-marathon! Despite that Liz is a self-proclaimed “crazy-fit, exercise lover,” she says that inspiring her mom is actually her proudest fitness accomplishment.
FITNESS says: Awww! Warm fuzzies.
What Liz says about winning Week 2: “I am so excited about this contest! I entered on a total whim and all my friends and family jumped on board, majorly.”
Congrats, Shonnery and Liz!
So, who will win Week #3? Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!
And most importantly, make sure to submit your photo and story to our Face of Fitness Cover Contest! Five finalists will be flown to NYC for photo shoots, with one Grand Prize Winner scoring the cover of an upcoming FITNESS issue—and a 5-night vacation for two to an amazing Hawaiian resort! What are you waiting for?