The 3-Minute Interview: Erin Morgart, model and reigning Ms. United Nations USA

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Local,Virginia,Steve Contorno,3-Minute Interview

Morgart is a model and the reigning Ms. United Nations USA, as well as Mrs. Galaxy Virginia International 2012. She is also a certified trainer who was voted one of the top 10 fitness trainers by FitTV.

It's the time of the year when people have made New Year's resolutions to get in shape. What can people do to stick to their goals?

For people not to get discouraged, having an accountability workout partner is key. That way you can stay on track and keep each other in check. I have several clients who meet with me once a week, and that's just to do vitals, blood pressure, weight and body fat. You have to look at it as a lifestyle change. It's not the next four months or six months, but a new way of living. It's eating to live and not living to eat. Find a group and find that support system that will help them in check.

Is there a trick for people who want to know what kind of workout can help them achieve their goals?

It helps to find someone that you want to look like, you ask them what they're doing and where they're doing it. ... You find that out and you emulate what they do.

How important is it for people to have a healthy lifestyle from a young age?

When I was in Hawaii, I also worked with a lot of young people and pediatricians. They had kids that had been prescreneed for diabetes, and the biggest thing I heard from parents was "I don't have time for this." It starts with the parents and the families. They need to break bad behaviors and join the YMCA, and then it becomes a family thing.

- Steve Contorno

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