Troops use their strengths to find success as fitness models

“The military taught me [that] no matter what is going on, you keep going. You find your inner strength, your discipline, to buckle down and go,” said former Marine Sgt. Crystal Green. (Graphic Muscle Photo)

“The military taught me [that] no matter what is going on, you keep going. You find your inner strength, your discipline, to buckle down and go,” said former Marine Sgt. Crystal Green. (Graphic Muscle Photo)

From health writer Patricia Kime:

To stand on a stage before thousands, wearing little more than a bikini and spray-on tan, former Sgt. Crystal Green taps into the moxie that motivated her to enlist in the Marine Corps.

Her hardheadedness carried her from the yellow footprints to NCO. And now it gets her through the daily workouts, strict diet and hours of discipline needed to be a top fitness model.

Her years of toiling at amateur bodybuilding and fitness competitions have paid off: She now carries a coveted professional credential, has several product endorsements and has been in a few magazines.

“The military taught me [that] no matter what is going on, you keep going. You find your inner strength, your discipline, to buckle down and go,” Green said.

Read the rest of Patricia’s story over on OFFduty.