Bakersfield man could be the new face of a well known men's fitness magazine

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield man could be the new face of a well known men's fitness magazine. 

"Why not a guy from Bakersfield," said Ross Thompson, a contender in "The Ultimate Men's Health Guy Search." 

Why not 29-year-old Ross Thompson? 

"I'd love to put that Bakersfield name up there so everybody could look at it," Thompson said. 

On a whim the Centennial High School graduate entered "The Ultimate Men's Health Guy Search", a Men's Health magazine competition. 

"This was an opportunity for just a guy like me to go you know do something awesome," Thompson said. 

Up against thousands of people from across the country, Thompson is sitting in seventh place.  

If he moves up to the number one position he could win the coveted title of "The Ultimate Men's Health Guy" and be featured on the cover of the November issue of Men's Health. 

Although excited for that possibility, that's not what the father of two means when he said winning the competition would give him an opportunity to do something awesome.

"I know how intimidating it can be for some people to go to the gym," Thompson said. 

Thompson owns Praxis Health, an online fitness program. 

"It's workouts that really anybody, any ability can do," Thompson said. 

The workout program is tailored to help people feel better in their skin from the comfort of their own home. 

"I love just encouraging people and watching them reach goals and do things that they maybe thought they couldn't have ever done," Thompson said. 

Thompson said if he wins the Men's Health competition he will be able to make the difference he strives for. 

As he stated on his competition profile, "If every day is dedicated to pouring yourself into other people and making their lives better, you'll live a meaningful, fulfilled life."

"That's the goal.  I mean that's my ultimate goal," Thompson said. 

If interested in voting for Thompson, click here


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