As a wife, mother of 3 girls and grandmother of 2, Mississippi's Valarie Grace knows about personal responsibility. And, as a lifelong farm insurance underwriter, she also knows about professional responsibility.

At 5'3", 125 lbs. and 47 years young, Valarie is super athletic, too, as a certified jumprope instructor, group fitness and spin instructor. She explains, "I am currently teaching boxing HIIT, jumprope HIIT and step aerobic classes at the YMCA and several other area gyms."

"My goal when I first started this fitness journey was to just get in shape, but as I progressed along this journey my goals changed. Not only did I want to be in shape, I wanted to compete. I just want to the best version of "ME" possible."

Valarie will be on stage at Figure Texas next month in Houston.