Local woman in running to be 'Next Fitness Star'

ERICA RIVERA | Updated 6/24/2013

As a finalist in the Women's Health contest, Minnesotan Stacie Clark will be featured on the magazine July/August cover.

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Stacie Clark, a 40-year-old certified trainer who lives in Plymouth, co-owns Tiger Athletics with her husband, Chris. A former fashion director turned full-time athlete, Clark's motto is "Burn calories, not time." The mother of two is currently a Top-5 finalist in Women's Health magazine's "Next Fitness Star" competition, which received more than 1,000 entries.

Now Women's Health is asking the public to decide who will be deemed the "Next Fitness Star." You can vote online up to once a day. The contest ends on August 5 and the winner will be announced live on NBC’s "Today Show" by hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb shortly thereafter. Once crowned, the "Next Fitness Star" will appear in a series of Women’s Health fitness DVDs.

A three-sport varsity athlete in high school, Clark has spent the last 15 years participating and instructing clients in running, adventure races, Cross-Fit, functional bodyweight training, barre-cardio, spinning, core work, and organizing FIT camps for adults and children.