Our March Athlete of the Month is Jamie Williams! Jamie has been a part of the CFA family since September of 2015. She very quickly found her place in the community and has been a solid role model for many athletes who’ve followed her! You’ll usually find Jamie in the afternoons, but every once in a while she brightens our mornings 🙂 Jamie is one of those folks that is just a solid, honest person all around. She comes in, works hard, encourages others, and always does it with a smile. Jamie exemplifies so many of the qualities we look for in an AOM and has truly become a pillar in our community. Jamie, the CFA Team is proud to honor you as our March Athlete of the Month and as an awesome part of this community. Thanks for your all your hard work and we look forward to seeing all you accomplish in the years to come! Congratulations!
Most people call me Jamie. Sometimes I get called Jdub.
It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react. Choose to see the positive in any situation.
I started softball when I was seven years old and continued through college. I also played a little basketball in middle and high school.
Take us back to your first day of CrossFit… How did you feel? How do you compare it to workouts today?
I hated CrossFit when I first started. I was terrible at it, and I hate being bad at things. Fortunately, when I’m bad at something, it makes me want to work hard until I improve. Fast forward to today…I’m a super ok Crossfitter, and I’m A-ok with that!
I try to live a 70/30 “healthy/treat yoself” kind of lifestyle.
Most importantly, it helps a ton in my job as a firefighter. For fun, I play a lot of slowpitch softball. I also play kickball and flag football. I take a backpacking trip to California once a year to hike in the Sierras. I try to take a snowboarding trip every year.
It’s a tie between my first muscle up, and the first time I snatched 95 lbs.
100 reps each of alternating db snatch, burpees over bar, step-ups, wall balls, and double unders (I like long workouts)
What keeps you going on the days you don’t feel like it?
Training partners. I love working out next to other people. It makes everything better.
I love playing sports. It keeps me sane and social.
A couple people may know, but I had open heart surgery when I was 14 years old. I had an atrial septal defect. I won’t go into too much detail, but it was a miracle that it was found, and I’m grateful for my ability to live an extremely active lifestyle! Feel free to ask me about it.
Be positive, encouraging, welcoming, and kind. It takes all of us to make this community awesome!