Athlete Spotlight- Jami T.

Athlete Spotlight- Jami T.

Hometown: Naples, FL

Age: 23

Profession: Firefighter/Paramedic and Veterinary Technician

What did you do for fitness before CrossFit? Did you play any sports growing up? Before CrossFit, I would do various workouts I found on Pinterest and did Zumba at AnytimeFitness, and run from time to time. I never really played sports growing up, I spent my time at rodeos. I barrel raced and even rode bulls for a little while, but I was all about horse-back riding.

How did you first get exposed to CrossFit? My very first exposure to a CrossFit work out was actually when I was in the Fire Academy, one of my classmates was a trainer and he incorperated it into our daily PT workouts. Paul Long actually got me introduced to CrossFit Naples.

What was your first workout and how did it go? How did you feel after? My first workout at CrossFit Naples was during the ‘bring a friend week’ a while back. It was partnered Kettle Bell Swings, Running, and Wall Balls. I was practically dead afterwards, but it was a pretty amazing feeling!

Favorite CF Movements: I love Handstands and Box Jumps! And since I began CrossFit, I have begun to really like burpees!

Least Favorite Movements: I do not like Wall Balls! The movement seems so simple, but for some reason I just have a difficult time with them!

Favorite Cheat Meal: Mmmm…I love almost anything sweet! Ice cream and chocolate cake are my favorite!

Favorite Paleo Meal: Grilled steak, corn on the cob and/or baked brussel sprouts, and sweet potatoes.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you? If you haven’t known me very long, you probably don’t know I used to run in beauty pageants. I have acquired 8 “titles”! My mom put me in my first pageant when I was just 2 years old.

What sort of changes have you seen in your body, health and fitness since starting CF (before/after)?  I’ve noticed I’ve toned up a bit in my thighs and abdomen, and my endurance and stregnth have made some improvement too.

What sort of unexpected changes in your life have you experienced out of taking on something like CrossFit? I’ve gotten sore in places I didn’t know I could!

Any advice for people just getting started or new to CrossFit? Stick with it! I find that it is actually a lot of fun doing CrossFit, not stagnant and boring like it was when I worked out by myself, even when the workout is a real Killer!

What are your hobbies, interests and/or talents outside of CrossFit? Outside of CrossFit and work I like to do things that are outside. I play softball, go camping/hunting, and when I get the chance, go on a friend’s boat! I just like to be pretty active.

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Thursday February 5th, 2015

A) Squat Snatch-Heavy

B) Situp Baseline- 5 min: 10 Situps Every 30 sec

C) 4min EMOM: 15 KB Swing

D) 3min: Max Burpee over Bar

coming Friday…

A) Bench 3×5 (add 5lbs)

B) 4 rounds for time of:

  • 10 Clean & Jerks, 135/83 lbs
  • 10 Box Step Ups (30/24)
  • Run, 200 m