Jamie Redman has been putting in a lot of work lately, according to Coach Alicia Wagner, “She’s been doing tons or extra lifting and RX WODS now!”
In November, she competed in her first competition, at the Gobblers & Gobblettes. “She has been working her butt of lately!” Coach Rachel Hicks.
Not only is she a hard worker, she is well-liked by many at the gym and works out with her mom, a fellow NewCov member, “I like her & her mom,” Coach Raquel Theodosopoulos says. “Good spirits.”
Congratulations, Jamie! NewCov is proud to have you!
1. What made you give CrossFit a try?
I had an old roommate whose husband went to a box in Frankfort. He got her into it and she had been doing it for a few months. I started whining about how I couldn’t stick to a gym routine and needed to find consistency and she suggested this. I bought a Groupon to a different gym and started. I stayed there for a bit, liked the movements, but couldn’t afford their insane prices so I stopped. I picked it up again roughly a year later after a Google search led me to NewCov!
2. What did you think after your first WOD?
I am going to die. My heart is gonna explode and I’m gonna die, Y’all.
3. What has been your favorite CrossFit memory so far?
That’s a tough one…I have so many. Probably finishing Murph over the summer. I didn’t think I was gonna make it through and it took me forever, but I did it. It was by far the most physically-difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.
4. What is your favorite movement?
Squats and Deadlifts
5. What is your least favorite movement?
I have a love/hate relationship with snatching…I wanna love it but it hates me haha. But I can’t stand wall balls the most, ugh.
6. Do you follow any specific diet?
I just started a plan with Reign Nutrition and so far so good!
7. What has been the biggest improvement you’ve seen from your training?
I don’t know if there is enough space in this box for everything I could list, but I’ll try and make it brief:
1. My mental health had improved tenfold, hard to be depressed when you’re covered in chalk trying to catch your breath.
2. The friends and now family I have gained from training at this gym are irreplaceable, that to me is a life improvement. I’ve never felt like I belonged somewhere so much in my life. This place feels like home to me.
3. My health has improved more than I ever thought it would. I’ve lost pounds, inches and body fat percentage, but I’ve gained confidence I never knew I could have.
4. My skills have improved sooooooo much over the past year. I can do things now that one year ago I thought were impossible. I’ve added almost 100 lbs to my back squat. I can also finally run a mile in less than 10 min, which is something I NEVER thought I’d be able to do.
8. What advice do you have for beginners?
STAY, KEEP MOVING, KEEP PUSHING. YOU ARE WORTH IT!
No matter your reason for starting, I can promise you you’ll get so much more out of it than just losing a few pounds. Everyone here wants to see you succeed and everyone here was exactly where you are– just keep moving.
9. What are your goals for the future?
It’s funny how time changes things. One year ago the answer to this would’ve been something like ‘lose 20 lbs,’ but for the first time in my life, my gym goals aren’t weight-related.
Also a long list. Sorry for the novel, Guys.
1. A strict pull up, PLEASE.
2. A muscle up of any sort.
3. Break into the 125 snatch club.
4. 300 lbs. back squat.
5. Consecutive double unders.
6. Learning how to do a WOD without redlining-pacing myself more.
10. Any shout outs… Go for it!!
Oh man! can i just start by saying EVERYONE??? Everyone at this gym are role models and I could not have picked a better group of people to be on this journey with. I’ll throw another list in here:
1. Delana Sanders–This woman keeps me going sometimes. She is one of my biggest motivations and cheerleaders. Love you!
2. My 3/4 PM people, including Rachel and Joy. You guys have seen me at my best and worst. You all rock.
3. All the trainers!!–Thanks Raquel for teaching me how to kip, Johnny for telling me to breathe during a WOD, and Dave for pushing me at Barbell and dealing with me lifting at a snail’s pace.
4. My mom, for even beginning this journey! I’m so glad that watching me has made you wanna ‘drink the kookaid’ as she says.
5. Lastly thank you Emily for everything you do in here! You put so much effort, time, and dedication into this place, and without you it wouldn’t be the same! I appreciate everything you do. You’re the best!