Over the past 6 years, Jamie has made a lot of friends at the Wellness Center who all serve as a continual source of inspiration for her!
Looking back, Jamie shares that in high school she always carried a little extra weight on her 5’10” frame. During her freshman year at Eastern Mennonite University, she began working at BB&T Bank where she was encouraged by her co-workers to join a local fitness facility. As she began to change her lifestyle to include fitness, she began to see positive changes. Then, in 2008, she felt as though she had hit a plateau. Some of her fitness friends decided to join the Wellness Center, so she came with them; a decision that she does not regret. Simply put, Jamie loves the Wellness Center! She averages about 16 to 20 visits per month. She is always interested in the newest group fitness classes especially: Zumba, Muscle Solution, Pilates, and the new Les Mills class— Bodyvive. She also participates in Metabolic Meltdown with personal trainer, Kimberly Durden. Jamie has lost 15-20 lbs. since becoming a member. She continues to focus on toning and maintaining her current level of fitness.
Jamie’s high school English teacher, who served as a mentor and friend, encouraged her to further her education. Fortunately, her college class schedule allowed her to work several hours a week at BB&T Bank while she paid her own way through school. In 2009, Jamie graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She believes that this is her greatest achievement to date. She is now a 4th grade teacher at Spotswood Elementary School and loves all of her students and their personalities.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys going to music concerts and visiting local wineries. In addition, when she has the time, she loves to knit and sew.