Jamie Shawn Hardman

Coach

Double unders & handstand walks are my favorite thing!

Clean & jerks are my favorite lift.

All workouts should be partner WODS; I love the teamwork.

Qualifications

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Kids CrossFit

Adaptive Training for Deaf/HOH athletes & coaches

About Coach

I started CrossFit after living in Washington DC and Norway. I saw a girl doing a crazy workout at the Field House on campus and had no idea what to call it. Starting because of a Groupon, I fell in love with the sport fast but the community even faster. I am so proud of the strength and healthy lifestyle I’ve gained. The lifelong friends are the icing on the cake.

Turning Point

About 4 years into CrossFit I tore the labrum in my hip. I felt so defeated, depressed, and lost. The only way to fix it was surgery. I relented and scheduled it soon after being diagnosed. The road to recovery had been such a hard one but I feel better now than I ever have before. Coming back to CrossFit was easy. I came back on crutches a week after and limped around but it made me so happy to be there. I started slow and had to limit myself more than I wanted. Without the community, I don’t know that I would have come back. It’s hard to excel at something and then be stopped dead in your tracks, not to mention losing nearly everything it took you years to grow. Alas, it wasn’t that bad, and with time and great coaches, I’m nearly back to where I once was.

Motivation & Passion

I love meeting people and being a part of their health and wellness. I specifically wanted to work with Deaf/HOH athletes using American Sign Language (ASL) so they could become CrossFitters without a language barrier. I have loved every part of learning and growing to be a better coach with them. A lot of my work coaching applied directly to them and watching them change their way of life had been extremely rewarding. On days I don’t want to get out of the house, CrossFit is the space that helps me reduce stress, change my perspective, and put a smile on my face... coaching or as an athlete.

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