Coach Jamie Sternke
Preferred and Name:
Jamie (NOT Jaime 😜)
Where did you grow up?
When did you become a member of Mi5 Fitness?
I joined Mi5 shortly after the loss of my mother in Fall of 2012.
What do you do when you are not at Mi5? (occupation, hobbies, etc.):
Kids occupy most of my time and I love to experience life with them. I was recently named the best butt wiper of the family. I don’t think I have ever been more proud.
How did you find out about Mi5?
We live 2 miles from Mi5 and with a significant life event, I wanted to try something new and challenging.
When/How did you realize CrossFit/Mi5 was the right fit for you?
I was very impressed by the coaches at Mi5, especially Andrew and Chris. After attending a handful of classes, the community and relationships that are at Mi5 are what continued to keep me coming and remain motivated. There is nothing like the members (AKA family) of Mi5!
What is your favorite WOD/movement?
Of course it is running.
What is your least favorite WOD/movement?
Rowing... there is nothing enjoyable about rowing.
What would your perfect WOD look like?
Running, rope climb, kipping pull ups, handstand push ups.
What is one thing you have been able to accomplish since starting at Mi5 that you never thought you'd be able to do?
Strict pull ups and bar muscle up!
What motivates you to stay fit?
The members of Mi5 motivate me to attend classes and work hard. I would not set my alarm for the early hours of the morning without the coaches and members motivating me and providing the accountability that I need.
What is something about you that Mi5 members do not yet know?
Prior to kiddos, my husband and I played disc golf competitively and traveled throughout the U.S. for tournaments.
What advice would you give to someone just getting started at Mi5?
My advice is to learn how to move and to move well. This is your own unique journey and process — learn as much as you can, ask questions, advocate for yourself, and have fun! Also, introduce yourself to someone new when you have the chance. The community at Mi5 is a characteristic that defines it. The more you get to know everyone, the more support and encouragement you will find.