Jamie is a 36 year old native Virginian that keeps finding his way to Central Kentucky. His interest in the field was first sparked as an athlete. However reluctantly, this eventually led to an interests in coaching and the science of movement. It is the individual success stories that keeps him in the field.
Despite making a living in the gym and on the track, Jamie is a nerd at heart. While his formal education is complete, he stays up to date on the latest research and is always trying to make himself a better trainer and coach.
Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Berea College
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach
AHA First Aid, CPR, AED
Is Live High/Train Low the Ultimate Endurance Training Model? NSCA Coach Feb 2015
Exercise Progressions for Older Adults NSCA Personal Training Quarterly Sep 2017
monthly column on health, fitness and sport for the Winchester Sun 2017-2018
Jamie has been in the field for 11 years as a teacher, coach and personal trainer. He began coaching at Blacksburg Middle School in Virginia, where many of his students saw immediate success and stayed in the sport to see long term success as high schoolers and collegians. Since that time, Jamie has gained NCAA Division I experience and coached many conference champions and school record holders at the collegiate level. With ample experience in nearly every event, Jamie does not shy away from the technical events. Jamie has also coached age group world, national, state record holders across 3 different federations in powerlifting.
As a personal trainer Jamie has worked with a huge variety of clientele, all with differing needs. He has worked with children and seniors over 80 years old. No matter what your goal, whether you're a bride to be wanting to tone up for the big day, a couch potato wanting to lose major poundage, a bro wanting to add some major poundage, or needing help recovering from an illness or injury, Jamie has you covered.
As a teacher, Jamie has worked with children, adults and college students in a wide variety of courses related to Exercise and Sports Science. Many of the courses were centered around the idea of wellness. Wellness is a holistic approach to health and well-being that can be applicable to anyone. He has seen many of his students make meaningful, positive changes within a course.
PRACTICING WHAT HE PREACHES (PERSONAL ATHLETICE ACCOMPLISHMENTS)
Jamie has always loved sports and outdoor activities of all kinds. Here are some highlights and personal records from some of the activities that Jamie has taken more seriously over the years.
In high school Jamie won the 2000 & 2001 Highlands District Championship at 3200 meters and was selected as the Smyth County News Track Athlete of the Year in 2000. In college he qualified for NAIA National Cross-Country Championships in 2002 & 2003 and was selected as All-Region XII in 2002 & 2003.
Powerlifting (raw 82.5 kg/182 lb)
In 2019 Jamie set the 3 USPA Kentucky state records as a submaster and also recorded the all-time best curl in 365 Strong history (all ages/all weights) based on Wilks score. In 2020, Jamie set 2 USPA Kentucky state records in the open division and achieved a master level deadlift.
Jamie was the 2019 State Games of America gold medalist in the discus and shot put for the 35-39 age group.
marathon 2:52:16 2008
half-marathon 1:16:53 2003
10 miles 56:34 2006
10 km 34:24 2005
8 km XC 27:19 2004
5 km 16:00.05 2004
3 k steeplechase 10:16.23 2007
1500 m 4:09.34 2005
800 m 1:59.25 2004
400 m 53.2 2001
Shot Put (16 lbs) 11.40 m 2018
Discus (2 kg) 38.12 m 2019
Hammer (16 lbs) 32.78 m 2019
Javelin (800 g) 31.40 m 2019
Deadlift 520 lbs 2013
Squat (18.5") 450 lbs 2019
Front Squat (18.5") 405 lbs 2020
Bench Press 305 lbs 2014
P.Clean & P.Press 245 lbs 2019
Over-head Press 200 lbs 2019
Power Snatch 191 lbs 2019
Barbell Curl 160 lbs 2014
Plank 10 minutes 2015
Standing Broad Jump 9' 3.75" 2020
35 meter dash 4.495 2009
T-test (agility) 9.8 2019
Total 1190 lbs 2019
Deadlift 518 lbs 2020
Squat 397 lbs 2019
Bench Press 298 lbs 2019
Standing Curl 147 lbs 2019