What's better then being Athlete of the month because of all the hard work your doing but also the being in the same month as your Birthday! We love having you part of our family Jessi!
Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.
I live in Forest Grove with my husband Tim, and our 11 year old daughter Hayden. Tim and I met as teenagers and have been together 19 years this summer- when you know, you know! Our lives are centered around family, fitness, and music; all of which play significant roles in our lives. I work as a Senior Accounting Assistant for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and am also a part time college student studying (you guessed it) Accounting.
How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join?
I knew a member at the time who’d had a pretty incredible transformation, both physically and mentally. I had been working out for YEARS, and had always considered myself “fit”, but I felt like I had plateaued and was just spinning my wheels, wasting my already limited time just going through the motions at the gym. I was pretty bored. I asked Keri Johnson if she wanted to come check it out with me, and from the first time we walked in the doors we were both hooked!
What motivates you to come to the box week after week?
The people! 100%! Our community has become so incredibly special to me. I often marvel at the diverse group of people I now consider to be family, and how without BCF, life would likely not have brought us together.
What are your goals? Personal, professional, and/or athletic?
Personally, my goal has been and always will be to be the best wife and mother I possibly can be. As far as athletic goals go, I just want to continue showing up consistently. Not every day is a day where I feel like I can push it, which I’ve learned is perfectly fine. As long as I’m there, I’m getting better.
What is your favorite lift, movement or WOD? Least Favorite?
I love all the Oly lifts! Clean and Jerks are my most favorite. Least favorite: Thrusters. Hands. Down.
What is your proudest CF moment?
I felt really proud of myself during the most recent Open! It was full of moments where I realized how much progress I’d made in recent months, and I had a TON of fun.
What is one tip you would give someone who is interested in CrossFit or new to CrossFit?
Start where you are, do what you can. Don’t wait. Don’t wait until you think you’re “fit enough” to start CrossFit because 1) you will be humbled regardless, and 2) CrossFit truly is for EVERYONE.
Biggest impact CrossFit has made in your life?
The sense of capability that I have. The knowledge that I can do hard things. When I go to the gym and accomplish a physical feat I never in a million years thought I could do, (I’m talking to you, pull-ups), that translates into every area of my life. I find myself rising up to meet challenges and adversity, rather than shying away from them.
I only want to express my deepest, most sincere gratitude to the Exline family and to all of our coaches and athletes who make this community what it is. It is my home away from home, a place where I feel supported and cared for, and where I am surrounded by people who are rooting for me in every aspect of my life. We are all better because of this place. And because of each other.