Athlete of the Month: Jacque Harms

Athlete of the Month: Jacque Harms

Birthday: 11/05/1968 (I’m 45)!photo 2
Crossfit Birthday: 05/01/2013

How did you hear about CF?
I initially heard about CF from a friend of ours. And than my husband, Steve started going and I heard about it “every” day “multiple” times for several months.J

How has CF changed your life?
I think Jessica DePhillips put it nicely this past week “a couple that works out together stays together”. Earlier in our relationship Steve and I worked out together all of the time, it was the one thing that kept us truly connected. Prior to Crossfit we kind of got into doing our own thing; Me – Kosama and Aspen Body Pump (6:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.) | Steve – P90X (8:00 p.m. at night). Timing was obviously an issue, Steve didn’t want to work out early and I wasn’t digging the working out at 8:00 p.m. at night. So, when I started Crossfit, I said the only way I’ll do it is if we both go in the morning. We thought we’d give it a whirl (thinking it would be impossible to change our ways)…and wa la (voila) – You have 2 regulars at the 5:30 a.m. class. We LOVE it! As a result of the Crossfit community we’re also eating a lot cleaner.

Favorite or least favorite movement(s)?
Favorite movement(s): Box Jumps, Squats and Cleansphoto 1
Least favorite movement(s): Pull-Ups and Snatches – I’m not sure I’ll ever master these movements.

Job info:
I’m a remote associate (working from home) for a company out of Charleston , SC – – , I’m a Project Manager for our eEnrollment software. I’ve been doing this for just over 8 years and will keep doing it as long as they’ll let me. I love my job!

Something funny or interesting about me?
I have an identical twin sister.

Favorite saying?
Life is Good! Do what you LOVE, LOVE what you do!

Most favorite song to WOD to: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

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Favorite movie(s)?
Dirty Dancing – in my younger years I “used” to go after the bad boys b/c I wanted to save them
Working Girl – prior to Steve I was into climbing the corporate ladder and this inspired me
Failure to Launch – who doesn’t like Matthew McConaughey

What movement or skill were you most excited about when you were able to do it?
Pull up without a band – only wish NOW that I could string more of them together

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