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Hi I'm Jaime

I'm a personal trainer, avid reader, and lover of dogs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love fitness! To me, being healthy is not about having the body fat % of a professional athlete or looking like a swimsuit model. It is all about recognizing what a gift your life and physical body are, and treating them with a level of respect that reflects that recognition. If you want to run a marathon, that’s great! If you just want to be able to run after your kids, that’s great, too! I just became a certified personal trainer, and I love helping people set and reach realistically healthy goals.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized on September 15, 2012 (just a few months after I started taking the missionary lessons). Before that time, I always considered myself to be agnostic; that is, I did not feel confident enough that there was no higher power to completely rule it out, but I also had no interest in any kind of organized religion. I saw no reason why I could not just take the positives from each religion and use them as a guide by which to live my life. I only agreed to meet with the missionaries so that I could learn more about my mom’s new faith. After my first lesson, the missionaries asked if I would consider reading Alma 32 in the Book of Mormon; I did, and after taking the advice offered by Alma in that scripture, I never really turned back. I read the entire Book of Mormon, started attending church every Sunday, took all of the missionary lessons, and attended as many church activities and events as I could. The unexpected Spirit that I felt from the gospel got me interested in the church; the newfound joy and meaning of life that I have since experienced keep me there. I love my faith!

How I live my faith

I was recently called to teach one of the primary classes in my ward. Being a new member of the church, working with children is probably the greatest learning experience I could ask for! Understanding that Heavenly Father has a plan for our happiness and that we must learn to make the right choices if we want to return to live with him are two of the most central concepts to the Mormon faith. Having the opportunity to discuss those things every Sunday and to hear about them through the eyes of five-year olds is a truly wonderful thing.