As a multi-sport athlete and former dancer trained in ballet, jazz, and modern, Jamie Schmill comes to Cypress Fitness with a diverse athletic background and a passion for movement. Jamie can frequently be found in a pair of quad roller skates as a member of the Big Easy Rollergirls. Serving as both training director and Allstars team captain, she has been training aspiring athletes from couch to bout fitness for nearly five years. She believes in the transformative power of fitness, agrees with Emerson that health is the first wealth, and considers fitness a practice of active gratitude. She also agrees with Gandhi that strength is not merely physical but is the practice of indomitable will. Jamie holds bachelor’s degrees in dance and gender studies from Newcomb College of Tulane University and is currently completing her master’s degree in philosophy. She holds prior certifications as a lifeguard and water safety instructor, is American Red Cross first-aid and CPR certified, and is currently working towards certification as an American College of Sports Medicine personal trainer.