Meet Jay and Renee Jernigan! Jay and Renee joined the CrossFit Mudtown family in September of 2017. Read below to get to know them a bit better. Note, they decided to answer the questions for each other instead of themselves. Turns out they know each other pretty well! Read on and enjoy!
Member since: September 2017
What do you do for a living?
Jay: Renee is a Quality Control Project Manager at Alabama Power (She’s a chemist!)
Renee: Jay is the operations manager for a restaurant computer system.
How did you hear about CrossFit and what was your first workout?
Jay: Renee was looking for a group environment to work out with when her brother and sister-in-law talked up another local gym. She joined, and 5 years later rocked Diane.
Renee: Jay joined when he noticed that crossfitters like to drink beer after they workout…he was sold. Jay killed Diane as his first named workout.
How many days do you CrossFit? What classes do you normally attend?
Renee & Jay: 4-5 days/week. We usually attend the best class- 6:30 pm.
Favorite CrossFit movement/workout?
Jay: Renee loves situps, and The 12 Days of Christmas WOD.
Renee: Jay likes the oly lifts.
Least favorite CrossFit movement/workout?
Jay: Renee hates rowing and wall-balls.
Renee: Jay, Anything longer than 12 minutes.
What motivates you/keeps you coming back to CrossFit Mudtown?
Both: The Community. Good programming.
Most embarrassing/funniest gym moment?
Jay: I make up my own wods during class sometimes.
Renee: when it gets really hot I have to put my feet up for a bit so I don’t pass out.
Favorite thing about Birmingham?
Both: The hills- we like to hike!
What accomplishment are you most proud of (outside and inside of the gym)?
Renee: my relationship with Jay…so blessed he puts up with me!
Jay: ^^^ Awe ^^^ When I quit smoking. Actually it wasn’t not too hard once I realized that I wanted to live the rest of my life with Renee
What is your favorite meal?
Renee: pizza- even if it is paleo pizza.
Jay: Thanksgiving lunch
What are some of your interests outside of CrossFit?
Jay: Renee is enjoying a newfound interest in pottery and she likes to golf (9 holes max, then onto the 19th).
Renee: Jay loves woodworking.
What is one goal that you are currently working on?
Jay: Renee is working on meditating daily.
Renee: Jay is working on handstand walking with the rest of the 6:30pm crew.
Do you have a hidden talent?
Jay: Renee plays the piano.
Renee: Jay plays the drums. We should start a band!
Tell us a fun/interesting fact not many people know about you.
Renee: Sometimes when Jay is in a special mood he likes to arm wrestle.
Jay: Renee has completed the Goofy Challenge at Disney- running a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday.