About Jamie's Breast Cancer Journey
I was 33 years old and pregnant with my second child when I received a Stage 3 Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Over the course of 12 months I went through chemotherapy, a cesarean section, a radical mastectomy, radiation, more chemotherapy, and finally a bilateral reconstruction. All with a 4-year old daughter and a newborn son at home. In my mind, there was a line that divided the sick from the healthy, and I couldn't cross that line.
As a personal trainer and athlete, I fought my illness through exercise and staying positive. Being both pregnant and bald, I caught the attention of people young and old. While my supporters applauded my every move at the gym with admiration, I only wanted to be on the sidelines with them in their attractive athletic wear. Surgery, scarring and radiation led to mobility issues in my arms and shoulders. Raising my arms to put on a workout top was painful and nearly impossible. There was nothing available that was comfortable yet attractive to wear and I was frustrated.
My story is not unique. 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Survival rates are improving, and there is strong evidence that physical activity plays an important role in “beating” the disease. The scars from cancer last forever. For some, like me, the emotional scars of cancer are just as difficult to deal with as the physical scars.
The Pauir Workout Top is my solution for women facing the same issues I dealt with 13 years ago. I designed it for women affected by breast cancer, to give them their best chance at beating this disease. My goal is to help increase survival rates and inspire all with a line to cross.
Jamie Hoffpauir is a seasoned health and wellness professional with a broad range of transferable, cross-disciplinary skills in Personal Training, Corporate Wellness Programs, Group Fitness Instruction, Wellness Coaching and Public Speaking. She has a unique ability to blend business acumen with a distinctive understanding of people and behavioral change, resulting in being innovative in implementing plans and programs. Jamie's personal breast cancer diagnosis afforded her the ability to understand the physical and psychological changes individuals face when life throws them a curve ball. Jamie has completed numerous Century Bike Rides, half and full marathons, and is a self-proclaimed 'body-builder-wannabe.'
Eduation and Certifications
MSW, Tulane University
Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA
Certified Group Exercise Instructor, AFAA
Certified Spinning Instructor , Mad Dogg Athletics
TRX Suspension Training Certified
Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches School of Coaching
PLYOGA Certified, PLYOGA Fitness
20+ years of experience in group fitness instruction ; Step Aerobic, Aquatics, Bosu, BootCamp and Group Strength Training.
Jamie's Statement of Commitment
I will help improve your overall fitness, including cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, balance and coordination.
I will assist you in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight by setting realistic goals and determining safe strategies.
I will provide motivation and help you develop a lifestyle that places a high priority on health and activity.
I will be consistent by way of scheduled appointments and giving you 100% of my attention.
I will focus on safety and supervision by providing instruction on the proper use of equipment, showing you how to exercise safely, letting you know which exercises to avoid, and why.
I will develop efficient workouts and individualized workout plans designed to meet your personal goals quickly and effectively.
I can work with you on sport-specific training with cross-training workouts designed to meet your personal goals quickly and effectively.
I am skilled at providing specialized workouts to address the physical and emotional needs of those with specific medical conditions.