Jamie Burks

Jamie Burks


  • LV 1 Cert
  • Mobility Cert
  • ETP Nutrition Coach LV 2
  • Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist

I was born and raised in Willard, Missouri until I met and married my best friend, Marie, and we planted our roots in Republic where she was raised. We have raised two beautiful daughters, Holly and Lauren. I spend as much time outdoors as I can get away with, doing anything from kayaking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, riding motorcycles (Marie says I have too many hobbies). I played pretty much any sport I could find as a kid but eventually found Martial Arts where I spent several years travelling the country competing.

After having our first daughter, I stepped away from that and was introduced to bodybuilding where I found a love of lifting that has never gone away. In 2006 I became a certified personal trainer for Law Enforcement Officers through the Cooper Fitness Institute in Dallas, TX where unbeknownst to me I did my first CrossFit workout. No one ever said the word “CrossFit” then, and it wasn’t until a couple of years later I learned the workout was called Randy (named for a fallen police officer). In the winter of 2008 a friend told Marie and I about “a new place” in Springfield called CrossFit. The very next week we did our first official WOD (Cindy) and as they say, the rest is history. We have been hooked ever since.

There are too many aspects of our community at CFR I love to be able to list here, but watching people have those breakthrough moments, accomplishing things they didn’t realize they could do, and getting to be a small part of that journey….PRICELESS! I completed my Crossfit level 1 cert in 2013, Crossfit Mobility cert in 2014, and most recently my ETP nutrition coaching cert level 1 and 2.