Jamie started out instructing various types of fitness classes at the Kokomo YMCA and was first certified in Yoga and Reformer Pilates. Classes she has taught include mat Pilates, reformer Pilates, yoga, kids in motion, cardio kickboxing and Zumba. In 2006, Jamie discovered Zumba Fitness at a fitness convention in Chicago and fell in love! She's always loved to dance and the Latin music incorporated in Zumba was appealing because of her Spanish heritage. She became a licensed Zumba instructor in 2007 and immediately started teaching 2-7 classes per week at the Peru YMCA and Kokomo YMCA. She left the YMCA to teach Zumba classes at The Community School of Arts in Marion where she taught for the summer of 2010. She started teaching classes under her business name of Rhythm Fitness where she taught Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga and Personal Fitness Training for two years until starting school full time at IUK. She has subbed at various other fitness establishments including Missy's Fitness, Body Unlimited, Fitness Express in Russiaville, and Lifetime Fitness in Tipton. She has enjoyed working with other Zumba instructors in holding fundraiser Zumba-thons for various charities over the years. She is also a mother of three children and enjoys including her daughters in her classes since the classes are a fun way to spend time together. Now she teaches Zumba at Club Fitness 24, Bon Air Church Gym and Dance Elite!