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Jill Bates


Jill is a thirty something mother that works full-time at an office desk job, but doesn’t sit still for long. She has been known to do push ups and squats in the office to get blood flowing after sitting for a period of time. Jill describes herself as a health nut and adventure junkie that is always on the hunt for something new to try. Often you meet athletic people, and their story is that they have been active their whole life. This is not the case for Jill. She started her journey in 2010 to get healthy, changed her life and eventually became athletic. These days, the list of things she does includes: running trail and street races, obstacle courses, yoga, acro yoga, aerial silks, boxing, TRX, strength training, pole fitness, dancing, trampoline aerobics, standup paddleboard, and GoRuck events. The list continues to grow.

Jill is featured in the September/October 2014 Issue of Oklahoma Sports & Fitness Magazine.

New Heights

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Jul 052016
New Heights

I climbed a mountain! This was a new experience and one I won’t forget. As a kid, I had the dream to be a professional mountain climber. Reality set in though, I needed to pay bills and frankly, I’m afraid of heights. So it may not have been the best plan, but I did always enjoy Continue Reading «New Heights»

May 022016
The Trifecta

I can now say, I completed a 3-day endurance event!! I completed my first GORUCK HTL (Heavy, Tough, Light)!  I was one of 25 people to finish all 3 events back to back as a team. Let me define what that means, from GORUCK’s website: HEAVY:  24+ hours, 40+ miles.  The ultimate team event.  Average Continue Reading «The Trifecta»

Nov 242015

Months ago, I signed up to participate in the 2nd annual Battle at the Ballpark with 3 of my friends.  It’s a two-day, four-person (2 Male, 2 Female) team, Crossfit competition held at OneOk Field by Crossfit T-Town.  Of our team, only one would be what I call a “seasoned competitor.”  Then there was me; Continue Reading «Battle »

Aug 262015
So I Signed Up For A CrossFit Competition...

(from September/October 2015 issue, photo by Sam All)   When I drank the CrossFit Kool-Ad in November 2014, I thought, “No way will I ever do a competition. That’s for hardcore rocked up athletes. I just want to see results.” I had the same attitude when I started running; I wasn’t interested in doing races, and Continue Reading «So I Signed Up For A CrossFit Competition…»

Jun 302015
Knee Deep In Fun

(from July/August 2015 issue, photos courtesy Tough Mudder) Tough Mudder promotes itself as “Probably The Toughest Event On The Planet,” and their videos and marketing do a good job to project that message. They depict shirtless super fit athletes struggling through miles of various obstacles. They often don’t show the slews of everyday people that Continue Reading «Knee Deep In Fun»

Mar 272015
No Mama, No Papa, No Uncle Sam

On Sunday March 22nd, I completed in the 26th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The Bataan Memorial Death March is truly a living memorial, honoring a group of World War II heroes. U.S. military (including almost the entire New Mexico National Guard) and Filipino soldiers were forced Continue Reading «No Mama, No Papa, No Uncle Sam»


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Jan 012015

The new year is here.  Hello 2015! As 2014 came to an end, I saw more and more, especially on social media, people making comments about the gym being full after New Year’s Eve.  The empty parking lot before New Year’s next to the completely full parking lot after New Year’s.   When we post these kind of Continue Reading «2015 »