These Hamms are No Couch Potatos

Lisa HammLisa Hamm keeps three George Foreman grills running in her kitchen and on any given night, after eight hours at the office, and a 1 1/2 hour wotkout, she can be found preparing dinner for her family—flank steak and broiled salmon—and herself— tuna and asparagus spears— and six meals for the next day: chicken breast and pineapple, egg white, spinach and oatmeal.

The Roanoke Times caught up with 40-somethings Lisa and husband Jerome, who keep long hours that start at 6: 30 and end after midnight.
“If you’re accustomed to sitting on the couch all day, that’s what you’ll do, ” Jerome says.

Jeromme Hamm

Jerome Hamm competed for the first time when he was 30, and Lisa soon followed. She won her pro card in 2005, and Jerome picked up Best Poser in two Lightweight divisions, in 2006.

He coaches his 16 year old son’s basketball team, works out three days a week in the off season, trains a client twice a week, plays tennis and oversees a kids tennis camp.

He’ll be competing in a bodybuilding competition show later this week. Lisa, who also works full time, and is completing her business degree at night plans to enter three competitions this year.

Jeromme and Jared

Which might explain why Jerome and son Jared are indulging in a cheat meal, while Lisa’s working the grill.

How do they do it?

Here’s a sample of Lisa’s killer schedule.
Sunday
* 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church
* 3 to 5 p.m. Personal training session with client
* 5 to 6:15 p.m. Personal training session with client
Monday
* 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Work
* 6 to 9 p.m. Radford University class at Virginia Western Community College
Tuesday
* 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work
* 6 p.m. Son’s basketball game at Booker T. Washington gym
Wednesday
* 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work
* 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Personal training session
* 6:30 to 8 p.m. Weight training/cardio session at Gold’s Gym

As Lisa says, “It’s definitely a lifestyle, not a hobby.”

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