Dr. Jaime Seeman was born and raised in Nebraska and has used what she learned during her Nebraska softball career to carry it into a successful private practice and empower women to be their best selves.
Dr. Jaime Seeman was born and raised in Nebraska and has carried what she learned during her Nebraska softball career into a successful private practice. But one of the most important aspects for her is to empower women to be their best selves.
A Waverly native, Seeman (nee Jaime Borg) was one of the Huskers’ top pinch runners and was also utilized as a pinch hitter during her collegiate career, from 2003-07. Coach Rhonda Revelle called Seeman a true leader. After her successful softball career, Seeman thought her athletic career was over when she went to medical school. It took a different turn, however, that has given her a new, growing audience, online.
An obstetrician-gynecologist, mom of three, and author of the book, “Hard to Kill,” Seeman continues to inspire people to take control of their health through her popular health and fitness brand, “Doctor Fit and Fabulous.” Still, it was her time in Lincoln that propelled her to her current career.
“At the end of the day, wearing the Husker jersey for me meant more than anything,” Seeman said. “I decided to walk on at Nebraska and turned down scholarship offers at other places so that I could go to Nebraska because being a Cornhusker, close to home, and my friends and family to come to games, meant the most to me at that time.”
Seeman is known for her work ethic and team-first attitude. She said she would fill whatever role was needed to help contribute to the Huskers’ success in any way she could.
“As you go through medical school, you get exposed to all these different areas and I really did love surgery a lot,” Seeman said. “I loved the operating room. I loved working with my hands. There are so many parallels between athletics and medicine, imagine like, it’s the bottom of the ninth inning, you’re on the pitcher’s mound, and you’re up by one. I felt like when I walked into an operating room, it’s kind of that scenario, you know. You’ve got a team of people but you’re under pressure to perform. And so I just loved it.”
Seeman was in an operating room when a scrub technician told her she should apply to be on The Titan Games, an NBC series hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The show features everyday people with the opportunity to push themselves to extreme tests.
“When I left Nebraska, I was totally ready to hang up my glove and I was ready to be a doctor,” Seeman said. “I was ready to just focus on this new chapter. But you know, I think as athletes, deep down inside of our core it never dies. We love competing, we live for that energy, right? When I was a kid, there was a show called American Gladiator. So when I first saw it, that’s all I could think about was as a little girl, I used to watch American Gladiators. I idolized those women, they’re out there and they look so strong, and doing these totally badass things.”
Seeman made a video and submitted her application to The Titan Games in honor of her friend who she lost in the middle of her pregnancy. She was selected among 100 candidates to compete through physical challenges and interviews with NBCUniversal.
“I hadn’t competed in anything in 13 years, not even recreation level,” Seeman said. “So for me to put the tight uniform on and step out in this arena, I’m competing against people 10 years younger than me. In front of my daughters, it was showing them that age is just just a number and you can do anything you want to do if you are willing to work for it.”
During The Titan Games, there were also a couple of surprises, beginning with the combine. She was placed in the same group as Chantae McMillan, a multi-event Nebraska track athlete from 2007-11. Seeman placed in the top six of the competition.
Seeman already had a social media following before The Titan Games with her popular fitness and health brand, “Doctor Fit and Fabulous.” She created this name on a mission to inspire other women and moms to take control of their health. She currently has 113K Instagram followers and a podcast called, “Doctor Fit and Fabulous” on Apple and Spotify.
“When I went through medical school (University of Nebraska School of Medicine) and then had three pregnancies, I was kind of struggling with my weight and I was not working out at all,” Seeman said. “I had three small children and was working as a doctor, of course, all the normal excuses as to why we don’t do the things we’re supposed to do. So I started my social media really as a layer of accountability.”
If that wasn’t impressive enough, Seeman entered Ms. Nebraska in 2019. The pageant for Ms. Nebraska was originally scheduled for April 2020 but the pandemic forced delays until August. Seeman won and advanced to the national level and finished in 15th place.
“The whole dichotomy, not all happening in the same year, was kind of cool,” Seeman said. “Because it’s kind of synonymous with my brands, that women can be strong and smart. You can do all these things that the world tells you aren’t”
Seeman presented her fitness and nutrition platform to a national audience. The public chose her as the pageant’s “Fabulous Face.” The Fabulous Face award is not awarded by the five judges; it is voted on by America and the world online.
In December, Seeman was on a panel for the Nebraska Women’s Network along with Revelle and current Nebraska softball player, Mya Felder. Hanna Peterson, the associate director for Nebraska alumni network noted Seeman has always represented Nebraska since she was a Husker.
“I was very impressed with how prepared she was during the panel,” Peterson said. “Her responses were detailed but she was aware that there were other panelists who wanted to share their viewpoints and experiences. Jaime showed that she is a great resource to women and a wonderful representation of the university.”
Seeman said women can be their best selves and confident in every aspect of their lives. She said it’s about showing up as their authentic selves and resonating with her message. Seeman said she believes there needs to be more women leaders, in our communities, families, houses, and at the dinner table.
“My motto is to pay yourself first,” she said. “And when you take care of yourself physically and mentally, you show up in other areas of your life. Your jobs, relationships, and all these factors make you a better person.”