About Jenny

Jenny

Jenny LaBaw has been an athlete her entire life. As a 3-sport collegiate athlete, she competed in soccer, indoor and outdoor track and field. Post college she found her need for competition fulfilled through endurance running races anywhere from 5K’s to marathons. Her competitive drive led her to CrossFit in 2010 where she started training to compete at the elite level. In 2011, her first year competing in CrossFit, Jenny placed 2nd at the Northern California Regionals earning herself a spot to The 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games where she gained the title as the 6th Fittest Woman on Earth. In 2012 she improved her regional standings, taking 1st in Northern California and once again a spot to The Reebok CrossFit Games. Injury took her out of the 2013 season, but is working hard at returning to the Reebok CrossFit Games in 2014. Although, she enjoys competing, Jenny's true love is being outdoors mountain biking, hiking, waterskiing, snow skiing, camping and more with her boyfriend, Marcus and two yellow labs, Ziggy and Pogo. With her love for sport and exercise, Jenny chose a career as a personal trainer so she could share her passion of health and fitness with others. Attending Cornell College, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness. Prior to Norcal, she has trained in gyms, private training studios, and coached soccer. Her 10+ years of coaching experience has allowed her to work directly with a wide variety of people from children trying to discover their coordination to adults wanting to shed a few pounds to professional athletes looking to be the best in the world. No matter what walk of life you are coming to her from, her mission is to make you realize your potential and help get you there. She will prove to you that you can be stronger, more fit, and healthier than you think you can be. With her inspiration, motivation and dedication, she will challenge your body, encourage your mind, and help you to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Jenny will help you be your best!


Posts by Jenny

    Gail Cafferata – Inspiration at It’s Finest

    Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Events, Featured Clients, Movement, Nutrition & Health, Outside the gym, Testimonials | 1 comment

    Gail Cafferata – Inspiration at It’s Finest

    Gail Cafferata has been a member of the Norcal family for awhile… she’s like the “team mom”.  Always encouraging, always providing a wealth of knowledge on just about every subject out there and giving her whole heart to each workout, each event and each person that she’s involved with. Unfortunately for the last several months, Gail hasn’t been able to workout at Norcal due to injury, but that doesn’t stop her from being one of the most inspirational people I know.  Here’s a little about this...

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    Meet Stephanie Martin…

    Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Nutrition & Health, Paleo | 1 comment

    Meet Stephanie Martin…

    Stephanie Cooper (now Stephanie Martin) has been a personal training client of mine at Norcal for just over 3 years.  She came in, possibly a bit intimidated, but anxious to reach her weight loss goals of getting in shape and feeling comfortable in her maid-of-honor dress for her sister’s wedding.  With hard work and dedication she achieved that goal in just  months.  As you will read in her Q&A below she fell off the wagon a bit after her sister’s wedding, but jumped back on several months later to once again achieve a...

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    Who’s The Birthday Boy… John Kraus!!!

    Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Featured Clients, In The Gym | 0 comments

    Who’s The Birthday Boy… John Kraus!!!

    Many of you know John as that good-lookin’, strong, country boy that can sing/play guitar.  Or maybe that’s just how I interpret him and can’t imagine anyone else saying anything differently.  Either way, in honor of John’s 33 years in this great world, I want to highlight him and give you all the opportunity to get to know him a bit better.   A LITTLE BIT ABOUT JOHN OUTSIDE OF THE GYM 1- Where were you born and raised? Technically I was born in Medford, Ore. But was raised in Scott Valley, which has two major...

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    2014 Polar Bear Swim

    Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

    2014 Polar Bear Swim

    A new year is upon us and what better way to start it off than with your Norcal Family…. jumping into freezing cold water! On Wednesday, January 1st, at 1pm the Annual Polar Bear Swim take place at 1-mile.  Wear your favorite Norcal shirt and let’s meet by the bridge at 12:45pm and prepfor an invigorating plunge into the creek.  If you don’t want to partake in the swim, no worries… wear your Norcal shirt and come support us crazies in the cold water…maybe with a warm cup of coffee/tea in hand!...

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    Your Thoughts Matter…

    Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in In The Gym, Uncategorized | 2 comments

    Your Thoughts Matter…

    It’s hard to believe but 2014 is just around the corner!!!  For many that means New Year’s Resolutions, revamping parts of your life and trying to be a better you for the new year. What does that means for Norcal… that means we want to do everything we can to help you reach your goals.  With that said, your thoughts matter.  We want to know what YOU want to work on in the gym.  Comment to this blog and give us specifics and we will do our best to touch on most things.  With that said, we have hundreds of people that come...

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    Congratulations Nate Dawg!!

    Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

    Congratulations Nate Dawg!!

    For those of you that don’t know, our beloved trainer Nate has been living two lives.  One as a stellar coach at Norcal Strength and Conditioning (obviously) and his secret life as a Chico State Exercise Physiology student.  While we all go home from work and hang out with friends and family or enjoy a nice relaxing meal or go for a walk with our dog, Nate goes home and buries his face in a book, studying for hours.  Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration because we all saw him out at the Christmas party and he’s attended...

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    Ashiatsu Massage with Brittan Scott LMT

    Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

    Ashiatsu Massage with Brittan Scott LMT

    We all know that body work is so important to maintaining a healthy body, especially after we do what we do in the gym.  We work hard to strengthen our muscles, but with that also comes tightening/shortening of muscles if we don’t take care of them post-workout.  We can do this in so many ways… rolling, smashing, stretching, chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga, and massage.  There are so many variations of body work, and I’m a huge believer in trying several different modalities until you find what combo kit works best...

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    Paleo Thanksgiving

    Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Nutrition & Health, Paleo, Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Paleo Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is just one week away!!!  That means precious time with family and friends, Run for Food in Lower Bidwell Park, football games, and lots of yummy food.  Alot of people think of the holiday’s as a time to splurge a little… and I do agree.  But splurge doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy.  Here’s a list of some amazing paleo Thanksgiving meals for you to choose from.  Feel free to comment if you have some of your own favorite recipes you’d like to share with everyone. Everyday Paleo: Thanksgiving...

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    November and December Programming Focus

    Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in In The Gym, Uncategorized | 2 comments

    November and December Programming Focus

    We’ve spent a lot of time in the last two months working on three specific skills and three specific lifts: handstands, l-sits, dips, front squats, deadlifts, and presses From the looks of it and the sounds of it, most (if not all of you) have improved at these.  Well, it’s time to switch our focus a bit.  For the months of November and December we will be working on the following….   Lifts: Overhead Squats: As coaches we are really excited to get this in the programming.  We’ve done a lot of back squatting and front squatting,...

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