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. She still competes at the elite level in CrossFit, but outside of competition, Jenny loves 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 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

    Sarah Fragoso Book Signing..BE THERE!

    Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Events, News, Nutrition & Health, Outside the gym, Paleo | 2 comments

    Sarah Fragoso Book Signing..BE THERE!

    Tonight (Wednesday 2/15) Sarah Fragos0, author of Everyday Paleo, will be at our local Chico Barnes and Noble at 7pm for her book signing.  Sarah has recently come out with a new children’s book, Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship.  It is a PHENOMENAL book for kids (and adults) to get them excited about eating paleo and makes it the “cool” thing to do.  Please read this past post for a bit more information on the book. If you don’t have the book yet, then you may be able to get one tomorrow at the book...

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    Accomplishments

    Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, News | 4 comments

    Accomplishments

    Accomplishment is defined as an ability that has been acquired by training.  That in itself is what we do here at Norcal Strength and Conditioning.  We don’t have you doing dead lifts because we like to yell “squeeze your glutes”.  We don’t have you doing handstands because we like to see your face turn bright red.  And we don’t have you doing the death stretch because we want to torture you.  As coaches we design programs based on your needs to function in everyday life.  Our goal is to get you all moving...

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    Newbie Throwdown Results

    Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Events, Featured Clients, Outside the gym, Uncategorized | 6 comments

    Newbie Throwdown Results

    Saturday morning, a pack of vehicles caravanned from Norcal Strength and Conditioning to Level 10 CrossFit in Oroville.  The crew: 10 anxious athletes ready to take on the challenge of their first ever strength and conditioning competition and their family/friends/coaches pumped to see the action go down.  These people put time in every week at the gym working to get stronger and healthier by throwing weight around, running laps, jumping on boxes, rowing for meters, swinging kettle bells, pushing sleds, dragging tires, throwing slam...

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    Congratulations Jessi and Shane

    Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Featured Clients, Uncategorized | 13 comments

    Congratulations Jessi and Shane

    Two of our Norcal members had an exciting weekend last weekend to say the least.  Shane Gower and Jessi Belmonte have decided to tie the knot!  Congratulations…your Norcal family is so happy for you!! Here is a bit more about these two love-birds…. How did you two meet?  Shane stopped in the middle of his work day and ran all the way over to my shop and said, ” I’m not here to buy anything… I came for your phone number” How did Shane pop the question? We went to the Easton Corbin concert and after the...

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    Newbie Throwdown…Be There!!

    Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Events, Movement, News, Outside the gym | 5 comments

    Newbie Throwdown…Be There!!

    The time has come for 11 of our fellow Norcal-ers to show us what they’re made of.  THIS SATURDAY (2/4/12) Level 10 CrossFit will be holding their first ever Newbie Throwdown!  The athletes listed below will be making their strength competition debuts.  The day involves 3 workouts testing their strength, skill, and stamina.  It’s going to be a day of exciting workouts and fun competition.  Please come out and support them. Men Competitors: Chris Larsen JP Gassiot RC Smith Marcus Cardenas Shane Gower Matt Rosenthal   Women...

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    Desk Job Blues

    Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Movement, Nutrition & Health, Outside the gym, Uncategorized | 11 comments

    Desk Job Blues

    Do you struggle to get get full range of motion on your press?  Do you feel a deep “stretch” in your forearms every time you do a frog stand?  Do your wrists hurt every time you do a handstand?  Do you have trouble keeping your chest tall on a front squat?  Do your shoulders consistently round forward with your body row? A large majority of the population is “lucky” enough to have a job that requires countless hours of staring at a computer, slouching at a keyboard, and reaching out toward a mouse all while cranking...

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    Newbie Throwdown

    Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Events, Outside the gym, Uncategorized | 10 comments

    Newbie Throwdown

    How many of you have been competitive athletes at some time in your life (high school, college, local races, martial arts)?  How many of you find yourself jumping to the whiteboard first thing upon entering the gym to see what times people have put up for the workout you are about to tackle?  How many of you do Elements, Level 1 or Level 2 classes for the challenge of pushing yourself against others?  How many of you get excited when you do something you didn’t think you could? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, the...

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    Find Your Motivation

    Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Nutrition & Health, Outside the gym, Paleo | 0 comments

    Find Your Motivation

    We are all setting New Year’s resolutions in and out of the gym.  We’ve had several posts lately about why to set goals, how to set goals and just getting us motivated to set goals.  I have to share with you a strategy that Michell Remley has decided will help her.  She sent me a text the other day, after receiving our holiday card, with the following picture… The text that came with it made me laugh so hard, but also made me realize how true this probably is.  She said “Nothing like having 8 trainers watch you...

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    Handstand Pushup Success

    Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Featured Clients, In The Gym | 8 comments

    Handstand Pushup Success

    We have been working handstands often in the gym lately.  We’re excited about all the improvement we’re seeing.  I want to point out one specific success story though.  The other day Roz Jungwirth was talking about how she’s never been able to conquer the handstand push up.  I knew she had it in her though from the great control she demonstrates on her negatives and well…she’s just dang strong!  So we made a couple of adjustments and with just a few simple cues she busted out her first handstand push up.  Way to...

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