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

    Michell Remley’s 6-month Anniversary

    Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Featured Clients, In The Gym, Uncategorized | 2 comments

    Michell Remley’s 6-month Anniversary

    If you come to any of the mid morning Low Intensity classes you for sure know who Michell Remley is.  If you don’t, then you’re missing out.  There is not a day goes by that she doesn’t leave me in stitches from some hilarious comment that comes out of her mouth.  In addition to the fun she brings to each class/session she also brings hard work, great recipes, and a contagious love for getting healthier and stronger. This last Thursday marked Michell’s 6 month anniversary at Norcal Strength and Conditioning.  I...

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    One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

    Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in In The Gym, Movement, Uncategorized | 7 comments

    One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

    When I see someone that may be struggling to achieve a task or see a person losing form due to too much weight or see someone not pushing themselves to their full potential it’s my job to try to help that individual.  Having a set of eyes watch your movement is necessary if you are wanting to actually improve.  I can attest to this as an athlete and as a coach. As an athlete, I train on my own quite often without another set of eyes on me.  This is definitely NOT ideal.  I often will video myself so I can watch it back and try to...

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    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 | 12 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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