The Spectator Challenge

If you don’t know about The Fall Strength Challenge going on this coming Saturday (October 13th) at Norcal Strength and Conditioning you have either been locked in a dark room for a few weeks or have been wandering around with blinders and ear plugs in…or maybe you have just been so distracted by Matt’s huge calves in his compression socks that you haven’t been able to take anything else in.  Ha!  Just playin’ Matt…sort of! ;) But really, it’s been plastered all over our blog and social media, so if you’ve missed the info…go back and check it out.

If you participated in or witnessed The Spring Challenge we had then you know how much fun the day is going to be.  It will be sensory overload that you don’t want to end.  You will smell the desire to win as teams battle it out for first place through three tough workouts.  You will see the amazing camaraderie between all participants as they cheer each other on.  You will have the chance to taste amazing things from the paleo food truck delivered to us from “The Hunter and The Farmer”.  Oh and with Mario B. and Chris F. participating, you will hear more grunts, groans and straight up screaming than you would here in a jam-packed childcare facility.  Ha!

I told you…sensory overload.  We are missing one sense though…touch.  That’s where the spectator challenge comes in.  As a spectator, you will have opportunities throughout the day to participate in some “Spectator Challenges” which will be announced throughout the day.  This is a way for you to be able to be a bit more involved, push yourself a bit and find that inner competitor inside of you.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Norcal Strength and Conditioning on Saturday, October 13th at 9:30am when the festivities begin!

Written by 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!

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  1. Matt B

    The compression on my calves makes them bigger…

    • You’re going to need more than one pair…

      • Jenny LaBaw
        Jenny LaBaw

        yeah…alot of them!! and don’t get black, it’s slimming. go for the brightest white you can possibly find…with horizontal stripes! :)

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