We’re Made To Do This

From the day we start gaining balance, toddling around and are able to squat and explore things, we naturally have good squat position.  Check out these kids!  Perfect!

          

It’s all day in front of a computer at our desk or behind the wheel of a car.  It’s consistently moving with improper body mechanics or taking load on our body in bad form.  It’s lack of flexibility and nagging overuse injuries.  All of these things and more play into the fact that as we age our movement starts to go down the tubes.

So, sit up straight, strengthen weak muscles, loosen tight muscles and let’s get our bodies moving the way they are made to.  If you have questions with regards to stretches or exercises to help correct some of your mobility issues, ask us!  That’s why we are here.

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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. 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!

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3 Comments

  1. Matt B

    Lol love the pics Jenny! Good post!

  2. Creative way to make a good point!

  3. Clairey squats like that all the time! It’s a constant reminder that I, too, once knew the proper form for squatting. Nothing like being schooled by your 15 month old =)

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