Trainer: Jenna “JDog” Torres
CrossFit Certified Level 1 Trainer
Assistant Gymnastics Coach, Island Gymnastics
CrossFit Regionals Competitor 2012
Jenna is a pitbull competitor and a teddy bear coach… as long as you are living up to the potential she sees in you during class. She has nothing but love for coaching, and a love/hate relationship with competing. She competed in the CF Central East Regionals in 2012.
If Jenna’s husband would allow her live at the box full-time, she would. As a coach she is constantly absorbing, questioning, analyzing and improving on her methods and her delivery. Her passion is palpable! She is dedicated to understanding her craft. Her commitment shows and she has quickly become a very well respected coach on the staff.
Her dedication as a coach is a direct reflection of her discipline as a competitor. Once Jenna sets her mind to a task, that task will be complete, no matter how long it takes or how many “failures” she meets.
Jenna in her own words:
“Everything I learned about how to get through a workout I was able to apply to my life. Coach would yell “breathe I CAN”, he would talk in my ear in a workout and ask if I was gonna give up just because it got hard. I was told no matter how hard the workout is, keep moving. I was told if I came through those doors and gave it my all and tried my best, I would walk out that day a better version of me. I was told that getting through these workouts were just as tough mentally as physically and I had to train what was going on in my head. I had to tell myself “I CAN”.
I took all those sayings and advice and applied them to my life. When life gets hard I don’t quit even though sometimes I want to. I try to have the same philosophy towards life as I do towards working out. Every workout is different, and every workout comes with challenges. Some are more mental than physical; some are both equally challenging mentally and physically. Some days I go to start my workout and I feel strong, confident, ready to face what is in front of me. Other days, I feel exhausted physically and mentally, defeated already, and not only is working out the last thing in the world I feel like doing, but I have no idea how I will even make it through the workout.
But, regardless of how I feel, I do it. I start and I finish. I do not give up. No matter how inconvenient it is, no matter how tired I am, no matter how inadequate I feel, and no matter how well I do or what happens in the workout I start it and I finish it. CrossFit Hilton Head has taught me that.”
And now Jenna is paying it forward to anyone willing to learn.