“CrossFit Equis proudly stands by its community in providing a fitness program which emphasizes empathy and inclusion.”
Certifications: CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
Hometown: The Bronx, NY
Coach Jen aka “JGO” has no athletic experience outside of CrossFit. Growing up with two brothers helped shape her into somewhat of a tomboy, bravely taking on challenges and activities that kept her active. After not getting medical treatment from a fall as a teenager (while playing flag football), in 2008 and 2012 she underwent three surgeries for two ACL tears and a medial meniscus tear in her left knee.
Determined to be proactive about her health, in the summer of 2013 upon completion of her Master of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, Jen decided to make a serious change in her fitness regimen. She stumbled upon friends who were talking about CrossFit online, and found a new box near her parents home in The Bronx, CrossFit SoBro. In 2014 she became a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and joined the coaching team there, focusing on development of their events, social media, and Foundation’s Beginner’s Course. She’s competed in local events such as Flex on the Beach, Flex in the City and has served as a judge In 2015 and 2016 CrossFit Games East Regional.
What is your favorite type of WOD? Least favorite?
My favorite workout to do is a nice, long chipper. My least favorite is anything that involves running! I hate running!
What is your favorite movement?
I love practicing cleans and brushing up on gymnastics skills.
What is the one food you could not live without?
I cannot live without anything breakfast related….or coffee…
What is your favorite kind of music to workout to?
Depending on my mood, I like to work out to mellow stuff like The Weeknd, SZA, Frank Ocean or something with a good beat in a different language.
What is something people may be surprised to know about you?
People may be surprised to know that I am an Architectural Resource Librarian
How would you describe your coaching style?
I would describe my style as friendly and patient although sometimes I have been called “Sergeant Slaughter” 😈
What are your hobbies outside of CrossFit?
I love to read magazines, books (trying to finish the Game of Thrones series) and spend time with my rescue pup Maya. I can be also be found exploring the city for the latest and greatest design trends.