“Jen has to be one of the most underrated hilarious members at the gym – she always has a smile on her face when coming to the 8am class, even after her long commute to the gym! She adds a ton of energy to class (and competitive spirit) and it just a great person!” -Amanda
Member Since: February 27, 2014
My Name is Jen LeClerc but still go by Jen S (sorry Zac!) I’ve been a member of CrossFit Torque since Feb 2014. Most people wouldn’t know that I’m a competitive person & that I have an extra rib!
Growing up I was always playing competitive sports. After college, I needed something to do that kept me in shape and felt like a team sport. Leaving work one day, I drove past the new CFT building being built and decided I wanted to try it. I haven’t looked back since.
What has kept you coming back to Torque?
Easy, the people. I drive 40 minutes each way passing 3 other CrossFit gyms because of the coaches and the people. It doesn’t matter how my morning starts; coming to the gym, seeing friends and laughing at some strange product one of us bought on amazon is the best part of my day.
What is your proudest accomplishment thus far?
I feel like I have a couple special moments that make me proud. Every PR and every RX workout still makes me proud of the things my body is able to do – but the day I deadlifted 255lb for 3 reps is the memory that sticks out the most.
What has been your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge was coming back after 10 months off and trying to pick up where I left off. I had to realize that I was starting back from square one.
Another challenge for me in the beginning was always trying to finish first (competitive, sorry) but realizing how much better I feel when my movements are correct each time.
Do you have a favorite movement to do?
Box Jumps …..LOL… no I’m kidding; it would be Squat Cleans or Hang Power Cleans.
What piece of advice would you give to someone who is looking to start CrossFit but hasn’t yet?
Just try it! The coaches and people are what will bring you back. There is nothing like looking at the people who just went to hell and back on the same chipper as you, laughing because the workout didn’t kill you & knowing they will show up again tomorrow!
Thanks to Jen for being committed and loyal – not only to Torque, but to her health and fitness!