Jenny Benoit

Jenny Benoit

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer


Member Since 2015


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Why are you doing CrossFit?

    I am doing CrossFit because I like to feel good physically and mentally. I believe age is just a number and I want to continue to use and train my body to live a long, healthy and happy life without any excuses to hold me back from doing anything I want.

  • What got you started doing CrossFit?

    It wasn’t until after I had my first child that I got into exercise. I began running and doing kickboxing, and that led to me lifting in a gym. Four years of moving to 4 states and depression ended my exercising, and when I got back into it, I couldn’t find anything that was enough. I needed something more.

  • Why do you stay with it?

    Easy; I never did anything like it. My brain was satisfied, and my body was constantly changing and getting stronger. The community and the programming are unlike anything anywhere. I am a very competitive person and very hard on myself, and I can walk into the box every day and strive to beat that person in the mirror!

  • Why you Crossfit and what they like most about it.

    I CrossFit because I want to see exactly what this body is capable of! I love that it is different every day, and I love that it is my antidepressant.

  • We all have goals-what are you working towards?

    I guess ultimately a goal of mine is to see how low I can get my body fat percentage. Recently I have realized the scale is my enemy. And now I am just focused on body composition even if the numbers on the scale go up that doesn’t mean that I am failing, in fact, it is possibly the exact opposite. I am currently working on goals in mostly gymnastics movements. I need to more efficiently do you handstand push-ups, toes to bar, chest to bar pull-ups and someday I may even be able to do a muscle up. It is a goal of mine to do one by the time I’m 50!

  • How long have you been doing Crossfit?


  • How do you get through and what is the most difficult/frustrating WOD.

    The most difficult and frustrating WODs are the ones with gymnastic movements because I currently lack the ability to string my toes to bar together, my chest to bar pull-ups are done in singles, I’m not satisfied with my HSPU’s. When I see these movements in a work out I just know I have to be positive because I can easily get in my own head and put myself down. To get through these types of workouts, I remember that I have to do the best that I can do and not what other people are doing around me. If doing singles, I try to have a fast turn over, so I’m not wasting too much time on the clock.

  • What workout really gets you excited when you walk into the box?

    I love chippers! I love when there is a big number or time frame that I have to complete as many as possible because I like that type of edge and that type of competition with myself!

  • Your favorite CrossFit movement and your most dreaded CF movement?

    I LOVE sit-ups, GHD. I LOVE wallballs! These things make my heart burst. Toes to Bar and Chest to Bar really are the movements I dread the most.

  • What eating plans do you follow and what is your typical “go to” meal/snack?

    I did Zone for almost a year, and I have been doing RP for over two years now.

  • What is your favorite cheat?

    New York style Pizza. Pizza is life.

  • What made you want to get your L1?

    I love this sport, and I love the way I feel, and I wanted to be able to help people move correctly and do things that they never thought they could possibly do.

  • What certifications or specialties do you have? (CrossFit or Other, School sports played?)

    Besides my L-1 I don’t have any other certifications... yet! I do plan to get my L-2, and when I am able, I would love to get certified in aerobic capacity, weightlifting, and Adaptive Training.

  • Why did you start coaching and why are you continuing to coach?

    I started coaching because there was a need but, I continue to coach because I love nothing more than to see the look on peoples faces when they have done something really hard, after each workout, after lifting more than they thought they could. I love the camaraderie and watching everybody push each other to be their best.

  • What hobbies do you have?

    I love hiking and camping and being outdoors, The ocean in my front yard and the mountains in the backyard.

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  • What do you do when you’re not doing CrossFit?

    Besides eating and sleeping, I am a wife and mother of two.

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