Jen Howell

Education

  • A.A. in Biotechnology
  • B.S. in Environmental Management
  • (Biology minor)
  • M.S. in Secondary Education

Jen Howell

Intern Coach

Bio

Jen is a wife and mother of three who started CrossFit two years ago during the 2017 Open.  She grew up in Calvert County and is a Northern High School graduate (class of 2004).  She  currently teaches science at Calvert High School.  During her spare time, she volunteers with the local Beach Buccaneers youth group as well as with her husband's military Family Readiness Group.  She has come a long way in the two years she has been with us and is still improving in many ways.  Her biggest struggle has been pull-ups, but she does not let that stop her when she comes to the gym.  She decided to intern and work on her CrossFit Level 1 certification because of her love for helping people grow and learn.  Helping people reach their goals and watching their enjoyment when they reach a PR or complete a new move is enough to help her want to learn more on how to improve her own coaching skills.

  • WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST CONTRIBUTION AS A COACH?

    I love to learn new things myself so being open to learning something new or extending my knowledge as well as wanting to share that with others can be very beneficial.

  • WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COACHING?

    I love to help people learn new things and get better at things. Coaching is a great way to do both of those things.

  • FAVORITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT?

    Clean or deadlift.

  • LEAST FAVORITE MOVEMENT OR WORKOUT?

    Snatch

  • WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF CROSSFIT?

    Spend time with my family and being outdoors.

  • ADVICE FOR SOMEONE STARTING OR WANTING TO START CROSSFIT OR EXERCISE?

    When they say it is for anyone they are telling you the true. All ages and all backgrounds can benefit from CrossFit or exercise in general.


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