Jackie Tebow is a coach at CrossFit Ganbatte, a fitness community where coaches encourage “doing your best,” and believe that through this practice individuals are able to inspire, move and motivate each other for a life long journey of fitness.
Jackie is an avid athlete who played soccer for 17 years and ran track and field but still found CrossFit to be intimidating at first. After some research she decided to give it a try, and two and half years later she has found that it is not only a way to stay fit, but also a way of life.
As a coach I find it important to start with the basics and work your way up. Everyone has to start somewhere and that somewhere is walking into the gym for the first time. Nothing comes easy. Work hard and you will see results. Being female and getting into CrossFit has been interesting and rewarding. I have come across a lot women getting involved in CrossFit that have never lifted before and find it very intimidating, so it’s my job to help give them the strength and confidence they need to find their inner CrossFit Goddess. Show everyone that you can keep up with the boys, and sometimes kick the boys butts.
If you are looking to improve your life, keep up with your kids as they grow, lose some weight to look better in a swim suit, be a little healthier, make your game faster and stronger or just get yourself ready for the zombie apocalypse, CrossFit is for you. I have seen ordinary people do some extraordinary things in CrossFit. With a little determination, motivation and a whole lot of heart, anything is possible.
Voted as one of the best CrossFit studios is Los Angeles, CrossFit Ganbatte is a place where individuals can push themselves and where ordinary people become extraordinary. A place where goals are met, and great moments are shared with family and friends.
- Crossfit Level 1
- Crossfit Football
"For a strong body you need a strong mind first. Your mind will quit before your body will." Albert Einstein
Memory of my first CrossFit Workout
My very first CrossFit workout was Fran. 21-15-9 thrusters and pull-ups. I was partnered up with a more advance athlete that counted for me. I scaled the weight and my pull-ups. It’s a rough workout. It’s not fun, but I will always hold a special place in my life for Fran, not matter how much it sucks.
- Playing for a co-ed soccer team in Pasadena
- Took weightlifting classes as a teenager
- Competed in amateur CrossFit competitions
- Olympic distance triathlete