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Certifications

  • Kelley Starrett Mobility Course

  • CrossFit Gymnastics 
  • CrossFit Defense
  • Cascade Nutrition Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach
  • BS Food Science

Tennyson Jacobson

I started CrossFit in 2009 after my husband, Kyle, introduced me to it. I had, forever, been the girl who preferred to lift weights (although you might look at me and not think so!), and hated the elliptical and treadmill which was what all the women did around me. As soon as Kyle told me to do one 4 minute workout, I was so impressed how I was so sore from just 4 minutes of work rather than an hour at the gym. After joining a CrossFit gym, it became my perfect fit. It was a way for me to stay strong by lifting weights, but also incorporate the things I didn’t like to do (like running and rowing!) to get a well-rounded workout. I had always hated going to the gym and wondering what in the world I was going to do. This gave me a way of being told what to do and not have to think or be bored from the same routine. I loved having the feeling of being “part” of something. At the gym I felt so alone. In a CrossFit gym, I felt like I could go see my new buddies all the time.

Opening Cascade CrossFit – A Natural Fit

After 6 months of doing CrossFit, Kyle and I were blessed with an opportunity to open our own CrossFit gym. We opened in December 2009, and besides being one of the scariest decisions….it is one of the best we have ever made as a couple. I received my Level 1 cert in October 2010, and have been teaching since. With CrossFit, I have been able to not only get in the best shape of my life, learn crazy awesome new things about health and diet, and have experienced one of the truly best things about CrossFit, our community. Our members have so incredibly impacted my life and it’s amazing to be able to walk in everyday and workout with your a second family. It’s really the unique blessing of CrossFit.

Nutrition Is My Passion

CrossFit has helped me through eating issues and learning to appreciate strength rather than just being “skinny”. Through that, I have developed a specific passion for women and helping them be empowered to be strong and accomplish whatever their goal may be. I received my BS in Food Science and Nutrition in 2009 and created a proprietary nutrition program to help clients optimize results.

CrossFit has given me something to work hard at every day. You can always be better, and I love making new goals and achieving things that I truly never could think I could do. I know CrossFit can be incredibly intimidating, as I felt the same way when I first started. However, I promise it can be a life-changing experience once you get started, not just physically but mentally as well. I’m always an open book, so please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email if you ever have questions.