Humans of LoLo: Jenna Carver

Oct 3, 2019

Humans of LoLo Jenna Carver [CrossFit Gym Victoria BC]

Jenna Carver is our local law enforcement member who puts 100% effort and energy into every workout. She has attended over 120 classes since February 2019. We took the opportunity to catch her before her workout today for Humans of LoLo.

What has your fitness journey been?

“It has mostly been revolved around sports my entire life, learning how to workout on a team. I played basketball in University and we had specific workouts for that. After school I felt like I was on my own. I worked out and did not get any results. I had been looking for something that would click with me that would get me the results that I wanted.

Forest fire fighting brought me back to the team environment. We trained as a team and the physical nature of the job showed me how much my body could actually physically endure.

This brings me to my current job as a law enforcement officer, and it’s very important to be in good shape to do my job to its fullest extent.  As a female officer, it’s important that I can handle any situation that may arise, and it allows me to have a confident presence.

I always wanted to try CrossFit but never gave it a fair chance until LoLo. LoLo people are very friendly and welcoming, and made me feel at home. This changed my opinion about CrossFit completely.

Then I had an injury and had to take a couple months off, now I’m back on track.

At CrossFit LoLo I have the best of all my worlds – team sports and I am surrounded by like minded people.”

What was the Happiest moment in your life? Humans of Lolo Jenna Carver

“When I joined the law enforcement. I was 25, I had been working really hard for a very long time trying to achieve this career goal of mine. I told myself that I wasn’t going to stop until I achieved it.

After months and months of applications and interviews I went to the headquarters where they told me I got the job. I felt so happy, lucky, excited and extremely grateful for everyone’s support.”

What was the saddest moment in your life?

“Overall I’ve been very lucky. I like to think of every sad moment in my life as a moment to grow from.”

Who is the most Influential person in your life?

“Probably my Mom. She has always been a female role model in my life that has shown a lot of adversity in her life growing up. She is the epitome of a strong independent, successful female.

My Mom has always supported me in everything I do and always has the best advice. She was extremely proud when I joined the force.

I feel as if she always knew that I would figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Even when what I was meant to do wasn’t always as clear for me.”

Take us to a vulnerable moment:

“I would say, when I went into forestry in the past, I had to move away from home and I didn’t know anyone. It was a different environment then what I was used to and I was putting my body to new tests.

It was very humbling because I was the weakest and the slowest. I wasn’t used to the pace and that was a good learning experience for me. Looking back, I now think of it as a positive experience because I learned so much. It made a huge impact on me getting my job in the force.”

What Excites you?

“My career. And what the future entails. There’s so many different opportunities where I work, I’m excited to see what happens.”

Acknowledge yourself:

“For achieving double unders (laughs). I’m surprising myself every day, I’m doing things in the gym all the time that I couldn’t do before. I love learning new things everyday.”

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