Semifinals Athlete, Gym Owner Hollye Henderson Dedicated to Fighting the Statistics in Jackson, Mississippi

May 11, 2023 by

Having grown up in Mississippi, Hollye Henderson is somewhat unphased by the challenges those living in Jackson face. 

Not only is Mississippi notoriously the state with the highest Type-2 diabetes and obesity rates in the country—40 percent of its population considered obese—crime rates are also a big concern, and for the second straight year, in 2022, Jackson experienced more homicides per capita than any other major US state.

  • “It’s definitely getting to a point where people are starting to feel more and more unsafe,” said Henderson, the owner of CrossFit JXN in Jackson.

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