About The Athlete
Steph started with us last September full of enthusiasm to try out a new approach to fitness learn more about this whole CrossFit thing. It didn’t take long for her to fit right in at CFC with the enthusiasm and positive attitude she has with life in general.
Over the last couple months, hours upon hours of dedicated work on her motor control and recruitment are paying dividends. Her running, Olympics lifting, squatting and general performance are taking off and we are proud be be apart of that transformation and her progress.
Keep up the awesome work and congrats Steph!
A little more about them…
What got you into Crossfit, how long have you been doing it and what keeps you coming back?
I actually have coach Matt to thank for my new-found obsession with crossfit. I met him at school and he nagged me relentlessly to join for a couple months before I finally grew the courage to join in September 2015. I didn’t realize how de-conditioned I was until I was laying on the floor completely gassed after finishing “baseline”. I felt so defeated and I remember never wanting to feel that way again, that’s what keeps me coming back. Obviously I can do that at any crossfit gym in WPG however, CFC is the place to be. The people are incredible and everyone works together to achieve the common goal of getting functionally fit 😉
What are some of your non-crossfit hobbies or activities?
I absolutely LOVE water activities – swimming, boating, water-skiing, tubing. I also love travelling, hiking, camping and spending time with family and friends.
One sentence to describe CFC from your perspective…
Matt will like this one – it makes you better. If not physically, mentally and vice versa. I could go on and on about how CFC is the best but I will leave it at that for now.
What is your favorite part of CFC?
Favorite and least favorite movement/workout, and why?
Favorite superhero, band/musician or celebrity, and why?
Captain America – he’s so dreamy.
Biggest/proudest/latest accomplishment or PR?
What’s your take on our coaching team?
Do you have any goals set for the near future – in or outside of CFC?
Give us a little known fact about yourself…
Steph, is usually in the 6 AM class, which if you’ve ever gotten up at that time to workout is tough. It shows a sense of dedication to fit crossfit in when she can. When I do get a chance to coach her it’s pretty sweet. She always has a smile and brings in a lot of positive energy. She pushes herself to get stronger while at the same time having a good time with those at the gym with her. When she finishes a metcon she cheers on those to continue to push to finish. That attitude brings a sense of community to our crossfit bubble. It helps make not only the athletes but the coaches, feel like a part of a team. She is also probably the only person I know who actually works better with her shoes off lol. But over time she has become stronger and more proficient at crossfit. It’s so fun to watch athletes grow and I hope she continues to come and grow and share her positive energy. Oh black socks, that way when they are dirty no one can really tell. Lol. – Coach Jason
Tomy is one of the friendliest people to ever inhabit planet earth. She glows with positivity and enthusiasm, which brings that into the box ever single day; it’s a pleasure to coach and be around in general. I have never met someone with such an utter distain for planks and running; that being said, she never shys away from a workout and spends an admorable amount of time on those aspects and working her weaker points – which is paying serious dividends right now, particularly with power cleans and power snatches. Such a great personality to have around the gym, as both a member and fellow excersier, keep up the great work! – Coach Taylor
Ahh ya, Steph… She’s alright, I guess…Ha, just playing, always fun to get a good reaction or evil glare from this girl. Steph is one of my best friends, and I was the one that got her into CrossFit. Since starting CrossFit, all her metrics of fitness have gone way up just like everyone else at CFC. But more importantly, I have seen Steph grow in many other important ways. She gets up early, crushes workouts, works on her weaknesses a lot, and has no problem doing things she does not like or are not a strength of hers (but you will always hear about it, especially me, I really take heat). She continues to improve and grow, she brings loads of positive vibes into classes, is great with our entire community, and is an integral part to the growing (and awesome) community we have here at CFC. Keep going Tomy, it will make you better 🙂 – Coach Matt
What can I say, I seem to have good luck with Stephanie’s in my life. Tomy has shown some great strides with CrossFit in the past couple of months and I’m extremely proud of how far she’s come. She’s a very unique charactor, probably the first person I’ve ever met who prefers to do just about everything with her shoes off. Tomy has embraced her inner-lifter and it’s exciting for me to see (especially for me being a strength based coach). I believe Stephanie is well deserving of this athlete of the month, good job TOMY! – Shane
Steph always enters the gym with a big smile and a unmistakable hello. When I first started at CFC Steph was rehabbing an injury, and now she’s back at it full force. Having her in class is always great because she brings a little pep and a little extra push for everyone to make it through the metcon. She also has an awesome collection of gym shoes, but she hardly ever wears them. – Coach Michelle
The CFC Coaching Team