Customer Success Manager
CrossFit Level 1 Certificate, USAW Weightlifting Level 1 Certificate, CrossFit preferred Gymnastics Certificate
Nutrition and fitness wasn’t something Stef grew up with and due to poverty, she was overweight most of her life. Once she joined the military, she lost some weight, but still struggled with keeping the weight loss off after basic training because she lacked the knowledge. After getting married and being pregnant for the first six years of her marriage, she packed on weight that she just couldn’t seem to lose. Her eating habits were still those of one who came from poverty and therefore it just kept adding to this vicious cycle she couldn’t seem to break. She had gone to the gym here and there, tried workout programs on her own, and started reading about these fad/yo-yo diets that just left her mad and hungry! 🙂 Her husband, James, joined CrossFit Virilis in October 2017 when his work had a 6-week fitness challenge. Three months later in January 2018, Stef tried it out and instantly fell in love! It wasn’t easy, it pushed her, it made her cry (in a good way), and it changed her. After three months of seeing her strength improve and overall performance in the workouts, she needed to know what I was still doing wrong because the scale wasn’t budging, so she focused on nutrition and combined the power of fitness and nutrition to see real results. She lost forty pounds in a year and a half and sees her body change and adapt to new challenges every day. She is still on her journey, but knows beyond the shadow of a doubt that CrossFit Virilis saved her life!
Her thirst continued, because she wanted help others achieve success! In June 2019, Stef earned her CF-L1 certification. She also joined the CrossFit Virilis team as Customer Success Manager. She coaches On-Ramp, RISE Boot Camp and subs in for group sessions, as well. She loves CFV, because it is so much more than a gym; it’s a home and a family!
She and her husband have six children, four of whom are under the age of 18, so when she is not at the gym, they keep them super busy with MMA, basketball, soccer, tennis, & golf! Through her and her husband’s example, their younger ones have begun their own CrossFit journey, and she values that they are building good habits now that will carry them into adulthood. Stef is also a Realtor with Keller Williams Heritage. It’s just one more way she can help people. She can’t wait to see you in class or starting things up in an on-ramp or 1-1 session. She knows when you walk through our doors, you have found so much more than a gym, she knows you’ve found a home.