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Leadership Camp: Day 4

It’s day Day 4 of Steve’s Club Leadership Camp. We woke up early at 6:30am for a 7:15am run with Coach Melody. I’m not much of a runner but some of the kids can fly! Terrell and Tray set the pace early and made for a fast first mile. They took off with Coach Melody on the last hill and…

Leadership Camp: Day 3

Day 3 started early like every day at camp with clear skies, and groggy teens and coaches. After the previous day of rain the sun was here to stay. Despite the long days of multiple workouts, writing assignments, and intense and often emotional moments as the kids share their life stories with each other, the mess hall and breakfast time…

Not Your Average Summer Camp

“Welcome to Leadership Camp… We are not your camp counselors, We are your coaches”. That’s how my morning started when asked by an athlete why everything was on a schedule. I often catch myself making odd statements like that throughout the day at Steve’s Club Leadeship Camp. As my 3rd Camp progressed I realized what my purpose was, and why…

A Knight in Shining Armor is a Man Who Has Never Had His Metal Tested

As I traveled west on the PA turnpike at 70 mph (because that’s the speed limit out here) it was shocking to see how different this region of Pennsylvania is from Philly. Don’t get me wrong I love the culture, the hustle and bustle, and the FOOD of Philly. However, the rolling hills out here that were full of greenery,…

I Support Steve’s Club: Denise Thomas – Life Does Not Give Handouts

No handouts. That is one of Denise Thomas’ favorite parts about Steve’s Club. It is a simulation of real life. Yes, it is a non-profit, but it is by no means a charity. At Steve’s Club, you get what you earn.“These kids are not just given things. Steve and Local Club leaders across the country teach that from day one.…

Spencer Hendel: I Support Steve’s Club

Life Is About Second Chances   How we handle setbacks is everything. And setbacks generally come with two options: let it beat you, or figure out a way to beat it.For Spencer Hendel, a 6 times Games athlete and the head coach and owner of Reebok CrossFit Medfield, it's about having the resiliency to pick yourself up and…

Greg Amundson: I Support Steve’s Club

The Greatest Adaptation Is Between The Ears                                               In 2001, right in the middle of a fight for his life, Greg Amundson came to a terrifying realization. He was extremely unprepared for this battle, and he may…

Austin Malleolo: I Support Steve’s Club

CrossFit is Community    “The first workout I did was Fran. I immediately laid down and spent the next half hour with my head in a trash can. And I was forever hooked.”Austin Malleolo first came across CrossFit in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since. After that first workout, he signed up for his L1 Certification, and just a…

Matt Chan: I Support Steve’s Club

   There is one thing that Matt Chan wants to make perfectly clear: He could not be more impressed with Steve’s Club.He is one of the many supporters within the CrossFit community that has contributed to bringing fitness, nutrition, and mentorship to at-risk kids and considers himself privileged to have seen Steve's Club grow over the years from…

Jennifer Hunter-Marshall: I Support Steve’s Club

Everyone Needs A Happy Accident  Everything happens for a reason. Just ask Jenn Hunter-Marshall and her husband Dennis. A “happy accident” set them on a totally different life path that has led to CrossFit Garden City, a 12,000 square foot facility on Long Island, but it does not end there. Jenn and Dennis realize that they’ve had their fair…