Steve's Club Blog

Strong is Beautiful: Female CrossFitters Tell Their Story

CrossFit has created one of the strongest platforms for girls and women to be proud of not only what their body looks like, but what their body is capable of. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing a series of blog posts, “Strong is Beautiful: Female CrossFitters Tell Their Story,” written by Tatyana – a Steve’s Club athlete,…

Day 6: Goodbye For Now, Camp

Last night, we completed our final sharing circle. As with previous nights, athletes connected around similar experiences. Some laughed at life and most everyone cried when someone’s history struck a little too close to home. But today was different. Today was about closing the connections, wrapping up the good times, and vowing to stay close despite the distance.In a…

Leadership Camp: Day 5

What are you grateful for today?Today was the last full day of camp and we kicked off the day with the option of working on Olympic lifting skills with Coaches Chad or yoga in the park with Carla. Carla is a joy to be around, and I was lucky enough to feel that energy while she led us. She asked…

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…

Steve’s Club Athlete Profile: Tommy

   Most of us don’t have a very vivid memory of our childhoods, especially the very early years. But what does it mean when you are 17 years old and can’t remember things that occurred only a few short years before?It’s not amnesia. It’s not due to any physical injury. It’s another kind of trauma. The type of…

Steve’s Club Athlete Profile: Elijah

   Most 14-year-olds enjoy sleeping in, avoid doing hard work, and need to be told what to do. Elijah from Steve's Club Louisville in Kentucky is different. He was the very first athlete to join this new chapter of Steve's Club in March of 2016. "Elijah saw the story the local news ran about our gym and called me immediately.…

Steve’s Club Athlete Profile: Tony

   Tony is the son of Mexican immigrants and has grown up in the heart of Camden, NJ, where 40% of residents are below the national poverty line.Camden, NJ had the highest crime rate in the United States in 2012, with 2,566 violent crimes for every 100,000 people, 6.6 times higher than the national average of 387 violent…

Jesse Crespo: I Support Steve’s Club

A guest post by the Head Coach and Owner of CrossFit 1Force                                           I joined CrossFit Tribe in 2009, and Steve Liberati was the owner and head coach. We shared the box with his real passion, Steve’s Club Camden.…

Luiz: A Steve’s Club Teenager Wise Beyond His Years

    Every once in awhile, a kid, seemingly wise beyond his or her years, will blow you away in a conversation. It isn’t until somewhere in the conversation that you may be brought down to Earth when they mention Snapchat or Justin Bieber; but before that, it felt as if you were talking to someone with years of…