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“It means the world to me that I am working alongside others whose mission and values align with my own and are impacting youth across the country.” Since joining the Steve’s Club National Program Team in February 2021, Administrative Assistant Christina Kampf has been reflecting on how her fitness career has led her to where she is today. We got the opportunity to sit down with Christina to hear her story.
Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? Where are you now? What are you passionate about?
I am originally from a small town in New York and currently live in Long Island. Fitness, health, and wellness have had a great impact on my life and have ultimately brought me to where I am today. I enjoy sharing this passion with others knowing that it could also have a positive impact on their lives as well.
What was your relationship with fitness or athletics growing up? What made you decide to include CrossFit in your life?
I have always been involved in athletics through high school. When I went to college, there wasn’t a very strong athletic program that I was interested in so I began going to the gym and taking classes. CrossFit came into my life when a friend asked me if I would support him in opening a gym. Of course, I said yes and jumped into my first foundation classes without really knowing what I was getting into. Needless to say, I was hooked from the start!
What does being part of the SCNP team mean to you in your life?
Being a part of the SCNP team leaves me inspired every day. It means the world to me that I am working alongside others whose mission and values align with my own and are impacting youth across the country.
In a nutshell, what role do you play at SCNP? How might our followers interact with you?
I am currently the Administrative Assistant at Steve’s Club. Local Club Leaders, future/prospective Local Club Leaders, and SC youth – you will hear from me to check in and connect throughout the year!
What is your favorite way to decompress?
My favorite way to decompress is to be outside in nature or to get a workout in.
What is one CrossFit movement or workout that is special to you and why?
Surprisingly, thrusters! Although it’s one of my least favorite movements in CrossFit it’s also a movement that pushes me outside of my comfort zone every single time I do them, therefore always pushing me to get a little bit better and stronger both physically and mentally.
What is one challenge you have overcome that has shaped who you are today?
A challenge related to CrossFit that has shaped me would have to be qualifying with a team for Regionals in 2013 and coincidentally getting disqualified for coming up short on a minimum movement requirement. That left me feeling frustrated and disappointed and I immediately set a goal to get back out onto that competition floor. In 2016 I qualified with a team for Regionals once again, and in 2017, we qualified for the Games. What this showed me is that with determination, dedication, persistence, and discipline you can accomplish whatever goals you have and I have carried that with me ever since.