Steph is originally from Germany where she grew up in an active and competitive environment. Often outside hiking, skiing, and biking, Steph started out with ballet and moved on to Judo when she was 9 years old. After 5 successful years, she frustratingly gave up Judo due to back injuries. Steph later found new joy in playing soccer, and 10 years and a few injuries later, discovered CrossFit and couldn’t wait for the first box to open in her hometown.
In December 2015 Steph started CrossFit as an addition to soccer training, and since moving to New Zealand in October 2016, she is a “full-time CrossFitter” and totally addicted to it.