Rhapsody CrossFit welcomes Stephanie Rodriguez to Team Rhapsody.
Born in Ponce Puerto Rico and raised in upstate New York, change, opportunity and Instagram brought Stephanie to Rhapsody CrossFit in Charleston, SC.
Despite nearly two decades as a competitive gymnast and being an all-star field hockey player through highschool, Stephanie didn’t get into fitness until after graduating from Berkeley College with her business and marketing degree.
Bored to tears with running treadmills at Planet Fitness, she Googled “CrossFit”, found a gym and did an introductory class in 2015.
The love affair was hot and fast. Stephanie tied for first place in a scaled competition after three months, won her first RX competition after 10 months, and went to the CrossFit Games regionals with Team Fiternity within a year. By 2018, Steph was on a regionals team that came in 4th place in their division and qualified for the National CrossFit Games Open.
After moving down south, Stephanie decided to check out this gym in Charleston she’d seen on social media and heard about through friends, Rhapsody CrossFit. After her first workout, Head Coach Alan Shaw helped her up off the floor only to put her on the Assault bike for a 5-min cashout. She knew then that she’d found her new home gym with the coaching, mentorship, camaraderie and community she needed.
For Stephanie, CrossFit is therapy, passion and joy. Her mission is to help each and every athlete leave stress at the door, find strength and end each workout with a big, sweaty smile on their face. For her, fitness is all about finding your edge, challenging yourself and having all the fun along the way.
You will likely hear Stephanie before you see her – whether it’s her bright, infectious laugh or battlecry before attacking a barbell. Here to encourage, entertain and inspire, Coach Stephanie is just getting started as both a Rhapsody coach and CrossFit competitor.
– CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
– CrossFit Preferred Course: Aerobic Capacity by Chris Hinshaw
– Rhapsody Coaches Mentorship Program
– 2020 Fittest of the Coast Champion South Carolina
– 2019 Wodapaloza RX Team FITNATION
– 2018 North East Regional Team Fiternity
– 2018 CrossFit Games Team Fiternity
– 2017 North East Regional Team Fiternity
– BA in Marketing and Management, Berkeley College