Stephanie Sprowls

Stephanie Sprowls


Postpartum back squat: 185#, DUBS PR: 121


Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of New England, CrossFit Level 1 Certification

About Coach

I have always been athletic and involved in sports growing up. I played soccer, and basketball, and ran track in high school, and played rugby in college. After finishing graduate school and moving to a new city, I wanted to get involved in some sort of sport and make new friends along the way. I started going to CrossFit classes in 2017 and was obsessed. I felt like I finally had my competitive spirit back. I obtained my level 1 certification in 2018 and have been coaching ever since. In 2019-2020 I competed in 4 scaled amateur competitions and received podium placement at each comp. In 2021, I had a beautiful baby girl and my CrossFit journey took a very different turn. I was no longer focused on competing, and have since been focused on postpartum recovery and re-learning how to move my body safely around a barbell. Over the last 1-2 years I have really scaled my movements in all wods and I honestly think it has helped me to become a better coach. It has taught me that how to be more effective at coaching across all skill levels. I how to get back to competing one day but I love where my journey has taken me today.

Turning Point

After having my daughter, I really struggled (and still sometimes do) with getting back in the gym. I found it hard to be consistent with working out and eating healthy when I felt like I had no time to do anything except learn how to be a mom. I felt ALL the mom guilt pushing down on me that I should be home, and I really wanted to be home. However, my physical and mental health was suffering. I found it super helpful to talk to other women in the gym that have been through the same thing. These women helped me realize that I have to take care of myself first so that I can be the best version of myself. I also struggled with “not being able to do what I used to do” in the gym. Consistency with diet and exercise (including some serious scaling in the wods) helped me get past that frustration. I still need reminders every now and then, but that is ok!

Motivation & Passion

My purpose in coaching CrossFit is to prove that EVERYONE is capable of doing it! Everyone is able to participate and progress in their abilities. I think a lot of people are afraid that they may get injured because all the “sexy CrossFit moves” are intimidating. I continue to coach to show people of all ages and skill levels that they can benefit from CrossFit.

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