A Physical Challenge

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Many thanks to South Jersey Magazine for this incredible feature on Steve’s Club and concurrently Steve’s PaleoGoods. Everything we do, we do for the kids. Check out this snippet from the article and read the full piece here.

Physical Challenge

by Renee Morad

“Steve’s Club is turning at-risk youth lives around, one CrossFit workout at a time.

In inner cities across the country there’s an ongoing challenge of keeping neighborhood kids active and engaged in the community while protecting them from the pitfalls of drugs and violence that plague the streets. Giving a child a chance to overcome is never easy, let alone when the odds are stacked against you.

This certainly rings true in Camden. But for some kids who call the city home, they are working hard to change the perception that they’ll never make something out of their lives thanks to the help of a Pennsauken nonprofit that aims to strengthen kids both physically and mentally.

Steve’s Club offers reduced, low- or no- cost CrossFit sessions to at-risk youth. According to Genesis Garcia, 19, CrossFit is the force that fuels her dreams and motivates her to become a better person and athlete. “CrossFit has changed me in many ways I couldn’t be more grateful for,” Garcia says. “Coming from Camden, seeing all the drugs and violence, a motto I’ve set for myself is, ‘I refuse to be a statistic,’ because I am more than what society says a girl from Camden will end up as being.” She points to Steve’s Club as the safe haven where everyone “becomes one as family with CrossFit.”