aka Socially Steph. A born-and-raised Chicago girl with nothing more than passion, a laptop and a dream. I’m obsessed with adventure, my dog Roscoe, & I own way too many pairs of gym shoes.
One of the things I’m often asked is “How on earth did you get started?”
Socially Steph began with my personal desire to do more things I love in life & business. In 2017, I started this website SociallySteph.com — it was a creative outlet to document slices of my life & my simplistic approach to happiness – starting with being yourself! A place to find something to brighten your own life on & offline through sharing my positive outlook on life.
Stephanie began training as gymnast at the age of three and has enjoyed a successful gymnastics career for the first decade of her life, including winning All-Around IL State Champion & traveling across the country to compete. It wasn’t until HS that she decided to join dance and found a love for hip hop & choreographing routines became a new found responsibility.
After retiring from gymnastics & dance, Steph made a natural transition to the fitness industry. As a 200HR RYT, she began with a loyal base of clients and was then able to expand ELEV8 into teaching around her community and offering pop-up classes.
Steph’s initial desire to create a revolutionary workout class was to bring fun back to fitness & love your workouts again. By providing a high energy class hitting strength, cardio & core, the focus is to not only ELEV8 your heart rate, but to also, ELEV8 your life! Exercise is intended to lift your mood, spirits, physical & mental health which is what her intention is in creating this program.
Steph’s workout has lead to the growth of both the Socially Steph brand, and her reputation in the social media space.
Prior to starting Socially Steph LLC, I chased my Social Media Marketing career down Michigan Avenue in Nikes👟 from working on global brands at an agency to becoming the first ever Social Media Specialist at ELKAY 💦— I have always been passionate about online marketing, branding, & stepping into a life you love which is very connected to your career & your overall wellbeing.
I realized a long time ago that I don’t fit into a box & cubical life was like death to my creative soul. So, one day, I made the big bold decision to up & quit my 9-5 with absolutely nothing lined up except this website, SociallySteph.com. I placed all bets on myself & decided to create my own opportunities. My Mom’s advice was always, “Never quit a job unless you have something lined up.” Well, I didn’t listen.
I rather take a risk, than lose the chance at doing something I love.
It’s absolutely amazing what happens when you set out & simply believe in yourself. You’d be surprised at all you can truly accomplish. After 8 months of working endless hours I matched my corporate salary & hired my first team member. This has been a wild journey and it’s only just starting.
I took the step forward to set out to create a path of my own & I hope you can build the believe in yourself that YOU CAN TOO!!
Always keeping this one belief in mind:
“WHATEVER YOU PUT YOUR ENERGY INTO YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL.”
My mission is to lead an authentic and passion filled life by placing value on simply doing all the things I love & empowering you to do the same. My energy continues to guide me, every step of the way. I love to help my clients feel more confident in their business & life.