About the Founder

From a young age, Stephanie grew up playing outside for recreation and participating in competitive sports including swimming, tennis and volleyball. Getting started at an early age led to a smooth transition into adulthood where she currently maintains a healthy active lifestyle through a variety of sports, half-marathons and races. Stephanie is a dynamic leader whose passion for children, health and fitness is the driving factor behind the launch of Modern Recess. She graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Physiology from the University of Arizona and has worked with children and adults to achieve their fitness goals. She is a certified trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as a Youth Fitness Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA). Her motivation lies in making a difference in the community by providing kids the opportunity to get active by offering a variety of fun exercise classes. Stephanie's personal mission for Modern Recess is to motivate and educate children to lead active lives. Instilling the importance of exercise and health at a young age can prepare children for a lifetime of success in anything they do.