Steve is married to his wife, Shannon, and together they have two daughters: Emily and Rylee. He has been a member of Thomasville Road Baptist Church’s ministerial staff for 22 years. Five years ago, his passion for connecting physical fitness to spiritual health and growth intersected with the person of Dawn Gamache who had a passion for starting a fitness ministry out of TRBC. Redefine Fitness was born! However, Steve saw his role as a ministry facilitator, never expecting to be an instructor. He has been a mountain biker for many years and never saw the appeal of indoor cycling. After being asked several times to try out a Spinning® class, he finally did and realized the value of combining outdoor cycling with the skills he could develop safely with indoor cycling.
Several classes later, he decided to take it to the level and train to become an instructor. It has been a great blessing to have Steve join our team! When teaching, he draws from his outdoor cycling experience and applies it directly to the training and movements of Spinning. A huge benefit is that he also gets to take the improvements he makes in class to the beautiful outdoor trails that Tallahassee has to offer. A greater blessing though has been to witness both the physical and spiritual transformation of so many as the dual disciplines of physical fitness and spiritual growth rub shoulders on a regular basis throughout the ministries and classes of Redefine Fitness.
Hobbies and interests: “I enjoy reading, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, and anything outdoors that I can do with the family. I also love to cook and eat. Essentially, I work out so that I can eat!”
Fact People May Not Know About You: “I spent six years in the United States Marine Corps, and I am also a life-long fan of Maryland’s Basketball program.”
Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:31-39
Certifications: CPR/AED/First Aid, Spinning®, SPINPower®