Alicia Kleppinger

Retail Manager

I found CrossFit St. Paul shortly after moving to Minnesota from the East Coast. I was ready to change careers and my fitness routine. My husband and I had started incorporating certain CrossFit movements into our workouts with the limited equipment at LA Fitness but I wasn’t very good at taking instruction from him. In the Spring of 2011 I responded to an add on Craigslist for an internship at CrossFit St. Paul and crossed my fingers. After a telephone interview with Stephanie Cantu and a meeting with Mike Jones where I got super lost and was super late because Google Maps still didn’t know where the gym was, they hired me! I started working in the office as an intern and taking On-Ramp Classes that April and slowly my responsibilities graduated to my current position as Retail Manager. I don’t remember my first workout but I remember working through my first Fight Gone Bad and thinking that I had finally found a form of fitness that I was excited about and that I would truly enjoy long term.

I CrossFit because…..of our amazing community. I have met so many wonderful people through our classes and our “out of gym” activities and call many of our members close friends. It is one of the many things that motivate me to keep coming back to class.