In Memory of Stephenie Glas, June 9, 2012
With sadness we mourn the death of our friend Steph- a firefighter, all around athlete, and community activist in Malibu. Our hearts go out to her family, boyfriend Steve, firehouse, and greater Malibu community where she was well known. When Steph trained with us at the Hut, she always pushed so hard, anyone who didn’t know her was hugely astonished. You couldn’t help but be taken back- but not just at the intensity- but by her sheer strength and athleticism. I didn’t know her until after CFM opened and she showed up and basically did everything Rx. The only time she backed off was if it would get in the way of a shift at work. She often rolled up to the gym at about 8am after being up all night at the firehouse in the Valley. She took Girlie for a walk and then would come into the Hut, Drill baseball cap pulled down low, and nod with a “Hey Dude” to anyone she saw. She’d go over to the chalkboard, look at the WOD, say “That’s Gnarly,” and then start warming up.
Damon remembers her finishing a WOD and then running alongside him yelling “encouraging” words as he struggled to finish. Famously, one night, when asked how much weight she was going to use for a heavy barbell WOD- she looked at Scott and said, “I’m doin’ what HE is doin.” 🙂 Steph always added a special toughness to the Peace Love and Power 9am class as well! Lin, a friend of CFM who drops in when she is in town, had known Steph for a decade and randomly met up with her at the Hut after not seeing her for years. It was great to see these two friends and athletes get a chance to reunite after many years… they had trained together back in the day at Gold’s and at the beach. If the surf or wind were good- Steph would take off right after training and head out to kiteboard. We wish we had more time to train with you Steph. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.