Stephanie caught the fitness bug while earning a master's in journalism. She didn't learn to really love fitness until she entered the renowned Mizzou rec room.


Stephanie Smith is a New York native who caught the fitness bug while earning a master's in journalism at the University of Missouri. A life-long victim of the YMCA family package, she didn't learn to really love fitness until she entered the renowned Mizzou rec room. Her one true love: glow in the dark cycling.

After maxing out her need for (stationary) speed, Stephanie decided to hit the pavement and actually try and go somewhere by joining her first half-marathon training group. She ultimately decided to combine her love of journalism, fitness, and a conversational tone by writing for Blood, Sweat & Cheers,, and Men's Health magazine. She hopes to bring this passion to

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Section: Supplements :: Feb 11, 2015

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2014 Arnold Sports Festival: Candice Keene Wins The Figure International
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Fitness 360: Dr. Sara Solomon, Supplement Program
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Fitness 360: Dr. Sara Solomon, Nutrition Program
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Section: Nutrition :: Feb 03, 2014

Fitness 360: Dr. Sara Solomon, Training Program
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Section: Training :: Jan 31, 2014

Fitness 360: Dr. Sara Solomon, Fitter Faster
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Section: Training :: Jan 30, 2014

Fitness 360: James Grage, Supplementation Program
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Section: Nutrition :: Dec 30, 2013

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Section: Nutrition :: Mar 28, 2013

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