Stephanie Rich


Stephanie was born and raised in Canton, Ohio, the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. She has been active her entire life, competing in both gymnastics and dance since she was a toddler. After high school, Stephanie followed her passion for nutrition and overall health and graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She now works as the Director of Nutrition at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Here, she provides nutritional interventions to patients of various ages and health conditions, from someone with a simple knee replacement to those who are elderly and ill.

Stephanie stumbled upon CrossFit in March 2014 through sheer boredom with the “regular gym.” She was looking for a workout she could be excited about and needed something that would keep her coming back for more. She was hooked after her first class. CrossFit has found its way into all aspects of her life, from nutrition and fitness to community and great friends. In May 2014, Stephanie got her CF-L1 Trainer certification. She is excited to help the team at CrossFit Manta Ray motivate others to reach all their goals in a positive, fun, and healthy environment.

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Sport: Football

Favorite Movie: Legally Blonde

Favorite Athlete: Nadia Comaneci

Favorite Exercise: Deadlifts

Least Favorite Exercise: Hang Cleans

Favorite Quote: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

” – Albert Einstein