Stephanie McCarthy

Director of Operations

Stephanie McCarthy

Fitness has been a huge part of Stephanie’s life. She was a competitive gymnast for 10 years, dabbled in sports like powerlifting, cheerleading, and flag football through college, then turned crossfit athlete. As a regional and Games level crossfit athlete, she has had the invaluable opportunity to train with some of the most knowledgeable athletes and coaches in the country. 

Stephanie attended the University of Florida where she studied Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Upon graduation she co-owned her first gym in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 2010. Four years later, Stephanie and her Fiance' Chris formed LIV Athletic to build active and socially connect lives through a family of training facilities.

Stephanie is the Director of the Swamp Challenge - a fitness competition held at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, and is passionate about providing a platform for athletes to feel like rockstars and have the opportunity to test their fitness amongst their peers.


Certification and Education

  • B.S. in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology - University of Florida

  • Owner of Hard Exercise Works PBG (Event Coordinator & Programmer for Franchise HQ)

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

  • USAW Sports Performance Certification – Bob Takano

  • USAW Level 2 - Advanced Sport Performance Certification (Danny Camargo)

  • Gymnastics Freestyle – Carl Paoli

  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility – Kelly Starret

Athletic Coaching Achievements

  • Competitive Gymnast for 10 years
  • 2008 Europa Bodybuilding – Fitness Division
  • 2011 CrossFit Regionals – Team (10th)
  • 2012 CrossFit Regionals – Team (3rd)
  • 2012 CrossFit Games – Team (19th)
  • 2013 CrossFit Regionals – Individual (16th)
  • 2014 CrossFit Regionals – Team (4th)

Mission Statement

LIV Athletic inspires people to live active and socially connected lives.


About Us

LIV Athletic is a lifestyle that we embody for ourselves and for our members. It represents a balanced approach to health, fitness, goals, and personal and family life. We started as Gainesville's first CrossFit training facility in 2008 and have expanded our programs and services to help more people find happiness through an active lifestyle. In 2015 we continued the next step in our business development and introduced LIV Athletic, parent company to our successful CrossFit Gainesville community. With LIV we are able to meet our members with programing and classes no matter where they are at in their fitness journey. Today we are proud to offer five programs: Youth Combine, FitCamp, Sweat, CrossFit, and Personal Training!



  • Personalized Programs are more effective for achieving results 
  • Everyone Is An Athlete they come in all sizes, ages, and abilities
  • Results take a full commitment in and out of the gym
  • Our Assessments guarantee your training program aligns with your goals and interests
  • Health And Fitness is a journey that you choose to begin 
  • Investing In Continuing Education allows our staff to give the best return to our members


LIV Athletic features 3 training facilities to best meet the needs of our clients: CrossFit, Sweat, and Personal Training. With over 5,000 square feet of workout space, each training floor is uniquely designed to meet the needs of each program. We have spared no expense at creating a custom, results driven, and resourceful space for our members.

The CrossFit floor is modeled after the traditional Box with professional olympic lifting equipment, pull-up bars, muscle-up rings, ropes and other primary CrossFit tools. The open floor plan allows each athlete to safely execute skill movements, group WODs, and much more.

Our Personal Training floor is designed to bring the coach and athlete together with every resource they may need. With professional Rogue gear, wall balls, bands, and everything in between, your coach has all of the tools necessary to create a custom training experience for each member.

The Sweat floor is set up to meet the needs of our Sweat and FitCamp members. Group classes can enjoy the open floor plan, pull-up bars, dumbbells, plyo-boxes, and all of the other equipment that helps you get your sweat on!

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