Stephanie Ko to be Promoted as COO of Movement Gyms

Industry: Lifestyle

Movement Climbing, Yoga and Fitness, the nation's largest climbing gym operator, advances Stephanie Ko to be its new Chief Operating Officer.

Englewood, CO (PRUnderground) March 27th, 2024

Movement Climbing, Yoga, and Fitness, the leading operator of climbing gyms nationwide, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Ko to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Formerly serving as EVP of Operations, Stephanie brings over 15 years of invaluable experience in operations leadership within the climbing industry to her new role.

In her capacity as COO, Stephanie will spearhead the management of Movement’s extensive network of climbing gyms across the country. Her responsibilities encompass overseeing all aspects of gym operations, including climbing and yoga programming, routesetting, fitness initiatives, youth programs, facilities management, and diversity initiatives. With a rich background that spans various roles within Movement, from route setter to Gym Director, Stephanie possesses a holistic understanding of the climbing gym business.

Jeremy Levitt, CEO of Movement Climbing, expressed enthusiasm for Stephanie’s appointment, emphasizing her deep expertise and unwavering dedication to climbing. Levitt noted, “We are thrilled to have Stephanie step into this pivotal role. Her multifaceted experience and passion for climbing will be instrumental as we continue to advance our mission of transforming lives through the climbing experience.”

Stephanie’s journey in the climbing industry began over two decades ago as a routesetter. Since then, she has accumulated a wealth of experience in marketing, retail, instruction, and programming, reflecting her comprehensive immersion in the climbing community.

Beyond her professional achievements, Stephanie boasts an impressive climbing record, including notable achievements such as scaling 5.14b routes and mastering V10 boulders. Her personal dedication to the sport underscores her commitment to its advancement and the enhancement of Movement’s gym offerings.

Reflecting on her new role, Stephanie expressed excitement about the opportunity to further contribute to the climbing community’s growth and development. “As someone profoundly influenced by climbing’s transformative power and sense of community, I am honored to embark on this next chapter,” she remarked. “I look forward to leveraging my passion and expertise to elevate Movement’s gyms and contribute to the broader climbing community’s expansion.”

With Stephanie Ko at the helm as Chief Operating Officer, Movement Climbing, Yoga, and Fitness are poised to reach new heights in their mission to inspire and empower climbers nationwide.

About Movement Gyms

Movement is the largest nationwide community of indoor climbing gyms. Every Movement facility is committed to growing the climbing community through a shared vision to empower personal transformation. Movement gyms feature bouldering, top-roping, lead climbing, and amenities like yoga studios, functional fitness, cardio zones, and climbing gear shops. Each facility caters to participants of all abilities – from competitive athletes to weekend adventurers and families.

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