Steps of Justice is a non-profit organization that exists to bring an awareness of injustice issues, both locally and globally, and provide practical ways that you and I can bring hope. We do this out of obedience to Jesus, who constantly models and commands us to care for the poor, the vulnerable, or orphan, the widow and the stranger. One of the ways we have been doing this lately is through health and fitness.
I (Phil Cunningham) have been working at City Heights Prep School for the past 3+ years as a coach, teaching assistant, and mentor. I am also the co-founder of Steps of Justice. Over the past nine months I been partnering with City Heights Prep Charter school and have created an after-school fitness and nutrition program for the students called Integrity Fitness.
The purpose of Integrity Fitness is to teach students together in community about fitness and nutrition. I have been doing CrossFit for the past 5 years. Throughout this time I have grown in strength (I can now bench press a small watermelon or a large bag of frozen peas), confidence, integrity and discipline. In October, 2019 I received my CrossFit Level 1 training certificate. I had a desire to transfer this knowledge to the community that I work with in City Heights. There are a few gyms in this part of the city, but they are all gyms that do not offer community fitness in the way Integrity Fitness does. The workouts at Integrity Fitness are team focused and have created a contagious culture of health and fitness in this community.
Currently more than 30 boy’s and girls attend Integrity Fitness each week. Together they learn about integrity, nutrition, discipline and health. So far it has been extremely rewarding for both the students and me, their instructor.
Our Crossfit box (gym), which we are running free to our students and staff is Affiliated as Steps of Justice CrossFit in the City Heights area of San Diego. Currently, we operate at: 4260 54th Street, San Diego, CA 92115. If you have any questions about this program, please hit me up at the below contact info.
Check out our daily WOD here.
Finally, we would love to have you involved with what is happening with Integrity Fitness. If you are a CF-L1 trainer we would love to have you come coach classes with us. We are looking for partners, who can commit to giving financially either monthly or a one time gift. All your donations are tax deductible, and 100% of your gift, minus card fees, goes towards Integrity Fitness and the equipment needed to see it run and grow. You can do that by clicking below, and choosing Integrity Fitness.