Get to know Alli Bailey today for Member Monday. Alli has been a #Team0530 members since starting at CrossFit 317 at the end of January. Today she’s sharing some of her thoughts on her experience in CrossFit and how she feels connected to our community.
Tell us a little about yourself. Career? Family life? Let’s get to know you!
“I moved back to Indiana last March after 2 years living in Florida, so I am still adjusting to the cold again! For my career, I buy and sell companies for a publicly traded company, so I travel a fair amount and get to listen to businesses pitch to me about how great they are, it’s very interesting. I just bought a town home, where my boyfriend and our cat live. I have a nice life.”
What made you consider joining a CrossFit gym?
“I have done CrossFit since 2012 (with some breaks in between) The summer before I started working I was studying for my CPA exam and used CrossFit as a stress reliever while I got into the best shape of my life. I found a gym in Florida that I loved, and when I moved back I tried a couple of gyms before I found 317.”
Why did you choose CrossFit 317?
“Mo Hay is my best friend, and her and Danielle have been telling me to join it all year. My town home location finally justified joining.”
Please share some of your first impressions of the facility, the workouts, the coaching, and the class environment.
“Facilities are nice, the class environments are great (love the 5:30am class), the workouts are good but I do miss the running outside (I used to run track, I’m crazy). The coaching is what sets 317 apart. In the other gyms I have joined I usually stay pretty quiet, workout, and leave. At 317, Jake has been an awesome coach! I look forward to seeing him in the morning and just the class in general is awesome.”
What physical changes have you seen thus far?
“Well this week marks 6 weeks, and I am finally seeing small changes. Hoping more will come in the next month or so.”
How has your training at CrossFit 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“A lot more time spent driving through Clermont than I used to.”
What has surprised you the most about being part of the CrossFit 317 community?
“The 5:30am crew. I really didn’t connect much in other gyms but I legitimately look forward to working out in the morning with the same people.”
Did you have a moment where you knew CrossFit was for you?
“Probably the first time I started on 2012 and I got into the best shape of my life over a summer. I know CrossFit allows me to see changes in my body and I like that!”
What advice would you offer someone that’s considering CrossFit 317?
“Come to 530 class and be ready to be sore a lot.”
Besides coming to class, what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Any hobbies?
“I like traveling, I just went to Belize on a tour around the country back in December and I’m trying to decide where to go next.”
One last really important question. If you owned a boat, what would you name it?