“I really enjoy the community feel and knowing that there is always someone to help and encourage.

You’ll find CrossFit 317 member, Chad Johnson, in our 5:30am class. Since starting in May 2016, Chad has found how adaptable CrossFit is for his training preferences while also providing him with some comic relief thanks to Coach Jake. Read on to learn more about Chad!

What were your first impressions upon joining CrossFit 317?
“I had a pretty good impression since I knew Ashley and Kirk beforehand. I was sort of nervous though that I might not fit in because I prefer to work at my own pace and not go everyday. I was really glad to find out that my preferences and attendance were welcome and that I could follow the workout for the day and scale it according to what I wanted.”

How has your training at 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“I’m more conscientious about eating well and stretching well.”

How does CrossFit 317 meet your health and fitness needs?
“I’m very happy with the results I’ve seen. There’s work on my part to be done outside of the gym for sure…I like soda, OK!”

Is there a particular class time that you enjoy?
“5:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays.”

Got a hectic schedule? #Team0530 is the answer!

Do you have a 317 memory that you would like to share?
“During a hollow rock Jake was standing over me playing air guitar. It was hard to finish because I started laughing!”

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
“I really enjoy the community feel and knowing that there is always someone to help and encourage. Also, it really helps having a coach there and Jake is one of the best.”

If asked to sum up 317 in one word or phrase, what would it be?
“Challenging.”

What advice would you offer to someone that’s new to CrossFit?
“You’ll be surprised at what you’re able to do! There are still many things I can’t do without help but the people there are always ready and willing to help and give good advice.”

Outside of the gym, what activities and hobbies do you enjoy?
“Spending time with my two sons and wife.”

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