“Don’t give up or become embarrassed when it gets hard, persevere through. That breaking point is a sign of tremendous progress.”

Get to know Sierra Lee in today’s Member Monday! Sierra joined CrossFit 317 through our 6 week New You Challenge in November 2016. Currently participating in the CrossFit Open, Sierra consistently brings an adventurous spirit to her CrossFit training and we are always happy to see her in class.

What were your first impressions upon joining CrossFit 317?
“My first impression was ‘Wow this place looks intense’. I was excited for something new and different but fearful because there was no regular machinery such as what you see at your standard gym.”

How has your training at 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“It has definitely given me more confidence with my body and its natural shape. The classes have provided me a different outlook on life health-wise. I am very observant of what I eat and how I prepare food now. I try to stick to the Paleo diet as much as I can just because how effective it has been along with my CrossFit classes.”

How does CrossFit 317 meet your health and fitness needs?
“CrossFit 317 exceeds my needs in such areas. I feel that my future and my health are headed in the right direction even more so now. I believe that warm energy comes with leading a healthy lifestyle. Your mentality is a lot more optimistic.”

Is there a particular class time that you enjoy?
“I usually enjoy the 5:30 am because you don’t have time to think about missing the class, you just get up and do it. However, I enjoy all of the classes equally.”

Do you have a 317 memory that you would like to share?
“I just remember my first day as a “New You Challenge” participant. It was funny because I have always worked out but on that first day, I had not worked out in some weeks and I definitely felt that in the workout. However, when we repeated that same workout 6 weeks later, the difference was like night and day. I felt an increase in stamina, perseverance, confidence, and just overall good health.”

What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
“My favorite part is the coaches. You know sometimes when you get called out in class, it’s like “Dang I’m kind of embarrassed, haha” but then you just laugh it off and call it a day.  You know the coaches are only correcting to help which is what I love the most about constructive criticism; it’s there to make you better.”

If asked to sum up 317 in one word or phrase, what would it be?
“The community, the workout and the time is worth the investment.”

What advice would you offer to someone that’s new to CrossFit?
“Don’t give up or become embarrassed when it gets hard, persevere through. That breaking point is a sign of tremendous progress.”

Outside of the gym, what activities and hobbies do you enjoy?
“I enjoy being with my friends, cooking recipes from Pinterest :D, and trying new activities/places.”

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