“After just a few weeks of training, lifting objects at work was easier. . .”
Jeremy Baker joined CrossFit 317 after completing our New You Challenge in late 2016. Read on to learn more about Jeremy’s experience in his first few months as part of the CrossFit community.
What were your first impressions upon joining CrossFit 317?
“Fortunately, I had already made a few friends at 317 prior to starting the New You Challenge which made it easier. I really loved the atmosphere and layout right away. It looked fun and energetic.”
How has your training at 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“I quickly noticed changes in my strength, attitude, and flexibility. After just a few weeks of training, lifting objects at work was easier, and I was able to move more freely.”
How does CrossFit 317 meet your health and fitness needs?
“Being someone that has never been interested in working out, I was surprised how quickly CrossFit influenced my mentality towards physical fitness and my eating habits. I still eat plenty of “bad” stuff, but I try hard to balance it with foods that promote a healthier lifestyle.”
Is there a particular class time that you enjoy?
“I typically attend the 6:30pm class. This is mostly due to my work schedule, but I do enjoy the 9:30am class on Saturday. I like getting the workout in earlier to get a good start to the day.”
Do you have a 317 memory that you would like to share?
“The entire New You Challenge was a blast because Lori made it fun and my classmates had a great sense of humor. My other favorite memory was volunteering at the Snow Brawl competition. It was amazing to see what people were capable of, and it was very inspiring.”
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
“My favorite part of CrossFit is surviving a tough workout, and then, wanting to come back the next day. The accountability for me is an absolute must as that’s where I’ve always struggled in past endeavors.”
If asked to sum up 317 in one word or phrase, what would it be?
“I’m sure this has been said a million times, but I would sum up 317 with the word “community”. Although, some days I would have to change that to “brutal”. In a good way, of course.”
What advice would you offer to someone that’s new to CrossFit?
“Patience. It’s really tough when you want to start right away with hitting the RX weight or doing some cool muscle up, but you aren’t even close to that level. You really have to set challenging goals and learn to do things the right way to achieve those results.”
Outside of the gym, what activities and hobbies do you enjoy?
“Outside of the gym, I am an avid gun enthusiast. I enjoy shooting and training others. I’ve also been a musician as long as I can remember although I don’t play as much as I used to.”
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