“CrossFit317 provides me the environment and encouragement I need to start my journey of becoming a ‘regular.’”
Angie Grant is our feature for Member Monday this week. Angie started with us through our New You Challenge, a six-week fitness and nutrition challenge. During her time in the program, Angie found that CrossFit 317 provided her with the support, information, and quality coaching that is vital to CrossFit beginners. Read on to learn more about her experience thus far at CrossFit 317.
What were your first impressions upon joining CrossFit 317?
“I was nervous; there’s a lot of intimidating equipment in the gym, but the people I met (current members and other New You Challenge participants) were all friendly and welcoming.”
How has your training at 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“It’s silly, but as the mom of 3 boys (17, 13 and 7 yrs old), I enjoy talking to them about what we learn and do in the gym. And on occasion, I find myself getting on the ground and showing them – seems weird, but it’s a fun way to engage with my boys!”
How does CrossFit 317 meet your health and fitness needs?
“As a newbie, my first “need” was to just get back into the gym consistently. CrossFit317 provides me the environment and encouragement I need to start my journey of becoming a ‘regular.’”
Do you have a 317 memory that you would like to share?
“I’m not a warm and fuzzy kind of girl, which makes my next statement so surprising…but I love all the memories of encouragement and camaraderie that happens before, during and after a workout. You are never too sweaty or exhausted to give a high five or vocal encouragement to others!”
What’s your favorite part of CrossFit?
“Ha! If I’m perfectly honest, it’s what I call the “after burn.” It’s the moment the workout is over and I know that #1, I’m done; #2, I survived; and #3, a shower is in my very near future.”
If asked to sum up 317 in one word or phrase, what would it be?
“My new routine!”
Outside of the gym, what activities and hobbies do you enjoy?
“My hobbies are Josiah, Mason and Justus, aka “my boys”, but I’m also passionate about my healthcare marketing job in Carmel; and, my husband and I love planning and taking vacations as well!”