“317 is awesome. The gym is huge, organized, clean, stocked with plenty of equipment, and runs seamlessly.”
Meet CrossFit 317 member, Kristin Young. Kristin came to 317 after the closing of her prior gym. Below she shares her experience transitioning to a new gym, and some of of the things that she finds unique to CrossFit 317.
What makes CrossFit 317 special?
“The high fives. I absolutely LOVE the high fives at the end of the WODs. At my other gym we’d always clap or say nice job to those nearby but to actually get up and walk around to every person and say great job with a high five is pretty cool. It’s something small, but it’s the small things that matter. It’s also another way to build the community and to get to know others.”
Do you have a special memory of 317? Please share.
“Playing the spikeball game the for warm up was hysterical. Great way to be moving and having a blast.”
Do you feel that you’ve made progress since transitioning to 317?
“Yes! So far I have gotten new PRs on front squats, power snatches, and power cleans. I feel much stronger.
This is my third time coming back to CrossFit after two pregnancies and a foot/calf surgery. This is by far the fastest I have recovered and gotten back into it. I really feel it’s because of the programming. I always leave sweaty and I love it!”
If asked to sum up 317 in one word, what would it be?
“Therapy. I might walk in emotional and having a tough day and leave proud of myself and in better spirits.”
What advice do you have for someone considering switching to 317?
“Don’t be intimidated and don’t compare yourself to everyone else. It is so easy to look at others that appear to be cruising through the workout as you’re near tears and not even halfway through and get discouraged. There have been quite a few times when I first started CrossFit, where I’ve actually cried during the workout because I didn’t think I’d ever finish and didn’t think I could keep going. My husband is always the one to remind me to look at just my own stats and to not compare myself to others. Race against your own time/reps and try to improve each time. That’s all that matters, is that you are getting a great workout and that you are getting stronger. You’ll gradually see that you will shine in different areas and that you won’t always be the last to finish. You’ll get stronger and become addicted. 317 is awesome. The gym is huge, organized, clean, stocked with plenty of equipment, and runs seamlessly. The coaching staff that I’ve encountered so far is very knowledgeable, friendly and encouraging. They will step right in to give pointers or correct your form, and also right there screaming for you to keep going when you need it. Great coaching makes all the difference!”
What do you enjoy doing outside of the gym?
“I love spending time with my husband and two kids. Horses have always been a big part of my life. My husband and I LOVE watching movies or shows together. I enjoy reading when I have time.”
Interested in learning more about CrossFit 317 and our Brownsburg, Indiana location? Visit our Getting Started page to take the first step in enjoying all that CrossFit 317 has to offer.