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CrossFit is the first program I have not quit.”


We switch gears this week and speak with Mary Jo who came to us with prior CrossFit experience. She was in search of a CrossFit community that was a better fit for her needs and personality. We’re thrilled that she found what she needed within the walls of CrossFit 317 and she’s quickly become part of the family! Read on to learn more about Mary Jo’s transition from one CrossFit gym to another and the success that she’s finding with the 5:30am class.

Do you feel that you’ve made progress since transitioning to CrossFit 317?
“This is a loaded questions, because I have made so many gains.  I PR’d my snatch by 10 pounds my first day there. 16” box jumps which I have never done. I have PR’d my front squat by 15 pounds, and 317 offers nutrition coaching and I am feeling better and making body changes every day.”

What makes CrossFit 317 special?
“From day one it felt like I have been a member since the beginning.  From the owner to the coach to the members on the first day I came home and told my husband ‘This is what I need”.  That said, it is the people that makes it special but more importantly it is the character traits that these members have that make them special – they are real, honest, inspiring and sincere! Oh yeah and they crack me up! Boy do we have some personalities and I love it!”

Do you have a special memory of 317?
“After my first day everyone came over and gave me a high five I thought that was so nice and then as the days went on I kept getting them to realize that this was an everyday thing.  It has become my most favorite part about this place. No matter what happens in the workout everyone praises everyone all the time every day.  I can’t explain the feeling but aside from the work out being over 🙂 this is my favorite part of the day!”

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

What advice do you have for someone considering switching to CrossFit 317?
“Please do not be scared. I was a member of another box for almost 2 years and I have struggled with my fitness my whole life.  CrossFit is the first program I have not quit and have consistently attended aside from the 6 weeks after my c-section.  If you are looking for a welcoming environment, a place to better yourself mentally and physically, amazing programming, and outstanding hands on coaching (this is so important) then 317 is the place for you. Not one person lets you say ‘you can’t’…. “

What do you enjoy doing outside of the gym?
“I enjoy my 3 boys who keep me very busy, I knit, I love watching all sports, and relaxing of course!”


Looking for a Brownsburg CrossFit gym that is a better fit for your needs and personality? Check out our Getting Started page to learn about our Kick-Off program and our test out option. We welcome the opportunity to show you what makes CrossFit 317 different from other fitness facilities.

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