As we are approaching our 5 year Anniversary, I’d like to take this beautiful month of October to share a deeper side of CrossFit 317 and help you understand why I am so passionate about our community and helping our members live their best life! (Oh yeah, I’m Coach Ashley!)
First up, I think you should get to know me a bit more 🙂 Here’s a bit of my story and how CrossFit 317 came about! (Pics above so you know me 🙂 My husband, Kirk, and our beautiful daughter, Remi)
I’ve always enjoyed playing sports and being active as I grew up and became particularly interested in Softball during high school. At that time, I also became very interested in strength training and weight lifting. I was blessed to achieve a scholarship to University of Evansville for softball and began to study Exercise Science during my undergrad time. I was also very blessed to have an amazing Strength and Conditioning Coach, Brady Holt, that truly shaped my view of training and help me learn as much as I possibly could want! During my undergrad, I began to intern at a couple different facilities to expand my knowledge which began and Athlete’s Performance (now EXOS), a private training company that focused on high level collegiate and professional athletes. I then, continued on to UCLA for my second internship and sharpened my skills under the watchful eye of the top Strength coaches in the country. At the culmination of my internships, I transferred to IU to finish my senior year of undergrad playing softball and then continued on at IU to complete my Master’s of Sport Science. During the two years of my Master’s, I was able to be an assistant softball coach at IU as well as being an integral part of their strength and conditioning program.
After graduating, moving back home, and trying my hand at working out at just a globo gym…I knew there was something more! That’s where I found CrossFit and haven’t looked back! I knew the results and group atmosphere was addicting and I couldn’t wait to share that with everyone I knew!
Fast forward to 2012….CrossFit 317 opened! It began in a small space (1,000 sq ft) on the west side of Brownsburg and moved to its current location (6,000 sq ft) about 6 months after opening. We started small, think zero members and have grown to currently 130+ members! Now in 2017, we have even further expanded our facility with continual upgrades to accommodate our growing community!
With CrossFit 317, I want to provide everyone with a neighborhood fitness option that not only brings incredible changes in the health of it’s athletes, but also brings them together as a community, capable of incredible things.