Today we’re getting to know CrossFit 317 member, Mark Elstro who has been part of our community since September 2017. Read on to get to know him a little better!
Tell us a little about yourself. Career? Family life? Let’s get to know you!
“I live here in the Brownsburg area with my wife Jennifer who is a teacher. We have an black lab mix dog named Bernard. I’m in sales at a local industrial supplier who specializes in high temp products for metal casting, forging, heat treating and other high temp situations.”
What made you consider joining a CrossFit gym?
“My wife and I joined a different CrossFit gym a few years ago when we lived in the Zionsville area. I really enjoyed it but as we moved to Brownsburg we both got quite busy and just didn’t have time to make it.”
Why did you choose CrossFit 317?
“It’s very close to my house so I drove by quite a bit, saw everyone outside, and decided I really wanted to get back into CrossFit.”
Please share some of your first impressions of the facility, the workouts, the coaching, and the class environment.
“The facility is large and has quite a bit more equipment than what I was used to. The coaches and people are all so friendly. The workout are a nice change as there are few that are the same ever and I have been coming 2-3 times a week for a few months now. I’m always sore!”
What physical changes have you seen thus far?
“I can tell physically I don’t get winded doing any daily task. Also like I said I’m always sore.”
How has your training at CrossFit 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“CrossFit is where I come to relieve stress. It’s nice to put my phone away for an hour or so and just focus on working out.”
What has surprised you the most about being part of the CrossFit 317 community?
“How friendly everyone is, even at the 5:30am!”
Did you have a moment where you knew CrossFit was for you?
“After a few classes when I started to feel better and can feel the difference daily I know this is something I need to continue.”
What advice would you offer someone that’s considering CrossFit 317?
“Just sign up. CrossFit is hard work but the results start to show within weeks. CrossFit 317 is a great community of down to earth people who all just want to do better.”
Besides coming to class, what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Any hobbies?
“Spending time with my family and friends.”
One last really important question. If you owned a boat, what would you name it?