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Member Monday

“Drop any excuse for not trying it and do it. You won’t regret it.”

We’re getting to know 317 member Corina Lindke today! Read on to learn more about how she got started in CrossFit, and how our group environment helps her stay accountable both in the gym and on the road.


Tell us a little about yourself. Career? Family life? Let’s get to know you!
“I am a Technical Support and Point of Care Specialist for a medical device company. Don’t let the “Technical Support” fool you, it is not IT. I am on the road weekly conducting onsite training, evaluations, and laboratory studies. I have two fur babies and I have lived in Indy for just over four years since I graduated college at IU Bloomington.”

What made you consider joining a CrossFit gym?
“I started CrossFit for the first time when I was in college. I fell in love with the atmosphere, the team environment and how motivating it was to workout with others. I transitioned from CrossFit to training for Olympic Weightlifting meets. When I moved to Indy it was hard to find another CrossFit gym, or at least I told myself it would be. I had a fear of not knowing the people or the coaches the way I did before. So I put it off for a long time and attempted to workout at a chain gym. It was just not the same and I knew that I needed to get back into a CrossFit gym.”

fitness, CrossFit, Indianapolis

Why did you choose CrossFit 317?
“I moved to the area Eagle Creek area and I wanted a gym that was in a convenient location because my travel schedule can make it very difficult to make class times. After finding out how close CrossFit 317 was to my house, and then reading all the great reviews, I decided to come and try it out.”

Please share some of your first impressions of the facility, the workouts, the coaching, and the class environment.
“When I first arrived I was so impressed with the facility, it was so bright, clean and spacious. While doing my intro classes, the coach was genuinely interested in getting to know what level I was on, what I could and couldn’t do, what my goals were and how he would be able to help me reach those goals. The first class I attended I saw the coach writing everyone’s name on the dry erase board at the end of the workout. I thought to myself, “I am so new, my name will not be up there.” I know it’s a small thing, but when I saw that even in a class of 16 people, when I was brand new, the coach still remembered my name.”

Brownsburg, Avon, Hendricks County

What physical changes have you seen thus far?
“My endurance has definitely increased. I have also seen an increase in the weights that I am able to use in the WODs.”

How has your training at CrossFit 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“It has me more motivated when I am on the road for work. I feel more accountable to follow through with my workouts when I travel because I know when I get back I need to be able to keep up!”

What has surprised you the most about being part of the CrossFit 317 community?
“Everyone is so welcoming. From introducing themselves, to high fives at the end of every workout, you can tell the strong community that has been formed at CrossFit 317.”

Did you have a moment where you knew CrossFit was for you?
“I am very competitive and was a three sport athlete in high school (4 if you count summer swim teams). I knew CrossFit was the right fit because it sparked that drive in me like sports used to. It pushes you to be better and to grow. Whether it is beating your last time on the workout, making sure that you don’t cap out, friendly competitions with your workout buddies, or hitting that new PR.”

Indianapolis, Hendricks County gym

What advice would you offer someone that’s considering CrossFit 317?
“Drop any excuse for not trying it and do it. You won’t regret it.”

Besides coming to class, what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Any hobbies?
“I love hiking and kayaking. Anything outdoors when the weather is right. Avid reader. When I am not traveling for work, I love to do my own traveling. I have been to just about every state.”

One last really important question. If you owned a boat, what would you name it?
“Ship Happens”


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