Today we’re chatting with Sarah Calhoon (you may know her if your kids are fans of the Kids Depot here in Brownsburg). Sarah started with us in our Burn program over the summer and has recently begun doing some of our CrossFit classes too. Read on to get to know Sarah!
Tell us a little about yourself. Career? Family life? Let’s get to know you!
“I work at Kidz Depot and absolutely love it! I have three younger step siblings. I will be starting school in January to go on the path of physical therapy at the University of Indianapolis.”
What made you consider joining a CrossFit gym?
“I had tried all kinds of workouts and trainings. I’ve always wanted to try CrossFit and see what it was all about.”
Why did you choose CrossFit 317?
“I chose 317 because I knew most of the parents from the Depot and they all told me how amazing it was! I knew I would be in a great environment!”
Please share some of your first impressions of the facility, the workouts, the coaching, and the class environment.
“When I first walked into my first burn class I was kind of intimidated. Meeting new people has always been a struggle for me. However, I met everyone and they were so welcoming and motivating! Andrew was fantastic and helpful!”
What physical changes have you seen thus far?
“I haven’t really seen my body changing because I see myself everyday. However, things I never thought I could do have happened! I ran a mile in under 12 minutes! I never knew that was possible! I lifted a barbell for the first time in my life! Again, I never thought I would!”
How has your training at CrossFit 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“My life outside the gym has given me so much more confidence. Meeting new people hasn’t been as much of a struggle for me! Walking upstairs has become a lot easier, going for a light jog doesn’t seem exhausting anymore.”
What has surprised you the most about being part of the CrossFit 317 community?
“The 317 community I love being apart of because everyone loves everyone. There are no strangers! Everyone wants to see you succeed and are willing to help you! Even if they don’t know your name! I have never felt more comfortable in a gym environment before! I can be myself and that’s ok!”
Did you have a moment where you knew CrossFit was for you?
“After the first intro day with Ashley, I knew CrossFit was for me! I loved how much I challenged my body and I knew I wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally!”
What advice would you offer someone that’s considering CrossFit 317?
“If you’re considering 317, totally do it! It will change you’re life! If you’re nervous and intimidated, just know we will all be there for you and with you every step of the way of your fitness journey!”
Besides coming to class, what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Any hobbies?
“If I’m not at class, you will usually see me at Kidz Depot! I practically live there! I love working with kids! If I ever get any free time, I love being outside and staying busy! I don’t like sitting at home and doing nothing! That’s just not me.”
One last really important question. If you owned a boat, what would you name it?
“If I had a boat I would totally name it Key West or Bust! One of my favorite places to go! Anyone is welcome to join haha!”