Get to know one of our Sweat Angel Showdown competitors and 317 member, Corinne Gregory. Not only will Corinne be competing for the first time this Saturday, she’ll also be supporting the competition as one of our prize sponsors and on-site vendors for the day with her earring business, BACCA!
Tell us a little about yourself. Career? Family life? Let’s get to know you!
“I’m 27 years old, an only child, and a devoted dog mom. I love anything true crime related and I’m a bit of a coffee snob. I currently work at Connection Pointe Christian Church on the Community Impact Team.”
What made you consider joining a CrossFit gym?
“Our friends had talked avidly about how much they enjoyed the workouts and people at 317, and I was eventually invited to try it out and the rest is history.”
Why did you choose 317Fit?
“I was really intimated to come here my first time. I had pretty much made up my mind that it’d be a one time visit, but after coming to my first class I was totally sold. It wasn’t just about the workouts, it was about the people. Every person I came into contact with was friendly and encouraging; it felt like I had been coming here for forever!”
Please share some of your first impressions of the facility, the workouts, the coaching, and the class environment.
“Totally not what I was expecting in the best way! Even as a beginner, the workouts are easy to follow and coaches are always giving detailed instructions and eager to answer questions. The people here are like a second family. Everyone is kind, encouraging and always up for fun! Everyone really cares about each other and wants to see you succeed!”
How has your training at 317 impacted your life outside of the gym?
“I really notice the lifestyle change when I have a busy week and can’t make it to the gym as much as usual. My mood is completely changed when I come to the gym; I feel physically and emotionally better than when I came in! It’s essential to my every day life now because I want to have a better mood and I want my body to feel better as well!”
What has surprised you the most about being part of the 317 community?
“I am constantly surprised but what I can do! I can lift more than I’d ever expect and I can do movements that I would’ve never thought to try. I’m also surprised by how connected everyone is. Like I said, it’s like a little family and I would never expect that from a gym!”
Did you have a moment where you knew CrossFit was for you?
“Probably very early on, I don’t have an exact moment, but I know that I had tried a lot of other things and I never really enjoyed what I was doing. Even when the workout is hard in CrossFit, I always enjoy it and everyone is encouraging even when you’re struggling. I really enjoy that you walk in and there’s a workout for you; you don’t have to guess about what to do or feel intimated by machines that you don’t know how to use.”
What advice would you offer someone that’s considering 317?
“Do it! I know everyone says that, but it’s true! I know the first time is intimidating, but I really think you just have to get past that initial fear and then you’ll love it.”
Besides coming to class, what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Any hobbies?
“I enjoy singing, watching movies, trying out new restaurants/coffee shops and, of course, making earrings!”
What are you looking forward to with your first time competing at Sweat Angel Showdown?
“I’m really excited to just have some fun and see what CrossFit competitions are all about! This is my first competition and I have an awesome team and I think it’s going to be a great day!”