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CGX CrossFit is our Box of the Month for March, 2018. Located in the Center Grove area of Indiana, just outside Indianapolis, this box is focused on fitness and community.
We spoke with CGX CrossFit owner Megan Jones and Head Coach Jennifer Binkley. Previously, Jennifer was part of the CrossFit Naptown team that made it to the CrossFit Games in 2014. Now both women use their experience to motivate others to be their best.
JB: I am a mother of two young boys, Greyson and Liam, and married to my husband, Ryan. I’ve been Crossfitting since 2009 and joined because I was tired of normal gym life. I didn’t want to stand in front of a mirror, lifting dumbbells and running on a treadmill. I’m a competitive person by nature, so CrossFit was right up my alley.
MJ: I love being a box owner and a coach. I love seeing the look on people’s faces when they finally accomplish something they told me they would never do. I love seeing their smiles after completing a 20-minute workout and hearing them say, "I feel great!"
JB: I was approached by the other owners to help them run CGX CrossFit on a day-to-day basis. I was tired of my previous 9-5 job that I had been at for 12 years. I was done with the long commute, my co-workers, and all of the drama. Making the change to run a gym has been so rewarding and I truly enjoy getting up every day. I have built friendships with members that I truly cherish. They trust me to get their butts motivated!
MJ: We’ve been around for about 2 years now and have two full-time coaches and 3 part-time coaches. We are located in Center Grove and truly are focused on the fitness and well being of our community.
JB: I am most proud of how we are growing this small CrossFit box into something our members can be proud to be a part of. They come in with an expectation to make changes to their bodies and minds, and they accomplish this on a daily basis. Our members are what make this gym so successful and I am happy to witness their progress.
JB: We implemented Wodify because we wanted something that could not only track memberships and automatically run our payments each month, but something our members could use to track their progress as well. It’s great to see how our members will look up their percentages and exceed them during a lifting cycle! All the information is right at their fingertips.
MJ: Our members find Wodify very user friendly and are eager to enter their results. Jennifer always says at the end of class, "Log those scores in Wodify. If it’s not in Wodify, it doesn’t count!"
MJ: Our athletes are not only pushed to be their best by our coaches, but by using Wodify, they push themselves to hit PR's and beat their last scores because the system records all of their results.