Fishers’ owned CrossFit gym focuses on customer relationships, well-being


By Jessica Hoover

Back in August of 2016, Bryan and Missy McDowell opened Revival Fitness and CrossFit HSE  after selling their much-larger gym. Since this was not Bryan and Missy’s first time owning a gym, they said they knew the smaller size of Revival Fitness would be a better environment for customers.

Bryan and Missy McDowell. (Submitted photo)

“Our first two gyms were rather large,” Bryan said. “The last gyms we had, since it was such a large facility, the athletes probably didn’t get as much one-on-one attention as they do here in a small facility. I think we offer a little more one-on-one attention. We are a lot closer to the community and we form relationships.”

The couple own the gym and work their as personal trainers. Some of the other classes they offer along with CrossFit are Burn, Pound and Mom Wod. Burn was created for customers with busy schedules and last only 30 to 45 minutes. Pound incorporates light weight drumsticks to move along with music. Mom Wod is made specifically for moms to get back in shape after having a baby.

The name Revival Fitness has significant meaning to Bryan, who dealt with drug addiction in 2004 and 2005 and used CrossFit as an outlet during his recovery. Missy said their mission when they opened the new gym was to help improve people’s lives, health and well-being through exercise, just like it had helped Bryan.

“It (Bryan’s experience) really resonates with people there (at the gym) because we have a lot of people that struggle with addiction,” Missy said. “They manage to find us and come in and we help their lives get turned around because CrossFit is a great outlet for many people that are recovered or in recovery. We want to have open arms and open hearts to people who need a place to go work out and who need somebody to care about them.”

To learn more about Revival Fitness, email, call 317-677-3698 or visit

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