Why I’m a Member of Vanguard Gym – Gary

Douglas Esposito Coaches Who Care, Family, Goal Setting, Member Stories, Self-Defense, Self-Discipline, Want a Great Team

"I enjoy doing stuff with my kids. I try to spend quality time with them by engaging in things that they like to do. But it's not always easy because they don't all share a common interest. So sometimes I have to do things individually with them. I was there to support my eldest son when he was doing football ...

The Challenge of Jiu-Jitsu – Kate

Douglas Esposito Challenge, Focus, Member Stories

"I love Jiu Jitsu because it is a game that challenges me both mentally and physically. I have spent a lot of time learning the basics, or if I were to compare it to chess, I have been building up my pieces. Each "piece" is a specific move, and the better I learn and understand what moves are effective against ...

What the Challenge of BJJ Does for Me – John

Douglas Esposito Challenge, Coaches Who Care, Confidence, Member Stories, Sport to Compete In, Want a Great Team

"Challenge? It's something we hear often talked about at school, at work, or in media. But what does that mean really? For me it has always meant pushing myself past my comfort zone. As a former successful high school wrestler, I was all too familiar with being uncomfortable. Be it putting in the time training in the wrestling room, working ...

Why I Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Vanguard Gym

Douglas Esposito Coaches Who Care, Fitness, Goal Setting, Member Stories, Self-Discipline

"During the last couple years at Vanguard Gym, my health has been reborn. Since the fall of 2012, I have lost 50 pounds though a combination of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Vanguard, & healthier eating. At times now I smile to myself, wondering what the heck took me so long to make these changes. Prior to this, my struggle with being ...

Why I Workout at Vanguard Gym – Brian

Douglas Esposito Challenge, Family, Fitness, Member Stories

"I was always a skinny kid that could eat whatever I wanted and get away with it. I played basketball five to six times a week for several hours each time and would never gain a pound. After I graduated from college I was still able to play basketball, but didn’t have the same amount of time available to me ...
ATHLETE PROFILE - Elisabeth

Athlete Profile – Elisabeth

Jennifer Brannon Member Stories

Elisabeth, and her siblings, have been members of Vanguard Gym/CrossFit Manassas since almost the beginning, 8 years. She trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Thai Boxing and CrossFit. She is also an Assistant Instructor for our Kids Martial Arts program. Elisabeth is one of the friendliest, most helpful people I’ve ever met. Elisabeth also supports our Childcare Program and is willing to take …