Why I’m a Member of Vanguard Gym – Gary

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"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 ...

What the Challenge of BJJ Does for Me – John

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"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 Do Thai Boxing at Vanguard Gym – Avan

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"My whole life before joining Vanguard, I noticed that I have never allowed myself to be truly challenged. By challenge I mean, something causing me to give it my 100% attention and effort. When I graduated both high school and college I graduated at the top of my class with many different honors and awards. However at every graduation I ...

Why I Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Vanguard Gym

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"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 ...
ATHLETE PROFILE - Elisabeth

Athlete Profile – Elisabeth

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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 …