January 2020 Athletes Of The Month

Meet Bryan and Jacqueline Vaughan…

“We moved to Charlotte from Richmond Va not knowing almost anyone.  After having 2 kids, fitness and taking care of ourselves had fallen by the wayside for convenience and laziness.  Bryan’s abs had become a single ab.  But we both had gained weight and didn’t know where to start to get back to form.  Our diets consisted of pizza, double stuffed Oreos (Bryan’s favorite) and fast food.  Jac’s cousin Anna invited us to a Saturday class where Jac originally went out after deliberating on whether to go or not.  We were both so out of shape that we were rather embarrassed of where we had ended up.  After that workout Jac decided to join immediately and convinced me to come to a class.  After my first Saturday class I too was hooked.  we decided to join as unlimited members with childcare.  Jac did the Nutrition Challenge and lost something like 15 lbs in one month with the help of Steph and I also lost 15 lbs but because Jac purged the house of everything bad.  We learned how to cook and prep healthy food that tastes amazing, started changing our taste preferences and even started drinking coffee black!  We have continued to make gains in our fitness goals and Jac is even doing the Nutrition Challenge again this January and Bryan has goals to maybe, just maybe enter in his first CrossFit competition in 2020.  We love CrossFit and we love 926.”

As part of being Athlete of the Month, we asked Jac and Bryan a few questions to get to know her a little more, below are her answers:

1. Where are you from?
 Bryan Is from CHESAPEAKE VA and Jac is from Rockville VA.

2. What do you do for a living? 
Bryan is a sales manager for a pest management distribution company/Jac stays home with the kids but was a veterinary assistant before moving to Charlotte.

3. Favorite hobbies? 
Bryan- Hanging with my kids and family but outside of that, home renovations and wood working projects but ever sense moving working out.  Jac-Hanging with kids and dogs, gardening, cooking, reading.

4. Athletic Background? 
Bryan-Athlete all my life, swimming, wrestling, baseball but I played football at Christopher Newport University as an outside linebacker. Jac-horseback riding and soccer at Christopher Newport University.

5. Why you chose CrossFit 926? 
When we moved to Charlotte, we knew almost no one. Anna Brock invited Jac to come to the gym.  We were both were attracted to the culture of welcoming, accountability and support the moment we stepped in.

6. Favorite movement? 
Bryan- Really anything I’m good at.  Jac-handstand walks

7. Favorite thing about CrossFit 926? 
The community that is nurtured from the top down of the organization! 

8. What advice would you give to a new comer? 
Be open to learning regardless of your background and experience.  Learn the movements and don’t get frustrated by doing lighter weight before you master the proper technique.  Also, you get out what you put into this.  There are a bunch of people here that are willing to help you on your fitness journey, you just have to ask.