Makenzie Vaughan

Makenzie Vaughan



About Coach

My journey started about 3 years ago but I only really consider 2 and half of those years as I wasn’t consistent at the start. CrossFit wasn’t something I was seeking out or looking to jump into. This sport was one that I had no intention of continuing for a long period of time. I tried it because of a friend, and I was certain that after a few classes I was going to call it quits. Well now a few years later I have completely fallen in love with this sport and the confidence it has given me. The coach that steps into the gym every day that is encouraging, loud, goofy, and will push you beyond what you think you are capable of comes from me being in that same position at the start of this adventure. I grew up dancing and doing pageants. I did the makeup, dresses, big hair, nails, and girly things. I am still that girl but I am a whole hell of a lot tougher mentally and physically!

Turning Point

I am someone who is always up to trying something once. I will say I did it and move on, but there are some things that you try, give it up and then find your way back and then you don’t look back. CrossFit was that. Every coach will tell you consistency is key. I learned that from Donnie and Stacey. Heard it probably more times than I wanted to and would get frustrated sometimes but the truth hurts. I was so incredibly inconsistent at times and would make excuses. I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t making the progress that I wanted to. I was mad because I was falling behind. I realized that all this advice I had been told that in the beginning, I wasn’t truly listening to. Those were the reasons I wasn’t progressing. It wasn’t anyone else’s fault but my own. I wasn’t willing to challenge myself. I wasn’t willing to put in the work. I wasn't doing what I needed to better myself. IT WAS ME! So the excuses stopped and work began. I’m not perfect and some days are better than others but every day is progress in the right direction and I don’t plan on going backward. Always looking forward!

Motivation & Passion

I coach because I want to give the members at our gym the same experience I had. I want them to feel encouraged, powerful, confident, and like they have a home away from home. The gym isn’t just a place to come and meet your physical goals. This is truly a community. From friends to family. Once part of the pack always part of the pack!

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