Jackie and Priscilla Gray have been married for 17 years. Active duty Army, like a lot of us, they spent many of their years together moving across the country. In total, they’ve been in the Ft. Hood area for 12 years, with the last 7 of them making up this final assignment before Jackie gets out of the Army.
Jackie and Priscilla always wanted to try CrossFit but never had a good opportunity to do so. Then, when they were members of the Field House, they met Josh and learned about CrossFit Cataclysm. The timing wasn’t quite right at first, but once they came in for the 101 Foundations program, they knew they found the right program. It appealed to them because it builds overall fitness, and they can do it together.
But here’s where the story really gets good:
CrossFit Cataclysm and the supporting community completely changed their lives. The WODs make them feel stronger and more capable, and that empowers them and makes them excited to continually set- and beat- new goals. The process of working out together and cheering each other on strengthened them as a couple. It’s given them a common interest that’s positive and powerful, and it’s a lot of fun.
Propelled by their new strength and excitement, Jackie and Priscilla also changed the way they eat. But we’re not talking about a strict diet or restricted calories, as food changes sometimes. Instead, it’s about eating food that makes them feel good and gives them the fuel their bodies need to go into the gym and crush their next WOD. It’s a new way of life that gives them energy and happiness. It makes their marriage stronger and helps them be the people they want to be.
On the weekends, they are now out running adventure races and 5Ks. Achieving goals together is their new normal. This lifestyle gives them a common ground and a renewed excitement for accomplishing great things in life. They both jumped back in to finish their college degrees and even invited their niece to stay with them for the summer. You probably saw Gabbi, their niece, in the gym working out with a smile on her face.
In all, CrossFit and the Cataclysm community made Jackie and Priscilla much happier and healthier people, and we love having them as part of our family.