A Coaches Transformation

Life in 2021/2022 felt insurmountable. Like many, my struggles were mainly of my own making, a series of decisions that led me down a path I hadn’t intended to travel. I lost sight of who I was and, in the process, let myself go. This isn’t a unique story; it’s a human one. Yet, acknowledging that didn’t make the experience any less daunting.

Taking that initial photograph wasn’t about vanity or self-pity. It was a promise, a reminder of where I refused to stay. It marked the beginning of a relentless quest not just for physical transformation but for a total overhaul.

The journey was anything but linear. It was punctuated with highs and lows, moments of unwavering dedication in the gym and the kitchen, and periods of relapse into old habits. Yet, each setback was a setup for a comeback.

BayWay CrossFit isn’t just a gym; it really is a sanctuary for me. Here, I am surrounded by positive people who believe in me, reminding me of my worth. Without that, my journey may never have started. 

Although I’ve always done CrossFit, and BayWay CrossFit has always been the best, I wanted to add something to my routine to be sure the monotony didn’t hit while on this comeback. So I started jiujitsu. Practicing two challenging disciplines like, CrossFit and jiujitsu, turned every day into an opportunity for small victories. Even on days that seemed tough, finishing a session meant I had won. It was proof of my progress, both mentally and physically. This combination kept my workouts exciting and my mind sharp, transforming my daily routine into anything but routine. More than just shaping my body, it strengthened my mental health, pushed away the darkness, and filled each day with a sense of achievement.

Reflecting on the person I was in 2021/2022 a shell of my potential, unhappy and broken, it’s almost surreal to confront the person I’ve become by 2024. This transformation journey underscores a vital life lesson: no matter how deep the abyss is, there’s always a way out. The climb may be taxing, fraught with obstacles and moments of despair, but it’s unequivocally possible.

This story isn’t just about losing weight or gaining muscle; it’s a testament to the indomitable human spirit. It’s a reminder that we are all works in progress, capable of rewriting our stories, reshaping our futures, and reclaiming who we thought we were and who we thought we could be.

To those who find themselves in the throes of their own battles, remember: transformation is within your grasp. It demands resilience, patience, and a relentless commitment to yourself. 

At Bayway CrossFit, we’re more than just a gym; we’re a community of survivors, dreamers, and warriors. Your transformation story is waiting to be written. Are you ready to take the first step?


Five years ago, I would have laughed if someone had told me I would be the protagonist of a “Before and After” transformation. Yet, here I am, my own testimony. My transformation story started in April 2022, a snapshot of me at a low point, and fast-forwards to March 2024, where a new picture tells a new story.