Rick has made quite an amazing transformation. 

Prior to joining TFW West Bay, Rick realized he was at significant risk for some serious health problems. After seeing that picture of himself on the left at his heaviest, 355 pounds, he decided he had enough and took action.

After years of struggling with his weight, the birth of his grandson was the ultimate catalyst that began his transformation. He wanted to be able to keep up with him as he grew and more importantly, Rick wanted to be sure he would be around to see him grow!

Rick’s journey began with the decision to undergo gastric sleeve surgery, a procedure that requires months of preparation and is not something to take lightly as it is not without risk.

In January 2018, it was time for the actual surgical procedure. Rick entered the surgical suite at 334 pounds. Six months post-op, he was down an astonishing 100 pounds! He was strict about his nutrition, being guided by nutritionists that specialized in this type of post operative care. He was losing the weight but the component that was missing was muscle gain and increased physical fitness.

Rick tried several different gyms but he could not seem to find the fitness regimen that was the best fit for HIM. He found it hard to motivate himself, he wasn’t sure what exercises he should be doing or how exactly to do them, and he found the big box gym atmosphere intimidating. Rick was looking for motivation, guidance, and a camaraderie that seemed to be lacking elsewhere. 

Eventually, he found what he needed!

A friend and coworker told him about TFW West Bay and he decided to give it a try. He began at TFW West Bay July 30, 2018. Immediately, he loved it! 

Here’s what Rick had to say about his experience:

“Just come through the door. It’s motivating just to be here, seeing other people pushing themselves to work hard, doing the exercises, it pushes you to do it too, you feel inspired. The class atmosphere is great, it doesn’t matter what level of fitness you’re at, the Coaches meet you where you are, there’s always an exercise that works for you.

Anybody can come to TFW West Bay, anyone. Any age, any fitness level, no matter what your conditioning, the coaches adapt the program to your level and make it work for you. I just love coming here.”

We are so proud of all that Rick has done and continues to do in order to improve his fitness and more importantly, his overall health. It takes a lot of courage to make those kinds of changes and stick with it and Rick is determined to keep working towards becoming the best version of himself!

Rick will never be that guy on the left again!

We can help get you started on your own Transformation! Contact one of our Coaches: GET ME STARTED!