Before and Afters
View some of our amazing CrossFit Streets transformations:
“I was 19 years old, just graduated college, eating whatever I wanted and not doing any sort of physical activity. Weighing 220 pounds, I decided it was time for a change. A friend of mine recommended me to CrossFit Streets & and wrote me a meal plan. I began eating real foods, each meal having protein and vegetables, cut out “junk foods”, and decreased my carbohydrate intake. I began drinking more water, taking less milk and sugar in my coffee and cut out drinking and partying. I began to be more careful of what I was putting in my body, trying to have better sleeps at night and was at Streets 5-6 times a week. I was constantly learning my body and learning more about nutrition from all of the Coaches at Streets. I lost 50 pounds, gained muscle and strength and felt the healthiest I’ve ever been in just 1 year!”
“I’ve tried EVERYTHING. I’ve done Paleo, Keto, clean eating, low carb, counting calories, intuitive eating, etc. With trial and error I’ve gotten to know myself and my body. I found that you can’t out-train a bad diet. And I tend to overeat so the only way for me to make sure I don’t overeat is by tracking my meals. Being consistent in the gym and at home with my meals is what finally worked for me. Making no excuses for my food choices and just being determined in reaching my goals is my day to day!”
“MB1.0 to 2.0…. a few years ago I decided to make some positive changes when it came to my personal health. I didn’t have any health issues because of my weight and sedentary lifestyle but I knew they could possibly be in my future. I decided to start eating healthy and in proper proportions. As well as I became physically active. I started with running as a way to prepare myself for obstacle racing that I always wanted to do. I came to CrossFit Streets to help maintain and grow my healthy lifestyle. I’m driven by competition and the group/team environment. Streets makes it easy to do so. ”
“Pre CrossFit while attending university I attempted going to the gym multiple times without much success. There was fear in touching a barbell, dumbbells, and various machines mainly because I had no idea what proper technique was which resulted in me sitting on a bike or going for light jogs on the treadmill every time I went. Body pump classes helped give me an idea of what moving weight at a higher intensity felt like, but the intimidation that was felt when staring at the squat rack prevented me from ever approaching it.
In 2015 while scrolling through my social media, someone posted a photo of ripped hands and mentioned the aftermath of a CrossFit workout. I found CrossFit Streets and was hooked ever since. Physical health has become one of my main priorities and since then, I have never looked back. There is always something to work on whether it be new nutritional habits or movements; a new goal to reach, but it’s safe to say that this is the fittest I’ve been since starting CrossFit back in 2015. The barbell and I are also best friends.”
I was always active. Played in soccer leagues and enjoyed other sports in school teams. Then I joined a gym – going 2-3x a week – but was bored after a couple of years of routinely using the same weight/cardio machines and doing the same weight training sets. I needed something more challenging – that’s when I discovered CrossFit.
Initially started going 3x a week and I loved it! Lost some weight and improved on my fitness, but I still wanted to improve how I felt during and after “fitnessing”. Started going 4-6x a week while making small nutrition choices (which included cutting out bread for a couple of weeks) that completely changed how I felt and looked. While CrossFit has helped me improve in health and physique, I have also gained new friendships that will last a lifetime. CrossFit Streets has a “welcome home” atmosphere which is a HUGE reason why I am where I am today. Thank you CrossFit Streets for opening your doors to me and helping me improve my fitness journey. Looking forward to what’s ahead!
Stopped eating carb heavy diet, followed a low carb high protein diet. Completely gave up drinking and eating out. Wanted to achieve an unthinkable transformation which drives me everyday back into the gym
CrossFit helped me stay motivated, joining CrossFit made me more strong, lean and way more conditioned. Did things I never would have done by myself, it has made me think different and feel different about fitness.
CrossFit has made me come closer to my goals and made me realize I can achieve the unthinkable.
Last 10 months with CrossFit Streets have changed me as an individual, and I am proud of what I have achieved under the watchful eyes of excellent coaches/trainers.
My lifestyle was very inactive since I immigrated to Canada back in 2008. Working two jobs with Full-time School, I had no time to focus on my health and fitness. As a result I went from 160 lbs. (2008) to 220 lbs. (Early 2017), sadly pure fat not muscle. A young graduate, embarking on a professional career, I always felt something was missing, and the answer was HEALTH/FITNESS. I remember the days when walking a block seemed a stretch, going down on my knees to grab something from the bottom shelve of the fridge felt like getting up with a heavy rock in your hand. All these years I always had a gym membership but I can only recall going to gym maybe twice in 9 odd years. I felt it was time, and I had to do something. With my busy schedule, I knew I would never make it to gym on my own to stare at weights/machines wondering what to do, and then I came across a term ‘CrossFit’.
Completely new to the concept, I researched for a week and found out about a local CrossFit box close to my house ‘CrossFit Streets’. One thing that attracted me the most at that time about CrossFit Streets was the 8 classes ‘On-ramp’ program they have for beginners. Yes I was a beginner and I needed help, next thing, I walked in and spoke to a coach (March 2017). Today, I am 50 pounds lighter and most importantly I am HEALTHY/FIT. My body can do things now that I could not even imagine doing before. I can run 10K. Yes you read it right; I am the same person who used to lose his breath walking a block 10 months ago. I can do power lifting, I can do gymnastic movements and none of this would have been possible without the Streets family. It was all step by step. Dan, Tarah and their team of coaches were always there to guide me.
CrossFit Streets is not just regular gym on the street, it’s a family. We work out together, encourage and feel happy for each other’s achievements every single day. Honestly, I am addicted and look forward to working out every day after work. No matter how my day went, that one hour at the box is my time. Every movement I can now do was work in progress at some stage, and the coaches were always there to guide me and make me the individual I am today. Last thing I am going to say is that you will hear/read that weight lifting and compound movements are dangerous and one should perform them safely. I agree one should perform them safely, but NO they are not dangerous. With guidance, hard work and dedication you can achieve these movements, and that is what you get at CrossFit Streets.
Midway through my 1st year at university I weighed 249lbs. I was playing football and figured it was ok to have a little extra weight on. I have always been active and in good shape, but at this weight I was finding even simple daily tasks were becoming hard. I was not motivated to workout or even play football anymore. I became so lazy that I didn’t go to classes if they were across campus. I ate out almost every meal and rarely ate anything healthy. At the end of the school year I finally became fed up with they way I felt and looked. I started working out and cooking my own meals with a roommate who was in I similar situation. As the weight started coming off and my fitness level increased, I began to feel more like myself again. Tasks slowly became easier and I had way more energy and motivation. I eventually became a trainer at the gym I was working out at and feel in love with helping others find themselves again through working out and eating right. I stumbled across CrossFit a few years later and instantly fell in love. It has taken my fitness to the next level and is something I will do for the rest of my life.