When Tim Baldry started CrossFit, he weighed 395 lb. Today, he’s about 215.
“It’s a completely different life,” says Baldry, who started at CrossFit Hammond after temporarily being transferred to Louisiana from Mesa, Ariz. During his year there, he says he got fed up with being an embarrassment to his family. Since March 2011, he’s lost about 180 lb.
“All CrossFit, all diet,” Baldry says. “It’s exciting to see the changes because it’s not something that happened over a long period. I saw results right away. And that’s what I think is so neat about CrossFit.”
When he returned to Arizona, he started training in his garage. It caught the attention of a neighbor and then snowballed into CrossFit Desert Valley.
“Now I’ve got 40 people working out in my house, in my garage,” he says. “We start at 6 o’clock in the morning, and I go to work at 10:30, and then I come home at night and I have 7:30 at night till about 9 and people are comin’ over and we’re doing CrossFit.”
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Additional reading: By the Numbers by Amy Santamaria and Tim Retzik, published Sept. 29, 2010.