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352-lb Student Loses 110 Pounds, Targets 6-Pack with Clever Hack

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Julien Raby

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Tyron Kretzmann, a student from South Africa, wasn’t just overweight – he felt trapped. 

Tipping the scales at 160kg (352 lbs), he knew he needed a drastic change. But gyms were intimidating, and diets alone never seemed to work. Then, inspiration struck.

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Social Media = Super Motivation

Tyron launched an Instagram account, sharing his honest starting point and a unique promise: for every new follower, he’d walk an extra inch beyond his daily workout.

It was a way to turn social media into a powerful accountability tool.

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The Inch That Launched a Movement

His idea struck a chord. People loved his honesty and his “inch by inch” approach. Within weeks, Tyron’s follower count skyrocketed. Each new person wasn’t just an audience member – they were a part of his transformation.

Workouts That Wowed

Tyron’s routine was anything but boring. He boxed, he did Pilates, he even braved a 10k run! 

His relentless energy kept his followers hooked, watching this once sedentary student push his limits.

A Global Community of Support

The encouragement poured in. Fitness icons sent birthday wishes, recognizing his hard work. 

His followers, now from all corners of the world, suggested wild challenges – ice baths, training with pro athletes – fueling his fire.

More Than Just Melting Fat

Tyron was rapidly shedding weight (over 50kg in 50 days!), but his impact went far deeper. He became a symbol of what’s possible. People saw themselves in his struggles and his triumphs. His Instagram wasn’t just documentation; it was a beacon of hope.

The Journey Continues…

Tyron’s story isn’t over. He still has goals, new challenges, and a community walking every step with him.  But one thing is certain: he’s no longer the person who felt trapped. He’s an inspiration, proving that with unwavering determination and a little online support, you can transform your life.


Julien Raby is the owner of BoxLife. He owns a bachelor in literature and a certificate in marketing from Concordia. He's Crossfit Level 1 certified and has been involved in Crossfit since 2010. In 2023 he finally made it to Crossfit Open Quarterfinals for the first time. LinkedIn Instagram Facebook

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