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Meet Kawaya Haynes of KaysFitWays in Oxnard

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kawaya Haynes.

Kawaya, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
As a kid, I was always dancing and playing sports and I loved burning off excess energy, but I first became interested in pursuing fitness and nutrition as a career in 2015. I was mentally not in a good place because of family issues, an abusive relationship, and other health issues, so I started going to the gym to get away from a lot of these problems. For a brief period, I felt like the only other avenue I had to escape was through drugs and alcohol. About a year later, I realized that this was not how I wanted to spend my life. I knew that if I didn’t make a positive change, I would have continued to abuse substances in order to cope with my life. I had to make a decision to start making positive changes in my life and in doing so, knew that I also could make positive changes in other people’s lives. I knew that I was not the only one who felt stuck in their situation and that I could be a force for constructive change. I achieved my personal training certification in 2018 with an emphasis in holistic nutrition, then began working at a gym in order to gain experience in the field. This year I started the brands KaysFitWays and Lilly Love Collection as a way to showcase and organize all my services, including fitness, nutrition and cosmetics.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’ve had to face many obstacles, big and small, ranging from major life setbacks to cars breaking down on the way to see clients. Most of the obstacles of running a small business like this stem from the fact that it requires dedication, discipline, and determination, both on my part and the clients. It’s a constant battle to stay ahead of trends and to find consistent clients who are as committed as I am. There are some days when I find myself discouraged or overwhelmed, but I have to remember that the gym saved my life and I have the power to be the change I want to see in the world.

KaysFitWays – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
KaysFitWays is a Fitness and holistic nutrition coaching service brand that focuses on client’s mind, body and energy. It focuses on not just the physical weight loss or weight gain, but on positive attitudes and motivation. A lot of clients can complete a routine with me, but I want them to have the wherewithal to continue the program when I’m not there. I’m here to foster positive mental and emotional change in terms of what people eat, how they think and how they act. I’m proud of my impact on clients. Every person I’ve worked with has a tremendous boost in confidence and self-esteem after my program. It changes not just in how they treat their body, but how they perform at work, in relationships, or in stressful situations.

I’m very proud that I’m not just your coach, but your biggest fan. I genuinely want to help others and help people understand that there are only two roads in life: constructive and destructive paths. It takes lots of work and courage not just to lose weight, but also lose emotional weight that can bring us down. I think that sets me apart from a lot of the Instagram/Influencer fitness culture because KaysFitWays isn’t just about hawking products or showing off my personal results, but about uplifting other people out of what they think are impossible situations.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is every person’s individual goals that they set for themselves and achieve. Everyone’s measure of success is different, but for me, whenever I see someone shake off something that was holding them down, no matter how big or small, that’s an achievement. I think any intentional positive change that a person sets their mind to is a success.


  • Online Fitness Training $380
  • Individual sessions $400
  • Lash Lift $80
  • Classic Full set $120

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 442-500-9298
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @Kaysways_main
  • Twitter: @lilly.lovecollection
  • Other: @kaysfitways

Image Credit: @fitestabanphoto

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