Three-time Tribune player of the year Nikki Wheatley of Bonita, Bishop Amat receiver Tyler Vaughns and Bonita running back Jake Payton are just a few area athletes who have trained with “Body By Tra.” Is this a concern and why do no area coaches want to speak on the record about it?
“I like to say we’re the best-kept secret. People find out about us by word of mouth. All these top-level athletes have been in our programs for years. The kids sell us and the parents sell us more than we sell ourselves.” — Traison Lewis.
To prep athletes and their parents, there’s arguably no offseason coach/trainer more popular. Among local high school football coaches, however, the consensus is he’s part of a problem that’s only getting bigger.
What nobody can deny, though, is Lewis and his brand “Body By Tra” have become a serious power player on the local prep football scene. And it’s only getting more powerful.
“Power player? I mean, I don’t know,” Lewis said. “I don’t consider myself that. If there’s one thing you’ll notice about me and our program it’s that we’re very humble and we just like to let the kids and parents evaluate us and see what we do.