Autonomy comes from the ancient word autos which means self, and nomos which means law.

Hieroglyph Fitness does a better job in educating you in two ways: First, we encourage reflection on exercise. Instead of celebrating the blood, sweat, and tears, we ensure you reflect on the learning experienced through physical expression.

Second, we help you connect the dots between exercise and a personal definition of living a larger life. Autonomy won’t happen overnight, but it does start with a coach. The role of our coaches is to lead every person towards autonomy, through a relationship that balances challenge and support.

Through years of experience and learning, coupled with reflection on how fitness enhances function, priorities, and purpose, everyone is capable of learning how to exercise with intent and become autonomous in fitness.

Our ideal world is one where you exercise because you can, not because you know you should.

– Hieroglyph Team


 Bobby Andaya is the Head Coach, Owner and Founder of Hieroglyph Fitness.

Prior to establishing CrossFit Hieroglyph in 2016, he served 7 years as a U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Officer, and 6 years in the U.S. Military. He has been doing CrossFit for 13 years using the methodology everywhere he was deployed.

He is a certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Kids Trainer, has a Master's Degree in Business (M.B.A.) and a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from San Francisco State University.