I had always been a chubby kid, but it never bothered me until the summer after my sophomore year in high school, when I weighed in at 260 pounds. Knockout was offering a teen class for the summer, so I thought I would give it a try. I almost passed out during the first class, but I loved it! Even though I was usually the last one finished, I couldn’t wait to go back, because the coaches encouraged me and told me to keep going and that I was doing great. Before crossfit, I could never find pants that fit, but after a few months, I was able to buy a normal pair of jeans. In the fall of that year, I joined Knockout as an official member. After a year, I could keep up and rx workouts! In December, my senior class voted me “Best Transformation” for the changes Knockout helped me make. I may have lost 80 pounds but I gained a new outlook on life and Fitness!!