We're so grateful to one of our members, David, for allowing us to share his success story with you! People come to work with us for many different reasons- some are working on weight challenges, others on fight training or self-defense goals, and more. A running theme at Smash Hit is that we celebrate the accomplishment of our goals, big, small, and sometimes even life-changing, such as the story that follows.
"It's a familiar story, I'm sure, for alot of people. My weight crept up slowly through high school, and then into my 20's, reaching a high of near 400 lbs. I was stuffing down my emotions with food, I was celebrating with food. Food became everything. The bigger I got, the more food I ate. The more depressed I became, the more food I ate, and the less I moved. I was considering different alternatives to lose some weight, but doing nothing about it. Then, the first event that changed everything happened. My buddy had a heart attack at 27 years old. Talk about hitting me square in the face. He was younger than me, and I was clearly bigger than him by at least 100lbs. I saw myself in that. I saw myself getting even bigger, smoking more cigarettes, finding other addictions, and eventually having the same fate as him, but with a deadly outcome. Thats when I decided to make changes. From somewhere deep in my core I wanted something better. I decided to enlist the help of dietitions to guide me nutritionally. The weight started coming off. I stopped smoking. I was feeling great. Still without an outlet I was seeking something to put my energy into. Thats when the next life changing event happened. I found Ken Levy. I was still a pretty big guy when I started with Ken. I was never the athletic type, and I wasnt sure if I could keep up. But with his training and guidance, I was able to shed the rest of the weight. He never judged me. He taught me the skills that was needed and kept me motivated. I was inspired by him and motivated by both him and his team. I fell in love with boxing. Hitting that bag for me was better than anything I could stick in my mouth. Still is. I am so grateful to have found in myself the drive to be a healthier man. And I am so grateful to have found Ken to empower me to push through all the limitations I had put on myself. For anyone who doubts that they can have a great workout with boxing..... try it. And if you don't think you can keep up..... you can!"