By: KickHouse

McKinney, TX (May 3, 2021) –  Matthew A., a member of KickHouse McKinney, has been selected as the first place male in the Kick 2020 Goodbye Challenge.  Beginning in January of 2021, almost five hundred participants from across the country started the 8-week journey of the KickHouse Challenge with the goal of “Kicking 2020 Goodbye”.  Matthew lost 19.4lbs and 11.25 inches, and claimed the top cash prize of $15,000. 

At a time when the American Psychological Association reports that 6 in 10 adults have experienced undesired weight changes since the start of the pandemic, KickHouse Challenge participants made an 8-week commitment to kick their quarantine weight goodbye.

National Winner Matthew, 29 of the KickHouse studio in McKinney, TX joined the KickHouse Challenge to get rid of the pandemic weight. “Tori was my coach and she was great. She was always checking in on me, making sure that I was doing really well and feeling well while doing it.” he said. “I started feeling a huge difference in my energy level, in my strength, in my speed… everything was getting better. I saw huge differences through the Challenge.”

Participant transformations were judged at the local level, with local finalists advancing to national judging. In the national judging, a panel of five experts ranked local winners using criteria including pounds and inches lost, percentage of body weight lost, muscle tone gained, ability to inspire others and overall visible physical transformations. The first place national winners receive $15,000, the second place winners receive $5,000 and the third place winners receive $3,000 for a total of $46,000 in cash prizes for their incredible and inspiring results!

“We work hard to get to know our members and their goals to create a community that everyone wants to be a part of,” said KickHouse McKinney General Manager Lauren Miller. “Matthew started the Challenge wanting to do something for himself. With the help of his personal coach, Tori, and our team, Matthew worked through obstacles and kept going even on the days that he wanted to stop. He overcame doubt throughout the challenge and came out better! The whole KickHouse McKinney FitFam is so proud of him and everything he has accomplished during his journey.”

The KickHouse McKinney studio is located on the northeast corner of W Eldorado Parkway and Lake Forest Dr in McKinney. You can start on your own transformation today at KickHouse McKinney!  Connect with the studio today:  https://thekickhouse.com/mckinney/