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Meet Jason: Men’s First Place National Back To U Challenge Winner

jason back to u challenge winner

In August, KickHouse hosted the 8-week Back To U Challenge. This Challenge pushed members to embrace the uncomfortable and unleash their inner resilience. With great success across the country, six winners were chosen overall based on their physical and mental transformations. The winners not only took home cash prizes but confidence in themselves that they can kick it up a level. KickHouse had the chance to ask these winners a series of questions about their experience with the KickHouse Challenge. Jason Gonzalez-Whitsell from KickHouse McKinney, our men’s first place national challenge winner, took home $5,000! 

Meet Jason and read about his takeaways from the KickHouse Challenge:


jason back to u challenge winner



1.  What inspired you to join KickHouse and what made you join the Challenge?

“A friend invited me. I needed to lose weight and I love competition so I thought it would be a great opportunity to lose weight.”


2.  What does “Back To U” mean to you?

“Getting back to my fit self.”


3.  How was your experience during the 8-week Challenge? Highs and lows?

“A lot of highs including, feeling good physically and mentally, and being in a good mood all of the time. Not many lows, but it was rough having to miss my birthday meal and not being able to participate in any food related activities.”


4.  How do you feel kickboxing has impacted your health?

“Kickboxing is the only form of cardio that does not bore me, so it helps me stay in cardiovascular shape.”


5.  What are your current goals?  

“Get leaner, fitter, and more ripped.”


6.  What would you say to anyone who was thinking about joining KickHouse and/or the Challenge?

“Do it. You have nothing to lose except your weight.”


About KickHouse:

KickHouse is a modern kickboxing studio offering a variety of class formats, each rooted in kickboxing but with additional fitness flare added in. The KickHouse mission is to help members and communities take their health and kick it up a level via a consistent kickboxing practice! The new kickboxing brand has quickly grown to over 35 locations across the country and is looking to grow to 100 kickboxing studios within the next six months. If you’re interested in becoming a fitness franchise owner and opening your own KickHouse studio, visit

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