10641096_939951169355807_9010760370465853867_nFull Name: Ryan Knutson

Nick Name: Knutz

Hometown: Chesapeake

Occupation: Gym owner/ Head Coach

Qualification: CrossFit Level 1 Certificate, CrossFit Level 2 Certificate, CrossFit Mobility and AFAA Personal Training Certification

First WOD: Tabata, with about 8 incredible  stations

Greatest Fitness/Nutrition Advice: Outwork the hardest worker

Favorite Quote: “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact, it’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration, it’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”  -ALI

Go to cheat meal: 5 GUYS! Or anything with ice cream.

Words of Wisdom for rookies: Champions aren’t made overnight

Personal Goals: Get accepted into ODU Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and Qualify for the Crossfit Games Regionals in 2016

Benchmark lifts: Clean and Jerk-337 Snatch-282 Squat 438 Dead 505 Strict Press 209Bench 350 Push Press-315

Favorite Compound Memory:  I have a lot of FAVORITE Compound memories. The ever changing favorite is watching people become the better person they sought out to be with the help of Crossfit and our community. This is by far the most rewarding for me. Another big favorite memory is all the Open workouts we do every Friday night at the gym. These days take community to a whole new level. The support and energy from all the athletes competing/supporting is insane! Such an awesome thing to see and be a part of.