In 2010, Scott Horton was more than 330 lb. and riddled with health issues.
“My doctor basically told me that if I didn’t start losing some weight, I was going to have some real problems,” he says.
So Horton did some research and ended up being paired with a trainer at a Globo Gym. That trainer—Atom Ziniewicz—introduced him to CrossFit.
“It just made sense,” Horton says. “It was just a really great, balanced workout.”
A few months later—in December— Ziniewicz opened a box of his own, CrossFit Liberation.
Since April 2010, Horton has lost 85 lb. and now weighs 256 lb.
“It’s probably the first time in my life that I’ve ever been really excited to get up at 4:30 in the morning to be at the box and knock out a WOD,” he says.
Those are impressive words from a man who once couldn’t even run 50 yards “let alone a mile without seriously almost passing out.”
And the 46-year-old has a 500-lb. deadlift.
“I think that if I hadn’t found Atom Ziniewicz and CrossFit Liberation I probably would still be ,” he starts. “Who knows? I might not even be here.”
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Additional reading: Tales of a 40-Year-Old Superhero by Lisa Erickson, published Jan. 12, 2012.