L-R – Carrie Pullaro and Karen Joseph are co-owners of KC’s Knockoutz, a stage preparation team for women competitors in body building and more.
KC’s Knockoutz recently launched Valrico’s first and only women’s stage preparation team. KC’s Knockoutz coaches long-time and novice female competitors in all categories: bodybuilding, physique, figure, fitness and bikini. It is a division of Fountain of Fitness, Inc., a personal training studio also located in Valrico.
Through monthly team meetings, one-on-one sessions, educational seminars and mock contests, Team Knockoutz prepares competitors to enter the stage looking their best. It provides a full-suite of services including: workout programs, diet plans, suit selection, posing, choreographed routines and make-up. All competitive sanctions are supported.
KC’s Knockoutz has already made an impression with major wins at its first show – the ABFF (Alaskan Bodybuilding Fitness and Figure) Clearwater Super Naturals Championships in February. Knockoutz competitor, Terri Kubassek, a first-time competitor and mother of three with one seven-month old son, won Overall Figure Champion. Team Knockoutz also took two first place trophies for the Novice Figure Class and the Open Figure (under 5’4”).
The team is co-founded by Karen Joseph and Carrie Pullaro. Joseph is the owner of Fountain of Fitness, a private personal training studio specializing in women’s fitness. A respected fitness leader in the Tampa community, Joseph is also featured in the April issue of Natural Muscle Magazine, as one of the most “Fit and Fabulous over Fifty” women, and is in this month’s Women’s Health Magazine as a fitness expert. Pullaro, who has been profiled several times in Oxygen, is a certified personal trainer. She has competed and placed in numerous figure competitions over the past 11. Pullaro is a certified personal trainer and enjoys using her coaching experience and extensive athletic background to help others adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Both women are competitors themselves with major wins in the Natural Bodybuilding and Figure worlds.
“We know from experience that getting ready for a show can be grueling and emotionally draining,” said Joseph. “We provide our team with a support system and challenge them with a customized training schedule so they reach their personal best by competition day.”
For more information visit www.kcknockoutz.com, call 629-4469 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/KCs-Knockoutz/230135390388668.