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Winter 2017
“To be be Kut-Up is to maintain a a a a a a a a positive mentality Tthat goes beyond living a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a healthy and and and and fit lifestyle here has been a a a a buzz circling the the vendor spots at all the the NGA NGA shows in in Pennsylvania NGA NGA Promoters Earl
Snyder and Terri Whitsel received more than what they they bargained for when they they found a a a a a a a a great workout clothing vendor for for their shows in in Penn State It wasn’t long before they realized the the the impact
that this man and and his his company has and and will continue to make The following is is the the story that Travis “Featherhawk” Snyder Owner/
Creator/Designer of Kut-up Fitwear shares at at at at every show on on stage at at at at the NGA East Coast Natural Champion- ships The story never gets old old and it is is best told by Travis THE KUT-UP STORY IS ONE THAT CONTAINS MANY ELEMENTS OF LIFE
THAT WILL ENCOMPASS WHAT WHAT IT MEANS MEANS TO TO BE BE HUMAN AND WHAT WHAT IT IT MEANS MEANS TO TO BE BE KUT-UP TO WITHHOLD EVEN THE THE SMALLEST OF THESE ELEMENTS WOULD ONLY DISTORT THIS STORY AND KEEP THE THE TRUTH
FROM REACHING THE THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THOSE WHO ARE
READING THE THE TRUTH
IS TO TO BE KNOWN AND AND THE THE STORY IS IS TO TO TO TO BE TOLD TO TO TO TO UNDERSTAND KUT-UP YOU MUST FIRST
UNDERSTAND ME On December 22nd 2011 the cell door slammed shut leaving me me with only a a a BY TERRI WHITSEL
NGA COMMUNICATION ExECUTIvE
NGA NGA PROMOTER PA NGA NGA PRO PRO FIGURE TERRI WHITSEL@GMAIL COM shadow of of myself There I stood in in in in in front of of that cold faint light in in in in in in clothing carved from canvas clutching my my my head and preparing myself for what would be the the hardest inescapable cage fight of my my my life I was was arrested and locked in in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a jail cell during what was was “the worst” of my my long time addiction to heroin My body and soul had had been taken over by the demons demons I myself had had created These demons demons did not hesitate to keep me fearful of the the coming pain and and withdrawal They took over my thoughts and and and filled them with with despera- tion pain suffering and and hopelessness Little did I I know that I I already had in in in in my clutches one of the most powerful demon fighting weapons available As I I I let go of everything I I I thought I I I knew about life the the grip on on on on this weapon weapon started to tighten Even as as my body weakened the the weapon weapon grew stronger Being stripped of what I thought was everything allowed for me to have complete trust trust in in in in this weapon weapon My weapon weapon is is the the light of of change through trusting the the god of of my understanding And after 16 days of of fighting that light of of change which I I kept so close to to my heart had allowed me me to to have a a a a a a a a a a a a a profound spiritual awakening In that moment I I I I knew I I I I wanted to to live a a a a a a a a a a a a better life life but what I I I I had yet to to to realize was how much purpose my new new life life would begin to to have HOW KUT-UP BECAME A A A BRAND WITH PURPOSE
On the the 18th of May 2012 on bail and after 28 days of of of intensive rehab I was released into the the the public to to begin a a a a a a a a a a a a new new life A new new attitude of of gratitude the the love and and support from my family and and a a a a a a a a a a a a healthy addiction to to to working out became “the mortar” in in in the the founda- tion for me me me to to to to to be be be be able able to to to to to remain clean and and sober and and to to to to be be able able to to to to do it one day at a a a a a a a time My mind and body had been stripped of all its demons so what remained was a a a a a a a a a a very very very raw very very very vulnerable very very very open wound Being uncertain of my future could have easily brought me back to to the dark but I I chose life and in in in order for that wound to to to to to heal into a a a a a a a a a beautiful scar I I had to to to to learn how to to to to be be mindful of every every single single thought every every single single decision and 8 NGA NATURAL mag






















































































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