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Meet Dustin Zahursky of Kutting Weight in Van Nuys

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dustin Zahursky.

Dustin, please share your story with us.
Our sauna suit clothing was born out of a passion for wrestling and a desire to make a required weight class. As many of you from the wrestling world know, cutting weight is not a fun process, but it’s necessary if you want to be competitive in your sport. I actually enjoyed working out but despised the cheap plastic sauna suits that ripped ten minutes into my workouts.

After my college wrestling career ended, I knew I wanted to get into the business world but still be affiliated with the wrestling world. Wrestling had provided me with a direction in life and an opportunity to do something productive. I decided to create a line of superior training gear. Usually, when wrestling season was over, the last thing I’d want to do was to work out in a sauna suit. All the same, when I retired from the sport, I found that I still actually liked the workouts. When you’re cutting weight for a sport like wrestling, your weight loss regimen often includes temporarily controlling your water weight. If you’re just working out in a sauna suit for fun, you can simply replenish your fluids afterwards, and that makes the experience a lot more enjoyable. As more and more of our customers use our sauna suit clothing for their own weight loss goals, they are finding the results remarkable. Customers who were seriously overweight are now committed to using our clothing for every workout and swear that it’s the most important fitness tool they own.

With our line of products, you no longer have to wear uncomfortable plastic sauna suits for cutting weight. Our sauna suit fabrics are durable, flexible, and allow more of your skin to breathe. Our clothing keeps your core heated up so that you can effectively lose water weight and burn more calories, whether for weight loss in a competitive sport, or just working to stay trim. Kutting Weight offers the most advanced product for water weight loss in the fitness industry. I am a national champion wrestler for Lindenwood University and national champion race car driver for the Lotus Cup USA.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?

  • Burglary in 2016
  • Counterfeits from China
  • Knock-offs from other brands on Amazon
  • Amazon evolving as a marketplace
  • Educating demographic about safe effective weight loss
  • Educating on how suit works, why ours is better

Please tell us about Kutting Weight.
Founded in 2007, the company has helped both athletes and fitness minded individuals meet their goals. The benefits of their line of neoprene sauna suits and separates are backed by years of research. The suits themselves deliver metabolism enhancing effects in a stylish package that allows for full range of motion, suitable for a wide range of sports from yoga to cross fit. For more information, go to kuttingweight.com.

Please tell us more about Kutting Weight.
We started our business to improve upon the old-fashioned plastic bag suits by making a neoprene clothing line that could stand up to all activities without tearing. Originally, it was created for water weight loss for competitive sports, but we quickly realized the benefits of how heat training effects the body and aids weight loss.

Our proudest moments are the testimonials from customers who lost hundreds of pounds in a year using our clothing every day in their workouts. We document them in social media and on our website.

We’re trying to create a fitness trend that adds heat to workouts to increase your VO2 Max, EPOC levels, heat-shock proteins, metabolism, and calories burned.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I grew up in a small North Dakota town named Minot, and my favorite times were teams sports such as football and wrestling. Our football team came back from a 0-5 start to win every game going into the state tournament. Seeing the effect of teamwork and our whole community coming together was electric, and chasing that energy into our business, seeing our crew rally together towards success remains in me today.

Pricing:

  • $50-$80 – Sauna Suit
  • $39 – $60 – various tops and bottoms

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Kutting Weight

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