KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Hundreds of people took to the stage Saturday for the 2014 Knox Classic.
Fitness buffs and health enthusiasts competed in categories including bodybuilding, figure, bikini, and physique.
There were new competitors and some who have been competing for years.
No matter the experience level, they all say it takes a lot of self motivation.
"There's a lot of late nights or early mornings depending on when you work out and when you like to work out. I eat between six and eight times a day, every 2 to 3 hours, so it takes a lot of dedication and hard work and will power,” says competitor Stacey McCloud.
Prejudging took place Saturday morning and the competition begins at 6 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Cox Auditorium.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.