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  • 3 Reasons Why Kickboxing Gets People in Amazing Shapef


    In addition to being one of the most effective and proven methods for self defense, kickboxing has become one of the hottest forms of exercise in America! People looking for an enjoyable, exciting, fast-paced workout are seeing awesome results by ditching the treadmill and lacing up the gloves.


    Let’s look at 3 reasons why the people of Straight Blast Gym’s kickboxing program are seeing such awesome results:

    1. It’s FUN!: One of the top reasons people fall out of favor with the gym is because they become bored of the same old routine. They lift some weights, do some sit ups, and peddle away on a stationary bike. Not very motivating, right? Kickboxing offers an up-tempo workout under the guidance or an experienced and motivating coach. By creating a lively atmosphere and teaching real life kickboxing, the participants actually look forward to exercising!

    2. Get a great, full body workout: Ever hit pads for 3 straight minutes? Man, is it a workout! Kickboxing involves dozens of muscles, including your shoulders, arms, back, thighs, butt, and even your calves. Kickboxing is meant to be done with live resistance, meaning you get to throw real punches and kicks with a pad holder. By incorporating real life resistance your muscles are being set up to become lean and strong. No wonder kickboxers are in such great shape!

    3. Learn real life, practical self defense: So wait, you’re telling me that kickboxing can get me in great shape AND teach me how to throw down? Absolutely! Kickboxing classes will show you how to properly and effectively throw punches and kicks to deliver maximum impact using proper form. Head work, footwork, and proper distance are some of the things you’ll learn to utilize while working different kickboxing combinations with your coach and fellow kickboxers.


    Straight Blast Gym in Buford has developed a reputation for having the most exciting and successful Kickboxing program in Gwinnett county. People of varying ages, sizes, and skill levels have achieved awesome results over the last 5 years by making kickboxing a part of their lives. SBG’s kickboxing coaches pride themselves on teaching actual kickboxing, as opposed to some of the more watered down versions where you stand in front of a bag and throw sloppy punches to the sound of blaring techno music. We want you to get in awesome shape, but also feel it is our duty to show you how to actually kickbox. The vast majority of our patrons have no desire to compete in the sport, they just want an incredible workout and to have a blast while doing it!

    If you think kickboxing might be the catalyst needed to get you in fantastic shape, reach out to Straight Blast Gym Buford to take advantage of our FREE private lesson with one of our certified and experienced trainers.


    Jim Sheppard

    is one of the co-owners of Straight Blast Gym Buford and Straight Blast Gym Atlanta. He has been training / coaching / competing in Muay Thai since 2013 and holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.