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  • Choosing the Right Gym for 2017


    Every January, gyms get packed out with new faces who are looking to get that beach-body they’ve been coveting for the last few years. While these gym newbies have good intentions, they are usually met with disdain from the gym regulars who get irritated that all of the new members are parked in ‘their parking space’ and are using ‘their equipment’.

    At Straight Blast Gym we celebrate new members!

    These are people making an effort to improve their health and physical well being. All too often new members join a big box gym in hopes of getting great results, only to fizzle out after a few short months. The causes for this failure are numerous:

    • Feeling unwelcome by the staff and current members
    • A lack of knowledge on how to reach health and fitness goals
    • No accountability
    • Boredom of doing the same workouts over and over


    This is the time of year when it’s important to make sure that you get yourself set up at the right spot. Do your homework! You wouldn’t go to a car dealership, take a quick look around and say “Mmmmm, I’ll take that one!” would you? Your health is important, and so is your self-esteem. If you are going to invest in yourself, make it a smart investment. Find a place where you feel welcome and accepted. Link up with a smart, certified, and knowledgeable coach who understands how to help you achieve your goals, and will keep you accountable. And finally, make sure your gym is fun! After all, if you aren’t enjoying your time at the gym you’ll probably stop going.

    Straight Blast Gym welcomes all interested parties to come experience a FREE 90 minute training session with one of our coaches!

    Whether it is through CrossFit, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, or Personal Training, find the right program that makes exercising FUN and will get you the body, energy, and good health that you want!

    Give us a call, or fill out our webform, to learn more and set up your free session at Straight Blast Gym!

    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.