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  • Dennis Scales is November’s Fitness Member of the Month!!


    You’ll have a hard time finding somebody at Straight Blast Gym Buford who is more humble and supportive than Dennis Scales.


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    Dennis is a 46 year old father, who works by day and is a part of Straight Blast Gym’s Barbell Club by night. Despite being closer to 50 than 40, Dennis continues to put up crazy weight during Barbell Club training sessions, constantly impressing his coaches and teammates. Barbell Coach Chris Crowder tells us about Dennis:


    Dennis is a military veteran and a super devoted father. I’ve known him for years, and he is one of the most supportive teammates that I know. And his work ethic…wow. No matter how busy things get for Dennis he always makes times to get in his exercise.”


    That is one of the things that sets Dennis apart from a lot of other fathers and business-people…Dennis always makes time to get in the gym. Understanding how important physical activity is to his daily energy levels and the way he feels, Dennis prioritizes his weightlifting sessions over all of his other extra curriculars. If he isn’t working or with his family, you can find him in the gym. And man how it has paid off.


    At age 46, Dennis can back squat 406 pounds and deadlift over 500 pounds!


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    Just recently, Dennis teamed up with another Straight Blast Gym Barbell Club member, Clint (who is 44 years old) to compete in a fitness competition with other members of SBG Buford. Competing in event that involved power, strength, agility, and endurance, Dennis and Clint were the oldest team in the competition. Despite this, they finished in first place overall!! No doubt this was a testament to the hard work and dedication they put into their training with the Barbell Club.

    Thanks for all of your hard work and constant support Dennis, and keep up the great work!

    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.