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  • Dimitri Lamour-Johnson is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta’s Fitness Athlete of the Month for May of 2023


    Dimitri Lamour-Johnson was one of the first students to enroll at Straight Blast Gym back in 2020 following the mandatory closing of the gym due to the COVID pandemic. Within a couple of days of reopening, Dimitri walked in the front door and began attending classes. He had been doing home workouts and was looking for something a little more challenging; a little more exciting.

    Dimitri hit the ground running, attending 20 classes in his very first month at SBG Buford! Between the Fitness Performance and Fitness Kickboxing classes, he was getting in phenomenal shape. Not only was hit conditioning improving but his coaches and teammates could tell a difference in his physical appearance. Muay Thai and Fitness Kickboxing Coach Jim Sheppard remembers Dimitri’s transformation:

    “That guy got jacked! He was in good shape when he started training with us but after a month or two I started seeing his shoulders and arms popping out of those t-shirts. It’s possible that he was just buying smaller shirts but I don’t think so. 😂”

    Dimitri continued to be a regular until he had to leave for school later that summer. He would return and train at Straight Blast Gym during the summers and during winter break but it wasn’t until the end of 2022, when he decided to take a semester off from school, that he was able to return to SBG Buford full-time.

    Fitness Kickboxing Coach Carmen Garcia selected Dimtri as Straight Blast Gym’s Fitness Athlete of the Month, largely because of the dedication he has to his training.

    “He is maybe the most active and consistent student I have, and that says a lot because we have a lot of students that are here pretty much everyday. Dimitri shows up, doesn’t have a big fuss, and works his butt off every single class.”

    Since his return, Dimitri has been a staple in our Fitness Kickboxing and Fitness Performance classes. A short time later, Dimitri began taking Muay Thai as well! Earlier this year he graduated from our Foundations program and can now be found taking Muay Thai classes on the regular. Talk about dedication!

    Give it up for one of SBG Buford’s hardest-working students, and our Fitness Athlete of the Month, Dimitri Lamour-Johnson!!

    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.