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  • Fitness Athlete of the Month for July 2020 is Betty Dobson


    Betty Dobson is Straight Blast Gym Buford’s Fitness Athlete of the Month for July 2020.


    Betty Dobson is a regular in SBG Buford’s 5pm Fitness Kickboxing classes.  She comes straight from work, and is always dressed out and ready to go when her coaches begin the training session.  When new athletes arrive for their first class, she’s always one of the first people to introduce herself and make our new athlete feel welcome.


    During the summer of 2019, Straight Blast Gym Buford introduced MyZone to our martial arts and fitness athletes.  MyZone not only tracks your calories burned, but also how many workouts you’ve had and what your effort level was during those workouts.  Betty is routinely at THE TOP of our monthly leader list, getting in workouts EVERY DAY, often TWICE!!



    Earlier this year, Betty decided to expand her SBG membership and begin training in our Muay Thai program, adding that to her Fitness Kickboxing routine.  Betty has been regularly attending our Muay Thai Foundations program, and just recently moved up into our Muay Thai classes with her son, Taylor.



    Muay Thai Coach Jim Sheppard said this about Betty:


    “I love when we have family members training together at the gym.  Taylor has been with us for a couple of years, and I’m looking forward to having Betty in classes with him.  I also get excited to see more women joining our Muay Thai program.  Last night we had 5 ladies on the mat for class, which is amazing.  Betty has an awesome attitude and will undoubtedly attract more women to Muay Thai.”


    Fitness Kickboxing Coach Alex Caruso added this: 

    “Betty is super friendly and welcoming to new members, and she also has an incredibly strong work ethic. Sometimes you’ll see athletes that will only train if their friends are present and in class.  Betty will show up and train, no matter what.”


    Great work, Betty.  Keep up the amazing efforts and continue to dominate MyZone!!

    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.