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  • Jennifer Lorenzo is Straight Blast Gym Atlanta’s Fitness Athlete of the Month for May of 2022


    Between walking to and from the gym 5 days per week, and losing 20 pounds in her first two months at SBG Atlanta, Jennifer is an inspiration to us all.

    At 15 years old, Jennifer is a high school student in the Atlanta area. In the Spring of 2022, she found herself looking for a new and exciting extra-curricular activity that would keep her attention and help her make some physical transformations. When Straight Blast Gym opened a new location in Atlanta, it motivated her to take that first step.

    “I was looking for something to help me lose some weight. I wasn’t doing any kind of physical exercising or training and I knew that I needed something that would be fun and keep me motivated.”

    Jennifer enrolled in Straight Blast Gym Atlanta’s Fitness Kickboxing program and immediately hit the ground running. In her first week at SBG, Jennifer attended classes on six consecutive days! Now, for someone who is brand new to Fitness Kickboxing to start training 2-3 days per week, that would be a great first step and transition into a new and more active lifestyle. To attend classes for six straight days is just incredible!

    Adding to the impressiveness of Jennifer’s immaculate attendance is the fact that, at 15-years-old, Jennifer doesn’t have a car so she walks to and from the gym. Talk about dedication to her new team and lifestyle!

    SBG Atlanta Fitness Kickboxing Coach Jim Sheppard said this about his star student:

    “Jennifer is the rock of our Fitness Kickboxing program. At the conclusion of every class, I walk by each student, give them a fist bump, and ask them when the next time I’ll see them in class will be. It’s gotten to the point that with Jennifer I don’t even ask; I just say ‘I’ll see you tomorrow.’ She’s an incredible addition to the SBG tribe.”

    In addition to being a regular attendee of SBG Atlanta’s Fitness Kickboxing classes, Jennifer has made alterations to her diet and added some running to her new active lifestyle. The results have been incredible, and very noticeable.

    Two months into her Fitness Kickboxing journey at Straight Blast Gym, Jennifer is already down 20 pounds!! 🤩👏

    In addition to enjoying Fitness Kickboxing, Jennifer is also a singer and dancer. Jennifer is the only female in her family, with FIVE brothers 😮 (no wonder she wanted to learn how to kickbox 🤣) and 3 dogs.

    Congratulations on being selected by your coaches as the very first Fitness Athlete of the Month to come out of our new Atlanta location, Jennifer. Your progress and work ethic are beyond inspiring. Keep up the amazing 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.