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  • Karina Miller is January’s Fitness Member of the Month


    Last summer, Karina Miller was having trouble finding pictures of her with her daughters in which she liked her appearance. It was then and there that she knew it was time to make a change.

    “I used to workout before, but since I got divorced it was very hard to find time for the gym. Recently, I couldn’t find any nice pictures to print of me with my daughters. I hated the way I looked and all of them I felt I was ruining their memories because I didn’t want to be in any picture with them. Plus I felt horrible, and I missed the way it felt to be in good shape.”

    Karina made up her mind that it was time to make a change, and made her way to Straight Blast Gym. She began her fitness journey by doing some one-on-one sessions with Coach James (our head fitness coach) in order to learn the basics of weight lifting, and how to get the maximum results out of her workouts. Soon after, she began taking group fitness classes.

    Karina began to become a regular in our Fitness Performance and Fitness Kickboxing classes. At first, the workouts would get her winded pretty quickly…but week-by-week we began to see drastic improvements in Karina’s endurance and physical appearance. The more consistent Karina was, the more changes we noticed in her physique and attitude.

    “Having nice people around you at the gym is very important, it is like having family there and not just going to a cold gym. SBG has a very nice vibe at the gym and I love that!”

    After 6 months of prioritizing her body and health, Karina is down an astounding 30 pounds!!

    Karina is looking amazing, and her results have certainly been earned. Karina can often be found in one of SBG’s Group Fitness classes as early as 6am. Other times, she’ll come by in the evening after a long day at work, drop her daughter off in our kid’s room, and hit up a Fitness Kickboxing class. It is because of this amazing dedication that Karina has seen such fantastic results.

    Keep up the great work, Karina!!

    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.