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  • Lauren Lambrix is March’s Fitness Member of the Month


    “When Lauren first started training at SBG, she was very self-conscious and not always willing to push herself to her true potential in Performance class. Since the new year, and maybe even December, she has drastically changed that. The results have been unbelievable”


    These are the words of James Morton, Straight Blast Gym’s head fitness coach.  He first met Lauren in 2017, when she first arrived at Straight Blast Gym Buford looking for a new and exciting type of group fitness that would get her toned and fit, not to mention keep her engaged. She started training in the Fitness Performance classes, which is where she and Coach James began to work together.



    “As she’s gotten more comfortable and confident in her abilities, she’s starting to lift heavier weights than she ever has before, and having great success doing it.  She is stepping out of her comfort zone doing box jumps, something that a lot of people are very nervous about doing. The results are super noticeable, and her body has changed a lot. She’s lost a lot of body fat, and is replacing it with lean muscle.”



    These are high accolades from Coach James, as it is incredibly common for new athletes in SBG’s fitness programs to show hesitation when it comes to things like box jumps and lifting heavier weights.  Coach James and the rest of the fitness coaches at SBG have earned her trust that not only will she be fine, but that she will not become “big and bulky” by using heavier weights for lower reps. Lauren is looking FANTASTIC!!

    Currently, Lauren is not only a regular in the evening class, but she is currently involved in two competitions at Straight Blast Gym Buford.  She is in the midst of our 8 week Lynx Performance Challenge, where she is not only attending our fitness classes on the regular, but is working towards lowering her body-fat percentage before our final weigh-in on March 25th.  She is also a team competitor in our Friday Night Lights event, where every week she and her teammates compete in fitness workouts, trying to defeat their competition on the other teams.



    Truly great work, Lauren!  Keep up the outstanding efforts.

    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.