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  • Rae Holsombeck is January’s Fitness Member of the Month


    Rae Holsombeck is celebrating 2 years of doing Fitness Kickboxing at Straight Blast Gym Buford.

    Joining SBG Buford in January of 2018, Rae wanted to spice up her fitness workouts and try something new.  She was looking for constant motivation.  On her new member questionnaire she even wrote “Constant motivation; does it exist??”

    She’d heard good things about SBG from her sons, who were training in our martial arts program, so she decided to jump in head first.  Rae never looked back, and has been a constant in our 5pm Fitness Kickboxing classes ever since. 

    Fitness Kickboxing coach Tyler Trump said this about Rae:

    “She is one of the easiest athletes to coach, because she always shows up eager and ready to go.  Her energy and attitude encourages everyone around her to work harder and squeeze out a few more reps.”

    Rae is not only a regular in our Fitness Kickboxing classes, but she has also attended many gym events like our Spring Social and several MMA/Muay Thai fight nights.  

    On the mats, she is a fantastic leader of our fitness program, always being one of the first people to introduce herself to new athletes in class, and make them feel welcome at SBG.  She was also one of the first Kickboxing athletes to start wearing a MyZone fitness monitor and track her heart rate/workouts during our fitness classes.

    Rumor has it that she is about to add Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to her workout routine in 2020, joining our ever-growing group of BJJ ladies.

    Congratulations Rae, on being January’s Fitness Member of the Month at SBG Buford!




    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.