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  • Rebecca Hamrick is January’s Fitness Member of the Month!


    Rebecca and her son Cole first came to Straight Blast Gym Buford in March of 2017, looking for a place where they could train together.


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    Rebecca had been training at another fitness gym while Cole had been doing karate. Rebecca began doing our Fitness Performance classes while Cole started training in our Kids Jiu Jitsu program. In addition to our Fitness Performance classes, Rebecca also did one-on-one Kickboxing sessions with Coach Jim, before jumping into Cardio Kickboxing classes. Jim recalls his first impressions of Rebecca:


    “Rebecca was all in from the get-go. She knew what she wanted and jumped right in, coming in for kickboxing sessions on her lunch break and doing Fitness Performance and Cardio Kickboxing classes in the evenings. It’s definitely not easy to do with a full time job and kids, but she always manages to get her workouts in.”


    Having some limitations in her movement, Rebecca began seeing changes in the way she moved while also getting stronger. Over the past few months she has set new personal records in several movements and lifts, including a 200 pound deadlift and a 187 pound back squat! While she has been getting awesome results in Fitness Performance and Cardio Kickboxing, Cole was recently invited into our Leadership program for all of his outstanding work in jiu jitsu class. Cole also does private strength training sessions with Coach Sean Blair. Rebecca’s long time friend and training partner at Straight Blast Gym, Jennifer Cowgill, had this to say about Rebecca:


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    “I’m so glad she came to SBG. She’s my friend and I’ve known her a while and have seen huge improvements since she’s come. She’s always in a good mood and ready to work hard which makes it fun to be in class with her.”



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    Keep up the amazing work Rebecca! It is a pleasure having you and Cole with us at Straight Blast Gym.




    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.