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  • Tina Simon is August’s Fitness Member of the Month!!


    Tina just recently started doing Cardio Kickboxing at Straight Blast Gym, and already she is one of the most vocal and enthusiastic members in the gym.


    Tina Cardio Kickboxing Buford

    Tina’s daughter, Loma, has been a member with us for over a year, training with our Barbell Club. Over the summer, Tina had heard and seen enough positive feedback from her daugther that she wanted to get in on the action. Tina is a breast cancer survivor, and has developed back pain over the years. When Straight Blast Gym Buford began their all new Cardio Kickboxing program in June, Tina was the very first person to enroll. Coach Jim recalls first meeting Tina:


    “Tina came to us knowing what she wanted; to look and feel better. She hadn’t been physically active in a while because of some health issues and she was ready to make changes. She referenced the positive results she’d seen in her daughter and had a hunch that Straight Blast Gym and Cardio Kickboxing would be a great way for her to meet her goals and make exercise fun.”

    Cardio Kickboxing Buford

    Tina began doing Cardio Kickboxing, and right away her enthusiasm took center stage. Always punctual and ready to go, she gives 100% in every class and leaves the gym with a great attitude. When a particular movement is uncomfortable, she modifies it and keeps on trucking; there’s no quit in that lady! Despite a full time job and a having kids, Tina makes it to Cardio Kickboxing at least three days per week. Her daughter Loma gives us some insight on her mom’s first 6 weeks at Straight Blast Gym:


    “Her favorite part of SBG and Cardio Kickboxing is the fact that all of the coaches pay attention to how she moves, and scale it accordingly if she is struggling with a nagging injury. Cardio Kickboxing keeps her moving and it’s a great stress reliever for her, as well. She is constantly talking about how much she enjoys the training and posting on Facebook about how she is ready for the next Cardio Kickboxing class.”

    6 weeks in, and Tina is doing an awesome job. Her movement and conditioning is noticeably better, not to mention that her awesome attitude is contagious to everyone around her in Cardio Kickboxing class. Keep up the great work, Tina!


    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.