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KNOCKOUT: Fight club opens in Brookhaven
by Eva Woghiren
ewoghiren@neighbornewspapers.com
June 20, 2013 11:37 AM | 2192 views | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Retired world champion fighter Terri Moss recently opened Buckhead Fight Club, a combat sports and fitness facility. The gym offers training in boxing, kick boxing, Tae Kwon Do, yoga, massage therapy and several other practices.

Moss, who has a long history with boxing, now works for several of the corporations she won titles with. She also supervises championship fights and is the founder and promoter of Atlanta Corporate Fight Night. It is a white-collar boxing show in which business-class men or women fight to get the experience of a real match while raising money for charities.

After 11 years with her old trainer, Moss decided to open up her own gym because she is trying to grow as a trainer.

“It was just time for me to move on and do my own thing,” Moss said. “I’m trying to be more innovated and sometimes we had conflicting styles. I had a lot of support from the women I trained at that gym, we call them boxing chicks.”

Moss admitted that it was not easy to start a gym and getting the building ready and up to code in time for opening was stressful. She gives a lot of credit to the “boxing chicks” who painted, lifted and stood by her side through the entire process.

Kelsey Smith, a member of the gym, has been training with Moss for more than a year and a half and decided to make the move to Moss’ new location.

“The old gym Terri trained at was a 15-minute walk from my house,” Smith said. “Now it is a 40 minute drive and it is totally worth it,” Smith said. “I love the space and the high quality equipment we have to use, but really the best part of this gym is Terri and her training.”

Juan Ocampo, also a gym member, recommends the Buckhead Fight Club for those interested in getting serious training. Eighteen-year-old Ocampo has already referred four of his friends, who are now members of the gym as well.

Although the atmosphere of the gym is serious, Smith added visitors who do not necessarily want to pursue a career in boxing can join too.

“For people who just want to have fun, get moving, get breathing and get sweating, the fitness classes here are really good,” Smith said.

The Buckhead Fight Club is at 3293 Buford Hwy.

Information: (678) 322-7511.
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