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#teamOCTO Spotlight: Robert Kushner

Hey #teamOCTO! Meet Robert “Bubba” Kushner! What brought you to Team Octopus? I’ve always been involved in contact sports and I’ve always been intrigued in MMA. It’s a great release of the stresses life brings and the workout is phenomenal. …

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#teamOCTO Spotlight: Desiree Bennett

Hey #teamOCTO! Meet Desiree Bennett! What brought you to Team Octopus? It’s kind of a long story, but I’ll try to keep it as brief as possible. I have been playing ice hockey in the Atlanta Amateur Hockey League (AAHL) …

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#teamOCTO Spotlight: Brianna Stade

Hey #teamOCTO! Meet our very own Falcon’s cheerleader, Brianna Stade! What brought you to Team Octopus?  The Groupon brought me to Team Octopus, the workout and team hooked me for the membership. I had taken kickboxing elsewhere but loved the vibe of …

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#teamOCTO Spotlight: Jet Kamchamnan

Hey #teamOCTO! Meet Jet Kamchamnan!   What brought you to Team Octopus? When I was 18 back in 2010, I was looking for a gym to really help me prepare for fights. I met Jeff Perry and Johan, and they …

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#teamOCTO Spotlight: Wendell Scott

Hey #teamOCTO Family! Meet Wendell Scott!   So, what brought you to Team Octopus? I was looking for a change in my health and in my body. I had been dancing at Walt Disney World for two years and I …

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#teamOCTO Spotlight: Claudia Loredo

Hey #teamOCTO Family! Meet Claudia Loredo!   So what brought you to Team Octopus? My brother, Richard, had been doing Muay Thai here for awhile and I would just be waiting for him for an hour to finish his class. …

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Early Detection: A Life Saver

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it appropriate to empower you with some life-saving information about this disease, that remains the second leading cause of death among women. Thankfully, we live in a time where cutting edge …

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#teamOCTO Spotlight: Ali Alkhatib

Hey #teamOCTO family! Here we are again for our second edition of the #teamOCTO Spotlight. Meet Ali Alkhatib! Give me a little bit about your background and how you came to Team Octopus? I am originally from Dubai and I …

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#teamOCTO Spotlight: Mark San Pedro

Hey #teamOCTO family! We are launching a campaign that highlights our members and coaches, in order to create even more of a “family”, as in the family you choose, environment. Our first #teamOCTO spotlight is our beloved Kickboxing coach, Mark …

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Sleep and Exercise: Exercise and its Effects on Insomnia

As gym members, we all know that exercise is a vital key to living a healthy and full life. We also know that sleep is necessary to perform even the most remedial tasks correctly. As the mother of a one …

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