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Jonathan Kolowich diabetes fitness

Boxing, running, dead lifts—diabetes doesn’t hold this Atlanta personal trainer back

Jonathan Kolowich is the kind of fitness trainer whose Instagram videos make you say, “Wait, whaaaaaat?” We’re talking about moves like Turkish get-ups with a heavy barbell or plyometric push-ups that jump from benches to the floor and back. These kinds of physical feats take practice, strength, and stamina, but Kolowich has to think about, monitor, and manage his blood sugar.
Doraville Boxing Club

Flashback: Doraville Boxing Club, 1990

Photographer David Zeiger started work on a documentary about Doraville, which became PBS’s Displaced in the New South, and discovered the diverse Doraville Boxing Club tucked away in a strip mall. “In the gym, you learn to respect each other—otherwise you’re gonna get your ass kicked,” says Cesar, the boxer photographed “Over here, we don’t look at color. We don’t look at race. We learn to respect each other with these gloves.”
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Boxing for beginners: Vesta Movement

You can’t help but feel tough when your hands are wrapped and slipped into boxing gloves.
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3 Atlanta workouts that (literally) pack a punch

Want a workout that literally packs a punch? Channel your frustration from that long commute, annoying coworker, or impossible workload into these high-intensity boxing and kickboxing workouts.
Muhammad Ali Atlanta fight 1970

Knockout: An oral history of Muhammad Ali, Atlanta, and the fight nobody wanted

The notion that Muhammad Ali—a conscientious objector who was a member of the Nation of Islam—would make his comeback in the deep South at the height of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War seemed laugh-out-loud ridiculous. But thanks to one fortuitous telephone call to a local businessman—and the political savvy of State Senator Leroy Johnson—Atlanta stunned the world by granting Ali a boxing license and playing host to his return on October 26, 1970.

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