About

Knuckleup Fitness was founded in 1999 by Chris Stolzman. With years of experience in the fitness and health industry, he created a gym and workout club in Atlanta that focused on customer service, quality fitness and martial arts instruction. Whether you are a professional athlete, fighter, or someone just wanting to workout, Knuckleup Fitness provides a fun, professional, and comfortable environment to train.

Over the last 14 years the business has grown to become one of the largest private and independently owned fitness and martial arts clubs in the Southeast. With three locations in metro-Atlanta, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and Lancaster,California. Each club has experienced full-time instructors making sure your fitness and training needs are met.

Clubs are equipped with a regulation sized boxing ring, more than 1,000 sq/ft of grappling mats, and dozens of Muay Thai and boxing heavy bags, speed bags, double end balls and uppercut bags.  We also provide state-of-the-art free weights and weight machines from Life Fitness, Hammer Strength Nautilus, Stairmaster, Precor, and more.

If you are currently not a member, get your FREE one week membership pass to try out one of our clubs by filling out an information inquiry online! A Knuckleup Fitness team member will contact you to schedule your first class!

Knuckleup instructors have taught thousands of classes and competed in hundreds of bouts. From national championships,  including the UFC, WEC, IFL, K-1, WCL, and the World Shidokan Competition. to headlining regional fight events organized by Beat Down Productions, Wild Bill’s Fight Nights, Undisputed Productions, Full Throttle, and the Fight Party.

Students in our grappling program hold state titles at Casca Grossa and NAGA grappling events in both the Gi (kimono) and No-Gi competitions. Nationally, as a team, they have competed in the Pan American BJJ Tournament, Abu Dhabi Combat Club Wrestling Championship, and the Mundials and received several gold, silver and bronze medals.

We are a member of Team Georgia – USA Wrestling, which is the governing body for Olympic Wrestling in the United States. At Knuckleup, we hope to take submission wrestling into the Olympic Games.

Locally in Atlanta, Knuckleup Fitness has been voted
#1 martial arts gym by the Creative Loafing! , and voted Best Martial Arts
2009 by Insite Magazine.