Founded in Atlanta, Georgia on January 1, 2016 after much planning and preparation, Uproar Athletics is a fitness brand like no other.
The name Uproar is designed to inspire strength, confidence, and a willingness to not let anyone get in the way of your dreams and goals. I came up with the name because I used to be intimidated to lift weights in areas of the gym where the "big guys" lifted. I stayed on the machines around the outside of the gym so that I wouldn't draw attention to myself or have my skinny body judged by the huge muscular guys throwing around tons of weight.
Then one day I decided that I wasn't going to let my fears get the best of me. I deserved to have the body that I wanted just as much as those big guys. So I gathered together all the confidence that I had and decided to "cause an uproar" by working out right alongside the big guys. And to my surprise, nothing happened! No one told me to go back to the light weights or the machines. I even felt a little respect for not being afraid to lift heavy weights (well, heavy for me at the time).
Then I realized that everyone has to start somewhere. Those huge guys weren't born big and muscular. It took a LOT of hard work and discipline to get there. I respected them and they respected me.
No one should be afraid or intimidated to get the body that they want. Even if you're inexperienced, skinny, overweight, or shy, you deserve to be able to change your body just as much as anyone else.
That's why I started Uproar Athletics. To give people support that I wished I had back then. To provide them with the strength to change their body and their lives. To encourage people to get in the gym with the huge muscular guys and the girls with perfect athletic bodies and let them hear you roar! Cause an uproar!
Founded by Michael McGill