Trainer Spotlight: Harry Rosedale

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Where are you originally from?

Kona, HI. But my family moved to Arcadia, CA when I was 10.

 

What inspired you to become a trainer?

A few years ago, taking group fitness classes began to take on an integral part of my week. I received huge emotional and physical benefits, all while having fun. This positive personal experience, combined with my desire to help others, led me to want to share these benefits with others.

 

What drives you?

The desire to give challenge clients out of their comfort zone, so that they can achieve optimal results.

 

What can people expect when they come to your class? 

Tough, no-nonsense workouts that will challenge them, inspire them, but will also make them want to get down and boogie.

 


You can catch HARRY every week at Burn 60 West Hollywood at 8:30a M/W + 12:00p Sun.

Trainer Spotlight: Joey Rubino

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Where are you originally from?

I grew up in London, but Los Angeles has always felt like home.

 

What inspired you to become a trainer?

Growing up, I was overweight.  It was challenging.  Then I discovered that moving your body made a difference, and that made it easier.  I discovered that I could change my physical self, and that was powerful.  Eventually I discovered that I could help others who were struggling with the same thing.  And that was wonderful.  I’ve realized that much of the power was in taking action, and joy didn’t have to wait until you reached a goal that you’ve set. 

I think that’s an aspect of the fitness world that can be missing, and needs to be called to attention.  I look to help people realize they are awesome now - and if they are looking to change their body, then feeling great about the journey is key - not waiting to think they are awesome until they hit a goal.  I started training to fill a gap - to remind others that to live life waiting to feel awesome can be a waste.  Feel awesome now.

 

What drives you?

Love, always.  Everyone can use more love - self love, love for those around us.  Its hard to love others when the self love is missing, so I’m driven to make sure everyone realizes they are so worthy of love right in this moment. It isn’t something you have to earn.

 

What can people expect when they come to your class? 

I push only when the time is right.  In my class you can expect to feel more connected - I pick up on the best you can achieve today and show you how to get there. You’ll leave feeling happy and uplifted.

 


You can catch Joey every week at Burn 60 West Hollywood at 9:30a M/W/F

Burn Bingo Is Here!

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The Burn Bingo Challenge is here! Come on in and take as many classes as you can with different trainers to try to collect B-U-R-N aka BINGO. Winners get prizes... chances at a FREE Monthly Unlimited size prizes.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP

  • Pick up a bingo card at your home studio's front desk, write down your name + stick it to the bingo wall.

 

HOW TO PLAY

Trainer squares

  • After taking a trainer's class, visit the front desk to stamp out your square.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SQUARES: YELP + INSTAGRAM 

  • To stamp out a Yelp or Instagram square, you must show proof of the post to the front desk. 

 

REFER A FRIEND SQUARE

  • Let the front desk know the name of the client you referred to stamp out your square. 

 

HOW TO WIN + PRIZES

SPELL B-U-R-N DOWN, ACROSS OR DIAGONAL: you'll win a free tote and be entered into a raffle to win a free month of classes. THE MORE BINGOS YOU WIN THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES.

BLACK OUT YOUR ENTIRE BOARD: AUTOMatically win a free month of classes

 

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Rules:

  • All challenges must be completed between July 16th-August 5th.
  • All challenges must be completed at the same studio.
  • The front desk must validate all squares.
  • Winners will be randomly selected and announced on August 5th.

 

 

CHECK OUT THE CARDS! 1 WEEK TILL BINGO BEGINS...

 
 

The Painted Turtle Campership Appeal

HELP Send kids to camp at The Painted Turtle WHERE kids are not defined by their illness

Remember those amazing summers at camp? Think of all the friends you made during late-night, bunk bed chit chats. The confidence you gained from conquering the ropes course, learning new land and water sports. Experiencing the thrill of adventure on your first overnight canoe trip (can you taste the s'mores and smell the bonfire?). I was lucky enough to go to camp in Wisconsin for 8 weeks from age 7-14. Every experience, the good and bad, contributed to my character and helped me become the person I am today. (I still consider myself an expert at tying knots.) I think all kids should have an opportunity to go to camp. Don’t you?

From May 14-May 31, Burn 60 will be donating a percentage of all packages purchased to The Painted Turtle Camp. The Painted Turtle has served over 53,000 children and their families through its Summer and Family Weekend camps since it opened its gates in 2004.

Our goal is to raise $5,000 to help send (5) kids with life threatening illnesses to camp this summer. So…buy your package, feel great about give back, and help send a kid to camp!

Why are we doing this?

At Burn 60, we believe every kid should have the opportunity to go to camp, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. That’s why we’ve partnered with The Painted Turtle where children with serious medical conditions celebrate just being kids! The mission of The Painted Turtle is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The Painted Turtle supports children’s medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illnesses, and provides care, education, and respite for their families.

I am proud to be a founding member of this remarkable organization and through innovative, camp-based programs we offer a great big dose of fun and support. Children with more than 73 medical conditions visit The Painted Turtle each year, reclaiming the joys of childhood. 

For over 14 years, we have given thousands of campers the chance to sing, dance, laugh and grow in a safe camp environment, built for their needs. Without the Painted Turtle, many of these children would never experience the wonderful memories and life-long impact of summer camp.

There is no billing department at The Painted Turtle — campers and their families attend free of charge. And there’s no limit to the amount of laughter campers take home with them either!

Last week I have the privilege of meeting Rhiannon Carter. She is 14 years old. She has severe arthritis. Yep, Arthritis! It is not just a disease that afflicts older people. Rhiannon's family learned that she had arthritis when she was 2 years old. When she is feeling good, you can hardly tell that she has a chronic, debilitating disease. Other days, she can barely move or is confined to her wheelchair. Please take a minute to read her story below.

Direct donations welcome: I want to help a camper go to The Painted Turtle this summer .

Thank you,

Janet Crown - CEO/Founder @ Burn 60 Studios

Check out The Painted Turtle:

 

A letter from Rhiannon:

Hi, my name is Rhiannon Carter and I am 14 years old.  When I was almost 2 years old, my big sister, Bridget, had her 4th birthday party. It was great. There was a piñata and cake and a jumpy castle in the back yard. I spent most of the day in the castle, jumping around and playing and having so much fun. However, the next day, my knees were very swollen, my dad said they looked like grapefruits. My mom & dad took me to the doctor who could not find anything wrong. They thought my grapefruit knees were from jumping so much and it would go away, but it didn’t. 

We went to doctor after doctor. We saw eight doctors in 4 months, no one knew what was wrong with me. Finally, my family doctor said we should try a pediatric rheumatologist. He recommended an awesome doctor who took one look at me and said “Yep. She has arthritis.” My parents didn’t know anything about kids getting arthritis, but they learned quickly. 

Since then, I’ve been on all kinds of pills and shots and joint injections and stuff like that. I’ve even taken Methotrexate, which is a form of chemotherapy. I take 49 pills a week. Some of them taste awful and make me really sick. When I was 5, I started taking shots too. I was scared about the shots but I got used to the needles. Some of the shots really, really hurt and I get bruises from them. I squeeze my mom’s hand really hard when my shots hurt and I’m afraid I

might break her fingers. I also spent 3 years getting infusions every month I didn’t like having an IV for hours at a time when I should have been at school.

I also have to go get my blood drawn often. I hate that part. When I was 8, I decided I was not going to cry during my blood draws anymore. It isn’t easy because sometimes they have to poke me several times to find a good vein and I have even fainted. But, I try to be strong. Sometimes I feel better and sometimes my joints hurt a lot and I can’t walk and I have to use my wheelchair.

It’s been really hard for my parents and my sister to see me hurting. I remember before I was diagnosed, I couldn’t walk and went back to crawling. My dad says that was one of the hardest parts for him. My mom says that the hardest part is for her to watch when I have to get really painful treatments. My sister says the hardest part is when she sees me at school, not playing at recess, or sitting on the bench during P.E.

For me, the worst part was I did not know any kids like me. When I was 7 years old, I asked my Mom and Dad if I could meet other kids with arthritis. I had never met any kids who understood my disease, so I felt kind of alone. My parents and sister are great and supportive, but I wanted to be able to talk to someone else about what it’s like to be a kid with arthritis. When I was 9, I went to The Painted Turtle for the first time. 

It.

Was.

AWESOME!

I got to meet so many kids who were just like me! I made so many new friends and I got to do lots of fun things. I went horseback riding and swimming and did arts and crafts and sang songs and all kinds of stuff! My cabin mates and I bonded so much and we are all still friends.

There were people there who took care of me and made sure I had my medicines and everything like that. I felt safe and my parents didn’t have to worry about my arthritis at all since there was 24-hour nurse care at the camp. They knew I was in good hands. I can’t wait to come back. It was the best time ever! 

I still have to use a wheelchair sometimes.  I still have to get my blood drawn a lot and get shots each week and take lots of medicines.

But, I always think about how I get to go to The Painted Turtle. Some of my friends at school are jealous. Can you believe that? Jealous of me! Because I get to go to the best camp ever. In a way, I’m kind of lucky that I have arthritis. I have met some of the most amazing and strongest people in the whole wide world. 

After going to camp at The Painted Turtle, I believed that even with arthritis, I could do great things. 

Thank you so much for helping kids like me to believe they can do great things. 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to BTWD Scott F.

 
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Where are originally from?

From Manchester, New Jersey, small woods town close to the beach.

What inspired you to become a trainer?

Being a leader in sports has played a big role in me becoming a trainer. I went through so many strength and conditioning coaches and systems that I kind of mix them all together to create my own style.

What drives you?

Getting to know who you are training with and finding out what fuels others to become better has given me more of an understanding 'why' people want to compete or become better. Hearing their stories and obstacles on the way makes me want to help any way I can.

What can people expect when they come to your class?

I like to be aggressive with my classes, similar to a bootcamp, but a lot less yelling. Ill give you direction and teach you technique so you learn the movements and why we do them instead of just going through the motions. I like to use my Exercise Science background to give you some knowledge about what/why we are doing in class that day!

 

 

April M.V.B. Kati Kern!

 
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Congratulations to Kati Kern our April MVB

Every month we ask all of our trainers and staff to submit names of who they believe is deserving of our highest achievement- Most Valuable Burner ( MVB) . Moving forward, I invite YOU-  our clients to nominate your peers for this prestigious award. You are all doing the work together- why shouldn’t you be cheering each other on and acknowledging each other?

Is there a special client that you believe deserves this accolade? Please email me at janet@burn60.com and tell us why you think someone in the Burn community is next MVB on our list.

I admit, my heart always swells when I read these responses because they are truly from the heart. Everyone has a reason that they workout and it is always my privilege to share their stories with you- our awesome clients.

Here are a few fun facts about Kati’s history with Burn: 

  • Her first class was on August 24, 2014, with Kris. 
  • She has taken class from 18 different instructors. (Although 95% have been with Nick or Keith)
  • Kati has taken a total of 405 classes
  • She averages 2-3 classes a week mostly at 8:15a.

To give you some comparisons since she's walked through our doors 4 years ago:

  • She's run the equivalent of 1200 miles or the distance between LA and Chicago. 
  • She's burned over 200,000 calories — or 57 lbs. (that’s 800 Snickers bars)  

 

 

A few words with Kati-

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Tell us about your first class at Burn on Sunday, August 24, 2014, with Kris?

I remember feeling a unique combination of utter exhaustion as well as an internal strength that I had never achieved from another workout class. I can remember needing to take naps when I first started the work out and now, if I skip a work out, I am finding myself tired! 

 

Do you have a favorite instructor or class? 

I will never say NO to an 8:15am Keith or Nick class 

 

What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?

I love long endurance runs and I could live without Burpees

 

What do you love most about Burn and what keeps you coming back?

I love the level of commitment that both the instructors and athletes bring to every class.  Everything from the music, to the work out, to the friendly competition, keeps me coming back week after week. 

 

What has been your greatest accomplishment inside the studio?  

My greatest accomplishment is hopefully yet to be achieved...Burn 60 has a way of pushing you far beyond the goals you set. Thank you again for this high honor :) Katie also just ran her first 11.0!

Kati has been a rock-star ever since her first class years ago. Brings Such a positive attitude every time and works her ass off the entire 60 minutes. Love her loyalty and dedication. Thanks Kati!!!! - Nick Malizia
I LOVE coaching Kati.  She brings her max effort to every workout and has the hugest smile on her face when it’s over!  She set a goal to hit 11.0 on the tread by May and accomplished it!!  Kati, you’re a sweetheart and an athlete! - Keith Anthony
 
 

Welcome to WEHO Lynsey H.

 
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Where are originally from?

Los Gatos, CA (northern CA)

What inspired you to become a trainer?

I’ve always been an athlete and share a deep love for showing people that they are capable of so much more than they think. It’s an honor and inspiration to watch people transform not only their bodies but their minds as well. It’s amazing to be able to have even a tiny part of making someone feel stronger. 

What drives you?

There is always more to learn. There is no end game you only get stronger. Finding new ways to push myself and be an even better trainer than the day before. That’s what drives me.

What can people expect when they come to your class?

My class has longer high intensity treadmill rounds that will push people to burn more and gain longevity in their runs. My floor has a wide variety of full body exercises from concentration moves to ripping circuits. I have a very upbeat and encouraging attitude. I love to dance in the studio and will mostly be on the tread running right next to everyone! 

 

 

Welcome to WEHO Emily J

 
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Where are originally from?

I’m from a small city in the North of England called Preston, not far from Manchester!

What inspired you to become a trainer?

I honestly believe fitness is a way to change your life and there is something so powerful about the feeling and energy it gives you. I want people everywhere to understand what that feels like, and how much greater they can become by making fitness and exercise an important part of their lives. 

What drives you?

I am driven by the clients in all my classes, by their successes and progress. It still amazes me how you feel after a class or a workout, how it can change your mood and change your mindset. That gives me motivation- because I know I’m going to come out on the other side, better and equipped for whatever the world has to throw at me! Physically and mentally. 

What can people expect when they come to your class?

I like good, loud music! I like challenges, and I want to push people, so they leave class feeling the best version of themselves! 

 

 

Run to Remember 2018: Inspiration and Gratitude

You know that fabulous feeling when you look up at the clock, and there are only seven minutes left in class? You start running a little faster, a little taller and you’re filled with both relief and a great sense of accomplishment? You’re soaked in sweat, and the class flew by.  When you walked through the door at 6a, you weren’t so sure you could give it your all,  but you did it! I have to be honest; I haven't had many of those “after-burn” feelings in a while. I haven’t run a continuous mile or much beyond a 6.0 in over three years. I have been injured (not from running! I think it was cycling). I was tired of being "injured" and finally had a total hip replacement six months ago. After a two month recovery, I was able to start taking Burn classes 2-3 times a week with my new titanium hip.  You can often find me on treadmill 12 or 13 walking on an incline. I am the class modifier.  Thanks to consistently and moderately training at Burn, I had the endurance and the mind-set to finish my first 10k in 20 years. 

On Sunday, Burn 60 hosted the 3rd annual Run To Remember LA 10K and 1/2 Marathon. I wish you could have been there. The race was filled with emotion, meaning, gratitude, respect, and pride. We had over 5500 people running with a purpose. Over 2000 officers and first responders from across the country participated to honor those officers (friends and partners) who sacrificed their lives to protect ours. Think about that. These dedicated men and women hit the streets every day and put their lives on the line for us- total strangers. There was a beautiful memorial wall all along Grove Drive. 

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I ran past two officers who were shot in the line of duty and saved by their bulletproof Safariland vest. They were wearing t-shirts with their “SAVE” number. (FYI-There were over 2000 “SAVES” nationwide in 2017.) 40 District Attorney’s ran on Team Christina - in memory of a daughter killed at the Route 91 concert in Vegas.  Families, kids, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, patriots, supporters, friends, military, mothers, fathers, foundations, and charities all ran for a reason. It was a race with a personal purpose. And so many stories. I was so proud to have our kids from Operation Progress, and The Watts Bears all running to honor the LAPD and their mentors who support and guide them all year. So many stories and they should all be told. 

 

Each mile brought on a different emotion.  

 
 

Mile 1: Slow and steady. Just breathe and keep a manageable pace. I ran with my friend Marika Foley (check out her ISTG themeanchick). It was her first 10k, and she was determined. Platoons of cadets and academy troops were running past us singing traditional call and response military songs.  Suddenly I had this “I can do anything attitude.” Parents and children were walking as a family. Kids in strollers and wagons, holding signs or wearing t-shirts remembering a lost loved one.  Then I saw a man in a wheelchair- Reality check. I picked up my pace. 

Mile 2: I ran past my wonderful husband. He had a different mid-life crisis. He decided to become a reserve police officer at LAPD and Hawthorne at the age of 50. He is now on patrol and working gangs in South Central 3-4 days a week. He was marching in full uniform (it was wool!) with over 60 Chiefs and Commanders carrying his flag. This visual was so powerful. I was so proud. 

 
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Mile 3: I crossed the threshold of Paramount Studios only to be greeted by my family and officers from 100+ law enforcement agencies, and police cars with flashing lights flanked our running path while crowds cheered you on. You’re ½ way! Time for a huge adrenaline push. Then your heart sinks as you pass the posters filled with faces, names, and dates of every officer killed in 2017. It's hard to describe the conflict of emotions. I felt indebted, grateful, sad and inspired all at the same time.  My hips were on fire, but quitting was not an option. 

Mile 4: Now this is fun. Runners are heading home. Marika was running faster than me, so she went on ahead. People were lighter on their feet. You run under this huge American Flag on Melrose.  I am proud to be an American. I think I am going to finish this.  

Mile 5.5: You can see the final turn down the road, and it’s time to dig deep. How many times have you heard that expression? It resonated. I had no excuse. Crowds are cheering on the streets, and I realize that I’m sweating. My heart rate has been around 150 for over 30 minutes. I can work out again! 

Mile 6: Pure inspiration and adrenaline. I am smiling. I take out my headphones out because I want to hear the crowd. Soak it in. The DJ is awesome. I run faster. You witness a sea of people at the finish line and then I feel pure joy. I did it. I never thought I would run again,  needless to say, run a 10k. The funny part is, I felt like everyone who ran on Sunday was on my team. We were all in it together. (Remember Zac Effron and High School Musical? ) One purpose. One goal. Now that is my kind of community. 

Thank you to everyone who participated and supported Run to Remember on Sunday.  It is a cause near and dear to my heart. Thank you Team Burn- Kirsty, Danny, Brielle, Scott, Kris and Sam and Jose. It was such a special day - and you can never have too many of those. 


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Burn 60 at IHRSA 2018

For over a year, we've been secretly working on some amazing new products to enhance the studio experience and integrate Burn 60 into your home. Two weeks ago, we had the opportunity to showcase the beta version of our in-studio group training screen and the Burn 60 Live prototype with Woodway Treadmills at the International IHRSA fitness expo in San Diego, CA. 
 

Burn 60 Group Training Screen

Trainer Andrew S, made the trip down to San-Diego with us to showcase the Burn 60 group screen during demo classes at the Woodway booth. This new screen increases the usability of the Burn 60 workout for first time and returning clients while keeping the trainer at the center of the experience.  The screen communicates the current exercise, upcoming exercises, which equipment to grab in-between rounds and performance goal targets. We're hoping to launch the screen in the coming months, more information to come...

 
 

BURN 60 LIVE PROTOTYPE

Burn 60 live is a personalized, on-demand HIIT workout platform that integrates with compatible treadmills and connected devices. Learn more at burn60live.com

 
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Burn To Remember 2018 Recap

We did it! Thank you to our clients, sponsors, staff, trainers, celebrities, family, friends and military - we raised over $20,000 benefiting local youth and community programs supported by our 1st Responders. These include the Sheriff's Youth Foundation, Operation Progress, Fire and Police: Cadets, Explorers and PAL Programs, LA City and County Fire Department Foundations and programs of the LA Police Department.
 
What a meaningful experience for Burn 60 to have the opportunity to honor and help support those that have given so much for us… the men and women who have protected us at home and abroad… sacrificed their lives to make ours safe and secure - our true American heroes.
 
A special thank you to our Military and First Responders. Your leadership and knowledge helped guide us through one of the toughest workouts we have ever experienced.

Come join the Burn 60 Team on April 8th at Run To Remember at The Grove. Sign up for the Burn 60 Run To Remember Team at http://www.burn60.com/rtr.

Welcome to WEHO Blake L.

 
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We're excited to announce that we have a new trainer at the West Hollywood studio, Blake Lopez! Blake's class has been running great already, and we can't to see every member of the FitFam there BURNing all that they've got. 

We asked Blake some questions so that all of you can get to know him a bit better -

 Where are you originally from?

New Iberia, Louisiana

What inspired you to become a trainer?

It's simple, I want to help people fall deeper in love with themselves both mentally and physically. To remind people that they are limitless. I want to empower people to know their worth and be reminded of that.

What drives you?

Growing up I was always the runt in my circle of friends of which all of them were athletes and some of them now coaches and players in the pro leagues.  As a Southerner I was born into this outdoor culture and an obsession with all sports especially football and basketball. (GEAUX SAINTS / GEAUX TIGERS!) 

I wanted to play it all; however given my size, I was always the guy that was picked last. The reason I mention this is because I fully understand that fitness is a real journey. I stay rooted in that little boy and find motivation from him.

I want to bring people to writing their narrative. Helping them connect to who they want to be. Knowing that people trust me with their fitness journey is truly something special and humbling.\

 

What can people expect when they come to your class?

You can expect fierce beats, an intense workout with strong runs and strength building full body floor sets, along with a big personality. I always tell my clients you can be comfortable or you can be courageous. I expect my clients to push their limits and find the courage to create results.

 

 

January M.V.B. Steve Mackall!

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A chat with our MVB...

Tell us about your first class at Burn on May 21 in 2007?

I don't remember it. But sometime around then Jake Nugent (remember Jake?!) played Adele's 'Chasing Pavements' and it stopped me dead in my treadmill tracks. First time I had heard that song.  Fabulous.  


Do you have a favorite instructor or class?

My faves throughout the ages have been Jake Nugent, of course Julie Diamond, my nephew Nick Malizia, and Keith. Nick and Keith have been my inspirational staples, always crafting the super challenging class and executing it with passion, purpose, humor, support and good music. Gonna seriously miss Nick! Ugh. Can we convince Keith to take his monday 8:15?  


What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?

Favorite exercise, Child's Pose. Least favorite, everything else.   


What do you love most about Burn and what keeps you coming back?

The workouts are righteous; they're always tough and demanding. I love knowing I can drag myself in there at 8:15 and an hour later I'll feel incredible, energized and ready to embrace my day (after enjoying a "recovery coffee" namely my vanilla latte 😉).  I also love the community I'm blessed with in both my Monday and Thursday classes. Awesome "usual suspects" who always have a smile, fist bump, hug, or hi. Super comfortable extended family vibe. I keep coming back for those reasons and the fact that I believe prevention is the best health care. I absolutely love that at my annual "check up" my doctor reviews all my vitals and says: "wow, you must exercise a lot!"  

 

What has been your greatest accomplishment inside the studio? 

I was never an athlete as a kid. My interests were elsewhere and I never cared that much. My greatest accomplishment at Burn probably has to be that I have become an athlete. Shocking. But as my instructors have said, "these classes are demanding and only true athletes can endure them."  It's sort of amazing for me to think I may actually be in that number.  

Burn 60 - 2017 Year In Review

Moving on…

As we Burn into 2018, we wanted to look back on some great highlights of 2017. Thanks to all of you, boutique fitness studios now make up over 20% of the fitness market. You have made working out the new “going out.”

We are fortunate to have you as part of the Burn family. You work so hard and it shows. Our new tag line should be “it’s not for everyone and it never gets easier.” But you keep coming back. In 2017, our fabulous trainers taught over 4100+ classes. And we had over 60,000+ client visits. Talk about your commitment to fitness!

Cheers to all of you. May 2018 bring you the health, happiness and fitness rewards you all deserve. Thank you for the bottom of our heart…...rate monitors.

 

Love, Sweat + Cheers,

Founder, Janet Crown + Burn 60 Team

Burn For Good - 2017 Year In Review

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To celebrate Burn For Good, we wanted to share our year in review. We are proud of the $40,000+ raised for charity, and it was all because of you.

First, there was the Run To Remember to help fallen first responders. They gave their lives to protect us, a commitment we should never ponder.

In February we shared heart healthy tips. They educated us to take better care of our tickers, and encouraged us to stay away from chips!

We partnered with WE Charity and empowered our youth to give back.  Then we raised funds for Operation Progress so kids could get an education and stay on track.

As we ran into spring, helping children was still our thing. We provided camperships at The Painted Turtle for children who are chronically ill, and we brought the Magic of Movies to kids in hospital, which is anything but a thrill. 

As summer approached, we were still spreading our wings, we supported Alzheimer’sThe Watts BearsA Place Called Home and LGBT among other things. 

We Kicked Cancer in the fall, from our Breasts to our Balls. And rounded out the year donating toys and holiday cheer for all.

Thanks for your dedication to your mind, body and heart. No one said it was easy, but we are so proud that you always finish what you start. 

Happy New Year to all, and to all a good night. We love Burn For Good, because together we can do our part to help make things right.

January Community Calendar

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Wednesday, January 3rd - Harmless Harvest Sampling

Friday, January 11th - Hyperice Sampling

Tuesday, January 16th - Catered Fit Sampling

Friday, January 18th - Kona Deep Sampling

Sunday, January 21st - Planet Beauty Sampling

Friday, January 25th - Effi Food Sampling

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Saturday, January 6th - Harmless Harvest Sampling

Sunday, January 7th - Body Energy Club Sampling

Saturday, January 13th - Kona Deep Sampling

Tuesday, January 18th - Catered Fit Sampling

Saturday, January 20th - Stretch Pro In-Studio

Saturday, January 20th - Effi Food Sampling

Saturday, January 27th - Catered Fit Sampling

December Community Calendar

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Monday, December 4th - Sunday, December 5th -- Trivia Week

Tuesday, December 5th -- Planet Beauty Sampling

Thursday, December 14th -- Organic Girl Sampling

Saturday, December 16th -- Power Crunch Sampling

Monday, December 18th -- Virtual Gift Bag Giveaway

Tuesday, December 19th -- Catered Fit Sampling

Saturday, December 23rd -- Emmy's Organics Sampling

Monday, December 25th -- Closed for Christmas

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Saturday, December 2nd -- Catered Fit Sampling

Monday, December 4th - Sunday, December 5th -- Trivia Week

Saturday, December 9th -- Organic Girl Sampling

Saturday, December 16th -- Power Crunch Sampling

Monday, December 18th -- Virtual Gift Bag Giveaway

Tuesday, December 19th -- Catered Fit Sampling

Saturday, December 23rd -- Emmy's Organics Sampling

Monday, December 25th -- Closed for Christmas

December M.V.B. Ken Van Fossen!

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A chat with our M.V.B.

Tell us about your first class at Burn on Thursday, January 21, 2016, with Kris?

I remember being very nervous during my first class. I also remember the class being incredibly challenging, but Kris was incredibly helpful in keeping me motivated to get through it and to come back for more. 

Do you have a favorite instructor or class?

Kris Cueva is my favorite instructor. He knows how to keep me motivated and challenged to push a little harder every class. My favorite line of his is “just get better.” Any little improvement helps. And I’m definitely a morning class guy. Working out before I start my day helps to keep me energized and my mood elevated. 

What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?

I’d have to say my favorite exercise is the minute sprint. I’m a sucker for sprints. I feel that I can really wrap my head around running as fast as possible for one minute and pushing as hard as I can (just get better). As for my least favorite…burpees. I hate them. Yuk. But I still do them. :-)

What do you love most about Burn and what keeps you coming back?

What I love most about Burn are the trainers. All of them are pleasant, knowledgeable, and motivating and fun at the same time. I think almost all the trainers I’ve worked out with know who I am and have taken an interest in pushing me. That means more to me than one might think. In the past, relative to fitness and exercise, I was the guy that gave up early and easily. I was constantly anxious during other studio workouts and gyms and had an “I can’t do this” attitude.  The attention at Burn has kept me accountable and motivated and allowed me to gain confidence in my ability to reach the fitness goals I’ve always wanted, but constantly failed at or just gave up entirely. I am now pushing 40-years-old and am in the best shape I’ve ever been in my entire life. That's insane to me. I am in better shape at 40 than I was at 20. That. Is. MADNESS!!! This entire experience has helped to increase my self-esteem and provided me the confidence in myself that had been lacking up until this point. 

 What has been your greatest accomplishment inside the studio?  

I think my greatest accomplishment inside the studio is the fact that I’ve stuck with it. It’s become a part of my life now. If I don’t visit Burn regularly I feel “off.”  As a psychotherapist, I know that importance of managing one’s mood, including anxiety and depression. If I don't get there regularly I feel tired, slow, and irritable. Burn is my natural anti-depressant. It’s my routine and my self-care. It’s become the greatest thing I’ve ever done for myself and has truly changed my life. 

 

I would also like to give particular credit to Kris Cueva. He was the instructor during my first Burn 60 class and he got me to come back…continuously.  He took interest in pushing me to reach goals that he knew I could reach, even when I didn’t think I could. He kept me accountable, even when I wasn’t being accountable to myself. And he never gave up on me, even when I wanted to give up on myself. No other instructor that I’ve ever taken, in any studio or gym, has had the effect on my life that Kris has had. He has helped to change my life and I owe so much of my progress and transition to his training and motivation.

And I keep coming back...

 

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Bro 60 2017 Recap

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Bro 60 2017 was a HUGE SUCCESS!

We sweat, laughed, had a few cold ones and raised $2,000 for the Movember Foundation! Once again, you've proven beyond a doubt that when TEAM BURN comes together, nothing is impossible. 

We want to thank everyone that donated and worked out with us last week. As well as our amazing brand partners that made Bro Sixty possible:  Catered FitHarmless HarvestKona Deep WaterPurlisseRedd BarStretchProIcelandic Glacial WaterdetoxwaterUPTIME Energy drinksgimME organic seaweed snacksTYKU sakeGrass Fed Coffee and Outdoor Voices.

And last but not least, thank you to Kris, Andrew, Liam, Nick and client Kevin K. for spearheading Bro Sixty for the 5th straight year, and educating us on some of the biggest health issues faced by men.

Be on the lookout for the Recap Video this upcoming week! We're already counting down the days till the next Bro Sixty! 


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2017 RECAP VIDEO COMING SOON...