January 2019 MVB - Gina K.


Congratulations Gina! You are our first MVB of 2019. You have accomplished so much and it shows. You are definitely considered an OG at Burn and we still look forward to seeing your smiling face walk through the door. You continue to train hard in every class and always push yourself to improve. Congrats on hitting an 11mph!

Below are a few fun facts about your 6.5 year history with Burn: 

  • Your first class was a Pilates class on August 18, 2009. (Yes - we used to have Core 60 Pilates next door.)  

  • You didn’t take your first official Burn 60 class until March 22, 2012 with Liam.

  • You have taken 750 classes at Burn!  You average 3 classes a week.  

  • You have sweat it out with 25 different instructors.

  • You prefer morning classes, 8:15a, 8:30a and 9:30a.

  • And welcome to West Hollywood. We love that you’re also taking classes across town.

  • You have run the equivalent of 2250 miles or the distance between LA to Ohio.

  • You have burned off over 300,000 calories at Burn 60 — or 85 lbs.   

You are the poster client showing up every class with ambition and a true commitment to your health. You are a superstar. We are proud to celebrate you and learn a little bit more about what you have to say about Burn:

Do you have a favorite instructor or class?

Nick + Keith

What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?

Favorite: Burn and pilates are my favorite. Least: Can’t really think of a least favorite.

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

Best full body workout.

What has been your greatest accomplishment inside the studio?

Hitting a sprint at 11.

What is your favorite motivational fitness quote?

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.

Here’s what Gina’s favorite trainers have to say about her…

"She's always very dedicated and focused in class." - Brielle D.

"Gina's awesome! She runs like a beast, trains like an animal. Burn superstar!" - Andrew S.

"Gina doesn't take my class anymore." - Liam M.

"Gina has showed tremendous improvement over the years and has become way more confident." - Kris C.

Ode To Liam

Roses are red, violets are blue, our trainers and staff have anniversaries, just like me and you. We like to acknowledge these special days because our dedicated Burn Family definitely deserves the praise.

He started on 12/11 taking class after class after class. He took David, Keith and Julie- all great trainers to sharpen his craft. It must have felt like forever before he put on a mic, because frankly it was... We were sure he’d take a hike. On Jan 31, in 2012 Liam taught his first 5:45a class and no one went on strike.
Here are some stats that should make you all proud. If you’re part of his posse, you’re definitely a number in this crowd -

  • Over the last 7 years Liam has taught 1771 classes (that’s 74 straight days of classes)

  • He has had over 24,500 client visits mostly on Monday +Weds at 6a + Sundays at 9:15a. But don’t be fooled, his workout has changed a ton. It is always getting harder (but shorter) than it was on Day 1.

  • To our dismay, his music remains the same. How could this Irishman be so successful when his music sucks and his workout is never tame?

Congratulations Liam on your 7th year at Burn. The fact that your numbers keep growing is a statistic that only you can command. But thank goodness for the business, because your sold out classes are in demand.
You have changed many lives, one client at a time, and possibly offended just as many- who choose to never take your class time. Our jabs are just in fun, you know we love you dearly. Your leadership and legendary form of training is second to no one!

6th Annual Bro Sixty Charity Class



Date: Friday, November 16th 

Time: 7:00p

Place: Burn 60 West Hollywood

Spots Available: 30

Recommended Donation: $30 to Burn 60 Movember Charity Team Page

Swag + Gifts: Each attendee receives a swag bag from our partners + Bro 60 limited edition tee


Six years ago, Nick Malizia led the first Bro Sixty workout in support of a community member that conquered prostate cancer. Since then, we've raised almost $15,000 to support the Movember Foundation! We're excited to continue this proud tradition on Friday, November 16th.

The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men's health on a global scale and addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. In only 13 years they've independently funded more than 1,200 men's health projects around the world. And by 2030 they'll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. 

Nick, Liam, Kris & Andrew have graciously donated their time to put together an unprecedented 4-trainer, 60-minute, ass-kicking, charity workout event.

To sign up for the 6th Annual Bro 60 - Movember Charity Workout we ask that you make a minimum donation of $30 to our Burn 60 Movember team charity page. Once you have donated, we will reach out to you through email and add you to the class roster. There are 30 spots available. If you cannot attend the event, your donations are still very much appreciated. Help us reach our goal of raising $3,000 this year! 

Alright FAM! Let's BURN TOGETHER, take-action, grow a stache (if you can) and show the world the real power of the Burn 60 community. It's time for Bro 60 2018! 

2017 RECAP


Kasseem's Trip To Haiti


Talk about exceeding expectations!

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to The Bati School in Haiti. Kasseem was proud to present a $7000 check from all of us. Upon his arrival, Kasseem and Schiller distributed over 400 backpacks filled with school supplies to all of these grateful children.

The Burn 60 Family is so proud to a part of this campaign.

Follow picture's from Kasseem's trip to Haiti below:

Classes for Haiti with Kasseem


Burn 60 and Kasseem are going to Haiti


At Burn 60, we believe every day is an opportunity to better the lives of those around us - and that means supporting our Burn Family and their causes.                     

In 2010, a 7.0 Earthquake hit Haiti devastating over 3 million people, nearly one third of the country’s population. Long time client, Kasseem alongside Schiller Erlius, originally from Haiti, asked Burn to help support the Bati School – his personal passion back home. And how do say no to Kasseem?



From September 10-18, Burn 60 will donate a percentage of the proceeds from ALL 15 of Kasseem’s classes in both studios to raise funds for the Bati School. On September 20th, Kasseem will hand deliver our contribution when he visits the Bati school in person (Yep….Kasseem is going to Haiti from Sept 20-25….plan accordingly)!

The BATI School allows Ayitian children to dream of a new future and enriches the local community providing access to free education. Located on 50 acres in the mountains above the coastal town of St. Michel, Haiti, they provide free, localized education for students from Preschool to 2nd grade by building a sustainable model for education through the sale of organic agriculture grown on the surrounding land.
They opened with 65 students in 2017 and have 125 students enrolled this school year. Their goal is to add a grade/class each year to reach K-12.

How can you help reach our goal of $3000?                              

  • Every dollar counts. Please make your own personal contribution to Kasseem's Go Fund Me Page

  • Sign up for Kasseem’s classes Sept 10-18.

  • Sign up for his Bati School charity class on Monday Sept 18 at 7:00pm in Weho

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August M.V.B. - Kelsey Gallagher!



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.

Here are a few fun facts about Kelsey's history with Burn:

  • Her first class was on Sunday, July 5, 2015 with Liam
  • She has taken a total of 374 classes in 3 years
    • That is an average of 124 classes a year or 10 classes a month (this year you averaged 12) 
  • You have taken class from 21 different instructors
    • 122 classes with Kris
    • 92 classes with Liam
    • 51 classes with Sam
    • 45 classes with Andrew




We asked Kelsey some questions about her time spent at Burn 60:

Tell us about your first class at Burn with Liam?

I was on treadmill one wearing a white Hanes v-neck tee that kept threatening to ride up over my head and of course Liam kept calling me out on it, but he also freaked out when I stepped on the tread at 10.0 without using the handrails. Not only that, but he pushed me to go a little faster in my first class and hasn’t stopped since then! 


Do you have a favorite instructor or class?

Kris’s Monday 6:00pm class is my favorite. It’s the best way to start the week and I always feel like I’m going to die at the end so I know I’m doing it right.  I know I can never slack in his class because even if he doesn’t say anything, he is always watching and judging and that alone makes me want to perform at my best. 


What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?

My favorite is a .15 sprint because I know if I just suffer through 44 seconds I will hit the number and be done with it. My least favorite exercise is full chest to floor burpees... they’re the worst especially right after finishing a hard run on the tread. 


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

Working out here has completely changed my body! I love that I can never be stagnant - there is always another milestone to hit, a time to beat or a new weight to try on the floor. I love that Andrew, Liam, Kris and Sam never let me slack and always push me to new limits. 


What has been your greatest accomplishment inside the studio?  

Hitting a 3 minute half! Physically I knew I could do it, but mentally I never ever thought I could hit it and now that I have I can’t believe I ever doubted myself. 


Some words from our trainers...

Don’t pull a Gallagher... - Kris C.

A true Burn regular. She crushes every workout and inspires every trainer that is lucky enough to have her in class. Trainer tip: she makes a mean set of cookies - just make sure you come to class after you eat one. - Andrew S.

It’s been a pleasure to see you go from ‘bad’ to ‘mediocre’ to your current ‘better’ 😋😃😃😃……  - Liam G.

Always a pleasure having Kelsey in class. Her work ethic and self-accountability is infectious for those she trains with, and it has been great to see her consistent improvements week after week. Keep at it Gallagher! - Sam C.

Kelsey has been coming to Burn 60 since July of 2015. She sets goals every class to reach a new personal best. Whenever she comes to take class, she is always friendly to the staff and stays after to talk to us at the front desk. Whenever I take class with her, she would always compete to run the fastest in the entire class. There is no way I can keep up with her on the treadmill. Kelsey is so much fun to be around and I truly believe that she is well deserving of our Burn 60 MVB for the month of August. - David R. (front desk)

Trainer Spotlight: Harry Rosedale



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



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!


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.



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



Trainer squares

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



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



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



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




  • 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.





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. 




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.


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-


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.


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


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. 

Watt's Bears in front of the memorial wall

Watt's Bears in front of the memorial wall

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. 



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. 

Finish-Line Slideshow


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


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.