We’re proud to announce Adam Howard as the September 2017 Most Valuable Burner! Adam has come a long way since he came to Burn, self-motivated to hit every milestone. He was thrown right into the Burn 60 experience with Liam's Extreme Burn 45 Class. Pushing through our most challenging class, Adam has gone on to take 136 classes from over 10 different Burn instructors and amazingly enough, 99% of them at 6AM! Impressive! Determined to hit serious milestones, Adam has conquered Liam's military style class, completing his first 2:59 half-mile. His trainers couldn't be more stoked on his progress, watching him transform into an all-star over the course of the past year and a half. Adam is an inspiration to the Burn community and we can't wait to watch him create a new Burn 60 milestone!
A CHAT WITH OUR MVB....
Tell us about your first class at Burn on January 4, 2016
I'll be honest - I can't even remember my first Burn class, which is probably a good thing if you're telling me it was with Liam. I would imagine probably went something like running a 4+min half mile, wanting to vomit, and having Liam tell me I'd be better off going outside to have a smoke and a donut.
Do you have a favorite instructor or class?
Since Liam is copied on this email, I have to say Liam, right? In all seriousness, there are things I like about all the trainers at Burn, but I think Liam challenges me the most and pushes me the hardest. I'm really competitive and I hate failing, and I think Liam knows that and uses it against me. I used to be the chubby kid who ran 10 minute miles in middle school, and just prior to injuring my knee, I ran a 5:46 mile, which I can guarantee wouldn't have been possible without Liam kicking my ass every morning. If he could only get his act together with the music…
What is your favorite and least favorite exercise?
My favorite exercise is none of them; I think if you have a favorite exercise, you're either not doing it right or not trying hard enough. My least favorite exercise is a tie between burpies and running at an incline. Woof.
What do you love most about Burn and what keeps you coming back
My favorite thing about Burn is definitely the trainers. All the trainers have their own style and I like that I get to go to the same studio and get very different, yet very challenging workouts. That consistency is something I think a lot of other studios lack. I was also very appreciative of the extra attention I received when I couldn't run and had to double up on the floor. It was a very frustrating couple months, and the Burn trainers definitely helped me though my recovery (and continue to do so). Finally, I also think there's something to be said about the members; there's almost an unspoken bond while we all commiserate through Liam's class at 6am. It's a very motivating group to be part of.
Here's what Liam has to say about Adam:
He did double floor for 6 months because he injured himself running but didn't want to stop coming to Burn 60 with his wife Rachel. Monday morning of this week for the first time in half a year he banged out a 2:59 Half Mile. He is fully recovered and never stopped training even though he couldn't run and running was his favorite exercise. He learned new exercises. Strengthened his back. He kept his lungs and heart in running shape without running because we operate very fast on the floor at Burn 60. Pure determination and intelligent training - Liam G.
Congratulations Adam. We are proud to have you have you as our 6AM Ambassador.