Burn Boot Camp opened in Round Rock in February 2019, part of a fitness chain originally created in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2012 by husband and wife Devan and Morgan Kline. But what sets the studio apart from other fitness brands, Round Rock manager Anne Townsend said, is that the studio strives to create an inclusive environment for people of all physical capabilities.
“Wherever they’re at, whatever ability level you’re at, you need to be moving. You need to be active,” Townsend said.
Camp workouts last 45 minutes and focus on a different major muscle group each session, Townsend said. Trainers offer modifications for clients new to working out, recovering from an injury or looking to take their fitness to a higher level.
Townsend said what drew her, and so many others, to Burn Boot Camp is the sense of community interwoven in the studio culture.
“Not only getting people to have community with each other, but connecting with the community itself and giving our members a chance to give back through different efforts,” Townsend said.
Burn Boot Camp partners with local nonprofit organizations such as the Austin Diaper Bank and Make a Vet Sweat, Townsend said. She added that the studio will begin offering monthly military meetups for veterans and their spouses to come to a camp for free and find a place of support.
The goal of Burn Boot Camp, Townsend said, is more than losing weight; it is the little things—like a woman finishing her first workout six weeks after giving birth, or another completing her first unassisted pull-up—that go a long way.
“Women are the most targeted and yet the most underserved in the fitness community,” Townsend said, smiling as two women exchange high-fives between circuits. “I think when they walk in the door, they feel welcomed, and they feel supported.”