Burn Boot Camp offers personalized training, group environment in Round Rock

Each move included in a circuit includes a modification down, for beginners or those with an injury, as well as a modification up, for those looking to take their fitness abilities to the next level. Burn Boot Camp also has trainers certified in pre- and postpartum training, with a special focus on help pregnant and newborn mothers rebuild their core. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Each move included in a circuit includes a modification down, for beginners or those with an injury, as well as a modification up, for those looking to take their fitness abilities to the next level. Burn Boot Camp also has trainers certified in pre- and postpartum training, with a special focus on help pregnant and newborn mothers rebuild their core. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Each move included in a circuit includes a modification down, for beginners or those with an injury, as well as a modification up, for those looking to take their fitness abilities to the next level. Burn Boot Camp also has trainers certified in pre- and postpartum training, with a special focus on help pregnant and newborn mothers rebuild their core. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Burn Boot Camp, a fitness studio, opened in Round Rock on Feb. 4, 2019. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Workouts rotate between a different major muscle group each class, Townsend said. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Burn Boot Camp staff members include (from left) Anne Townsend, Saoirse Bell, Ashley Vivek and Brittany Puthukeril. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Class sizes can vary from eight to 25 clients and incorporate personal training in a group fitness setting. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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"It’s a lot about the importance of community and getting into adult life and seeing how isolating it can be, and how isolating motherhood can be, and how powerful the right gym can be for people when they find their community," Anne Townsend said. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Smiles and hellos are exchanged as a dozen women walk into Burn Boot Camp for their 9:30 a.m. training session. As class participants fasten hair ties and make their way to exercise mats, trainer Saoirse Bell calls out a command to begin the class: “High five your partner, and let’s get moving.”

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.”


Burn Boot Camp


2711 La Frontera Blvd., Ste. 250, Round Rock

254-300-1328




Hours: Mon.-Thu. 4:30-10:30 a.m., 4:15-7:30 p.m.; Fri. 4:30-10:30 a.m., 4:15-6:30 p.m.; Sat. 7:45-10 a.m.; closed Sun.


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