Before I found Burn Boot Camp, I wasn’t living, just existing. Going to work and back home to the couch. My sedentary lifestyle was my norm. What I didn’t realize was how isolated I had become. What I did realize was how much weight I had gained! The only socialization outside of the house was spent eating out. I only planned what I was going to eat next. That was really the only planning I did.
Since finding BBC, I have had undergone a COMPLETE transformation! I can’t take credit for finding BBC because my wonderful friend and colleague Crystal Lambeth introduced me, giving me the greatest gift I have ever received-the gift of true fitness and self-satisfaction. I have gone from 263 lbs to my current weight of 188 lbs, from a size 22 to a size 12! Starting with the Human Billboard program in Mooresville when that site launched, I then moved a little closer to my home on Mallard Creek to Huntersville. Then finally, as if just for me, Mallard Creek location was launched, putting me two minutes from home!!! I believe that what’s for you is for you-this was obviously for me!
Now, I am not as focused on losing weight as I am with toning, being fit, and incorporating healthy living. I still have a little ways to go to reach my goal weight, but I have never been so close. Eating better and staying active have changed my life. Devan told me the very first time we met that, “you can’t out train a bad diet.” I will NEVER forget that statement and will pass it on. For the first time in 20 years, I truly like who I see in the mirror.
I am the wife of the best husband EVER, mother of a 16yr old daughter and a 13yr old son, full time RN Traveler, senior RN-BSN student with a 27-hour course load this semester graduating May 18th.
I am Lakisha McDonald, a HUMAN BILLBOARD!
I have been dieting off & on since I was 11. Name a diet & I have probably done it at least twice. Before I started bootcamp, I was eating healthy, rarely fast food, 5-6 fruits/veggies a day, organic, gluten free, etc. I have always been active both at home and at work, but couldn’t lose weight. I would lose the same 2 lbs 50 times over, sound familiar? I have belonged to several gyms off/on, and have tried about every exercise class sometimes doing 2 classes a day several days a week, except bootcamp. I was afraid of failure and the people who taught them. When a friend invited me to Burn Boot Camp, I had nothing to lose, because no one knew me there. It was difficult and I have never sweated so much in my life! But once I started, I was addicted. I am finally beginning to look like what I have dreamed of since college, standing beside the girl who had a personal trainer and had an amazing muscular, thin figure. I have never felt this strong & now have muscles in places I have never had before. My friends and family can’t believe “Lazy Bones ” who use to love to sleep late is going to boot camp early in the am almost every day. I have lost 31pounds, 9% body fat, and over 11 inches on my hips & waist combined since July. Thanks to my husband, friends and family for your support. Thanks to Devan for tweaking my diet, and providing the whole package: nutrition, support, ever changing workouts, & motivation!
I found out about Burn Boot Camp through my mommy group – LakeNormanMommies.com. The women were raving about the class and Devan so I knew I just had to check it out. I am a stay-at-home mom to two children and I had packed on some unwanted pounds through my pregnancies. I decided it was time to get back in shape and Burn Boot Camp was just the way to do it.
I have lost 32 pounds and 15 inches. I have reduced my body fat from 30% to 21% (and plan to improve this number even more!). I went from a size 12 to a size 4. I have never felt better. I have so much more energy than before. I actually look forward to my 5:30am workouts. In class I am surrounded by some of the most positive and motivating women. I have gained some wonderful friendships through this. The trainers are all amazing. They know what they are doing!
Nutrition is the other key component to being successful in becoming healthier. The trainers were more than willing to help me with a meal plan and answer any and all nutrition questions that I had.
I look forward to continuing this process to an even healthier me. I’m thankful to have the BBC trainers and fellow boot campers there to help me along the way.
Since the day my son was born 3 years ago, I have been one of those guilt-stricken working mothers. When my son first arrived I was spending 14-15 hours a day at work, along with some weekend time, and thus felt every other waking minute of every day had to be quality time spent with my son. That left no time for working out (or provided a well-thought-out excuse not to), so between lack of exercise and lots of meals being ordered in at client sites, the pounds added up quickly. I hated trying on clothes and tried to compensate with really cute shoes and accessories J After changing jobs and settling in to a much less hectic work schedule, I finally decided it was my turn and enough with the excuses! I decided there could be some truth to everyone who told me it was ok to put yourself first sometimes, and it really can provide a benefit to the whole family. I read about Devan’s boot camp in the Huntersville newspaper and figured I would give it a try; at least someone would be there to hold me accountable for attending (versus making my monthly donation to the nearby gym)! After 6 months of making small changes over time (no more sweetener in my coffee, limiting myself to 2 lunch meetings per week to reduce eating out, banana chips instead of potato chips, etc.), along with boot camp 3-4 days a week and squeezing in a run on the weekends, I have reached my mid-term goal and am down a clothing size! I don’t mind wearing sleeveless shirts anymore and love my clothes again (along with all the new ones I’ve had to buy J). Even though I haven’t reached my overall goal yet, I feel better knowing that I am trying to do something about my unhappiness in how I look, and I’m half way there! My posture has improved, and I have more energy to keep up with my 3 year old. I’m completing exercises now that I literally would laugh at 6 months ago. Devan has pushed me beyond what I thought were my limits; he has changed my mental strength along with my physical strength. Don’t get me wrong, I hate my alarm clock at 5am, but I know the results I have seen and the confidence I have gained back are worth it!”
“The saying we have all heard “I am uncomfortable in my own skin” sums up what my life was like before I met Devan. Emotionally and physically, I was a mess! I had every excuse in the book. Anyone who has ever struggled with weight loss knows all the feelings that go along with it. Clothes don’t fit, self confidence is low, negative self image, emotional eating and the list can go on. For me it was the realization I did not love myself. I wasn’t being the best I could be. I wasn’t living to my full potential. I will admit…I thought “ there is no way I can do a boot camp, push ups, I can’ t run, burpies… reallly!” Well I am happy to say I am down 46 lbs, I can do more than I ever thought possible. Devan provides the knowledge, but most importantly he cares. That is what makes the difference. He believes in you and pushes you to be that BETTER YOU! When you have support like that combined with an incredible work out program you can achieve as I have.”
” I met Devan at the grocery store actually. I never thought a random stranger approaching me in the grocery store could turn into a success story that goes on a highly respected fitness website! But here is my story..I never could get back into my old body! I used to be in decent shape, I felt like I was living in another persons body (a FAT persons) and there was no way I could EVER get back to my old fitness level. My life changed with I met Devan at a grocery store tour. He told me “put your faith in me and you’ll EARN faith in yourself” …I signed up for bootcamp and 8 months later here I am 80 lbs lighter and fitting loving life! I am almost at a year and can’t wait to get all of the perks that come with completing bootcamp for a year!
“When I turned 40y.o., without any change in my habits, I would gain a pound here and there. A little more than a year later, I was 15 pounds over my ideal weight. I had my thyroid checked, all normal. Looks like everything you hear about your metabolism slowing down after 40 was really hitting me. I knew I had to be on a diet and exercise but I lacked motivation. After 40, I assumed it was okay to be a little heavier and I resigned myself to wear those “spanx” shape wear. Summer was approaching in Charlotte, and with the heat and humidity, I was dreading summer clothes (lot harder to hide your little extra in shorts than in a thick sweater). I decide to take the plunge and join Burn Boot Camp. Forward 4 months later, I lost 13 pounds and think I can continue to loose a few more. I am happy with my weight, the shape of my body and more over, I feel much more healthy, fit and in control. It was really hard at the beginning, but Devan and his team of trainers encouraged me at each workout. Another big key factor in success is the other ladies in the group. They would share their successes and their tips to achieve it and it would keep me motivated to continue to exercise and eat healthy (eating well is also very important). With busy schedules, it is hard to fit everything in a day, but the flexibility of the workouts (sometimes I go at 5:30 am, sometimes 5:45 pm), it is easy to do. I am very happy with the results I achieved. If I can do it, anyone can do it.”
“After I have tried over and over and over to lose weight by buying all kinds of diets and diet pills, I was sick of failing! I heard about Devan’s Burn Bootcamp from one of my friends and decided to try something different! Holy crapwas I working out wrong! I lost 39 pounds and 7 inches in 6 months! I have 100% more confidence in my body and I feel amazing! Devan has motivated, educated, and inspired me to do something I never thought possible, drop 6 dress sizes! Now I can shop for cute dresses I wasn’t able to wear before and I am proud to try them on for my boyfriend! Thanks Dev! Burn Bootcamp is the ONLY way to maximize your results and minimize your time! Don’t put this off another day. DON’T START TOMORROW, TOMORROW,TOMORROW… DO IT NOW, and like me, you’ll be glad you did! I promise! Make today the day you take back control of your health! If I can do it, so can you! I work out at Burn Bootcamp three times a week!”
My name is Suzanne and I am 41 years old. I have three girls 14,12 and 2 and a wonderufl husband! Besides taking care of them I am also a teacher. Ialways have to make time to exercise. Before I started bootcamp I thought I was in pretty good shape. I ran,took spin classes and lifted weights. I never really felt like I was getting the results I wanted. My neighbor took me to bootcamp and I did not think I would make it through the class! I realized that for so long I had been exercising incorrectly. What an eye opener to use my body in such a new and challenging way. Since becoming a bootcamp member my life and the life of my family have changed. Physically I feel stronger than ever, my clothes fit better and I am getting really toned. Devan’s nuitrition advice has also been very helpful. I work really hard to feed my family REAL food and have become quite an advocate of juicing.I workout early in the morning and it is good to know that no matter what the day brings I have done something good!
*Anna Lost 36 lbs and Gained Coordination, Balance, and Stability with Bootcamp*
“Finding time to exercise has been a problem of mine for a long time. I work a full time job and caring for my young kids doesn’t leave me much time for myself. I knew though that it was important for both me and my family. I decided to join Burn Bootcamps after seeing some of my friends make amazing transformations. I sacrificed and got up each morning at 4:30 to drive 20 minutes to Burn Bootcamp.The rewards and benefits have been staggering. I have dropped over 35 lbs. I went from a size 18 down to a size six and have lost over 20 inches off my body! My energy levels are so much higher than before and I feel great getting up at 4:30 AM and have energy to make it all day long. I would encourage anybody thinking of Burn Bootcamps to definitely give it a try.”
“After I have tried over and over and over to lose weight by buying all kinds of diets and diet pills, I was sick of failing! I heard about Devan’s Burn Bootcamp from one of my friends and decided to try something different! Holy crap was I working out wrong! I lost 39 pounds and went from a size 18- size 12 inches in 6 months! I have 100% more confidence in my body and I feel amazing! Devan has motivated, educated, and inspired me to do something I never thought possible, drop 6 dress sizes! Now I can shop for cute dresses I wasn’t able to wear before and I am proud to try them on for my boyfriend! Thanks Dev! Burn Bootcamp is the ONLY way to maximize your results and minimize your time! Don’t put this off another day. DON’T START TOMORROW, TOMORROW,TOMORROW… DO IT NOW, and like me, you’ll be glad you did! I promise! Make today the day you take back control of your health! If I can do it, so can you! I work out at Burn Boot Camp three times a week!”
Being a full time business owner in the Lake Norman Area I was getting growing unhealthy, bigger, and more stressed by the day. It got to the point where I was so unhappy with my weight I didn’t even want to work anymore. I typed in Lake Norman Area Personal Trainer in Google and up pops a guy who specializes in weight loss and body transformation. I thought this was just what the doctor ordered to get me back to the old me! I scheduled my free fitness test drive to see if Devan and I could work together. Within the first 5 minutes of meeting with him I knew he seriously cares about the people he works with and I couldn’t wait to get started. He guaranteed all these lofty goals, to lose 10 pounds in 10 days, and to lose 20 pounds in 30 days if and only if I followed his detailed nutrition plan and body transformation weight loss program.I am proud to say that only 6 months later I am 56 pounds lighter and 100% stronger. My first day I could only do about 10 push-ups and by month 6 I am doing sets of over 50 in a row! I honestly couldn’t have had rapid fat loss like this without the help of a boot camp. So to everyone in Huntersville, Lake Norman,Cornelius, and surrounding areas if you are trying to transform your body quickly and safely you should GO SEE DEVAN AT BURN BOOTCAMP NOW!! Do not wait and fall into the “trap of tomorrow”…don’t say “tomorrow I’ll call a boot camp, or tomorrow I’ll go to a bootcamp” take charge of your health and body like I did! Devan helped me see the light, that our bodies are the only thing that we truly own and have control of. Take control of your life today and go see him! He will give you all the education, resources, motivation, accountability, and No B.S. workouts guaranteed to change the way you look and feel! I am in better shape now than when I was playing high school football! Thanks for helping me get back on top Coach D!”
Devan Kline, CEO Burn Bootcamp
Burn Fitness Bootcamp and personal training services many citites in North Carolina, North Charlotte, Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Paw Creek, Mt Mourne, Concord, Stanley, Mt Holly, Newell, Statesville, Kannapolis, Moorseville, that means every area code you can imagine 28070, 28078, 28031, 28036, 28035, 28269, 28223, 28216, 28206, 28213, 28214, 28262, 28130, 28213, 28027, 28164, 28102, and 28126 all in NC.