My name is Mike Hartshorne and I am originally from Albany, New York. I graduated from SUNY Cortland where I played baseball and received a bachelor’s degree in Recreation. I have a second bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health from Sage College of Albany and a Master’s degree in Administration. I taught physical education for eight years at various grade levels, was the Assistant Principal at Lincoln Charter School for the past three years and have been coaching Varsity Baseball for six years.
When Devan opened Burn Boot Camp he hired me as his first trainer. I was excited to share my passion for fitness, health and nutrition with the women of BBC! I enjoyed training part time but knew I wanted to make more of an impact and am thrilled to open Burn Boot Camp Concord! I look forward to meeting and working with all of you and helping you transform your bodies, minds and lives through hard work and dedication!
I have enjoyed being active my entire life. I grew up playing organized sports and was always outside getting exercise. The majority of my fitness came from baseball off season and in season workouts. But when my baseball career ended, I had to find fitness in other ways. I enjoyed lifting weights, running and even pursued a career in Physical Education and Health. My degree led me down to North Carolina as a P.E. teacher where I enjoyed teaching fitness and health to students.
I started to train at Burn Boot Camp with Devan and Morgan when it first started. I only taught 1 class in the morning and then I would head out to my full time job as an Assistant Principal. I always enjoyed the 45 minutes a day I was teaching fitness. I decided that I loved helping my small group of clients achieve their goals and getting to know them along the way. This was something I could definitely do on a full time basis.
After opening Burn Boot Camp Concord, I have enjoyed seeing the achievements and goals that have been reached by my members. Being there for them through the struggles and the victories has been very rewarding. I enjoy challenging them with new and creative workouts each day and helping them meet their fitness goals. Everyday is a new challenge both mentally and physically for everyone and I love being there to help them overcome that challenge.
As a person who was always just sort of “so-so” at all things sporty, I would never have dreamed of having a passion for fitness, especially as a busy mom of 2 in my late 30s. But that is exactly where I have found myself thanks to Burn Boot Camp, it’s incredibly skilled trainers, and it’s amazing members. Starting as a BBC member, then being chosen as a Fit Mom of the Month because of my own personal transformation, running the Fit Mom Ambassador program at BBC Concord, and becoming a Burn trainer, I am 100% immersed in the #BBCFamily. I am stronger and faster than I have ever been, and I find so much joy training others to push themselves to that place as well. I am thrilled when our clients hit their nutritional and fitness goals because I know firsthand what it takes to get there. Best of all I get to see all of the kids at camp watching their moms getting stronger and making fitness a priority. They are as proud of their fit moms as I am! #FitMomsForever
I never would have imagined that I would become a certified trainer. I have an MBA and a mom of 3 and never thought I was athletic. I never played any sports at all growing up. As an adult I dabbled in running and biking and various classes at the local gyms, but it wasn’t until I found my overweight self walking into the doors of BBC that my spark for fitness was lit. Aside from losing 45 pounds, I have discovered a whole new (athletic) me that that is excited about fitness, nutrition and even burpees! Not only does exercise and proper nutrition make you look better on the outside, but it changes how you feel on the inside. I often get caught smiling when I’m working out and people ask me why. It’s because I feel great and I’m having a good time doing it. I truly want others to get the same feeling that I do. It is so exciting to hear the milestones and accomplishments that the women at BBC achieve, no matter how big or small. I love celebrating the pound someone lost or the first push up from the toes or the first egg white omelet that didn’t make them gag. I am constantly motivated by the hard work I see in the other women I train with. It doesn’t matter how much someone lifts or how fast they can run, but that they are trying to be better today than they were yesterday. Each and every one of us has room for improvement and I enjoy guiding clients over the emotional and physical hurdles that have kept them from their fitness goals thus far. I look at each new morning as an opportunity to change and motivate, and in turn am changed and motivated right back.