Becoming a Burn Athlete doesn’t come easy. You have to set your sights high to earn a title like this! The men and women that become Burn Boot Camp Athletes sweat and sacrifice to earn the opportunity to join such an elite group. They work hard to get shredded in the gym, cut back in the kitchen, and model the utmost health and nutrition as a representative of Burn Nation. Our monthly ‘What’s In Your Gym Bag’ feature, gives an inside look at what makes our Burn Athletes blaze bright against all other fitness communities.
This month we’re shining the spotlight on Antigone Foust, trainer at Burn Boot Camp Lake Wylie/Tega Cay! We’re giving you the lowdown on how she stays in shape, pushes it to the limit, and takes her health and fitness goals to the next level each and every month!
Let’s see what’s in Antigone’s gym bag…
Burn Athlete Name
Lake Wylie/Tega Cay
What is your position with Burn?
How did you find out about Burn?
In 2015, I saw a Facebook post about the future opening of Burn LW/TC. I reached out to Amanda Berger, we met for coffee, and she invited me to a Burn camp at HQ. I was addicted day one, and the rest is history!
Go-to workout routine?
My workout routine is simple. I attend five Burn camps per week and I try to go beast mode at each one. I concentrate on form first, but I go as fast as I can and I lift as heavy as I can while maintaining proper form. I love a good white board workout where I can get in my own zone and really push myself.
Favorite burst training workout?
Anything but jump knee tucks (and many of you moms probably know why!)
Favorite strength training workout?
I am a fan of upper body strength days. I am 48 years old, and the Burn upper body camps make me feel young again by reminding me of the strength I had as a collegiate swimmer. My absolute favorite strength exercise is any kind of pull-ups!
Favorite cardio workout?
I prefer cardio camps with 60 second stations and outside sprints between exercises or rounds. My goal is always to work the entire minute at max effort and push my legs on the run. I preach and believe in the power of positive thoughts, and remind myself of that when things get tough.
Go-to pre workout snack?
Anyone who knows me knows I am a greek yogurt fanatic! I eat plain, non-fat Greek yogurt with a little stevia to make it sweet about an hour before camp. It satisfies my sweet tooth, it is easy on my tummy, and fuels my body!
Go-to post workout snack?
Afterburn, baby! I refer to it as “liquid gold.” I mix it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and lots of ice cubes.
Favorite healthy meal?
Grilled salmon, asparagus and a sweet potato is my favorite healthy meal.
Favorite healthy restaurant in your area?
I really enjoy eating out so I try to find healthy options wherever I go. One of my favorite restaurants is the Flipside Cafe in Fort Mill. I love the Warm Asparagus Salad, which includes kale, asparagus, mushrooms, and a fried egg. Trust me, it’s delicious!
Workout equipment you couldn’t live without?
I couldn’t live without my gloves; however, the Burn floating floor is life changing and I never want to workout again without it!
Favorite athletic apparel?
My Saucony Bullet Capri’s are super comfy and I love the pockets. And I don’t come to camp without my Balega wool socks!
Favorite workout song?
My current favorite is Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, but I am always inspired when I hear Lose Yourself by Eminem.
Favorite inspirational quote?
“You can’t cheat the grind. It knows how much you’ve invested. It won’t give you anything you haven’t worked for.”
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