Here at Burn Boot Camp we pride ourselves on inspiring others, empowering women and changing lives. We work hard to let our clients know that change isn’t just external, but internal as well. When you take care of your physical health, your mental health immediately improves and leaves you feeling positive and ready to conquer the world. Read how Emily chose to transform her life, lose 40 pounds and inspire future generations simply choosing to join Burn.
Emily McMillan – Burn Boot Camp – Cornelius, NC
“After a few years of giving every excuse under the sun as to why I couldn’t work out anymore, I had reached a point where I no longer liked how I felt about myself. I knew I needed to change something, but wasn’t really sure how to do it. As a coach of young girls for the Carolina Rapids Soccer Club, I knew I needed to get fit and healthy to be a good role model, but years of stress and being constantly on the go had led to bad eating habits and excuses for not exercising, and I was lost as to how to get started. A friend who worked out at Burn offered me a 3 month membership she had won at an auction as a gift to help me get going, and despite my protests she didn’t give in until I said yes. Best decision of my life!
At first I was worried that I was so far gone that I would be embarrassed by how little I could do. As a former athlete, I didn’t want to have people surprised by how weak I was. What I found at Burn was the complete opposite of what I anticipated. There were so many women of different sizes and walks of life, and everyone there supported and encouraged each other. In a world where you constantly feel judged, Burn is a place where no one compares you to anyone. The trainers are incredible at pushing you and encouraging you to do more than you ever thought possible. I love how uplifting everyone is! I was encouraged to come five days a week to start, which seemed impossible, but now I can’t miss Burn. It has quickly become my favorite part of my day! I’ve lost over 40 pounds, 7% body fat, and 7 inches in my waist in 8 months. The best part though is how I feel! I have more energy, which has made me a better coach for my girls. I also love that when I talk to the soccer girls about my journey, I don’t discuss it in terms of weight loss, but in how strong I’ve become. They love to hear how many pushups or burpees I did that morning when they get to training. When I accomplish something for the first time, like my unassisted pull-up, I’m showing them that if you work hard and believe in yourself anything is possible!”