New fitness facility geared towards women opens on Pelham Road
After living with a host family while playing minor league baseball with the San Francisco Giants organization, Devan Kline discovered that helping his host mom lose 45 pounds would lead to a new career.
Kline says the “transformative” experience led him to launch Burn Boot Camp in Charlotte in 2012. Now, the company has more than 10 locations in the Charlotte area and launched its own franchise concept this February.
Burn Boot Camp Greenville, which opens this week at 215 Pelham Road, is the first location in the Upstate. Head trainer and recent Clemson graduate Ara Amirkhanian will lead the program at the new location. Classes will be held six days a week. While most are geared towards women, some co-ed classes will be offered.
Amirkhanian, who played soccer at Clemson, says Kline’s philosophy is what attracted him to the concept. “The training is intense and the environment is a huge part of that. It’s very positive, very measured and results-driven.”
The fitness facility has a soft floating floor, similar to gymnastics mats, and offers a child care center. GBB also has its own supplement line called After Burn Protein, which is a cold-pressed, grass-fed, whey product flavored with Stevia.
To kick things off, Burn Boot Camp Greenville is offering a 30-day free trial. Amirkhanian says more than 1,000 people are already signed up, mostly from Facebook advertising and word of mouth.
Another franchise location will also be opening soon in Anderson. For more information, visit Greenville.burnbootcamp.com.