Burn Boot Camp opens at Spartanburg’s Drayton Mills Marketplace

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Burn Boot Camp officially opened at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at Drayton Mills Marketplace.

Elissa and David Farmer announced in January they planned to open their first location for the North Carolina-based fitness franchise in a 5,000-square-foot space on the commercial side of the Drayton Mill revitalization project.

“We are excited to bring Burn Boot Camp to Spartanburg and are thrilled to be part of the Drayton Mills community,” Elissa Farmer said in a statement. “Burn is all about transforming and empowering our clients in a positive, non-competitive community that supports and encourages one another.”

Founded in 2012 by Devan and Morgan Kline in Huntersville, N.C., Burn Boot Camp focuses on five pillars: mindset, whole food nutrition, burst training, strength training, and community.

The Farmers’ studio includes the “floating floor,” a customized foam floor that reduces the impact from training. It also has a floating pull up bar, a childcare area, free weights, battle ropes, slam balls, kettle bells, plyometric boxes, and other equipment.

Customers can take advantage of free childcare during mid-morning and evening camps, as well as one-on-one nutritional meetings with trainers.

“Led by head trainer, Kayla O’Connell, we provide the tools needed to help clients achieve their specific goals,” Farmer added. “We believe in the power of community, and all fitness levels are welcome at Burn Boot Camp.“

Drayton Marketplace encompasses about 60,000 square feet of the 115-year-old former Milliken & Co. textile plant’s warehouses and company store.

The development complements the 289-unit luxury loft apartment community located in the mill’s former spinning and weaving plants that features a lap pool, fitness center, and a 3-mile walking trail.

The project, developed by Charlotte, N.C.-based TMS Development and Spartanburg-based Montgomery Development, is the largest historic restoration endeavor completed in South Carolina to date.

Farmer has spent the past several months hosting “pop-up” camps at Drayton while her space has been under construction.

Burn Boot Camp will join three existing businesses and one more that is on the way.

Those businesses include Greenville restaurateur Rick Erwin’s The Standard: A Refined Kitchen, Spartanburg businessman Paul Melotte’s Mozza Roasters, Bella Latte, and Melotte Enterprises; and industrial developer Agracel Inc.’s regional office. Pi-Squared Pizza, a Detroit-style pizza restaurant with a family-friendly atmosphere, will open later this year.

“We are extremely happy to see Burn Boot Camp open,” said John Montgomery, principal of Montgomery Development Group. “We believe they will be invaluable in helping us achieve our vision for a vibrant live, work, play community here at Drayton.”

For more information, visit: www.burnbootcamp.com/spartanburg-sc, or www.draytonmarketplace.com.

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