Cardio + Core Burn Bootcamp Workout

Now that I’ve made my return to fitness after Chase’s birth, I am feeling more and more excited about working out. If you’re in a fitness rut, sometimes time away from the gym is all you need to reenergize your enthusiasm for exercise. My six week break made me realize just how much I really do love working out for the way it makes me feel inside more than anything else.

I feel more alive and positive after a workout and also more productive. It’s almost like the momentum from a morning workout carries me through the day and earlier this week, I tried a new workout that left me absolutely buzzing!

I joined my friend Brittany for a cardio and core workout at Burn Bootcamp, a bootcamp for women that originated in Charlotte. (Burn Bootcamp actually just became a franchise in early 2015 and more locations are opening in the southeast United States!)  I’ve heard only great things about Burn Bootcamp since we moved to the area last year and had it on my radar to try after Chase was born.

Burn Bootcamp

I’m so glad Brittany encouraged me to give it a shot because I absolutely loved it. The workout we did reminded me a lot of the workouts I personally create for myself and the circuits I’ve put together for clients at the gym in the past. The big difference? In a group exercise environment, I can’t cheat my way out of burpees, tuck jumps or other more challenging exercises like I can when I’m doing my own thing. Oh the beauty of a group fitness class!

The bootcamp workout began with a five minute warm up that included jumping jacks and jogging outside before it was time for the “meat” of the core and cardio class. Below you can see a 20-minute cardio and core-based workout that is very similar to the one we completed in the class. I was red-faced and incredibly sweaty by the end but enthusiastically told Brittany I will absolutely be back. I LOVED it!

Cardio   Core Workout

Before the class was done, we had one final challenge to complete. We completed two rounds of the following cardio core burner:

  • 2 minutes: Alternate 10 tuck jumps with 20 toe taps
  • 2 minutes: 1 minute plank, 30 second plank left, 30 second plank right

I couldn’t leave without thanking BBC owner, Morgan, for such an awesome workout (and for her permission to share a little bit about my experience on the blog). Morgan and her husband own Burn Bootcamp and she’s currently 18 weeks pregnant! I also had fun saying hi to Brittany’s two adorable girls before it was time to say goodbye. (Burn Bootcamp offers childcare while you workout. I’m planning to bring Chase there in the future but wanted to check it out first before bringing him along.)

gym shoes

I’m already looking forward to more bootcamp workouts in the future!


  1. Lindsay says

    I go to BBC Durham! I freaking love it! I’ve been a member since May and it’s definitely my favorite gym that I’ve ever joined by FAR! Highly recommend! Wow, I was so excited when I saw the logo in the preview window. I’ll have to tell my trainer today. Woo hoo! Go BBC!


  2. Kristin says

    Can you tell me what a membership to BBC typically costs? I am weighing this vs a gym that had Les Mills classes offered for my next workout option and wanted to see what the difference in price might be. Thanks so much!


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