A Complimentary Focus Meeting at Burn Boot Camp: Accountability, Goal Setting, and Nutritional Help All in 15 Minutes
Though Burn Boot Camp is commonly known for its rotation of daily, varied workouts, a monthly membership also includes “Focus Meetings”, which is a crucial piece to the puzzle when it comes to one’s health and fitness journey.
I have been personally impacted by focus meetings at Burn Boot Camp throughout the last eight months and truly believe they’ve been essential in improving my overall health and wellbeing.
Psst: These photos are not staged (obviously because I am a sweaty mess! Ha!) and were taken on the fly during my actual focus meeting with a trainer. I grabbed my friend Miranda who kindly snapped away while I had my bi-weekly meeting!
What is a Focus Meeting at Burn Boot Camp?
A focus meeting at Burn Boot Camp is a 15-minute private session with a fitness trainer who strives to discover one’s goals (often beyond weight loss), break down those goals, map out a realistic plan to reach them, and then offer accountability. These complimentary meetings typically take place either right before or right after attending a camp (a.k.a. 45-minute class) and are scheduled by the member on an as-needed basis.
Most members book monthly focus meetings, while others book weekly or bi-weekly depending on their individual goals and desire for accountability. (I try to book bi-weekly!)
Though some may assume that focus meetings are simply “just” weigh-ins, most members at the Madison, Alabama location will cite these meetings as turning points in their health and fitness journey.
Franchise partner Jamie Lambert says that these meetings are ideal, private opportunities to sit down with a trainer and share everything that’s holding you back. Whether it’s a nutrition hurdle, physical injury, or other life circumstance, Lambert explains that focus meetings “help trainers understand where each person is coming from, what they’re mentally bringing into the gym with them, and what challenges they’ve had in the past.”
She continued to share that the trainers at Burn Boot Camp value getting to know each member so that they have the opportunity to train them in much more personalized ways.
“It’s impossible for us to personalize a workout to your needs without a focus meeting. We present these meetings to our members as a way for the trainers to understand where you’re coming from and help figure out where you want to go.”
Lambert says that it’s common to see new members begin with goals that all revolve around the number on the scale, but she says that a focus meeting at Burn Boot Camp helps members create non-scale victories and goals too.
A few examples of conversations that happen during Focus Meetings include:
- “As a teenager, how can I cross-train and prepare the right way to play/try out for _____ sport at school?”
- “How do I start exercising after having knee/ankle/back surgery years ago?”
- “How do I modify if I have chronic pain?”
- “I’ve worked out in the past and never lost weight. How will this place be different?”
- “I’ve lost and gained weight so many times but I want to finally lose the weight and keep it off. What do I need to do differently this time?”
- “How do I strength train but not get bulky?”
- “I really want to have strong legs and biceps. Can you help me focus on those areas during our workouts?”
- “What diet plan do you recommend?”
Author note: I was initially intrigued by focus meetings so that I could be held accountable for weight checks, fat percentage, inches gained or lost, etc. but trainer Cameron Iverson has helped encourage me to mentally push past those focuses and develop general fitness goals that will help me feel physically strong in order to get more out of life.
She also shared that it’s just plain fun to have a goal of some sort and work to accomplish it over time.
We decided to focus on pull-ups because I’ve never been able to do a pull-up before. To be honest, it’s hard to even believe that I’d ever be able to do a pull-up. But Iverson has continued to hold me accountable to this goal and we work on my pull-up form at the end of every focus meeting.
Working on this goal with a trainer in a personalized way has made me excited to continue coming to the gym and motivated to schedule those frequent focus meetings. Regardless of what the scale or tape measurer says every couple of weeks, I know that I’m making consistent progress.
Lambert continued to share that the trainers at Burn Boot Camp have a passion for helping to personalize workouts via certain modifications during the camps and that “that is what they’re trained to do”, she says.
“The trainers love a challenge. It would be so boring for them if they didn’t get to help you reach your own individual goals,” she shared. “If you think you’re being a nuisance by asking for help, please know that you’re not.”
For Current Members
Lambert and her team of certified and highly skilled (and highly kind!) trainers truly believe in the power of combining consistent workouts with regularly scheduled focus meetings, and they encourage both trial members and long-time members to get on the app and schedule bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly focus meetings.
Did you know that Burn Boot Camp offers a slew of trial options? Click here to learn more or call Burn Boot Camp in Madison at 256-384-4346.
Quick Links for Burn Boot Camp in Madison, Alabama
5510 Promenade Point Pkwy, Madison, AL 35758