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Can I Laugh On Your Shoulder?

Jan 10, 2018

For years, I hated my body. I’d look in the mirror and I’d notice every flaw. Every roll, every stretch mark, every bit of cellulite… I’d say, “I can’t run” or “I’m not strong” or “I have no upper body strength” or “I’m so out of shape.” I never thought I’d ever enjoy working out. I told myself I’m never going to be one of “those” fitness people. At the end of 2016, I was in a very low place mentally. I was coming off of suffering from pretty severe postpartum depression, I felt terrible, and I needed to make a change. At the beginning of 2017, I made the decision to not let myself come up with excuses any longer. The key here was… I made the decision. I said no more. I’d heard of this place called Burn Boot Camp, so in March, I said enough is enough and I signed up to try this thing called “Burn” out. And if you follow me on social media or read my blog, you know that my life has been forever changed by that decision. A friend of mine from Burn said this and I could not agree more: It’s probably the fourth best decision I’ve ever made… after following Jesus, marrying my husband, having my kids, comes joining Burn Boot Camp. It’s not just a great workout, Burn Boot Camp is so much more than that. It’s difficult to put into words, but today, we’re going to try.

My guests on the podcast this week are Devan and Morgan Kline, the founders of Burn Boot Camp. Their incredible story of how Burn Boot Camp came to be will absolutely blow you away. From having their first class in a parking lot to having over 300 awarded locations nationwide… You are going to love this conversation. 


October 15, 1987 is when our Founder, Devan Kline, was brought into this world. Devan was brought up in Battle Creek, Michigan in a low-end neighborhood. Devan’s mother and father were both victims of each other's domestic violence and would often trickle down to Devan and his siblings. Throughout his career with the SF Giants organization and at Central Mich. Uni. Devan developed this passion for fitness. Devan and Morgan have appeared on television and magazines hundreds of times in dozens of different markets setting the example for the future trainers that would partner with their brand. Their mission is to influence women to put themselves first and lead them to adopt a lifestyle that breeds confidence, creates REAL change, and ultimately changes the way their family lives their lives. They now have over 100 locations open and over 300 awarded since becoming a franchise just over 28 months ago. 

Morgan Kline, Co-Founder & CFO of the Burn Boot Camp Franchise, grew up in Battle Creek, MI and graduated from Western Michigan University with a BSBA and focus on Food Marketing. While growing up Morgan was raised believing that in order to be successful you had to climb the corporate ladder. Therefore, Morgan worked for the Kellogg Company right out of college and gained a lot of great experiences but quickly learned that her passion was not in that industry, but that helping others reach their health and fitness goals was where she belonged!

In 2013 Morgan joined forces with her husband Devan and together built one of the nation’s best fitness programs! Burn Boot Camp has not only given Morgan the platform to share her passion for healthy living but has also given her the confidence to achieve what she ever thought was possible for herself. As a mother to a beautiful daughter Cameron and son on the way, Morgan can relate to a lot of women and moms’ out there that often put themselves last in order to make sure everyone around them is taken care of. Having a place like Burn Boot Camp allows women to feel confident, empowered, motivated, and stronger than ever! 


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