Last year during the holiday season, we at SweatNET decided to do one of the biggest fitness giveaways ever. Working with our partner studios we gave away over $100,000 worth of annual unlimited passes at multiple studios around Charlotte. And, no, this isn’t one of those inflated value estimates after you count interest for 10 years or anything like that – this was a really crazy giveaway.

After over 24,000 people entered we selected our winners. Each studio had one winner and then also one overall winner could visit any studio of their choosing at any time. (We will get to Christina’s story later this year).

Some people may wonder if its random or if we just select our friends for this and all of our other giveaways. We can promise you that it is a truly random process. For all of you Microsoft Excel nerds, =RANDBETWEEN(1,25000) is our friend. Sometimes someone we are close with get picked and often in that scenario we say “heck ‘em” and re-draw the winner.

Now with all of the winners having been at their studios for nearly half a year it’s time that we start checking in on them and sharing their stories. Oh, and don’t feel bad about not starting (or finishing) your New Years resolution! About ⅓ of our winners have yet to take advantage of their prizes AT ALL. Life is a real thing and there is no shame in that. But there is always an opportunity today, tomorrow, or somewhere in the future to start.

We checked in with Jodi who won the unlimited year at Burn Boot Camp Elizabeth and this is what she had to say!

Q: On average how often  do you attend this studio per month?
A: 3-6 times per month

Q: What changes have you noticed physically or mentally from when you started this year?
A: Having our first baby has been an adjustment with trying to balance it all – returning to work, working out, taking care of the house, the dog, etc etc. Being able to get to boot camp and do something for myself has been amazing. I have realized I am a much happier person when I get to work out, and I am thankful for Burn!

Q: What has been the most rewarding part about the last 6 months?
A: At the end of the class- knowing I just got out the house (because I work from home and am home with baby as well), pushed myself, and have fun doing it!

Q: What is your favorite class type/format?
A: I really like how no class feels the same and the classes go by so fast because you are always moving.

Q: What has been the most challenging part about the last 6 months?
A: Getting to class and pushing myself a little harder. Sometimes I will take a lighter weight or modify down when I know I could go a little harder.

Q: What advice would you give to a new person thinking about visiting this studio?
A: Do not be intimidated! I was SO intimidated for my first class, especially just getting back into fitness from having a C-section. The instructors are wonderful, and everything can be modified. They also do a great job of making everyone feel comfortable and there is a heavy emphasis on team camaraderie with high fives all around!

Q: Do you have a favorite instructor? if yes, who & why?
A: They are all great!

Q: Share one thing that surprised you about this studio/business?
A: I didn’t expect the camaraderie side of Burn/working out. A lot of studios you just go in, take your class, and leave without really talking to anyone. Burn does a great job of getting people to partner up and making sure high fives are being passed around!

Q: Have you met any new friends?
A: Yes

As a new mom, working parent, wife and more, busy is an understatement for Jodi. We are so pumped and proud that she’s been able to capitalize on her Unlimited Burn Membership and remembers to make time for herself to get in a good sweat. Burn Elizabeth is a great place to make friends, do something for yourself and push your limits with a supportive community! If you haven’t been yet, there’s free boot camps on Saturday morning and if you decide you love it we’ve got a sweet deal for 12 or 18 month contracts!

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