We had the good fortune of connecting with Deangelo & MonTayla Yancey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Deangelo & MonTayla, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The process began with us falling in love with the brand that aligns with our own core values. We value living a healthy lifestyle, we value helping other people, and we value impacting our community. Burn gave us the option to do all those things. We knew that once we found exactly what we wanted to do, financial freedom and being our boss would come with it one way or another. We thought a lot about what career paths we wanted to take after college and sports and it always came back to fitness. We both studied entrepreneurship in college and while we salute those who choose to start their own brands, we knew we wanted to follow an established business plan with proven success! This is why we chose franchising.
What should our readers know about your business?
At Burn Boot Camp we offer 45 minute high intensity strength and cardio camps. What sets us apart is our signature floating floor, similar to a gymnastics floor, it offers joint support by softening the impact when jumping and doing explosive movements. Our floor helps to slow down the wear and tear that naturally comes with exercise. We are also known for our elite trainers, all certified, and have mastered the art of 1:1 personal training in a group setting. We are most proud of the community that Burn Boot Camp has established nationwide. This is a big family and with universal memberships people literally book their vacations around the nearest Burn. It’s a fun group to be a part of. We’ve watched long lasting friendships be established, play dates happen, lives change not just through fitness but through philanthropy, all because we value community!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We have been on a “lets try something new” binge lately but here are some of our “Go-To’s”. When we get you from the airport we’re headed straight to Ubar! The entire menu is great and the drinks… lets just say you only need 1 or 2. We will need to walk off all that food so we’re headed to the Beltline. We love the crowd, the shops and restaurants there too. We will walk down to Krog street to see the tunnel, but we’ll definitely need to scooter back! Two of our dinners will have to be at STK and RA Sushi, then for our late night cravings we’re headed to Cookout for milkshakes, Sublime Doughnuts, and Tiffs Treats has to be on this list. For brunch we’re headed to Edgewood! BQE has all the vibes and great fish and grits! Snooze in North Buckhead is a new favorite and we have to take the drive out to The Marietta Local, their chicken and french toast is the best! Before we drop you off at the airport we have to stop at The Corner Grille in College Park, they never disappoint. Yes! All we do is eat haha but we also love, The Painted Pin for upscale Bowling, Punch Bowl Social at the Battery, and Top Golf!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This is definitely going to be a few shoutouts! When it comes to mentorship we have to shoutout our good friends and Burn Franchise Partners Ezzie and Jodie Raulls. They are a big reason why we chose to take on this journey and have been with us every step of the way, answering every question we have. When it comes to support, it comes from everywhere and we are super grateful. This shoutout, however, has to go to our families. They have been behind this dream since day 1. Whether it’s a financial investment or just words of wisdom they are always in our corner. Lastly, love, encouragement, support, everything hands down goes to #BurnNation!! From members at the gyms we started at (Burn Smyrna & Burn Decatur) to members across nearly 300 locations, the love and encouragement is beyond what we could have ever imagined. We are beyond impressed with the Franchise Partner Support from Burn Boot Camp Headquarters. From personal talks and messages with our founders Devan and Morgan Kline, to photoshoots and design plans with the HQ marketing and retail teams, the behind the scenes marketing work from Burn Media Co., the list goes on! So we have to give a HUGE shoutout to Burn Nation and this organization!
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