We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeremy Levison and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jeremy, what do you attribute your success to?
The success behind the BURN brand is the people that come into our studios every day and the community that we have built. Our staff help in each and every way to make our brand and our business thrive. As the owner, I know that everyone is looking to me to set an example; whether that’s teaching a 5:00 am cycle class, cleaning toilets, greeting members at the door, or rolling up my sleeves to fix equipment. We recognize that our community feeds off of our energy so we are all always putting in 110%. The work ethic of BURN and the desire to provide for our members and community is what keeps us going. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges of 2020, now more than ever with having to pivot and think outside of the box to keep our members healthy and happy. We have moved classes outside, made our class capacities smaller, allowed more time between classes to deep clean every inch of the studio, and work with less equipment to minimize risks. We’ve had to think outside of the box, and have been successful outside of the box, proving our dedication to our community at BURN.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
BURN is a boutique group fitness studio where we offer a wide variety of classes including cycle, kickboxing, yoga, sculpt, HIIT, and more. We have three locations in Atlanta: Buckhead, Brookhaven, and Poncey-Highland. What sets us apart from other fitness facilities and gyms is that we not only offer any group fitness format you could want, but the classes are high quality and work with any and all fitness levels. I got where I am today with the help of the community and the staff at BURN who have put so much time and effort into these studios. It has not been easy, especially with the new challenges we have been faced with in regards to the pandemic. Covid-19/2020 has brought upon the most unprecedented challenges yet we work hard every day to persevere.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The best weekend: Friday morning 8:30a sculpt class at BURN, followed by lunch at Superica for the lunch special (now serving Pacifico). Take a walk through the beautiful Chastain Park. Walk just across the street to the new cafe ‘The Chastain’ for a few afternoon drinks. Next, we would make our way to dinner at Umi, the best sushi in Atlanta. Saturday morning we take a 10a 30/30 cycle/strength at BURN Ponce. Then we’d hop on the beltline for brunch at Ladybird. Then we’d take the beltline all the way to Piedmont park for some afternoon pickle ball. Once we’re pickled out we’d drive to the west side for some Antico’s pizza and Gio’s chicken. From there, we’re on our way to The Painted Duck for some boozy froze and duck pin bowling. And finally on Sunday we’d take a kickboxing class at BURN followed by some relaxing yoga. To top off the weekend we’d have Northern China Eatery for dinner.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate the shoutout to my father. He has been an entrepreneur for years and I have learned so much from him on what it takes to run a business. He instilled in me the values of hard work and self resilience that has helped me become what I am today.

Website: Livetoburn.com
Instagram: Burn_studios

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