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Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller fitness program designed to balance the fitness needs of moms while spending time with their children. Baby Boot Camp classes are delivered by nationally certified fitness professionals throughout the United States. Created in 2001 by Kristen Horler, Baby Boot Camp strives to help moms regain or enhance their pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment.

Experience your first Baby Boot Camp class without any obligation. To receive your First Class Free, go to 'schedule,' select the class day and time you'd like to attend, and click 'Enroll.'

  • Elizabeth Avila

    Elizabeth Avila is an AFAA and Baby Boot Camp certified instructor with a background in classical ballet. She is CPR certified for adults, children and infants. Elizabeth began her ballet career at the age of 5. She participated in a variety of summer programs, including The American Ballet Theater in New York City, before later moving on to study dance at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. While studying at CalArts, Elizabeth was accepted into the summer intensive program at the Alvin Ailey Dance Company in New York City where she continued her training. She briefly became a member of the Burbank Media City Ballet in 2006 where she preformed an array of original choreography.

    In 2007 Elizabeth took a break from dancing when her first daughter Aspen was born. Soon after, Elizabeth and her husband settled in Culver City and by 2009 she gave birth to her second daughter Karlyn. While searching for a new approach to remain active and engaged in fitness, Elizabeth discovered Baby Boot Camp. The group class offered her a way to stay committed to personal fitness, while juggling the many responsibilities of being a mommy. Elizabeth found Baby Boot Camp to be a fun and creative path to maintaining an exercise regiment while also spending precious time with her little ones. After 3.5 years of training with Baby Boot Camp, Elizabeth became a certified instructor and a co-owner.

    She currently lives in Culver City with her husband and two daughters.
  • Melinda Blechner

    Melinda has always been passionate about fitness and health. She grew up playing sports and competing in gymnastics, through high school. Originally from San Diego, she moved to Los Angeles in 1997, for a career in the legal field, where she met her husband. They had their first child in 2006, and she became a stay-at-home mom. Her daughter was born in 2009. After her kids started school, she was excited to pursue her passion in fitness. She is an ACE certified personal trainer, Core9 Birth Recovery licensed provider and is CPR/AED certified. She loves working with clients to help them become healthy and active, and celebrates their personal achievements in physical health and well-being.

  • Helena Head

    Helena has enjoyed sports and exercise since childhood. Growing up in a mountain area in the north of Czech Republic she did lots of alpine skiing, cross country skiing and ice skating in winter and mountain biking and hiking in summer. After finishing college degree in Economics and Finance and getting her first job she started to participate in various group exercise classes including step aerobics, kick box aerobics and zumba classes and finding a great enjoyment in them. After moving to London, UK and meeting her husband she started regularly swimming with him and also cycling to work. After six years in the UK she and her husband relocated to Los Angeles, following her husband’s career change. California weather brought lots of options of being active outdoors all year round so both of them engaged in a lot of cycling, swimming and running. Soon after moving to Los Angeles their son Aidan was born. Helena discovered Baby Boot Camp when she was looking for a new way to work out and get back into shape after having a baby. After nearly three years training with Baby Boot Camp she certified as an instructor with AFAA.