Booty Lab

Wilmington’s Boutique Strength Training Gym for Women

Booty Lab is here to show you there’s beauty in strength

Booty Lab is all about
helping you find your strength and confidence through small group training sessions. Strength training isn’t just for men… it won’t make you bulky… and it’s one of the best ways to build lean muscle, increase strength, and sculpt that booty.

About Booty lab

What Makes Booty Lab Different?

Hey, girl! My name is Rebecca. Fitness enthusiast, personal trainer, dog mom, and founder of Booty Lab. 

We take the best of personal training and fitness classes to give you effective and fun strength training workouts. We believe strength is beautiful and balance is the key to a healthy lifestyle!

Showing Women that Strength is Beautiful and Lifting Isn’t Only for Men

Semi-Private Groups

Our semi-private groups are limited to 6 people. We know working out is more fun when you get to know the people you’re with. You’ll get booty-kicking workouts plus a few new friends to hold you accountable.

Personalized Attention

We want you to get the most out of every workout, which is why we keep our classes small. Our trainers will know you and your goals and can give you personalized attention during your workouts. Want to know your progress? We also give you a personalized app to track photos, measurements, and of course Strength goals.


Effective Workouts

Strength training is an important aspect of your overall fitness. Not only will you build lean muscles and sculpt those glutes during the workouts but you’ll burn more calories during the day – even when you’re resting.

Our Team

Rebecca McAbee Booty Lab

Rebecca McAbee

Owner and Trainer
NSCA-CPT, FMS level 1


Fitness has always been a pivotal part of my life. As a young girl, cheerleading brought me a sense of athleticism and competitiveness that carried me to where I am today.

I began working as a special needs teacher, fulfilling my passion for helping others and instructing. However, when I met my husband Chris several years later, I discovered another passion; the health and training field. Training became a way to fuse fitness and teaching into my daily life.

Today, I am the proud owner of Booty Lab. My mission is to help women meet their health and fitness goals in a challenging, exciting, comfortable environment.

The most enjoyable and rewarding aspect of being a trainer is seeing your clients achieve their goals and be successful. Every day I get to witness individuals do more and be more than they ever dreamed of. My clients have coined me as the “glute queen,” since this is a focus of every session. I primarily work with females to help them achieve an athletic, yet feminine physique, and more importantly find confidence in themselves as beautiful, strong women.

Anja Booty Lab Trainer

Anja Kropkowski

NASM- CPT, USAW- Level 1, PN- Level 1

 Since growing up in a very active household, health and fitness have always been something that I valued from a young age. Both my athletic endeavors and strong interest in science throughout my childhood and high school played a major role in my choice to pursue a degree in exercise science at Towson University. However, it wasn’t until my junior year of college that I discovered my passion for strength training. I fell in love with the process of setting goals, achieving them, and learning so much about myself and the human body in the process. I became a trainer because I wanted to help others to learn and achieve their goals as I did and to have fun while doing so!

I’ve spent the better part of the last 5 years in various gym environments with clients of all ages,backgrounds, and ability levels, both as a trainer and an athlete. You could say that the gym is one of my most favorite places. Although much of my time is spent inside of a gym, as much of my time as possible is also spent outside. If you can’t find me in the gym, you can find me in one of my two of my other favorite outdoor spaces; the beach or a music festival!

Hannah Booty Lab Fitness Trainer

Hannah Williams

ACE-CPT, Sports Performance Specialist

I grew up in a very active household and was involved in sports from a young age, which naturally progressed into an interest in HIIT and weightlifting when I came to UNCW after high school. I started working out regularly and loved the positive changes it brought to my life and wanted to share these with others, which led me to obtain my personal trainer certification in 2019.

Since then, I have been training with clients of all ages and skill levels and recently graduated with a degree in Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology. Through my degree and certifications, I have learned a lot about health, fitness, and how to increase gains and performance in the gym. I have a passion for sharing this knowledge with others and helping them become the best version of themselves they can be. 

Ashley Booty Lab Fitness Trainer

Ashley Tucker


Being active has always played an important role in my life. I played soccer and ran cross country all the up until sophomore year in college. I began struggling with my weight once I stopped sports, so I decided to do something about it. I began consistently exercising and trying to become stronger. Eventually, I fell in love with becoming healthier, feeling better, and seeing my strength increase. I knew this is what I wanted to do and share with others.

Fast forward to now, I have graduated from UNCW with my Bachelor degree in Public Health while also getting my Personal Trainers Certification. I want to educate and help others understand the benefits of exercise/movement. I want others to fall in love with the art of a healthy lifestyle like I did. I have always felt like my part in the world is to help others succeed and become the best/healthiest version of themselves!

Ellie at Booty Lab Wilmington NC

Ellie Kohl


 From a young age I have been invested in fitness and competing. I participated in many sports growing up, but volleyball quickly became my passion. I was first introduced to strength training after I suffered an unfortunate back injury. Lifting not only helped me recover from injuries, but gave me a sense of empowerment.

I know at a young age I wanted to pursue a career in health science, specifically Physical Therapy. My passion is to help people live a healthy lifestyle to the fullest. I graduated from UNCW with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and I plan to attend PT school in the Fall of 2023.

Strength Workouts for Women

Booty Lab by Becca Fitness App

Try Our Free On-Demand Workout

Learn how to lift weights and gain lean muscle all while sculpting your glutes. Download the Booty Lab by Becca App or check out our blog for weekly workouts, health living tips, and more!

Workouts + Healthy Living + Nutrition Tips

All About: Rest and Recovery

All About: Rest and Recovery

All About: Rest & Recovery   Rest and recovery are essential to your strength training routine. This is the time where your muscles are really at work and are growing and adapting to your training. It can be tough to really know when to rest if you are...

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Progressive Overload with Bench Press

Progressive Overload with Bench Press

Progressive Overload with Bench Press One thing that we love to preach here at Booty Lab is progressive overload. We’ve covered the basics and also explored what progressive overload looks like for different exercises like lunges and push ups. Today, we want to give...

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Is Booty Lab Right for You?

You love to workout but hate large groups.

You want more personal attention from the trainer.

You have experience with lifting but need help taking it to the next level.

You want more accountability

And you want to train that BOOTY!


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