Barry's Bootcmp - Real American Style Fitness
Ahh Barry's, how I miss you!
Barry's is without a doubt one of the best workout classes I have ever completed in my life. But, it's not only the workout that is amazing, it's the whole company ethos and communication!
So, on a work trip to SF we wanted to stay in reasonable shape as we'd be eating a shed load of food so we were on the look out for early morning work out classes that motivated us but also allowed us to get a good sweat up! This is when we came across Barry's.....
From word go the process was straight forward and enjoyable - you book your classes online (you can either get a batch or one off classes). They are priced at $27 a piece, which isn't cheap but well worth it. I initially booked one class for Monday Morning at 6am. The class was arms and abs taken by Gabby, talk about throwing yourself in at the deep end.
Anyway, Monday morning came around and being slightly jet lagged we rocked up about 15 minutes early. As soon as we walked in the door we were greeted with big smiles and warm welcomes from the enthusiastic Barry's team - you'd have thought it was happy hour on a Friday and everyone was 5 pints in!
No one likes to be that newbie at the gym who isn't sure what is going on, but the Barry's team talked us through the process step by step so we didn't look like complete idiots.
The format is that you do 3 sets on the treadmill and 3 sets on the floor - easy right? Wrong!
Gabby the trainer works you hard and, as mentioned, motivates you! As with any workout you'll only get out what you put in but it's helpful to get an encouraging nudge now and again!
The hour flies by because you'll be too busy thinking about how you're going to survive the next set rather than watching the clock, the pumping tunes and nightclub atmosphere help too!
After my first session I was hooked but the Barry's team obviously didn't know they already had me as they sent me through a voucher for a FREE 2nd session, unbelievable! The second session was 'full body' and this was equally as hard as the first!
I love the whole Barry's cult and the unusual but extremely satisfying format of excersise!
Expect Fist Pumps, high fives and plenty of Americanisms
5 Stars - Barry's 4 Life!