Friday, March 2, 2012

The It-it: Barry’s Boot Camp

By ManhattanMataHari

With springtime here and swimsuit season around the corner, we need to lose our winter insulation and tone up, stat. Luckily, increasingly popular Barry’s Bootcamp opened their Manhattan outpost in Chelsea, last June. When Upper East Side driver-driven Escalades start migrating to alternative Manhattan locations for a workout, you know something is going on. We had to check it out ourselves.

While certainly not for the fitness novice, Barry’s Bootcamp is the perfect way to kick your exercise routine up a notch and really watch the pounds melt off. For $32 (or less with their package deals) you get multiple class options, like full body workouts, routines that targeting specific problem-areas, cardio, toning, and strength training. Just make sure you don’t need to climb any stairs after taking the famous “Butt & Legs” class. The result is not a pretty picture.

Travel lightly or leave your belongings in your car because the lockers are small and don’t fit more than a large bag. On the positive side, you can feel comfortable taking a shower at Barry’s as the locker room accommodations are quite pleasant and maintained very well. Bonus points are given for the Malin + Goetz bath products.

Barry’s Boot Camp
135 W. 20th St

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