Barry’s Bootcamp Downtown

4.5

BostonBootcamp, HIIT

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Review:

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byTori Scott, February 11, 2018

Barry’s is legit. If you are looking to tune out, find your emotional center and go through the motions this isn’t your jam. If you are looking to get your butt kicked, sweat hard, feel the burn and flat out get fitter, this is your jam. In a nutshell, this is where the athletes come to play; men and women.

Listen up Boys & Girls. Yes we said BOYS & GIRLS. If you want to feel like you’re back in preseason in high school or college this is your jam. Show up and get ready to be put through the ringer. It’s not for everyone, but for those of you who walk in the door we promise, you will leave wanting more.

RUNDOWN

WORKOUT

It was Friday at Barry’s which means Full Body workouts. They roll with the traditional gym rat approach: Monday’s – Arms & Abs, Tuesday – Butt & Legs, Wednesday – Chest, Back, Abs, Thursday – More Abs, Friday – Full Body. The class is split between high-intensity cardio on a Woodway Treadmill and Floor. Floor consists of dumbbell movements, core exercises, squats, mountain climbers, push ups, planks (every variation) and lunges (lots of them). At some point we had to attach resistance bands to our ankles, cuff ourselves and do weird shit. It was hard.

Our time on the treadmill was interval based hill and sprint work. Although we did close out the workout with “”Around the World”” – side shuffles, back pedals and an all out sprint for a minute. We almost got shot out the back (use the rails if you need to, judgement free zone). Insider Tip: When the instructor yells out “”Treadmill at a 12 incline!”” that means 12.0 not 1.2. Yep.

The only complaint would be that there were too many variations on exercises on the Floor packed into a 1 hour class. Keep it simple.

INSTRUCTOR

Brian Weller is the boss. His outfit may just have been the best thing we’ve seen in weeks. He brings the heat right out of the gate. His tone is commanding with a sense of encouragement. He’s definitely not a softy, in the best way. He barks commands, you do it. No questions asked. His awesome pounding beats brought the vibe up and got us pressing the speed dial faster.

SPACE

Walking into Barry’s is like entering a concrete warehouse posing as a fitness studio. It’s money. The workout room is one narrow, yet efficiently utilized room. There are 25 treadmills lined against a mirrored wall, and another 25 staggered step benches facing the opposite wall. You’ll have just the amount of space you need to break a major sweat and not feel like people are on top of you. But truthfully, you probably wouldn’t mind having most of these people on top of you…ahem. If you don’t know what we mean, you now have another reason to go to Barry’s.

The locker rooms are spacious, airy and clean. Although, we did notice a line forming for the showers, but that just seems the norm these days. The men’s & women’s locker rooms each have two showers and are stocked with MALIN+ GOETZ bath products, self locking lockers and complimentary towels. The amenities are some of the best in town. It is all capped off with the “Fuel Bar”. A kick ass smoothie bar with any combination you could ever dream up. You can even place your order before class to ensure that your drink is waiting for you when you are done class.

Barry’s Bootcamp Downtown
4.5

30 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111
Downtown Crossing HIIT $$$

Barry’s Bootcamp Downtown

Downtown Crossing Bootcamp, HIIT $$$

30 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111