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FFF: How Fit Do you Have to be for Barry’s Bootcamp?

  • July 3, 2015
  • By Brittany
FFF: How Fit Do you Have to be for Barry’s Bootcamp?

Answer: Very or not really at all. Read on to find out more!

Welcome to Friday’s Food & Fitness! I hope you have a fabulous weekend planned full of food and fitness!





In case you missed Wednesday’s post and you are scrabbling for something festive to make this weekend, check out my post for some simple yet delicious recipes!

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Also, loving the swordfish this week! I didn’t really eat it when I was pregnant and am so happy to have it this summer!


Also this happened:

goat cheese stuffed figs

Figs stuffed with honey goat cheese, pine nuts and minted wrapped in prosciutto.



On to today’s topic. A lot of people are intimidated to try the insanely popular Barry’s Bootcamp class that is known for its tough class but amazing results. Bill admit, I was a little scared. I mean, I’m fit but Bootcamp fit?  That is a whole other ballgame.

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One of the questions on their FAQs is whether you need to be fit to attend their class. Of course the answer is no but here’s what I think. It is definitely helpful to go into the class being able to jog and run on a treadmill and having some idea of how to lift weights and how heavy you can handle.

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The classes are popular and you can’t expect one on one intention that you would get with a trainer. However, if you know what you are doing and have a fairly good fitness base, these classes will kick your butt!

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That being said you could totally do this class even if you are not super fit! The key is to remember to :

  • Get to class early (I didn’t and it was a mistake because I couldn’t turn on my treadmill for some reason!),
  • Let the instructor know it’s your first time and you would like some help with your form (they walk around the room but flagging the instructor for extra attention is a good idea),
  • Take it at your own pace. Don’t try to keep up for the sake of keeping up. Go to a level where you feel comfortable. Push your self but know your limits.

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I’m so happy I checked out Barry’s! The studio is super cool and I got a great workout! I pushed my cardio limits and worked hard during the weight session. I loved the amenities at the studio and thoroughly enjoyed the juice bar after! The atmosphere is motivating, not in-your-face intimidating and I love the lighting (my legs never looked so good)!

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Also, Boston Barry lovers, check out their Sweataway event on Nantucket!  Barry’s Bootcamp Boston has partnered with the beautiful Harborview Nantucket to bring its heart-pumping, high intensity workout to Nantucket on July 11 and 12.  In conjunction with the Barry’s Bootcamp weekend pop up, Harborview Nantucket will offer a special package to guests interested in participating. In addition to accommodations, the ACK Healthy Package will grant guests complimentary access to any/all of the four classes as well as gifted ACKFresh juices and a fresh fruit basket from Bartlett Farm. For more information, visit:

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Readers, what’s the hardest workout you’ve ever done?  Best thing you ate this week?  Have you ever been to Nantucket?  We vacationed there a lot when I was a child and love it!

By Brittany, July 3, 2015
  • Allie
    July 3, 2015

    Yet another class I want to try!! Being very close to Boston, I’m sure I can make this one happen in the near future. I would go for the juice bar alone 🙂

  • Danielle @ Little Mama Big Life
    July 3, 2015

    This looks super fun! I love Bootcamp style workouts, but they definitely kick my butt!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    July 5, 2015

    i have always been sooo curious about Barry’s bootcamp because of all the celebrities that go in NYC and the intense workout that I always hear about. I’m so glad I got to read your review though!! It’s on my classpass so I will give it a try soon.

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    July 5, 2015

    Thanks for your thoughts on Barry’s Bootcamp – I haven’t tried it yet but hear a lot about it. Last week I did an outdoor bootcamp class hosted by a friend and went to a new circuit style studio that was a nice workout!

  • Holly
    July 6, 2015

    Good for you for trying Barry’s Bootcamp– Also, very good advise if one wants to try it. I would go just for the juice afterwards. As far as “difficult class” goes– a good Barre class can be a tremendous workout and challenge!

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