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

  • July 3, 2015
  • By Brittany
  • 0 Comments
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!

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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!

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Also this happened:

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Figs stuffed with honey goat cheese, pine nuts and minted wrapped in prosciutto.
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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: http://tinyurl.com/prsr5nn

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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
0 Comments
  • 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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