Hi there! It’s been a fabulous whirlwind since I last posted. Last Saturday, Matt and I got married! I can’t thank our friends and our family enough for making it the most magical weekend of my life. It was better than I even allowed myself to imagine.
I took my first Barry’s Bootcamp class over three years ago. Back then, there was no advance spot assignment, and class started with a mad dash toward the treadmills. Other than that, not much has changed. It’s still a brutally sweaty, efficient and diverse workout.
In the last six months or so, I’ve become a true Barry’s addict. Nary a week passes where I don’t go to at least two classes. I’ve celebrated small Barry’s achievements (first covering 2 miles in a class and now covering at least 2.5 miles) and I have really grown to love stepping into their studios.
If you’re a Barry’s addict like me, the following 13 things may ring true. Let me know in the comments if you have any to add or to second.
Good morning, friends. I had a really fun & busy weekend which actually made it feel long! I feel like the more I pack into a weekend, the longer it feels. Anyone else find that to be true? I evidently found time to do a lot of online shopping this weekend in between running around. My Monday started with an inbox full of emails with the subject “Your package has shipped!” Please pray for flattering fits and/or free returns.
It’s like fitness studios know I need a kick in the pants now that summer is over. A bunch of NYC hotspots are running fall-to-winter challenges to help you get in shape despite the falling temperatures. The added benefit of a challenge is the sense of community you get when you commit to something with other people. I’ve been jonesing for something to take my workouts up a notch and I think this might be just the thing. There are at least three going right now at hot NYC studios.
BONUS: Guess which one I’m trying? (Answer at the end of the post.)
My office is on the same block as Barry’s Bootcamp but since I pay 1.5 million human dollars a month for Equinox, I hadn’t been. I kept hearing that Barry’s is the absolute best body-improving, calorie-depleting workout. So you know, sold. I wanted to try it.
I signed up and went right after work. I entered the studio and gave $34 to a man with a 40 pack and arms the size of Malm 6-drawer Ikea dresser.