DIY Barry's Bootcamp Class
I was craving a Barry’s Bootcamp workout the other day and, since I can’t easily get to a studio during the week (at least until the new Clarendon location opens), I decided to put together a DIY Barry’s Bootcamp workout at my local gym.
Here’s how I hacked the signature Barry’s calorie-busting workout for free, albeit without the red lights.
First, I started with ClassPass’ often-forgotten feature — in-app audio and video workouts that are free with your subscription. They offer a full suite of audio training sessions for everything you could do at the gym. I used these audio recordings to hack the Barry’s format by selecting:
15-Minute Treadmill Workout
12-Minute Leg Workout
Another 15-Minute Treadmill Workout
10-Minute Core Workout
I picked treadmill workouts that focused on interval training and incorporated sprints or changes in incline to mirror the style of Barry’s classes. For the non-running workouts, I pushed myself to select workouts that included exercises that I don’t normally do on my own in the gym and that included a heavier weights to really feel that same burn of the class. From the ClassPass menu, I selected all Intermediate level workouts to push myself beyond my comfort zone, like a Barry’s class innately does.
The result was a seriously strenuous workout that had me tired that night and sore the next day – the same result I look for in a Barry’s class, but without the $34 price tag.
If you haven’t tried ClassPass yet – sign up here to get $40 towards your first month. (And visit this article about the pros and cons of using the service. With the way that I use it, the pros, 100% outweigh any cons!)