Trendsetters flock to Barry's Bootcamp for good reason
Barry's Bootcamp is so right now. Celebs like Jason Biggs, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ruth Wilson have been flocking to the intimidating yet glorified fitness chain for months.
Why the hype? Barry's Bootcamp actually works! As in, you work your butt off and actually get a really good butt as a result! People who are sick of spending hours on the elliptical only to gain 5 pounds at dinner the next night have swapped the old adage for trendy Barry's.
In an interview with PEOPLE, partner and celebrity trainer Joey Conzalez explained that Barry's Bootcamp is stern but fair. In other words, you get out what you put in. He said:
The fitness class first opened in 1998 in Hollywood, which explains all of the celebrity appearances. It's the 15-minute training interval system that boosts results and keeps fitness fiends coming back for more.
The secret? While most people spend the first half of their gym workout doing cardio and the second half doing strength training, Barry's workout alternates constantly between cardio and strength training. You start on the treadmill, then switch to strength training (weights and floor work), then get back on the treadmill. The routine keeps alternating like this for the whole class. Gonzalez said:
"Cardio absolutely helps people get into shape. Aside from burning fat, it strengthens your heart and your lungs. The other 30 minutes is true strength training. You're building lean muscle tissue and raising the resting metabolic rate so you'll burn extra calories throughout the day."
This interval system boosts metabolisms and helps people to drop weight fast, making the workout perfect for celebrities with upcoming events. Gonzalez said:
People are loving the intense workout and fast results. Social media fiends have taken to cyber space to express their obsession with Barry's Bootcamp.
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