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Barry’s Bootcamp’s eponymous Barry Jay has made his mark on Southern California fitness through energizing, 60-minute group workouts that blend cardiovascular routines with strength training. The boot-camp program achieves the long-elusive dream of a funkier army by combining drill-sergeant-style motivation with dance-party fun. Classes take place eight times a day during the week and four times on weekends, ranging between 5:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. Each day's workout targets different muscle groups to prevent the uneven development of a super-strong right calf. A team of instructors lead classes with energy and passion, helping students burn hundreds of calories per session.
The Irvine studio is the first Barry's to sport shower facilities, and its night-club-inspired atmosphere combined with sleek open architecture frees arms and legs to fly through intense workouts while leaving nearby personal bubbles unpopped. The studio oozes with the program's universal energy and a fun military vibe that has attracted numerous Hollywood stars, such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Applegate, and Kim Kardashian.
Camouflage paint lines the walls of Barry’s Bootcamp, symbolizing the same martial commitment to discipline that has helped celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Taye Diggs to sculpt bodies that woo the cameras. Treadmills and free weights power one-hour classes, where experienced trainers lead intervals of bicep curls, cardio burpees, kneeling rows, and military-style calisthenics. Students of all levels build strong, lean physiques while powering through exercises that target abs, backs, and vestigial exoskeletons. Music lends the space a party vibe, boosting energy levels as calories melt away.