In an ideal world, we could address our drill sergeants by first name and go out dancing with them on weekends. You can accomplish a little of both with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get three classes and a waived intro fee at Barry’s Bootcamp fitness studios (a $65 total value). Barry's Bootcamp offers dozens of classes each week, and each session can melt hundreds of calories per cadet. Your Groupon is good at the San Diego location
The eponymous Barry Jay has revolutionized Southern California fitness with his energizing, first-name-basis exercise soldiering. The program achieves the long-elusive dream of a funkier army by combining drill sergeant-style motivation with dance party fun. Barry's one-hour workout distills the most effective exercise techniques into a no-nonsense combination of 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training, including weightlifting and military exercises. A platoon of like-minded instructors also adds their training and energy to the program that Barry’s been perfecting for more than 10 years.
Those attractive results, unsurprisingly, have attracted some of Hollywood’s most attractive attractors, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Christina Applegate, Kim Kardashian, and more. You can get two Groupons per person or multiples as gifts, so draft some soldier friends and get ready to make that Greek statue in your garden feel self-conscious about its body.
Barry's Bootcamp was named in the Top 5 Best Boot Camps in Los Angeles by CityVoters in 2009, and LA Citysearchers give it a four star average. Yelpers in San diego give their local Barry's a five star average:
- I have done almost every workout out there know to man and nothing comes close to Barry's!! I am already seeing results and I have only been going for about two weeks! With any other workout I always feel like I need to do another workout later in the day. But with Barry's just one hour and I am done for the rest of the day! – Diana A., Yelp
- I've tried many different workouts and this one for me has given me great results. It?s [sic] a different kind of workout where you focus on interval training so it keeps it interesting. I don't get bored in these classes - in fact - I am more motivated now that ever to workout because I look forward so much to doing the workout - because I have seen how dramatically it has changed me! I recommend it to anyone… – DavidEst, Citysearch
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 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.
1220 Cleveland Ave.
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