Famous for its 55-minute workouts and worldwide following, Barry's Bootcamp has become a fitness heavyweight since first setting up shop in West Hollywood back in 1998 — and now it's bringing its studios to Australia.
From September 2018, Sydneysiders will be able to put themselves through Barry's high-intensity interval training sessions in Surry Hills, Martin Place and another yet-to-be-revealed CBD location. Then, in early 2019, the brand will set up its first Melbourne location.
If you're a gym junkie, celebrity obsessive or just familiar with the term "Barry's body", then you'll have heard of Barry's. Already active in 18 cities around the globe — including Los Angeles, New York, Milan, London and Dubai — it's claimed that the studio's sessions burn over 4000 kilojoules. That's thanks to a regimented program that incorporates 25 minutes of treadmill work, 25 minutes of strength and conditioning with free weights and resistance bands, and then a five-minute cool-down. The focus of each class changes daily across Barry's weekly schedule, with each session targeting a different muscle group.
As extra motivation, Barry's classes are held in high-energy red rooms, complete with mood lighting and the kind of music you're more likely to hear in a nightclub. Adding to the vibe, each location features its own bar serving up locally designed shakes and smoothies — and patrons will also be able to buy workout outfits onsite.
"From the time the client arrives in studio to when they're ready to leave, we've accounted for every step of their visit to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience," says Australian head of operations Heston Russell, who's overseeing the brand's local launch alongside fellow fitness guru Blake Bridges.
That might be their aim, but we're guessing everyone else's involves working out and finding a new spot for luxe gym Instagram posts.
Find Barry's Bootcamp at Sydney's Surry Hills, Martin Place and another yet-to-be-revealed CBD location from September 2018, and in Melbourne from early 2019. Visit the Barry's Bootcamp website for further information.