Barry’s Bootcamp FAQ
Do the instructors actually yell in your face? If so are you into it? Is that part of the appeal?
Hard no! Nobody is yelling in anybody’s face. It does NOT happen and it is not a part of the appeal. The instructors are more like coaches. The red room is LOUD and they do provide earplugs if you need them, but nobody is yelling in your face!
Should I be scared?
Absolutely not! I was terrified the first time I went to Barry’s Bootcamp because let’s be REAL, it is very intimidating. But I walked out of my first class feeling like a badass and ready for more.
Is it worth the $$$?
YES! And the holiday sale is happening RIGHT NOW! This is the only time classes are EVER discounted. Time to stock up!
Barry’s or Soul?
I used to be Soul Cycle OBSESSED (more on that here) but today I can confidently say 100% Barry’s over Soul.
Can you explain the days of the week?
|Monday||Arms & Abs|
|Tuesday||Full Body (Lower Focus)|
|Wednesday||Chest, Back, and Abs|
|Thursday||Abs & Ass|
|Saturday||Full Body (Upper Focus)|
I’m not a runner – can I still do Barry’s?
Yes! I am not a runner either but have slowly learned to enjoy my time on the treadmill at Barry’s. If running is 100% not for you, you can also Double Floor and stay on the floor throughout the entire class.
Are the lift classes only at Castro?
The lift classes are entirely different from a standard Barry’s class. While things in the traditional Barry’s routine move at a fast pace, Lift is slow and methodical. However, it’s far from boring and not easy! Lift classes start with a five-minute warmup and are followed by a series of rounds, in nine- and five- minute intervals. There are only 16 people in the class, and everyone is encouraged to take heavier weights than they would in the normal Barry’s class. Dumbells, benches, and resistance bands are used. It’s similar to doing double floor.
Best instructor for your first time? (if you are in the Bay Area)
Katie Wang. Follow her on Instagram for a little behind the scenes action of all things Barry’s. She is one of the first instructors I ever took and she broke down the layout of the class in a way that made me feel comfortable and ready to go.
What do I wear?
You need to wear clothes that you can move in. I usually wear a sports bra, a fitted tank top, leggings, and shoes that I can run in. I would not wear anything baggy or too loose and be prepared to sweat!
Where can you buy the Oribe products they have in the bathrooms?
You can buy them here.