Workout regimens that combine cardio and strength-training in high-intensity intervals are all the rage right now (and for good reason — they work!), but Barry’s Bootcamp was touting this method long before many others. Founded in LA in 1998, Barry’s, with locations across the globe, including Dubai and London, now has more than 40,000 members. And now, Westchester has its very own Bootcamp.
“Barry’s signature method utilizes the most effective combination of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) by incorporating cardiovascular routines on treadmills with strength training,” says CEO Joey Gonzalez. “This effective combination means participants burn up to 1,000 calories during each 60-minute session.”
We spoke to Gonzalez about the 5-month-old Scarsdale facility.
Q. What went into the decision to open up shop in Scarsdale?
A. A significant number of our existing clients who have been taking Barry’s at our Manhattan studios live in or near the Scarsdale area. At Barry’s, we listen to what our clients have to say, so when it was brought to light that there was a major demand for a studio in Westchester County, we went for it.
Q. What can members expect from the Scarsdale facility? Any cool features?
A. Customized Woodway treadmills, showers with premium products, and a retail boutique offering Barry’s signature athleisure collection.
Q. What is an average workout like?
A. The one-hour signature workout combines 25 to 30 minutes of cardiovascular speed and endurance training on treadmills with 25 to 30 minutes of strength training using free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, bodyweight, and more. Each day of the week targets a different area of the body. We designed it this way to end the frustration of trying to squeeze in your cardio and your strength training into one day. It’s a one-stop shop to a leaner physique and a full-body fitness regimen that can carry you through your entire week, ensuring you never plateau.
Q. What do you see ahead for Barry’s presence in the county?
A. There is definitely the possibility for another studio in the county, particularly if we receive requests for additional studios!