Who’s Your (Barry’s) Mama?

Some say nothing is more fierce than a mama bear. They haven’t met the #BarrysMama, obvi. Bathed in sweat and clad in kaleidoscopic technical fabrics, the BarrysMama makes the Avengers look like an entire cast of Ant Men, because she is a TRUE hero in every sense of the word. BarrysMamas are faster than a speeding Woodway, more powerful than a petulant preteen, able to leap from treadmill to toddler in a single bound. Barry’s studios are second home to thousands of mamas, from expectant first-time moms sharing the treadmill with their little runners to empty-nesters introducing their grown kids to the Barry’s squad. So to celebrate moms everywhere, we asked a few BarrysMamas what makes them so fierce.

Also, if you’re in NYC or California on Mother’s Day (5-8-2016), we are offering a class on us to all moms and moms-to-be (excluding NYC classes at 10:20 and 11:30AM). Just contact your studio of choice to book you free class.

barrysmama greccia2Greccia Clausen-Soir, NYC Client

Recently gave birth to Baby JJ. Greccia was sprinting at a 10.5 the Saturday (4 days) before JJ was born.  She says she thinks it was Matty’s class that made JJ come early!

Barry’s: Describe a BarrysMama in one word:
Greccia: UNSTOPPABLE.

Barry’s: I am a BarrysMama because…
Greccia: it makes me feel like the baddest b*%ch I can be! There is nothing like Barry’s energy and people to motivate you to be at YOUR BEST!

 

 Nancy795_revNancy Anderson, Barry’s OC Trainer

Barry’s: Describe a BarrysMama in one word:
Nancy: Badass.

Barry’s: I am a BarrysMama because…
Nancy: I want to show women that pregnancy doesn’t have to ruin your body  (or stop you from working out) and you CAN get your pre-baby body back!

Barry’s: I first realized I was a BarrysMama when…
Nancy: I saw pregnant women and new moms coming to class and telling me that they were just trying to be like me. I realized then that I have had a positive influence in the Barry’s community and have encouraged women to take control of their health, pregnancies and bodies, and have done so through leading by example and practicing what I preach. It is empowering for me to see!

 

NataliaNatalia Schonert, NYC Client

Recently gave birth to Baby Pili. Natalia was unwavering in her commitment to her own physical fitness while pregnant with her baby.  She showed up rain, shine or SNOW!

Barry’s: Describe a BarrysMama in one word:
Natalia: TOUGH!

Barry’s: I am a BarrysMama because…
Natalia: I am strong, I want to be healthy and in shape to be able to keep up with my baby, and I want to teach Pili to have a healthy lifestyle. And exercise helped me during my pregnancy to stay mentally and physically healthy and to recover fast.

 

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Megan Johnson, Barry’s OC Trainer

Barry’s: Describe a BarrysMama in one word:
Megan: Strong.

Barry’s: I am a BarrysMama because…
Megan: I want to be a positive role model for my kids. I hope that by leading by example my kids will want to live a healthy and active lifestyle just like their mama.

Barry’s: I first realized I was a BarrysMama when…
Megan: Clients at Barry’s started asking me for pre- and post-natal fitness tips. I love that so many mommies are choosing to stay fit and healthy both during and after their pregnancies. It is truly inspiring. Not only are they doing what is best for their own bodies, but they are also setting a good example for their children and teaching them what being fit and healthy looks like. I love all of our Barry’s Mamas!

 

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Sascha Shutkind, NYC Client

Mother of two.

Barry’s: I first realized I was a BarrysMama when…
Sascha: I realized I wasn’t a “regular mom.”

 

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Heather McDaniel

Barry’s: Describe a BarrysMama in one word:
Heather: Unstoppable.

Barry’s: I am a BarrysMama because…
Heather: I prioritize my health and well-being. The physical results I see from taking class consistently are a nice bonus, but the endorphins I get from class are a full-on addiction. My children are learning how exercise can make you feel and will tell me to go take class if I seem cranky. Besides the workout, seeing familiar faces each week and feeling that support in class is extraordinary.

Barry’s: I first realized I was a BarrysMama when…
Megan: I couldn’t stop thinking about getting back to class once my babies were born. Parenthood is an absolute gift, but we all need our time to recharge as well. I needed my Barry’s fix everyday. It’s empowering coming to class and sweating it out with the Barry’s community.