What’s New Under The Sun
April 15, 2015
What’s New Under The Sun
by Casey Sharbaugh

*Products featured in this post include gratis PR samples, but all opinions expressed are my own. There is more to being a happy camper than simply maximizing your workouts at Barry’s. Truly healthy people take a 360 degree approach to wellness, from what they eat to even practicing mindfulness. One of the most important healthy habits that all too few people embrace is wearing sunscreen every single day. No matter where you live, no matter what the weather, SPF is absolutely necessary! Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, LAB SERIES Global Dermatologist and Skin Care Technology Expert, filled us in on all things sun protection with a Q & A. Q: Any new sun-protection technologies that people should be aware of? A: Read More

From the Runway to the Woodway – Spring Fitness Fashion Trends
March 19, 2015
From the Runway to the Woodway – Spring Fitness Fashion Trends
by Casey Sharbaugh

All right Bootcampers, it is time to kick your Spring workout wardrobe into dynamic mode. Seemingly every day, a new workout brand is launched on the market, so your choices are more varied than ever. Lucky for us workout fiends, athleisure companies have been following designer runways to make sure we look fashion forward when we hit the gym. Keep reading for our favorite trends spotted at the spring 2015 shows that you should incorporate into your gym attire now. STRIPES Stripes are a classic preppy sartorial choice. However, depending on how you style them they can really take on various vibes. Seen at Altuzarra at Givenchy, stripes are an easy sort of band to incorporate into your workout…easier than Read More

On Your Mark, Get Set, GLOW!
February 17, 2015
On Your Mark, Get Set, GLOW!
by Casey Sharbaugh

* Products featured in this post include gratis PR samples, but all opinions expressed are my own. Working out obviously has many benefits, that much we know. However, our narcissist side cannot ignore the aesthetic advantages. We’re looking at you, selfie aficionados. Defined triceps and cut abs are certainly a nice perk that no one should ignore. They are the result of hard work after all! If you’re putting the work in at the gym, you deserve to show it off. Ever notice how you look even more fit when you have had some sun in the warmer months? As we all know, tanning is a big no-no. Lucky for us, there are plenty of products to mimic the glow Read More

Early Morning Workout Survival Guide
February 2, 2015
Early Morning Workout Survival Guide
by Casey Sharbaugh

There is nothing quite like the feeling of your alarm going off at 5:30 (or earlier!) in the morning to get up to workout. A million thoughts run through your head–Why did I think this was a good idea? Why would I ever want to leave my warm bed? Why did I have that second glass of wine last night? We’re not going to lie and tell you that getting out of bed in the morning to exercise will ever be easy; however, it can definitely be made easier. Trust us, you won’t regret it. Most of us, except for those few AM superheroes, have trouble arising naturally. And let’s face it, the iPhone alarm isn’t exactly the most pleasurable Read More

Clean Up Your Act: How to Get Really Clean
January 20, 2015
Clean Up Your Act: How to Get Really Clean
by Casey Sharbaugh

If you’re truly working out like you’re supposed to at Barry’s Bootcamp, you should be be downright filthy by the end of your workout. And that’s a good thing. Between the sweat that will accumulate on your face while running and the forearm smudges you will get after holding a plank — you’re going to be dirty. Period. However, there’s no need to fret. There are plenty of deep cleaning products you can use to make sure that your only concern is getting the best workout that you possibly can. To avoid unsightly clogged pores, it is crucial to wash your face immediately after leaving the studio. Do a quick wash in the locker room with a deep cleanser such Read More

How to Make a Manicure Last Through Tough Workouts
January 7, 2015
How to Make a Manicure Last Through Tough Workouts
by Casey Sharbaugh

There is nothing worse than chipping a fresh manicure during a workout. Okay, there are plenty of things that are much worse, but that doesn’t make it suck any less! Between lifting heavy weights, arranging resistance bands under your step, and peeling apart booty bands, there are tons of opportunities to mess up your nails. Gel manicures are an easy solution to this problem. However, not only are they more pricey, but they are also tedious to remove. Luckily, brands have embraced the pros of gel manis while removing the cons. Genius! New nail polish formulas promise long wear, minimal chipping, and the high-shine finish that gel devotees covet. Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy is a revolutionary two-step system minus the Read More

Ultimate Gift Guide For Every Member Of Your #FitFam
December 4, 2014
Ultimate Gift Guide For Every Member Of Your #FitFam
by Casey Sharbaugh

Buying holiday gifts is hard enough, but when faced with the challenge of finding the perfect gift for a fitness die-hard, the task becomes that much harder. For gym-rats, the typical cashmere scarf or sweater doesn’t quite cut it. Santa (or Hanukkah Harry) need not worry, because we found the best gifts for all the fitness fanatics we love and adore…including ourselves! FOR HER Tory Burch Fitbit Hinged Bracelet ($195) is a fashion-forward way to track her steps and sleep patterns. For that walk to and from the studio, she will look fab rocking out to her favorite tunes in Rose Gold Frends X Baublebar Headphones ($175). Pheel Prism Leggings ($94) are the opposite of the twenty pairs of black Read More

Best Natural Beauty Products
December 2, 2014
Best Natural Beauty Products
by Casey Sharbaugh

If you are a fitness fanatic, chances are you are focused on your overall health as well. Green juice, organic protein powder, kale chips, grass-fed beef, and local produce–these are all things that Barry’s devotees love. While you may be concerned with what you’re putting in your mouth, have you considered what toxins your body is absorbing from your beauty products? Your skin is your body’s largest organ and accounts for 10% of your body mass. According to the CDC, dermal absorption of excess chemicals can cause health problems once they enter the bloodstream. Tata Harper, founder and CEO of her namesake (and cult-favorite) brand, explained that “beauty products should contribute to your health, not compromise it.” Well Tata, when Read More

Gym Bags: The Coolest Bags from Work to Workout
November 24, 2014
Gym Bags: The Coolest Bags from Work to Workout
by Casey Sharbaugh

Let’s face it, working out requires a lot of stuff. Sneakers and sports bras and sweatbands and hair ties and face wipes and deodorant and sweatshirts and socks–oh my! The list goes on. Ideally, you go straight to and from home and the studio. But let’s face it, this rarely happens. Lucky for you, there are plenty of functional, but also cool, gym bags for every fitness enthusiast. If you want something that can easily go from Barry’s to work or even happy hour (hey! we’re not here to judge), pick a carry-all that functions as a gym bag but doesn’t quite look like one. For those of us that are real pack-rats, look for a bag with plenty of Read More

Fall Fitness Fashion Trends
October 30, 2014
Fall Fitness Fashion Trends
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If you’ve been sticking to all black Lycra day in and day out for your Barry’s sessions, it is time to rethink your look. Plenty of fall fashion trends that were spotted on the runway have been translated into workout wear. Shake up your gym outfits with these looks: Plaid is all over coats and sweaters for the fall season, as seen at Altuzarra. To sport this trend while working out, try Athleta’s Miles Compression tight with subtle plaid details. They are neutral but still eye-catching. For the guys, you can’t go wrong with Lululemon’s Surge Short in blue plaid.                 Leopard print is always a good idea; Gucci proved this in their Read More