Sometimes you need an extra kick in the pants to get hyped up for class. If today is one of those days, Allie Cohen’s got you covered. Allie, a trainer at Barry’s L.A. (and pro dancer) has created a pre-class hip hop mix guaranteed* to get you as energized as a triple shot espresso (*not actually guaranteed). Click play on this mix on your way to class and you’ll go from nothing to 12.5 before the first beat drops. And if you’re in L.A., don’t miss Allie’s special hip hop class this Tuesday, 4/26, at 11 AM in West Hollywood. C YA there!
“Baby Got Back” isn’t just the most overheard comment outside of a Barry’s studio, it’s also one of the greatest one-hit wonders of all time. And of course it’s part of Matt Conrad’s One-Hit Wonder Playlist, which is this week’s featured Theme Class on the Barry’s Beat Spotify channel. If you’re in Los Angeles, you can Hustle (yeah, another one-hit wonder) over to Matt’s class In West Hollywood on Wednesday (4/20) at 11 AM, where Matt will Play That Funky Music while you Jump Around…
It’s a Barry’s tradition – we’ll be out in the desert getting you pumped for the biggest music fest in the country – COACHELLA, BABY! Details are in the image here. But even if you can’t make it, we’ve put together a Coachella workout playlist for you to listen to free on Spotify. Click on the link for the full playlist, and tune up your body! Barry’s Pop Up info: Weekend One (4/16 & 4/17) 10 AM – 11 AM @ the Saguaro 1800 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA 92264 RSVP: Niki@BarrysBootcamp.com
Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress Juliette Lewis knows a lot about killing a workout, and she knows a lot about a killer song (check out her music with Juliette and the Licks and her amazing solo material), so who better to create a rockin’ playlist for Barry’s? In between takes on her ABC show Secrets and Lies, Juliette put together this eclectic playlist for us. In 2016, she’s playing a fitness trainer in a movie she wrote, and we really hope she’ll guest teach a class at Barry’s. If this playlist is any indication, it will rock the house.
In the Land of the Midnight Sun, it doesn’t get very warm, even in the Summer. But Hannah Gibbs, trainer at Barry’s Bergen in Norway, always heats things up with her sizzling playlist. So in celebration of her 999th class training at Barry’s (!!), here is Hannah’s latest playlist to get your heart racing. Hannah was born and raised in England, and knew from a young age that she wanted a career that involved health and fitness. She couldn’t imagine herself sitting in an office behind a desk from 9-5, doing the same thing everyday (she admits she gets bored easily). She traveled to Australia and New Zealand for a year, working as personal trainer and teaching fitness classes. On Read More
Have you ever been ready to tap out at the end of a tough run or workout, only to get a sudden burst of energy just because your favorite song came on? Then you’ve experienced the power of music to make or break your sweat sesh. Acccording to the latest studies, there’s real science and not just art, behind creating effective workout playlists. The right songs can function as important tools in improving your athletic performance – by motivating you and by tricking your brain into feeling less tired. Here are some tips on how to pick the right songs to power you through your toughest workouts. Optimum Tempo Between 120 to 140 BPM (Beats Per Minute) Personal preferences aside, Read More
It feels like it’s never going to start heating up in many parts of the country, but in Miami Beach it’s always smokin’, partly thanks to trainer Michelle Moore and her hot hot hot playlists. Listen to Michelle’s playlist on Spotify or via the plug-in player below. Michelle graduated from CSUN in Los Angeles and is an ACE Certified personal trainer. She played collegiate soccer and on a semi pro team until an injury sidelined her. She started her training career at Barry’s in Sherman Oaks, but has just made the move to the Miami Beach location. In class, Michelle is laid back, fun, yet serious at the same time. She pushes you to go to your best each and Read More
Spring is coming (FINALLY!), which means less clothing and more skin. Boston trainer Christina Lodde can help you spring into action with her amazing workouts and her most recent playlist. Christina grew up an athlete, training heavily in multiple dance styles, playing on various sports teams, and actively studying martial arts. She has always loved being active and realized her passion for group fitness instruction teaching kickboxing classes to fellow students and choreographing for the dance ensemble during college. She is driven by watching clients set and achieve goals and while she works full time as a Human Resources Manager, she dedicates the majority of her own time to fitness instruction. Christina doesn’t believe in fad work outs or dieting, Read More
THE Barry Jay, the co-founder of the eponymous Barry’s Bootcamp, has been in the fitness trenches for over thirty years, famously kicking well-toned celebrity butts into camera-ready shape. Armed with decades of experience, he believes that the quest for physical fitness is a journey that involves your mind and spirit because “self-discipline is self-love.” Of course, Barry created the 1st ever Barry’s Bootcamp playlist, and although that one is lost to history, Barry has shared with us his latest playlist, created especially for the 2013 holiday season. This is your antidote to egg nog and pie – put this on and take off that holiday weight (and don’t forget to work up a sweat).
Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Amber Rees not only heats up her class with a hard core workout, but her playlists give you the beats you need to get the best workout in the world! She shreds her clients with fierce workout dynamics and empowers them to face the mental challenges of pushing through any obstacle. Whether you are in the club or on the tread, the beats will make you wanna ‘werk,’ ‘twerk,’ and give everything you’ve got. Fitness has always been a huge passion for Amber. With a background in musical theater, she has always made fitness a priority. Her energy and enthusiasm for being in front of people and giving them a workout that is fun and challenging makes Read More