The Midas Touch
March 9, 2016
The Midas Touch
by Mandy Gragg

We happily welcome Barry’s San Francisco superstar trainer and blogger Mandy Gragg to the Intel with her take on how to style her favorite items from our newest line.   The past several seasons in fashion have welcomed in a new era of style, from the runway all the way down to the studio floor. Athleisure continues to remain on trend due to the ease of wear and styling it provides; there is ample opportunity to blend utility and comfort with current fashion trends. This season’s retail pieces at Barry’s have blended just that: bold color palettes, street utility details, and tech-specific fabrics. Metallics and mesh are having a major moment this season, and the current collection is full of Read More

BRIGHTEN UP: FRESH SPRING PICKS IN FASHION & BEAUTY
March 3, 2016
BRIGHTEN UP: FRESH SPRING PICKS IN FASHION & BEAUTY
By Casey Sharbaugh

No matter what coast you are on or what the current temperature may be, anyone and everyone can get a bit of Spring fever. Even if it doesn’t mean you’ll be packing away your heavy down parka, it’s not too early to get sprung about Spring. Hello blue skies, bright flowers, and green grass! Since we still have a few more weeks to go before actually enjoying these perks, the right products can brighten your days to make it feel warm outside even when it isn’t. Here’s how: CLOTHING Why not further enhance your derrière on Butt & Legs day with Monreal Booty Boost Shorts ($135)? Inevitably you have ten black and gray hoodies (cough, New Yorkers, cough,) so mix things 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

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

Sparkly Soul Headband Giveaway (and Promotion)
August 27, 2013
Sparkly Soul Headband Giveaway (and Promotion)

If you’ve spent any time in a group fitness class, gym, yoga studio, or running track lately, you’ve seen Sparkly Soul headbands controlling the hair of fierce and fashionable fitness fanatics. These great-looking sports headbands are well-known for staying put (no matter how much you sweat) and being comfortable. No slip, no headaches. Sparkly Soul headbands are 360 degrees of continuous elastic with no black elastic piece in the back. Because so many Bootcampers love them, we’ve negotiated a special ONE-WEEK promotion with Sparkly Soul. From August 27th through September 2nd, everything in the Sparkly Soul store is 15% off with the code BARRYSBOOTCAMP. Just enter the code at checkout. But we’re also giving you a chance to win a Sparkly Soul headband! Enter Read More

What NOT to Wear When You Work Out
August 26, 2013
What NOT to Wear When You Work Out

Most fitness fashion articles focus more on fashion sense than common sense. Unfortunately, being fashion forward sometimes becomes fashion awkward – to everybody else around you. While fitness fashion should be functional, comfortable and not jeopardize your safety, I’ll take it one step further and argue that if you work out in a public setting – say, at a gym or at a group fitness class, then the public health of those around you should be considered as well. In the name of public decency, as well as consideration for the mental and ocular health of those around you, I’m begging you to read this and change your wicked ways. SHORT SHORTS WITHOUT UNDERWEAR If you’re leaving the house in Read More

The Denim Guide: How to Pick the Best Jeans for Your Body Type
April 12, 2013
The Denim Guide: How to Pick the Best Jeans for Your Body Type

by Aaron Jay Harris The great thing about jeans is they can be worn casually or dressed up, and they never go out of style. Jeans are the perfect go-to piece for any day, and that’s why it’s so important that you purchase the right jeans for your body. There are so many options for both men and women when it comes to style and brands, so I’m going to help break down which style is best for your body type, and tell you which brands make the best jeans in the right style for you. Womens Style Guide Most women can identify with one of the following body types: Athletic, Petite, Pear-shaped, Apple-shaped or Hourglass. Even though certain jeans Read More

Surviving the Lululemon Shortage
April 4, 2013
Surviving the Lululemon Shortage

Unless you’ve been off the grid on an ashram, you’ve probably heard the news about Lulu’s Lemons – their recall on a batch of see-through black yoga pants, resulting in the largest wardrobe malfunction in fitness fashion history. Since Lululemon pulled these offending pants off shelves, there is now a shortage of black yoga pants made with its signature performance material known as Luon. Every woman knows that you can never have too many black yoga pants. They are the multitasking little black dress of an active woman’s wardrobe that takes you from the gym and beyond. In fact, it’s estimated that 55% of yoga apparel are worn for casual wear. Lululemon addicts, don’t panic. We’ve got your back-side covered Read More