Outrun Treadmill Injuries
May 30, 2014
Outrun Treadmill Injuries

by Baz Hawkins Barry’s Bootcamp in West Hollywood is my choice of torture and fitness. I’ve gone for over ten years, and over that time I’ve had my share of major and minor injuries – some from working-out and others from life. Barry has always found ways to work around my sprained ankles, knees, shin splints and tendonitis that stop me from running, so at least I can keep exercising. Running injuries, big or little, can set you back mentally and physically. There’s a lot of conflicting advice about shoes, leg length, over or under-training, but here are a few basic tips that should keep you out of traction during the treadmill portion of your Bootcamp workout. 1. WARM UP Read More

When to Replace Your Running Shoes
October 7, 2013
When to Replace Your Running Shoes

How often should I replace my running shoes? This may be the question we hear most often (after “we’re not doing 30 on/30 off today, are we?”) We’ve heard every piece of advice on the subject. Every 4-6 months, every 500 miles, when your knees start to hurt, when your shins start to hurt, when the padding feels squishy, when they smell bad… So which one of these is right, if any of them? Well, it turns out the answer is a little complicated. The recent evidence is laid out nicely in a piece on the New York Times Well Blog. Start by asking yourself some crucial questions: Where am doing most of my running, on a treadmill, or outdoors? Read More

Run the Right Way: 5 Tips and Techniques
August 23, 2012
Run the Right Way: 5 Tips and Techniques

[one_half] [/one_half] [one_half last] David Siik, a native of Northern Michigan, was a four-time state champion in track and field, and a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a degree in Biomedical Science and Chemistry. In addition to conducting running research with UCLA medical school and other fitness professionals, David is a successful FORD model. He has appeared in Ads for Nike, New Balance, Reebok, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, GQ and Esquire, as well as multiple covers for Runner’s World Magazine. Currently, he can be seen in the 2012 running campaign for Mizuno and the global campaign for Asics. In 2009, David moved to Los Angeles to put his years of experience to use, instructing at Barry’s Bootcamp. Committed Read More