There was a time when vacation meant dropping all vestiges of everyday life and plunging into a pool of 24-hour-a-day relaxation. The increasing popularity of fitness vacations shows that health-conscious individuals still want to get away from it all – including unhealthy habits. The last decade has seen an explosion of yoga retreats, adventure treks, and workout weekends-away. If your idea of the ultimate getaway is working up a sweat in paradise and then laying your beach-ready body on a perfect stretch of sand in front of a luxury boutique hotel, then Anguilla is the place for you. Sitting languidly in the Northern Caribbean, Anguilla looks like the classic tropical vacation spot. Powdery-white sandy beaches front the warm, clear Read More
It’s Friday night and across the country, men and women are trading that traditional Happy Hour at a bar for a Healthy Hour at a fitness party instead. Swapping stilettos for sneakers and knocking out squats instead of knocking back shots. According to a recent Reuters article and Shape’s article: 13 Fitness Trends to Watch in 2013, people are increasingly choosing post-workout protein shakes over cocktails by attending group fitness dance parties instead of the traditional nightclub scene. Our society is becoming more health conscious, yet more time crunched than ever. Instead of trying to choose a fit life over your social life, now you can have both by attending the new nightlife craze – fitness dance parties. Barry’s Bootcamp Read More
Ladies and Gentlemen, put your hand weights together for… the James Brown! Here for the very first time, Barry’s Bootcamp manager and trainer, Martin George will be performing his exercise invention, live on this blog. The “James Brown,” as Martin calls it, is a dynamic full body exercise with emphasis on hamstrings, butt, core and arms. Martin named it after James Brown because of the classic pose he hits when he gets exhausted during a performance. This exercise targets muscles through the back of the legs and glutes. You have to start with the back knee on the floor and it MUST return to the floor. First, you bring the hand weights off the floor and up to Read More
Fitness expert Amanda Russell worked out with Barry’s Bootcamp COO Joey Gonzalez in the Hamptons and created a video showing how anyone can do a Barry’s-Bootcamp-style workout at home. Combining strength training and cardio, the two use easy-to-find, inexpensive gear in this video, demonstrating a great workout for those times you can’t get to the gym. Prepare to sweat just watching them.