Class: Chest, Back and Abs
Location: West Hollywood
Difficulty: Level 4.5
Next day soreness: 4
Duration: 60 min
Sweat Level: Sweaty
Parking: Free lot
Amenities: Towels provided, water fountain, lockers
Requirements for class: Change beforehand because there is only one small bathroom, definitely bring water!
I’ve been wanting to try Barry’s Bootcamp for so long, and to be honest, I’ve put it off until now because I have been too scared. I finally did a class when I had the day off from work – and it was everything I had expected.
I took Astrid Swan’s class – and she is known to be pretty difficult. I was definitely feeling it in my chest, back and abs the next two days! One half of the class consisted of running on the treadmill for 25-30 min. As a non-cardio person, this was especially hard for me to push through. Luckily, you can run at your own pace if needed and I was definitely below the speed limit. But, it was a great cardio workout for me nonetheless (babysteps right?). The next portion was floor work with weights and your muscles will definitely be worked til exhaustion! The smallest weights start at 5 (more than I’m used to in my barre and pilates classes) and go up to a number I definitely can’t pick up with one arm. There’s no doubt that this is a great workout and I will definitely be back. They just opened a swanky Hollywood studio (though currently not on ClassPass) so I can’t wait to check out the new location!