Barry's Bootcamp might be harder than actual boot camp
Having gone to ACTUAL Marine Corps boot camp for the worst 89 days of my life, I'm always a little skeptical of anything that describes itself as a "boot camp."
Barry’s, however, lived up to the name
Barry’s Bootcamp is a group fitness gym that charges roughly $35 for an hour of intense cross-training. I opted to do Legs and Butt class here, since no man in history has ever uttered the phrase "I really need to work on my legs and butt."
My first class STARTED with our instructor, Kellie, telling us to crank our treadmills up to a 10.5% grade and running at "9, 10, or 11." I could only guess Kellie was Canadian, because those speeds clearly had to be in kilometers.
They were not in kilometers.
By the end I could barely breathe and was streaming sweat down onto the floor. As I sat doing hamstring curls with something called a "booty band," blinded by the sweat in my eyes, I thought, "Man, I haven't worked like this since... shit... boot camp."
Well played, Barry. Well played.
You get resentful of skinny girls real quick
While doing said 11mph sprints up the side of a mechanized cliff, I noticed the collection of thin South Beach girls next to me gleefully prancing their way through like it was a power walk at the shopping mall. At 215lb, that kind of work is little harder. I both resented them for being so damn skinny but secretly wanted to trade places with them so everything would just be easier.