Barry’s Bootcamp brings its group fitness classes to DC

WASHINGTON — Los Angeles-based Barry’s Bootcamp, whose studios are set up for intense group workouts that combine cardio and strength training, will open its first location in the D.C. area in Dupont Circle next month.

The 50-minute classes include high-intensity interval training on treadmills with strength training using free weights, resistance bands and other equipment.

The classes, which focus on different body parts each day of the week, are held in dimly red-lit studios to what it calls motivating playlists. It says the room adds an “element of excitement to the workout while enabling participants to dig deeper and lose themselves in the physical moment.”
Classes can accommodate about 50 people each.

The 5,700-square-foot studio also includes Fuel Bar, serving smoothies and snacks, a clothing boutique and full locker rooms.

Class are $34, with packages also available. The Dupont studio will have seven classes on weekdays, but says it will likely scale up to as many as 10 daily, based on demand. The company has hired a half dozen local trainers.

“Washington, D.C., is a fantastic and fit city. We’ve been inundated with requests from people to open here,” said Barry’s Bootcamp CEO Joey Gonzalez.

The studio is at 1345 19th St., NW, just outside the Dupont Circle Metro’s south exit, and will open in mid-November.

The first Barry’s Bootcamp opened in L.A. in 1988. The Dupont location is its 38th location globally.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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