Barry’s Bootcamp to go.
With 16 locations around the world and a celebrity fan base that includes Jessica Biel, Kim Kardashian and Katie Holmes, Barry’s Bootcamp has amassed somewhat of cult workout status. The high-intensity cardio and interval training hour-long classes, which consist of 25 to 30 minutes of interval cardiovascular treadmill routines and 25 to 30 minutes of strength training utilizing free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and other equipment, promise to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour, are usually taught in a group setting in a studio. But not all clients can make it into the studio with their jet-setting lifestyles. Joey Gonzalez, a trainer and partner in the fitness chain, prescribes a few core exercises that tone multiple muscle groups while getting your heart rate going.
“I suggest combination moves along with infusing cardiovascular work into each move to bring the heart rate up. Combination moves help you get the most out of your workout in a limited amount of time,” he explains.
For arms, he recommends moves such as bicep curl to shoulder press to overhead tricep extension. For legs, squats are extremely effective and can be done with or without a heavy weight in hand. For abs, arms and back, he prescribes planks on either the hands or the elbows, or a walking plank that challenges your core strength.
Joey Gonzalez's core-toning Walking Plank: Start in plank position on your forearms. Straighten your right arm, then your left, to rise up into standard plank position. Then lower your right arm, and then your left, so you’re back to forearm plank. Repeat until you’re fatigued.