MANHATTAN – The Upper East Side fitness community is gaining a state of the art Barry’s Bootcamp on East 86th street between Second and Third Avenue– across the street from Fairway. As this will be the second Barry’s Bootcamp in the neighborhood, the first location is located in Lenox Hill on Second Avenue between East 63rd and 64th street, this studio will serve primarily the Carnegie Hill and Yorkville residents.
While construction is still underway– you can see workers throughout the space on any given day– and the exterior signage went up today, not much information has been released on Barry’s website.
However, Upper East Site has learned the Bootcamp will open next month, in January, though a firm grand opening date hasn’t been set.
Here’s what to expect in the new Barry’s location.
What is Barry’s Bootcamp
Barry’s Bootcamp is an all-encompassing workout that lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Workouts combine high-intensity interval training (HIIT), strength training, and cardio in one session.
The workouts occur in the named ‘red room’ where dimmed red lights, pump-up music, and various pieces of equipment (bikes, treadmills, free weights, and more) are prepped at each station.
Fuel Up Bar
The Yorkville location will also be home to a Fuel Up bar that will house shakes, boosters, and grab-and-go snacks for after your workout. Prices range from $9-$11 dollars and serve both sweet to savory (green) smoothies for protein and replenishment.
What Does This Mean For East 86th Street?
If you are familiar with the area, East 86th street is home to many workout studios and fitness classes, one of them being Orangetheory Fitness. Located a stone’s throw away, Orangetheory Fitness offers a similar workout experience that combines both strength and cardio in one session.
More studios on the Upper East Side will be competing for full and safer classes as the city becomes more comfortable with public workout spaces post the initial shutdown from Covid-19.
Are you a Barry’s Bootcamp fan and excited for the local addition to the neighborhood? Share your thoughts, experiences, and Barry’s tips with the Upper East Site in the comment section below.