Tips From Barry’s Trainer Isaiah

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What’s your advice for people sticking to their New Year’s Resolutions after January?
My main piece of advice would be to ask yourself “WHY” you’re choosing to make a certain New Years Resolution. Without having a deep connection and understanding to why you’re deciding to change something in your life, you will be starting your journey on unstable ground. Ask yourself questions like:
WHY do I want to make this change?”
“If I make this change…. what will I look like? Feel like?”
“What people in my life will be positively affected by this change in me?”
“What are all the areas in my life that will be positively affected by this change?”
The reason why it is so important to establish the “WHY” first is because it makes the decision to change REAL! Often too many people focus on the “what” rather than the “why.” The “what” doesn’t matter as much as the “why”  because true long term change comes from a change in your thoughts and beliefs. Long term change cannot happen if you don’t truly believe it can. But if you can find a way to have a strong belief in yourself backed up by positive thoughts (ask questions like the ones I stated above), then the “what” doesn’t matter.  Your “why” will be so strong that you will find a way to accomplish your goal in any scenario and/or situation. 

What sets Barry’s apart from other fitness classes?
The family and culture is most definitely what sets us apart. The product and service we provide are truly the best out there but what really sets us apart is the community that we have built and the positive culture we have created in the studio. From management, to instructors, to front deskers, to our facilities team members, we all truly care about each and every one of our clients. Having a positive relationship with our clients outside of the Red Room (where the workout takes place) is something that we all value and love about our job. We often host events at the studio or at local restaurants as a way to build relationships with our clients. Barry’s is truly a place where everyone can feel safe, challenged, accepted, and loved by everyone at the studio.

What is your favorite part about class?
My favorite thing about class is the energy that can be created in the Red Room As an instructor, I am given the freedom to create my own programming (congruent with the set in stone days of the week) and my own playlist. This freedom allows me to create a contagious energy in the Red Room that is motivating and fun, and is truly my own.

What is your best advice to those who have never tried Barry’s?
Come in excited to have fun while trying something new. No matter what your ability level is or what kind of fitness shape you are in, I can promise you that there is a place for you here at Barry’s. Regardless if this is your first time working out in 2 years or if you’re an avid fitness connoisseur, I will always meet you where you’re at! I am trained to offer modifications if need be, but it is also my goal to challenge you so you can reach your goals. So come in excited, with an open mind, and ready to have fun and build lasting relationships! 

How can HealthKick Clients best prepare for a class at Barry’s?
The best way to prepare is to come in with excitement and an open mind. Everyone from management, to instructors, to front desk, will make sure you’re prepared before you step into the Red Room.

– Isaiah

Trainer from Barry’s in Houston, TX

Top 10 HealthKick Wellness Trends for 2020

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  1. Wellness experiences: People are looking for more immersive wellness experiences, wellness retreats, festivals and challenges. One of our members’ favorite things about HealthKick is our monthly member experiences, like Barry’s Bootcamp, Corporate Fitness Challenges, and Wanderlust Yoga festivals.

 

  1. At home workouts: Whether that’s a fitness app, Peloton bikes or Mirror, which is a full-length fitness mirror that acts as a personal trainer, we predict that at home workouts will be huge! More than ever people are looking for convenience when it comes to staying fit. Check out HealthKick options like JETSWEAT, Yoga International, LiveKick, LIFT Session and Fhitting Room on Demand.

 

  1. Emotional Wellness: This year, we predict that more fitness classes and wellness treatments will incorporate mindfulness and emotional healing. Check out HealthKick brands like Calm, Ben Turshen, Talkspace and more!

 

  1. Focus on Recovery: Cryotherapy, sensory deprivation tanks, meditation, breathwork, stretching, acupuncture etc. Check out HealthKick brands like Chill Space NYC, Inscape, Lymbr, Racked, Skin Spa, WTHN and Area 25.

 

  1. Sleep Health: With sleep tracking apps, wearable tech devices and blue light blocking glasses sleep health is a topic people are concerned about. Check out HealthKick brands like Oura Ring and Dagsmejan sleepwear.

 

  1. More Plant Based: Plant based diets have been on the rise and we don’t see that changing anytime soon, more plant based meat alternatives will be popping up everywhere. From climate change awareness to more studies on cutting back on meat consumption it’s all about balance. Check out our partners like Hungryroot, Sakara Life, Sano, Plantable and Aloha.

 

  1. Functional Fitness Training: Functional Fitness is gaining popularity as people are more focused on performance and not muscle size. A functional workout is simply one that strengthens you in a particular way that directly translates to an activity outside the weight room. Check out our partners like Fhitting Room on Demand, F45 Fitness, Barry’s Bootcamp, Mile High Run Club, Tough Mudder Bootcamp and Shadowbox!

 

  1. Cold Workouts: More research is coming out that working out in colder temperatures is actually more beneficial than hot workouts. Be sure to check out Brrrn one of our partners in New York that is one of the first studios to incorporate cold workouts.

 

  1. Clean & Sustainable Beauty: Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the types of products they are using. Whether that be the ingredients they put on their bodies or what type of packaging companies are using. People are becoming conscious about reducing their ecological footprint. Check out HealthKick brands like Safe & Chic, Yuni Beauty and Aurora Beauty.

10. Wearable Tech: Wearable tech is still trending, from smart watches to sleep trackers we only foresee this trend increasing with even more innovative devices. Check out HealthKick partners like Oura Ring, Bellabeat and Sensoria Fitness.

Make Your January Reset Fun

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There are so many “New Year, new you” articles and offers out there at this time of year. The message: Your New Year’s resolution should be some kind of drastic change to your life.

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Ring in the New Decade With Practice You Can Keep

 

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Up until about four years ago, I was huge on setting New Year’s Resolutions. They always looked like some form of this:

Workout 5 days per week
Limit sugar to weekends
Run a half marathon
Meditate for 30 minutes each morning
Get to goal weight

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Advice From ENRGI Lead Instructor Hayden Voss

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What’s your advice for people looking to get back into a regular fitness/health routine this Fall?
Find a workout/class that is fun to you… then you won’t have to think twice about hitting the gym. It’ll be something you can look forward to everyday, especially as the weather turns and you want to spend more time inside.

What’s your favorite part about class?
The opportunity to practice with guidance. In a class, there is an instructor + other members who are there to help you and support you. This allows you to increase your fitness level in a safe and supportive environment.
What would be your best advice to those who have never tried a HIIT class?
Work at your own level/speed. It’s easy to go too hard and too fast if you’re new.
Do you regularly switch up your workout routine?
My workout routine stays relatively static. That’s because there are specific things I’m working on… and in order to get better at them, I need to do them over and over.
What’s the most rewarding part of working out for you?
Reflecting on what the body can do and how it can improve with practice and time. It’s amazing to think about.
– ENRGI Lead Instructor: Hayden Voss

Meet Barre Groove Founder: Alanna Perry

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What’s your advice for people looking to get back into a regular fitness/health routine this Fall?

Fall is a great time to link up with friends and start a NEW fitness routine! My advice is to try and find classes that make you so excited that you actually look forward to your workouts! Set weekly goals, plan to hit the gym 1-3 times per week, and include your friends so you can hold each other accountable (PLUS working out with friends is way more FUN!) 2019 isn’t over yet, you still have time to reach your goals!   

What’s your favorite part about your class?

One of the things that makes BG special is that we offer a variety of unique classes that are all great workouts and a ton of fun! For bounce class, I love the fact that bouncing on a trampoline offers so many great benefits! They’re low impact exercises (which are great for runners!) but they still provide a great cardio workout, strengthen your core, and improve your balance.

For Pom, my favorite part is all the rewarding feedback I get from guests who cherish the opportunity to dance as much as me!

What would be your best advice to those who have never tried a Barre Groove class?

The classes are really fun and unlike anything else in Boston so my advice is to try it! I know from experience that it can be intimidating to try a new studio for the first time, but at Barre Groove we prioritize being welcoming and inclusive to everyone! Don’t worry about your workout experience or fitness level- all of our classes are designed to be just as effective for beginners as they are for guests who exercise every day.

Do you regularly switch up your workout routine?

We change our class routines every day so you will never take the same class twice! I think it’s so important to regularly modify your workout routine in order to stay engaged and excited to come to class! You should never dread your workout routine- it’s a lot easier to stick to your plan and reach your goals when you have fun exercising! 

What’s the most rewarding part of working out for you?

The most rewarding part of working out is knowing that I’m doing something for myself! It’s 45 minutes – 1 hour everyday that is just for ME! It’s so easy to get caught up in our daily routines, to make excuses, and to just “not go” which makes it easy to fall off track. When you walk into class or block off that time at the studio you make a commitment to yourself to be better, mentally, physically and emotionally! I’ve never met anyone who has regretted working out at the studio!

 

 

  • Alanna

 

 

Meet On Your Mark Owner & Nike Master Trainer: Emily Hutchins

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What’s your advice for people looking to get back into a regular fitness/health routine this Fall?

Small victories.  Don’t over schedule your workouts…start with 3x week and build up your time so you don’t burn out. 

What’s your favorite part about your class?

The group energy and the work ethic our members put in at the gym…they don’t just go through the motions, they work, learn and perform

What would be your best advice to those who have never tried a class at OYM?

Don’t attempt to get ‘’in shape’’ first.  Leave it to us to help carve out your training journey. Rome wasn’t built in a day, small progressions lead to big victories.

Do you regularly switch up your workout routine?

Yes, every 4-6 weeks you should re-evaluate your performance.

What’s the most rewarding part of working out for you?

Feeling good, being injury free, and knowing how that translates to the long term.

– On Your Mark Owner and Nike Master Trainer: Emily Hutchins