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In the 18 months since Barry's Bootcamp first stormed the San Francisco fitness scene, we've seen gorgeous trainers, heavy weights, and the thousand-calorie-burning workout become the local exercise status quo. Saturday morning classes fill up in minutes. Surviving a "dirty 30" is cause for celebration. Winning a BAMF t-shirt warrants immediate Instagram documentation. But fighting ballpark traffic and finding parking in SoMa isn't for everyone. So if geography is the only thing standing between you and Barry's, perhaps a Marina outpost will tempt you try what the company claims is "the best workout in the world."
After months of construction, Barry's is finally opening a second SF studio at 2246 Lombard Street in the former Past Perfect space. The 6,500-square-foot location will be one of the brand's largest studios in the world, with 24 treadmills and up to 35 benches. (That means extra spots for the treadmill-averse to rock a 60-minute weight-based workout.)
Beyond the sweat sesh, everything about the new Barry's is bigger and better. The women's locker room has five showers—plus a larger hair and makeup area—and the men's locker room has three showers. The lobby boasts a larger Fuel Bar with plenty of seating and free WiFi, all designed to foster relationships among clients.
"I want it to be like a social club," owner Adam Shane tells Racked. "Barry's is already a social environment, but, especially in the Marina, we want to create a place where you can hang. My vision is on a Saturday morning, you have 55 to 60 people waiting to go into class, and 55 to 60 people in class. All these people are hanging out and being part of the community."
Co-owner Justin Roja adds that you can expect the same vibe at both studios because all trainers and staff will be servicing both locations. "Just because we're expanding, it doesn't mean it's going to be different," he explains. "We want to have that feeling when you walk into any Barry's in San Francisco that you're part of something."
Classes at Barry's Marina start on Saturday, December 19th, and smokin'-hot trainer Patrick Frost will be visiting from NYC to teach through the weekend. (Sign-up for opening weekend here.) Classes are regularly $30 a pop, with discounts for multi-class packages, but the local studios are offering $25 classes until December 19th. Stock up now, and use them when you go into resolution beast mode in January.