Celebrity favourite Barry's opening a fitness studio in Abu Dhabi

Los Angeles fitness brand already has two locations in Dubai

Barry's will bring its signature Red Room and Flex Lounge to Abu Dhabi. Photo: Barry's
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Barry’s, a celebrity-favourite fitness brand known for its high-intensity interval training workouts, is to open a studio in Abu Dhabi.

Formerly known as Barry’s Bootcamp, it was founded in Los Angeles in 1998. Since then, it has launched more than 70 studios in14 countries. In Dubai, it has studios in Dubai International Financial Centre and Dubai Marina.

The brand is to open in The Galleria Al Maryah Island, possibly in the summer although an exact date has not been announced yet.

Barry’s is also known for its tough workouts, with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Adriana Lima, David and Victoria Beckham, Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles among its famous clientele.

What to expect at Barry’s

Barry's Bootcamp. Credit: Barry's Dubai.

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The studio will bring its famed Red Room and Flex Lounge to the capital. Classes in the dimly lit Red Room are a combination of high-intensity training, including 25 to 30 minutes of interval-based cardio routines on treadmills, and 25 to 30 minutes of strength training using free weights and resistance bands.

Meanwhile, the Flex Lounge will be where the new strength class, Lift, takes place. The workout uses dumbbells, resistance bands and bodyweight exercises. The class is designed to improve body composition, build muscle mass and speed up metabolism through strength training.

There’s expected to be group classes throughout the day as well as ladies-only sessions, live DJs, team teachers and themed events.

The fitness company will also be bringing over their Barry’s-branded clothing, including exclusive localised pieces and collections with brands such as lululemon, The Giving Movement and Nike. There will also be a Fuel Bar that serves healthy smoothies and snacks.

Updated: February 23, 2022, 6:21 PM