Nike X Barry’s West

Last week saw the opening of  ‘The Best Workout in the World’ Barry’s open it’s third studio in West London, Queensways.

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Before the studio opened it’s doors to the public, I was lucky enough to get a spot on an exclusive class with Nike led by Barry’s and Nike Master Trainer Faisal  best known for his Positive Mental Attitude fitness (#PMA) and celebrity trainer for Ellie Goulding.

Barry’s has a history of 20 years originating in Los Angeles in 1998 where it’s first studio opened in West Hollywood. The original workout consist of 25 mins of cardio on the treadmills and 25 mins of strength on the floor.

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A Barry’s workout before work what a great way to start the day. But this meant a 5.30am wake up to get there for a 7.10am class, definitely worth getting up for when you get to workout at the brand new Barry’s West studio.

The studio is located just next door to Queensway station and 2 mins walk from Bayswater station, I have to say it is very convenient.

Having met friends along the way who was also attending the class, we arrived at the studio where we were welcomed by the friendly staff and also Mr PMA himself Faisal.

As there was some time before the start of the class the only thing to do was to take a trip to the ladies changing rooms. Wow! Slick… Mirrors… Lights…Shower cubicles

As you walk in, you will see the changing area with blocks of shiny new lockers and more on the other side. Malin+Goetz toiletries, hair ties, mints, towels and hairdryers are provided in the changing rooms. Let’s talk about the hairdryers top of the range Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryers; known for super fast drying and controlled stylising.

The studio looks amazing , and the space enormous. Red lights, mirrors and sound system. Treadmills on one side and benches on the other with the weights at the end of the room.

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The treadmills are excellent as they have instant inclines and speed controls (left for inclines & right for speeds) and even a dynamic mode button.

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Faisal took us through a full body workout class alternating between tread and floor. For me I prefer to start on the bench as I get burnt out too quickly on the treads and wasn’t I glad I did.

We were really put through our paces; those intervals and sprints, upper body, legs and weights. So much energy from Faisal really spreading his Positive Mental Attitude and challenging us to run faster with an bad-ass playlist who wouldn’t want to sprint to the finish. The atmosphere in the room and seeing everyone pushing themselves how can you not want to push harder even though you are absolutely knackered.  Such a great workout really working every part of your body with an fantastic trainer.

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The Fuel Bar offers a variety of protein shakes, just right for post workout and that was exactly what we need after class. A added bonus if you attend enough of Barry’s class; loyalty stamp cards.

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Thank you Nike and Barry’s for an incredible workout and I can totally understand why it is ‘The Best Workout in the World’.

Find out for yourself and book yourself into a class, there are 3 studios in London. Check out the timetable for each studio for Faisal’s classes.

Barry’s Bootcamp – West

Barry’s Bootcamp – Central

Barry’s Bootcamp – East