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Summer is here! But if your bodies aren't in fine form, you can always work towards it for next year. To help you out, new Chelsea fitness emporium Barry's Bootcamp promises to kick your ass—in a matter of weeks, no less—while making you look damn good at the same time...if you can handle it. Joey Showroom-founder Joey Giuntoli depends on another Joey in his life for his toned bod...Joey Gonzalez, Barry's Bootcamp's COO. It's a tale of the two Joeys. According to Giuntoli:
I like to think of Barry's as "the fitness studio's answer to Cheers". But clearly the most important thing is how well it works and how fun it is. The specialized lighting, hot trainers and most current tunes don't hurt either.
While we didn't need any further convincing (the toned bods we see daily are enough to make us sweat with summer-body anxiety), Gonzalez drives the point home:
The biggest complaints about "working out" are the lack of results and fun. We've created the antithesis with Barry's Bootcamp. It's non-stop action with amazing music, generous lighting, inspiring instructors and participants, and the perfect formula to shred the body in a matter of weeks! Add high-end locker rooms and showers, towel service for all, digital lockers, the most delicious Protein Shake Bar, a friendly staff that knows your name, and you have Barry's Bootcamp NYC!
· Barry's Bootcamp [Official Site]
· Joey Showroom [Official Site]