Best Celebrity Workout, August 2010
We rocked out with Yoga Shelter’s Eric Paskel (Kristin Cavallari is an acolyte) and explored the stretch band-tastic Tracy Anderson Method (Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow). At the top of the heap is Barry’s Bootcamp, which has a high-energy class that combines calorie-burning cardio with strength training. Disciples, including Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba, flood in for Barry Jay’s take-no-prisoners class, which starts at 5 a.m. The instructors, wearing microphones, are playful drill sergeants who, with personalized attention that encourages rather than embarrasses, push newbies and chiseled vets alike to improve. The philosophy? It always hurts to get to the next level.