MIA Q&A: James Provencher and Derek DeGrazio Announce Second Barry’s Bootcamp Location

miamibeach barry's bootcampBarry’s Bootcamp has some very exciting news for South Florida. Dubbed “The Best Workout in the World”, Barry’s Bootcamp will officially be making its way to Midtown Miami. Their second South Florida location in Midtown Miami is slated to open in November 2015, November 7th to be exact. Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen! It’s quite evident that the Miami Beach outpost has had a wildly successful first year and so partners Derek DeGrazio, James Provencher, and Whitney Kroenke are ready to expand their footprint and bring the same elite fitness style of training to the upscale neighborhood of Midtown Miami.

“With the success and excitement of the Miami Beach location, opening in Midtown is the logical next step,” says Derek DeGrazio, partner and lead instructor. “We are extremely honored to bring the best workout in world to more members of the community and excited for what’s to come in South Florida.”
Derek DeGrazioWhat’s in store for fitness enthusiasts at the brand new Midtown Miami location? A 3,700 sq. ft. indoor studio designed by Los Angeles based Mr. Jones Interiors, featuring 20 custom Woodway 4Front treadmills and equipped with the highest quality exercise equipment including resistance and “booty bands”, free weights, and medicine balls. The studio will offer free towel service and feature men’s and women’s changing facilities with two bathrooms and three luxurious showers stocked with Malin + Goetz beauty products.

Barry’s members and locals alike will be able to enjoy a wide selection of tasty protein shakes from the brand’s signature Fuel Bar. Don’t forget to order the famous “Derek Skinny” only available in South Florida locations. One of the highlights of the Midtown studio is the outdoor patio. This will be the only Barry’s Bootcamp outpost to offer an outdoor patio where guests can relax and unwind after an invigorating 60-minute workout while savoring a snack from the fuel bar.

“We could not be more excited to open our 2nd location in South Florida and be a part of this city-wide growth,” say Partners James Provencher and Whitney Kroenke. “Being so warmly welcomed into the Miami Beach community only furthers our excitement to create the same environment for everyone on the other side of the bay.”

James Provencher & Derek DeGrazio (Photo by World Red Eye)
James Provencher & Derek DeGrazio (Photo by World Red Eye)

James Provencher and Derek DeGrazio give us the inside scoop on their new Midtown Miami location:

HL: What can you say about the first South Florida location, Barry’s Bootcamp Miami Beach?
James Provencher: The Miami Beach studio was our first time getting our feet wet in the South Florida market. We could not be happier with how well we have been received, and the amazing community that has formed.

HL: You’re now opening your second South Florida location, how exciting! How are you feeling about the expansion of the brand in South Florida?
J: Happy, excited, anxious at times. We are more than confident the studio will be a tremendous addition to the community, along with other future studios in various neighborhoods.

HL: Why Midtown Miami?
J: Aside from the development of the Design District and Midtown, it is a central location that is easily accessible from Downtown all the way to Miami Shores. People like convenience.

HL: What can fitness enthusiasts expect at the new location?
J: People can expect the same amazing instructors and challenging workouts, Fuel Bar, community – the interior lobby and locker rooms, however, will be getting a little revamp and update.

HL: There’s word of an outdoor patio… Tell us more.
J: Expect some greenery, lots of outdoor seating, and an area for everyone to just really sit and enjoy rather than be packed into a lobby.

HL: Barry’s Bootcamp is also known as “The best workout in the world.” How’d this workout come about?
Derek DeGrazio: Barry Jay created it in the late 90’s in LA. It started as the ‘secret workout to the stars’ in Hollywood. Well the secret is out!

HL: What can you tell us about the trainers at Barry’s Bootcamp?
D: They are the workout. They are at the top of their craft. They are the best in the business. Come take a class and you’ll see.

HL: What makes Barry’s Bootcamp so unique?
D: We specialize in making the client feel as though they are getting a private training session in a group atmosphere. Oh, and did I mention we have the top instructors in the biz.

HL: Are there plans to further expand in South Florida?
D: Yes! Aventura is slated to begin construction after Midtown, and then…TBD

HL: What is the brand’s ultimate goal?
D: We want to have a lasting impact on our clients. We want them to achieve their goals and be inspired to live a healthy lifestyle.

HL: Fun question: What’s the most important thing in a gym?
D: You. Just show up and we’ll take care of the rest.

Barry’s Bootcamp Midtown is located at 3252 NE First Avenue, #105, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, please visit barrysbootcamp.com