Bring the Red Room Into Your Living Room With the Barry’s X App

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The popularity of virtual fitness has surged since March 2020, as we pointed out in our 2021 Trends report, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Case in point: Barry's just launched the Barry's X app, which features both live and on-demand classes. That's right, you can bring their notorious red room right into your living room on your phone or computer. Seriously—there's a red room filter so, game on.

The live classes have limited capacity, meaning that you need to sign up beforehand to reserve a spot. "It was important for us to cap class capacity, to guarantee that participants receive the personalized attention they need to maximize their workout,” CEO Joey Gonzalez said in a press release. “Barry’s participants will also have the opportunity to forge real connections with the Barry’s community that can translate beyond the digital realm." The social networking feature of the app further highlights the community aspect that's at the core of the brand. Your profile can include photos and bios, you can see your friends' schedules and stats, and you can send messages to members that you've worked out with.

You also have the option to turn your camera on so you can get real time feedback from the instructor, and to make the virtual workouts feel less lonely; however, if you'd rather give yourself a bikini wax than work out on camera, don't fret—there are other options for us introverts. You can make it so that only the instructor can see you, so that only your friends in the class can see you, or keep the camera off completely. If you prefer on-demand classes, you can choose from a variety of classes in the on-demand library. And, if you don't have the time (or, let's be honest, the motivation) to do a full-length 50-minute class, express classes are also available.

The app is available for download and on-demand classes now, with live classes starting tomorrow.

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