We survived Barry's Hell Week

Posted by alicia verrando Jan 22, 2020 9:51:57 AM

Topics: Manchester PR Agency, Manchester, Barry's, Fitness


At Roland Dransfield we believe that Champions do extra and that’s why we have decided to kick start 2020 by pushing ourselves to the proverbial limit.

The RD team participated in the first 2020 edition of Barry’s Hell Week, completing seven fierce workouts in seven days.

Did we survive? Hell yeah!

For those of you who don’t know, Barry’s is a high-intensity workout labelled as “the best workout in the world”. Their classes are similar to the intensity of a personal training session and are held within Barry’s famous Red Room.

Decorated with its signature red lighting, woodway treadmills and nightclub sound system, the workouts are led by motivational, world-class instructors trained to push you one step further.

The Barry’s workout is an hour-long cardiovascular and strength workout, which works to “shock” the body in the most efficient and effective way to improve the cardiovascular system, burn fat and build muscle.

For a post-workout recovery Barry’s also provide complimentary towels, premium beauty products and a made-to-order (healthy) shake!

But what exactly is the Hell Week?

It’s a seven-day challenge during which you complete seven Barry’s classes in seven consecutive days. The Hell Week takes place every time there’s five Mondays in the month, so the next one will take place in the week commencing March 30.

Will we be putting ourselves through it again? Absolutely.


For the brave individuals that are considering joining us for the next challenge, here are some tips on how to survive the week:

  • Prepare yourself, both mentally and physically – We’re proof that it isn’t impossible - if we can do it, you can too. However, we recommend that you try a few Barry’s classes first before you sign up
  • Don’t push yourself too hard at the start of week – Complete transparency - this week will feel somewhat unending, so if you want to make sure you get through it, we recommend that you don’t push yourself too hard during the first classes and preserve your energy
  • Make sure you recover properly – Hydration, eating and sleeping well is essential. Barry’s post-class shakes can be helpful and they’re delicious too. Also, don’t forget to stretch after every classes as this will help to keep your muscles flexible, strong and healthy
  • Try double floor sessions once or twice during that week – If you’re not used to intensive cardiovascular exercise, it would be advised to do a double floor session or two to give your legs a rest
  • Listen to your body – It’s ok if you can’t give 100% every class. The trainers will always give you options, so if you’re feeling fatigued, don’t go for the heaviest weights or the fastest speed

So, who will be joining us next March? Get in touch, come along with us and become a proud Hell Week survivor.


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