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Fit and fab Houstonians party like rock stars at glam LA-based gym's River Oaks reveal

Fit and fab Houstonians toast glam LA-based gym's River Oaks reveal

Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Melissa Strong, Anna Van Del Den, Jo Farina
Melissa Strong, Anna Van Del Den, and Jo Farina. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Monica Monroy, Fadia Conroy, Sydney Schneider
Monica Monroy, Fadia Conroy, and Sydney Schneider. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Aubrey Cook Kealia Ohai
Aubrey Cook and Kealia Ohai. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Derrick Shore Brandon Borque
Derrick Shore and Brandon Borque.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks
The boozy popsicle cart hosted by a shirtless male model.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks 11_Camille Gallaghet and Audrey Sarver
Camille Gallaghet and Audrey Sarver. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Brian Megan Cushing Joey Gonzalez
Brian and Megan Cushing and Joey Gonzalez.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Lexi Sakowitz Irina Nanca
Lexi Sakowitz and Irina Nanca. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Shelley Virene, Brittany Hutchinson, Tara Wolff
Shelley Virene, Brittany Hutchinson, and Tara Wolff. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Marty Van Ess, Nick Ferrer, Matt Pollard, Stephanie Rebong
Marty Van Ess, Nick Ferrer, Matt Pollard, and Stephanie Rebong. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Ashley Miranda Rob MacAskie
Ashley Miranda Rob MacAskie. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks 12_Claudia Philips, Shane Philips, Renee Redden
Claudia Philips, Shane Philips, and Renee Redden. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks 15_Kevin Robert and Flor De La Torre-Robert
Kevin Robert and Flor De La Torre-Robert. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Emily Schmit, Jenn Reese, Madi Larsen, Morgan Merritt
Emily Schmit, Jenn Reese, Madi Larsen, and Morgan Merritt. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Melissa Strong, Anna Van Del Den, Jo Farina
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Monica Monroy, Fadia Conroy, Sydney Schneider
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Aubrey Cook Kealia Ohai
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Derrick Shore Brandon Borque
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks 11_Camille Gallaghet and Audrey Sarver
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Brian Megan Cushing Joey Gonzalez
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Lexi Sakowitz Irina Nanca
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Shelley Virene, Brittany Hutchinson, Tara Wolff
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Marty Van Ess, Nick Ferrer, Matt Pollard, Stephanie Rebong
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Ashley Miranda Rob MacAskie
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks 12_Claudia Philips, Shane Philips, Renee Redden
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks 15_Kevin Robert and Flor De La Torre-Robert
Barry's Bootcamp River Oaks Emily Schmit, Jenn Reese, Madi Larsen, Morgan Merritt

What: Barry’s Bootcamp grand opening

Where: Barry’s River Oaks

The scoop: More than 500 fit and fab Houstonians packed the glam news digs of Barry’s Bootcamp to toast the gym’s grand opening in the River Oaks Shopping Center. (Fitness types will recognize Barry’s as the original cardio and strength workout favored by celebrities in the Los Angeles; the gym has since evolved into a total lifestyle brand.)

The energy was “high-intensity” and pulsing as an electric guitarist circulated the lobby area and amplified the DJ’s music. Meanwhile, Barry’s CEO Joey Gonzalez, Houston general manager Megan Cushing, and the team of Houston’s hottest instructors mixed and mingled with party-goers as they lunged to the bar.

Guests sipped on cocktails such as the “BDT (Barry’s Does Tequila)” with Don Julio Blanco, lime juice, and agave. They also noshed on trendy Asian noodles and squid ink macarons with caviar. Partiers then made their way to the infamous “Red Room” and photo booth.

Attendees then toured the locker rooms equipped with Dyson hair dryers and Oribe products and caught a glimpse of the signature fuel bar menu and original workout and athleisure apparel on display throughout the night.

As the night heated up, a shirtless male model handed out booze-infused popsicles to cool things down as people waited for a perfect selfie and photo opp in front of the iconic Barry’s Houston light-up sign. 

Who: Joey Gonzalez, Megan and Brian Cushing, Ericka Graham, Derrick Shore, Derion Bush, Cande Adams, Lexie Sakowitz, Melissa Strong, Kealia Ohai, and a host of party people.