A Day in the Life: Brian Weller of Barry’s Bootcamp Boston

What's it like to be a gym owner, fitness instructor, and father of two?

Brian Weller

Brian Weller with his kids, Jack and Cole. Photo provided to bostonmagazine.com

Ever wondered how people who eat, sleep, and breathe health spend their days? We did. So in this series, we’ll take you behind the scenes and show you a day in the life.

Brian Weller, co-owner of Barry’s Bootcamp Boston

As a fitness instructor, studio owner, and father of two, Weller, 33, has a lot on his plate—literally and figuratively. We caught Weller during a stretch of trying to put on weight, when he counterbalances his fitness-filled days with five planned meals and some spontaneous “father food” in between. Here’s how it all breaks down.

5:30 a.m.: Wake up. Take a shot of Fire Cider [a type of apple cider vinegar] and drink a tablespoon of cod liver oil.

6:10 a.m.: Arrive at Barry’s Bootcamp and eat breakfast: an Icelandic yogurt with a “heaping serving of cinnamon,” two kids’ snack bars, a protein bar, and a vitamin D supplement.

7:10 a.m.: Teach a Barry’s class. Follow it up with a snack of chicken breast and three hard-boiled eggs.

9:15 a.m.: After downing a pre-workout protein drink, hop in for 30 minutes of another Barry’s class.

10 a.m.: Try out tomorrow’s class at the gym. “I like to do my class the day before at the gym so I know what clients are going through,” Weller says.

10:45 a.m.: Back to Barry’s for a “Fat Dustin” smoothie, made with almond butter and protein powders.

12:15 p.m.: Eat lunch. Today, it’s steak tips with a mixed vegetable salad and a cauliflower salad.

2:45 p.m.: Head home to hang with the kids. “If there is any food left on my kids’ plates, it ends up in my belly,” Weller says. Today, that includes half a PB&J, a few chicken nuggets, half an apple, and part of a cheese stick.

3:30 p.m.: Eat a banana with almond butter for a snack.

8:30 p.m.: Time for dinner. Tonight, it’s grilled swordfish with Brussels sprouts and sweet potato.

9:30 p.m.: Have a nighttime shake and joint recovery pill before heading to bed.