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Barry’s Bootcamp and Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt

Ok, so Barry’s Bootcamp and Stonyfield Farm’s Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt don’t exactly go together, but they are two new things that I tried today and instantly felt the need to share on ol’ Sweet Potato Bites.  While Sweet Potato Bites is a food blog, when I’m not enjoying good eats I like to get my exercise on either through running, Pure Barre or yoga.  This week I had the opportunity to try out Barry’s Bootcamp, which is widely known as a butt-kicking good time and is popular among celebrities.

The concept of the class is pretty simple.  You are broken up into two groups. One group runs drills on the treadmill (the only thing common in everyone’s personalized medical weight loss program) and the other group hits the weights.  The treadmill drills include running sprints, jogging, and running at a 14.0 incline which was killer.  The weights involve a variety of free weight exercises that work your arms, shoulders, triceps and back.  You also do a bunch of bodyweight exercises such as lunges, burpees and mountain climbers to keep your heart rate up.  By the time the hour is up you will have spent 30 minutes doing weight exercises and 30 minutes on the treadmill.  Oh, and you’ll be dripping in sweat also.  It was a great workout and hopefully I’ll be back again soon!

So what’s the perfect sweet treat after a bootcamp workout?  Some Stonyfield Farm Oikos Greek Frozen Yogurt of course!  I’m a big fan of regular Greek yogurt and when I heard there was frozen Greek yogurt that was low in calories and sugar and free of artificial ingredients I was sold. And the fact that there was a chocolate flavor was just icing on the proverbial cake.

Granted this doesn’t have the same richness as traditional ice cream, but when you are in the mood for something a little sweet, this definitely hits the spot.  I can’t wait to try the other flavors Stonyfield has to offer including honey, vanilla and blueberry.  And in case you were wondering, this frozen yogurt goes quite well with this banana bread.  Trust me.

What new things have you tried recently?