Joey Gonzalez is the CEO of Barry’s Bootcamp, the original cardio and strength interval workout that innovated group fitness and started a global boutique movement. Initially a customer and fan of the brand, he began his tenure first as an instructor, and truly experienced 360 degrees of the business. Gonzalez has helped open locations and foster communities throughout the US, UK, and Scandinavia, and continues to grow the footprint domestically as well as internationally with locations coming soon in Italy, Canada, Mexico, and Dubai.
Gonzalez first met his husband, Jonathan Rollo, in 2005. Marriage equality was a major focus for them and continued to be until the nationwide ruling in June 2015. As they began to make plans to grow their family and learn about the various state laws that threatened to prevent that from becoming a reality, achieving family equality moved to the forefront of Gonzalez’s priorities.
Gonzalez joins the Family Equality Council board with high hopes to not only help protect the rights LGBTQ families have fought hard to attain, but to continue the forward progress in ensuring equality for all alternative families across the country.