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Debra Askuvich

  • Survival of the Fittest

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Drop and give me 50!"

    It's 8 a.m. Monday; red lights are blaring, and R&B is booming. I'm sweating on the treadmill in a small studio in West Hollywood, along with 24 other people who are hoping Barry Jay will whip them into shape at Barry's Bootcamp -- the hippest, hardest fitness...

  • Survivor, Shmurvivor

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Day One. We split up into groups of six and share stories and tears: bad break-ups, childhood teasing, family tragedies. When it's Beth's turn to speak, she delivers a brief sentence or two, then clams up.

    Day Two. Beth and her friend Amy, who have both been reticent about joining...