Launched last year by parent company Delta Air Lines, Song is hoping to sweat it out with rival JetBlue, which recently matched an existing yoga program with Pilates to ease the tensions of contemporary American travel. Song turned to Barton, 40, to design its exercise program. Heavily muscular and compact at 5-feet-4 and 175 pounds, Barton runs a chain of gyms that are considered among the trendiest and hippest in New York and Miami.
But what’s really needed to get the body flexed on a flight from Boston to Tampa is Bartsch’s battery of have-thong-will-travel, full-on, glittered and glammed, in-your-face drag queens replacing the in-flight staff and creating a whoop-de-do of cocktails and coquetry up and down the aisle. I’m sweating just thinking about that.