Barry’s Bootcamp is coming to London in January, but London trainer Anya Lahiri (already training at Barry’s Bootcamp in LA) gives us a preview of what to expect with her block-rocking November playlist.
Anya was scouted by top London model agency Select at the age of 15. She graced many magazine covers and shot for magazines such as Marie Claire, Portuguese Vogue and Italian Vogue. While modelling Anya joined the popular London band, ‘Precious’ which went on to represent Great Britain at the renowned Eurovision song contest. ‘Precious’ was hugely popular and secured a number of hits all across Europe.
Anya booked her first acting audition for the Fox TV series ‘Keen Eddie’ alongside Sienna Miller and Mark Valley which kick started her prolific acting career. She can be seen in numerous film and tv shows including ‘The Fine Art of Love’ (Jaqueline Bisset), ‘Swinging with the Finkels’ (Martin Freeman and Mandy Moore) and ‘The Commuter’ (Dev Patel). Armed with a good resume, she embarked on her acting career in LA. LA has also been wonderful to Anya, having been seen on screen not too long ago opposite Adrien brody in the widely televised Super Bowl ‘Stella Artois’ commercial as well as a number of new feature films.
Continue reading more about Anya after the playlist…
Flo Rida – Wild Ones
Swedish House Mafia –
Don’t You Worry Child
Kat Deluna – Drop It Low
Ke$ha – Die Young
Rudimental – Feel The Love
M.I.A. – Bad Girls
Panjabi Mc Feat. Jay-z – Beware
Jessie J – LaserLight
Gym Class Heroes – Ass Back
Azealia Banks – 212
LL Cool J –
Mama Said Knock You Out
Demi Lovato – All Night Long
P!nk – Blow Me
Karmin – Brokenhearted
Pitbull – Back in Time
Chet Faker – No Diggity
Fitness has always played a key role for Anya. Having had a career in modeling and music where image and health is all important, it was instilled in her from a young age. Anya discovered Barrys in 2006 when she first came to LA by chance – a fellow actor on set convinced Anya to try ‘Butt and legs’ with Joey. The rest is history – she quickly embarked on the necessary training to become a Barry’s fitness instructor.
She introduced James and Sandy (the founders of the London branch) to Rachel, John and Barry himself at the beginning of 2011 and has been an integral part of the set up of the upcoming London branch.
Anya has been teaching at Sherman Oaks and West Hollywood in preparation for the London launch in January and has already had the likes of Kim Kardashian and Natalie Imbruglia in her classes.
She may look sweet but don’t let that polite British demeanor fool you, she has been labeled ‘The Beast’ and apparently ‘needs to be arrested’ according to her clients.