Barry’s Babe: Priyanka Shahani
March 23, 2016
Barry’s Babe: Priyanka Shahani
by Priyanka Shahani

Name: Priyanka Shahani Occupation: Executive Search/Headhunting in Retail & Leisure Age: 24 Height: 5 ft. 3 Home Base: Barry’s Central & East (London) Having always been petite as a child, I was not happy with the weight I very quickly gained when I moved to the UK for boarding school and university. All the tequila shots and late night pizzas while studying took a serious toll on my body, on top of the fact that my family and I have always been keen foodies. Peaking at almost 80 kg (176 pounds), I began my weight loss journey around March 2012, during my final year of university. I started off with strict calorie restrictions and long cardio sessions, five days a Read More

Barry’s Babe: Amelia Caflisch
February 19, 2016
Barry’s Babe: Amelia Caflisch
by Amelia Caflisch

I started going to Barry’s at the London location about 2 1/2 years ago. A friend of mine convinced me to go and I was instantly hooked. I had gained a lot of weight (about 40 pounds) over the past few years due to job changes, stress, the usual! I had always been an athlete, from high school sports to amateur boxing in my mid 20’s (yes, I even competed!). I was constantly yo-yoing from being in great shape to overweight. It became harder and harder for me to stay fit until eventually, all my motivation went out the door. I started eating anything and everything I wanted in every portion size imaginable until none of my clothes really fit Read More

Barry’s Babe-y: Meredith Lavender Wilson
December 31, 2015
Barry’s Babe-y: Meredith Lavender Wilson
by Meredith Lavender Wilson

April of 2011, I was going to be a typical Angeleno and bail out on a barbecue that was across town. A good friend gave me enough grief that I went across town for the party and ended up staying until the next morning because I was talking to my future husband, Ian. Almost exactly two years later we were married, and the journey towards a family started. I wasn’t one of those women who just assumed I would, or could, get pregnant. I know enough about statistics and science to know that it takes the average woman one year to get pregnant which means that there is a group of women out there that takes two years, and a Read More

Barry’s Babe Ari Palmer
October 15, 2015
Barry’s Babe Ari Palmer

Finding My Way Back to Fit For so long I fixated on that ideal body weight number. The number that would make me happy. What I found was that I was happy way before I got to the weight I am at now. I found that my body was capable of so much more than I previously gave it credit and to me that is priceless. Also, I always hated seeing ‘before and afters’ because I’m so much taller than the average woman (at 6 feet) so shout out to my tall girls—at my heaviest I was 175 and now I am 145-150. Although when a little heavier than 150 I find myself leaner—heavier and smaller?! I’ll take it! I Read More

Barry’s Babe: Melanie Hamilton
August 20, 2015
Barry’s Babe: Melanie Hamilton

After giving birth to my second son, Cliff, I knew I wanted to transform my body. But a few months after his birth (July 2014), the scale wasn’t budging. As a busy mother of two and working mom, I had a hard time committing to seeing my personal trainer.  Throughout both pregnancies, I had maintained a healthy diet and regular exercise, so I was familiar with yoga, the gym and lifting weights. As I was leaving David Barton Gym in Noho one afternoon, I saw the sign on Lafayette announcing Barry’s Noho and it caught my eye! The second I got home, I looked up Barry’s and the Noho location and saw that it was opening in a few short Read More