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: Elena Lerner
December 3, 2015
Barry’s Babe: Elena Lerner

Most of my life, I have been on the chubby side. And more of a geek, not really the athletic type, even though my parents always tried to get me involved in different types of sports without major success. My Barry’s journey started a little over four years ago. I was at my heaviest (including 2 pregnancies) at 160 pounds on my petite 5 ft. 3 inch frame, and about a dress size 8-10. My best friend and her family came over to my house for my 38th birthday. She just had a baby and she was talking about getting back in shape. I told her that I felt like I had a sympathy pregnancy with her, judging by my 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 Beast: Wes Hight
September 2, 2015
Barry’s Beast: Wes Hight

We’ve watched Wes crush it at Barry’s Nashville over the last year, and we asked him if he’d share his inspiring story of success with us. So here, in his own words, is Wes’ Barry Tale:   Just the other day I was asked, if there was one person I could high-five who would it be and why. My answer was my grandfather who passed away a few years ago. I know he would be proud of my success. He was a constant reminder to me that your goals are not going to be magically achieved. You have to work hard and be persistent. Here is where my journey begins At age 16, I hit my max weight of 285 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

Barry’s Babe: Kelley Marine
August 11, 2015
Barry’s Babe: Kelley Marine

  Kelley Marine and her husband, Barry’s Bootcamp Miami Beach Trainer, Ethan Marine had a beautiful baby girl last year. This busy working mom shares how she managed to stay fit during and after her pregnancy. Q: When did you start Barry’s? A: I started working out at Barry’s on Miami Beach the day it opened in January 2014. I was 6 months pregnant at the time. Q: Was your OB/GYN supportive of your exercise routine? A: Absolutely. He was actually impressed that I was doing bootcamp workouts. We did go over some no-no’s. Not running or jumping because I have an increased probability of damaging my joints and more importantly, an increased chance of falling due to decrease in Read More

Happy Camper: Liz Thornton
July 29, 2015
Happy Camper: Liz Thornton

Nashville’s Liz Thornton has GAINED 20 pounds since starting Barry’s and we couldn’t be prouder. Most people are fighting the battle of the bulge, but others fight a more insidious battle against the opposite. Liz spent 10 years fighting anorexia, but weight training at Barry’s has helped her make new gains, both physical and personal. Here’s her story, in her own words. VITAL STATS NAME: LIZ THORNTON AGE: 28 years old HOMETOWN: Nashville, TN HEIGHT: 5 ft. 7 inches WEIGHT BEFORE BARRY’S 115 pounds in the “Before” picture from March 2013. Anorexic since 2003. Cardio queen. Running and dancing three to four hours daily. No weights. I had one or two relapses with anorexia yearly. WEIGHT AFTER BARRY’S 133 lbs. Read More