Meet the daddy at Barry’s

Describe a typical day…

Wake up 4.30am and make my way to work to teach the morning bootcampers. Train myself for 2 hours and then make my way home to get some well deserved breakfast. Pick my daughter up at 3.15pm and spend a few hours her. Back to work for 7.50pm to teach the evening bootcampers.

Why did you want to work in fitness?

I love the fact you can change your life and the way you look/feel by pushing yourself in the gym or class.

What is the most rewarding thing about your job?

Changing peoples’ outlook on life.

What are the highs and lows of being a parent?

You can’t always be prepared for every situation you’re faced with, it’s about how you deal with and adapt to it. I was 24 when Marley was born and I didn’t have much to my name, I was scared and unprepared. I made a thousand mistakes but with each one I learnt something new. 6 years later and I’m a different person to the boy I was back then. Moral of the story is you will and can never be ready for everything that comes your way but learn, adapt, work hard and you never know it could be the best thing that ever happens to you. Highs of being a parent? Everything and every moment you have with them. Lows- they don’t stay small forever!

What values do you teach her?

1. Be yourself and love yourself
2. Work hard and stay in school
3. Never stress
4. Everyone is equal so treat people like you want to be treated
5. Manners!

Describe your perfect day out in London…

Sunday – pub with friends, family and a roast dinner, maybe a beer…

Apart from Barry’s Bootcamp, where else do you train in London?

Nowhere

How do you like to let off steam…

By doing a little boxing at home

What are 3 things you wish you could tell your younger self…

1. Start savings early, London is a harsh place
2. Don’t take life so seriously
3. The lottery numbers

Life mantra

Nothing is impossible and everything is achievable, just work hard!

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Spin instructor by morning, co-founder of DOSE by day. Shara’s fitness favourites include a sweaty yoga class, reformer pilates, HIIT and spinning of course. Her Spotify list includes nothing but tracks you can spin to. She doesn’t go a day without eggs and avocado and travel is always on her mind! Dreams of Malbec and vodka cocktails.

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