The Red Room

The Red Room

By Barry's UK

Join us in The Red Room, hosted by Anya Lahiri and Sandy Macaskill, the people who brought global fitness phenomenon Barry's to the UK. Barry's is known as the home of The Best Workout in the World, but what really makes it special is the community. This is our chance to have a drink at the Fuel Bar with some of their incredible and inspiring clients, and find out about the person behind the name. We talk about working out, wellness and life. So if you like any of those things, this is the podcast for you!

Episodes

Addiction & Recovery with Sam Salter and Davinia Taylor

This week in the Red Room Anya and Sandy are talking to actor and influencer, Davinia Taylor and West End star and performer from Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Sam Salter all about addiction and their journeys to recovery. From denial to rock bottom, relapses and back again, in this fascinating and eye opening episode we learn all about the many faces that addiction wears and what some people go through each day in order to stay on track. ** Please note that this episode was recorded before lockdown was in place and any reference to travel is past tense.
22/05/20·52m 35s

Barry's Athletes with Ryan Giggs

Ever wondered why so many professional athletes are choosing to hit the Red Room? For this episode Sandy and Anya took a trip up North to visit none other than Ryan Giggs at the Manchester studio to find out what it takes to shape an industry and inspire a generation. With 963 appearances with Manchester United and 63 for Wales and FA cups, Champions League (and participant in the Barry’s 5 a side team), he is arguably one of the most decorated players in the history of football. Together they discuss how Ryan managed to stay injury free, playing till he was 40, how he has folded his learnings into his role as a manager of Wales and find out what gives him the edge both on the pitch, in the dug out and on the treads. ** Please note that this episode was recorded before lockdown was inplace and any reference to travel is past tense.
15/05/20·39m 25s

The Mind Matters - Patrick Johnston and Zoë Aston MSc

This week in the Red Room we are taking a look at the direct correlation between exercise and improved mental health. Sandy and Anya discuss why working out the brain is just as important as the body with Barry's regulars Patrick Johnston (Director of Learning & Practise at children's mental health charity Place2Be) & Zoë Aston MSc (Barry’s supported psychotherapist).
08/05/20·46m 22s

Barry's Beginnings with Kush Khanna and Jemma Mckenzie-Brown

This week we are taking it back to the very beginning with self proclaimed Head of Fun at Barry's and Shipwrecked's Kush Khanna alongside High School Musical 3 star, turned Barry's Master Trainer, Jemma Mckenzie-Brown. Together the team reminisce on how Barry’s UK came to be, giving the inside scoop on creating London’s very first boutique fitness facility and the fun they have had along the way. Warning - this episode may contain name drops! Please note, this episode was recorded earlier in the year before COVID 19 related restrictions.
01/05/20·31m 50s

Babies, family and life, with Jools Oliver

Barry’s really is a family. From the brothers that own it, to their extended family in the studio and this week we hear from one of Sandy's infamous 9:30 class regulars - the wonderful Jools Oliver. As a mum of 5, author, founder of children's clothing brand "Little bird" and married to one of the world's most famous Chef’s - Jools talks us through everything from the humbling life lessons children provide, what it’s like to Barry on through pregnancy and post giving birth, secret chocolate stashes and how on earth she juggles family, work and time for herself! Please note, this episode was recorded earlier in the year before COVID 19 related restrictions.
24/04/20·39m 28s

On the bench with Judge Rinder

With us in The Red Room this week is criminal barrister, author, strictly star, documentary maker and Barry's sprint superstar - Rob Rinder also known as Judge Rinder. This light and funny conversation meanders from Rob's incredibly interesting life to his infamous prowess on the treadmill and the importance of routine and exercise in maintaining both physical and mental health. Please note, this episode was recorded earlier in the year before COVID 19 related restrictions.
17/04/20·45m 55s

On the Frontline with Dr Vicki Jenkins

In such unsettled and uncertain times, Sandy and Anya are kicking off the season with a very important conversation. Joining us remotely this week and straight off the back of her night shift is NHS Doctor and previous Barry’s team member, Vicki Jenkins. Together Vicki, Sandy and Anya discuss the realities of what it’s like on the front line against Covid - 19, stressing the importance of staying home. We also learn of how and what Vicki is doing to stay sane, happy and fit in her downtime and reminisce about her time working at Barry's whilst she was doing her training. This insightful and heartfelt episode is peppered with happy and lighthearted tips showing us that we are all in this together and giving a flavour of what it really means to be part of the Barry’s family.
10/04/20·38m 21s

Introducing The Red Room

Join us in The Red Room, hosted by Anya Lahiri and Sandy Macaskill, the people who brought global fitness phenomenon Barry's to the UK. Barry's is known as the home of The Best Workout in the World, but what really makes it special is the community. This is our chance to have a drink at the Fuel Bar with some of their incredible and inspiring clients, and find out about the person behind the name. We talk about working out, wellness and life. So if you like any of those things, this is the podcast for you!
06/04/20·1m 59s
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