Wednesday 20 September 2017

Meet Leslie Karpman, the life coach who turned Calvin Harris from geek to superstar in three years

Then versus now: Calvin Harris
Then versus now: Calvin Harris
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Before he was taken under the wing of lifestyle guru Leslie Karpman, Calvin Harris was a scrawny dj with no interest in his appearance.

Fast forward a few short years and Harris is the top earning electronic performer in the industry, with pop princess Taylor Swift on his arm.

Leslie Karpman
Leslie Karpman

The Scottish star can thanks Californian personal trainer Leslie Karpman for his transformation.

Nicknamed "the hunkifier" Leslie introduced the now-31 year old into fitness and a healthy diet.

Calvin Harris with his Man Of The Year award, alongside presenter Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley, at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015 held at Berkeley Square Gardens, London
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 17: Recording artists Taylor Swift (L) and Calvin Harris attend the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BMA2015/WireImage)
Calvin Harris arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris/instagram
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris face the paparazzi as they leave The Troubador in West Hollywood together

The Los Angeles based guru taught Harris to swap his penchant for take aways for nutritional green smoothies, egg white omelettes, salmon and vegetables.

Thanks to former athlete Karpman, the 6'5" dj landed a lucrative contract as the face and body of Armani underwear - thought to be worth a staggering £1 million.

According to insiders, Harris now hits the gym five times a week, steers clear of toxins, alcohol and red meat and limits carbohydrates.

Karpman is also a Pilates instructor and an actress, who has had occasional roles on Desperate Housewives, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, CSI: Miami and House.

Calvin Harris with his Man Of The Year award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015
Calvin Harris with his Man Of The Year award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2015

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