Member Spotlight: Ashleigh Overly

SculptHouse would like to introduce you to Ashleigh Overly! Ashleigh has been a member since day one and she brightens up the studio on a daily basis! She always finds time each week to fit in StrengthSculpt and CardioSculpt classes whether it’s early morning 6am classes, late night or even 8am on Saturdays. Ashleigh’s dedication and consistency is paying off with results and we want you to hear from her first hand:

How did you hear about SculptHouse?
I started noticing several instructors that I really liked & fellow fitness aficionados posting on social media about a new concept that was being developed in Buckhead. I kept my eye on their Instagram and Facebook posts and knew I had to try it out as soon as it opened.

How is SculptHouse different than any other workout?
The combination of the M3 strength training and the self powered Curve provides for a really unique and joint friendly (!!!!) workout. I also love that it is broken into consumable blocks – 25 minutes on each apparatus and then on the Curves, 4 blocks of 5 minutes. Dividing the workout into those sections helps me power through on those days where I’m lacking a little motivation…

The community that has developed there is the best. I love the crew that has assembled in the 6am and the Saturday 8am classes. You get to know everyone and cheer on their success in class and in life. Plus it gives some accountability – I know Jon G will be giving me a hard time if I say I’ll be in class at 6am and then hit the $25 snooze button.

What results have you seen? How often do you go?
The core strength that you develop from the M3 is absolutely insane. I can see it impact my ability to do moves on the megaformer – all those dreaded bear plank to pike wheelbarrow combos eventually become a little less daunting. The improved core and oblique strength has helped reduce a lot of back pain and helped my running stride and posture as well.

In my best laid plans I’d get to the House 5 times a week but life happens and I’m usually there 4 days per week; three CardioSculpt classes and at least one StrengthSculpt class.

What is your favorite Megaformer move and why?
I love pretty much anything that involves arms and upper body – serve the platter, chest openers, kneeling overhead tricep press.

Anything involving a bear that dances is sure to get a dirty look shot at the instructor – we need SculptHouse shirts that say “sorry for the mean things I thought about you when we were in giant reverse twisted bear!”

Favorite Curve block?
Active recovery.

Just kidding – 60 second builds are easily my favorite interval and speed block and the best way to get my heart rate juiced.

What would you say to someone who is nervous to try their first class?
Come give it a try! Know that it will be humbling and overwhelming until you get a few classes under your belt and can learn the moves. Commit to yourself to going at least twice to really experience the class and come in with an open mind. Know that when you find yourself improving and doing moves you couldn’t do before you’ll feel like you can take over the world. Every single instructor is incredibly warm and highly energetic. Trust that they’ll take care of you and provide a really fun experience if you don’t get too much in your own head.

What is your favorite type of music to Sculpt to?
Katherine had a Beyonce “Lemonade” themed class that resulted in me trying to karaoke and express lunge at the same time – I do not recommend this. The jams were amazing though despite my lack of coordination. All the music at the House is really great and the instructors do a great job keeping playlists fresh.

Do you spend much time in the boutique?
I love browsing the boutique and checking out the new brands and styling of the gear. I’ll usually set a goal of number of classes I want to attend at the beginning of the month and if I hit that I’ll reward myself with something new and fun in the SculptHouse boutique – !

Look for Ashleigh in class and grab a spot next to her next time! If you’re newer to the SculptHouse workout she is a great person to glance over at while on the M3 and will also push you as a neighbor on the Curve each time because this girl’s Level 4 is no joke! Thanks for being a member, Ashleigh!

Love,
The SculptSquad

#TastyTuesday: MUSHROOMTASTIC TACOS

This is such an easy and inexpensive meal that is QUICK! I eat this at least once per week. It is great for lunch OR dinner. It’s Vegan and Gluten Free!

WHAT:
serves 4
3 cups chopped portabello mushrooms
1 cup chopped purple cabbage
12-16 corn tortillas ( I use trader joes brand)
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 lime juiced
1 avocado
Chopped cilantro
Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

HOW:
*Add chopped cabbage, maple syrup, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl and stir. Set to side.
*Drizzle some olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add mushrooms. Saute for about 6 minutes. Then sprinkle garlic powder and cayenne ( to your liking and turn off heat.
*In another large skillet, add a drizzle of olive oil to each taco and brush to lightly coat taco. Add to skillet over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
Remove tacos and fill. First add a slice of avocado, then add a large spoon full of mushrooms and top with a teaspoon of cabbage mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. YUM.

#TASTYTUESDAY: TOM KHA GAI

WHAT:
1/2 can coconut milk
2 limes
4 cups veggie stalk
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1″ diced ginger
4 lime leaves
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup chives
1 tspn red pepper flakes
1 cup jasmine rice
sea salt to taste
​***option to add shrimp or chicken****​

​STEP 1 : Chop veggies & cook rice.
STEP 2: In a large pot, add veggie stalk, coconut milk, lime leaves and ginger. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove lime leaves.
STEP 3: Add 2 juiced limes, peppers, celery, carrots and mushrooms. Sprinkle red pepper flakes in soup and simmer on low heat for about 8 minutes.
STEP 4: Add rice to bottom of serving bowl and add soup. Top with cilantro, chives and salt to taste. YUM!