Trainer Spotlight: Brady Weeks

Meet SculptHouse trainer, Brady Weeks! Brady’s love of music, people and fitness shines in every class she teaches and Brady can thank her mom for exposing her to the fitness circuit early on. Growing up in Illinois, Brady’s mom used to take Brady to all of her favorite group fitness classes. Later in life, Brady solidified this love by studying exercise science at Ole Miss then furthering her qualifications by becoming a certified NASM trainer and group fitness instructor.

You have taught other types of group fitness classes here in Atlanta. What makes SculptHouse’s workout so different and effective?
SculptHouse’s signature workout, CardioSculpt, is so damn effective because it works both your slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers in just 50 minutes! There is no other studio within ATL that has challenged my body in that way. I also love that it is a HIGH intensity workout that is also LOW IMPACT!!! This workout really is for ANYONE!

What is your favorite type of music to play during your classes at The House?
I love to keep my clients guessing when it comes to music. I have tons of workout playlists and I also have a reservoir of songs that I’m really lovin’ at the moment. I dig all sorts of genres and enjoy reading the vibe in my classes to know what to play next. I love to throw people off with a good throw back jam to lighten the mood during those ALL OUT intervals! I completely understand and believe in the POWER of a FAB playlist! 

What is your favorite Megaformer move and why?
Hmm….this is a hard question because there are so many awesome moves out there! I LOVE LOVE LOVE working my glutes, so if I can only pick one move I would pick Spider Kicks. You can feel that move working deep into your booty! It is just so different than any move I have ever done in previous workouts. I also love how it challenges my flexibility!

What is your favorite block to do on the Curve?
As CRAZY as it sounds, I LOVE 45’s. They are so hard and such a pain in the ass but that is exactly what I enjoy about them. 45’s always challenge both my mind and body. 

At the House, each instructor has a bin to keep whatever they need to teach. What’s in your bin? What’s in your gym bag when you work out?
Inside my bin…LOL!!! I have a print out of almost every single workout I have ever taught at SculptHouse (and at this point it is pretty outrageous, but I just cleaned it out last week)! I also have a stick of Carmex cherry flavored chapstick and always gum. In my gym bag, you will find hairspray, headbands, BLONDE bobby pins (I’m really neurotic about my bobby pins being blonde), Acure Organics clarifying glycolic and zinc face towelettes, and last but not least SoapWalla’s balancing facial toning mist found inside the amazing SH boutique! I am literally obsessed with the toning mist. It cools you off and is super refreshing after a sweaty class!

Where can we find you when you’re not at The House?
When I am not a The House, I am sure to be found somewhere outside with my pup Waffles. I love taking small excursions with him to find the coolest new trails that turn into lakes, rivers, or streams for him to play in and for me to get some zen time in. I LOVE WATER!!!!

Best part about being part of the SculptSquad??
The coolest/my most favorite part of being on TheSquad is the ability to deliver an extremely unique, badass, and effective workout to ATL. I completely believed in Katherine’s vision from the first meeting I had with her. To give clients a high intensity AND low impact workout really is just so rad!! I was also super excited about the opportunity to work under our lead trainer Megan. Knowing what a badass she was made me realize that she would help push me way outside of my comfort zone and challenge me in more ways than one as a trainer. And finally, I really love the team of women our leaders have put together and developed. Each trainer is so very different, but the glue that holds us all together is that every member of TheSquad is constantly pushing themselves to the next level in all aspects of life inside and outside of the studio. We are all very courageous and understand that the most fulfilled lives are created when stepping outside of your comfort zone!

Thanks, B! Your hard work and dedication to SculptHouse has been prominent since months before we even opened. Thank you for being such an integral part of SH and for bringing positive energy each time you step through the front doors! You are so loved by us all.

You can Sculpt with Brady on Wednesdays at 6am and 7:15am, Thursdays at 8:30am and 5:45pm plus Saturdays at 9:15am. Rest up beforehand because her high energy and spirit will keep your heart rate up the whole time!

Love,
YourSquad

#TastyTuesday: Homemade Almond Milk

Hello! Happy Tasty Tuesday. Today is Almond Milk. One of my house hold staples. I used to buy Almond Milk from the store, but after reading about all the extra junk that is added in, I decided to figure out how to make it on my own. It really is not that hard, and once you do it regularly, it becomes habit. There is nothing tastier than home made milk. It’s delish. This is my favorite way to make it and I hope you like it too! Of course it is VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE and PALEO.

ALMOND MILK:
Serves 4

WHAT:
1 cup soaked almonds
5 cups water
4-6 pitted dates
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of sea salt
*Optional Add In’s: matcha, cinnamon, maca, maple syrup, strawberries, spinach……
Nut Bag
Blender
Large Bowl

HOW:
Add everything to high power blender. Place nut bag in large bowl, pour milk into nut bag. Squeeze all the liquid out until left with almond pulp. I then pour the milk back into the blender and add in whatever else you like. Store in mason jars for up to 4 days in fridge. YUM! xo Becky

#TastyTuesdays: Dark Chocolate Mousse (gluten free, paleo)

WHAT:
1 can organic coconut milk
1 cinnamon stick
​4 egg yokes
2-4 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 oz dark chocolate

HOW:
In pot, add coconut milk and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil. Cover, turn off heat and sit for 10 minutes. Strain out cinnamon stick. Place back in pot, add vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together 4 egg yokes. Add 1 cup of hot milk SLOWLY to eggs {a little at a time} so that they don’t scramble. Then add into the large pot of milk. Turn heat to medium and whisk for about 15 minutes until thickens. Add in chocolate and maple syrup. Stir until smooth. Pour into small glass ramekins and place in fridge for 4-6 hours. Top with chopped chocolate and eat your heart out!

xo Becky

Member Spotlight: WeddingSculpt Couple, Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Noel

SculptHouse is excited to feature our first ever WeddingSculpt couple! Bryce and Mallory (formerly Meissner) attended our free classes the very first weekend SculptHouse opened in January. From there, they were hooked and signed up for our WeddingSculpt package which SculptHouse offers to a future bride, groom or couple who are planning to get married within 3-9 months at a discounted rate. We are so excited to be a little part of Bryce and Mallory’s big day and feel honored that we were able to help them get their bodies ready for the most important day of their lives! They wed on July 16, 2016 but before they said “We do,” they sat down with us to answer some questions.

How did you hear about SculptHouse?

B: From Mallory, we came together during the opening week
M: Alex invited me to one of the training sessions before Sculpthouse officially opened

We almost always see you next to each other on the Curves…is it safe to say you are a little competitive with each other?
B: Absolutely, it pushes us to work harder during each class and to do advanced options of exercises.
M: We are always competing in class. Half way through the Curve portion of class we are comparing who has run further and burned the most calories

Bryce, what can you say to other guys who have heard about SculptHouse but are hesitant to try it?
I’ve worked out throughout my life including weight lifting, Insanity, P90X and played sports and these are the toughest workouts I’ve ever done.

What physical changes have you noticed the most from the SH method?
B: I’ve noticed significant changes in my legs and shoulders and can see more definition overall.
M: Pretty much everywhere! My abs and obliques are much more defined and my arms and legs are more toned and leaner!

What has been the best part of your SH experience as you have shared your workouts together?
B: Seeing the progression of the process together. We have come so far from our first class `in January. Back then we struggled to get through the workouts but now we can push ourselves to be better each class.
M: Getting to do something challenging together on a regular basis. We compete during class but at the same time motivate each other and that makes the class fun.

Favorite M3 move? Favorite Curve block?
B: French Twist (it’s the best oblique exercise I’ve ever done); 60 builds
M: Sexy Back (My arms start to shake immediately); Active Recovery ☺ followed closely by Hi-Lo because it has built in active recovery

Mallory, you won the Curve challenge in March holding a 13.8mph speed for 5 seconds. What would you tell someone trying to increase their level 4?
The higher up on the tread of the Curve you can get, the faster you can go. Also, stay on the balls of your feet to move your legs faster.

How did SculptHouse help get you ready for your big day?
B: Getting in better shape and gaining confidence in how I look and feel.
M: I’ve developed long, lean muscles and I feel like my arms are much more toned. I’m so excited that we are starting this next chapter in our lives healthier and stronger.

What’s the best piece of advice you can give to a couple who just got engaged and are looking to feel their best on their wedding day?
B: Invest in the Wedding Sculpt package. We had planned to go 2-3 times a week and found ourselves going about 4 times a week.
M: The great thing about SculptHouse is that the workout is so effective. I’ve seen results in the last 6 months that I’ve spent years trying to achieve with other workouts. It’s also a great bonding experience and a way to spend more time with your significant other by working out together.

Who spends more $$ in the SH boutique?
B: Me, I love the Rhone shirts and shorts
M: Bryce, pretty sure half of my winnings from the Curve Challenge went to purchasing Rhone items for him.

Anything else you want to add about the SH method, instructors or boutique?
B: Over the past 6 months, I’ve taken every instructors’ class and they have all been great workouts and everyone is extremely nice and helpful. They also push you to do better each class then you did at the last.
M: It really feels like a family at Sculpthouse. The instructors know who you are, your fitness goals and how to motivate you to do your best. I’m always excited to come to class because of the excellent atmosphere and exceptional effort of everyone there to make the experience for you the best it can be.

A huge thanks to both of you for being SculptHouse members from the very beginning and allowing us to be part of your wedding journey! We are so grateful to have you as part of the SH family and can’t wait to see what the future holds as a married couple. Congratulations!!

Love,
Your SculptSquad