Member Spotlight: Hailey Dray

Hailey Dray literally lights up the studio the moment she walks in. She has the brightest smile and such a loving heart but when she gets on the M3 and the Curve, she’s all business! Hailey gives 110% during each and every class and we want to share her story!

How long have you been coming to SH and how often?

I’ve been coming to SH for about seven or eight glorious months. I started out coming two or three times a week, and worked my way up to coming six days a week.

How is the SculptHouse method different than other group classes you’ve tried?

SculptHouse slays the fitness game.

I’ve never been much of a “class girl” for many reasons. The biggest reason is probably that fact that there hasn’t been enough bang per buck for most of the classes I’ve tried… coupled with the fact that I had this false sense of self-discipline thinking I could work out harder on my own.

SH stripped me of every misconception I’ve held about classes down to every last detail. The CardioSculpt classes allowed me to get my strength and cardio done in about an hour. The combination of the high intensity interval training on the Curve and the slow-twitch muscle-building that lengthens and tones on the Megaformer crushes any workout I’ve tried.

On top of being a killer, fun workout, the mental strength that the SculptHouse method and the trainers teach you is unrivaled. While there are other people in the class, I never feel like I’m getting lost in the crowd. I feel as though I’m being personally trained, motivated and encouraged.

These incredibly strong, inspiring, kind, hilarious women have a contagious energy. They’ve ingrained the words “yes you can” into my brain that has translated to other aspects of my life beyond fitness.

How has your body changed?

I’m 99% sure I laughed when I saw a couple of the moves the trainers were teaching me to do when I first started. My reverse catfish looked more like a dead fish, and my cobra resembled a struggling sloth. I was also one of the least flexible people I knew before training at SH.

It hasn’t gotten easier necessarily, but I’ve gotten much stronger. That’s the awesome part—you can master the form, but you can always make it harder by going a little bit slower on the Megaformer, stretch a little bit deeper, or run faster on the curve.

I’m still learning, growing and sculpting my body, but I’ve never felt stronger, faster, or more motivated.

What’s your favorite M3 move? Favorite Curve block? Music?

M3: Teaser to a twisted bear (oblique killer)

Curve: Last block level 4 – 20s. It’s a chance to grow mentally, and give it everything I’ve got left in the tank.

Music: It’s all incredible. You can’t help but to feel like a badass going at your top speed on the Curve to Ali Bomaye or Lose Yourself.

What would you tell someone who is hesitant to try this new type of workout?

I was hesitant too… and now look how hard I’m nerding out about SH.

Every bit of it is worth it. The trainers, the methods, the inviting atmosphere, the music, the results. I never thought I would find a class like this—the hype is real.

Meg took me under her wing when I first started, and she, along with the other trainers have changed my mindset for workouts. Get to know a trainer or ask someone taking the class about their SH experience—it’s so refreshing to see people’s kindness and passion, and you’ll quickly feel right at home. You’ll form new friendships and feel a part of something, while shaping yourself along the way.

What’s your favorite thing about the House and the SculptSquad?

I love this question because I know I speak for many when I answer this. My favorite part about the House and the SculptSquad is that feeling of comradery that uplifts, empowers and motivates me.

Every time I walk through the door for class, I feel like I’m back in high school walking into lacrosse practice. We’re a tight-knit team at SculptHouse and we love the SH game.

I’m not sure when I started saying “We” when referring to the SculptSquad, but that’s the beauty of it. There’s a huge sense of belonging—whether it’s a “we’re in this together” warm smile you get when gearing up for sprints, or one of the high fives thrown around after class—you feel motivated and connected…all while strengthening your mind and body. It’s pretty epic. So are the results.

It’s no secret that Kale Me Crazy is your favorite post workout spot! What’s your “go-to” at KMC?

Ahhh… guilty as charged. My go-to is the Recharge. Every time. Half a banana. Or an avocado if I’m feeling snazzy.

Anything else you want to add?

I’m grateful for everyone who works at SH, and for all the people that go and encourage each other. I’m banking on it being in Dallas, Austin, NYC, and all the places I love soon… so………….. just saying. Let’s throw Nantucket on that list too.

Thanks Hails for supporting SculptHouse and believing in us from the beginning! People like you, really make the SculptSquad what it is!

With Love,
The SculptSquad

Member Spotlight: Leeron Ofer

Photo on Left from August 2016, Photo on Right from February 2017 (6 months!)

How long have you been coming to SculptHouse?
Since August 2016. Started with 1-2 times a week, now I am an avid goer of 4, sometimes 5 a week!

How is the SH method different form other group classes you’ve taken?
I’ve tried CrossFit, personal training, and several other group fitness classes before. After my first SH class I felt like part of the family right away! The class size is small and intimate which means that clients get the one on one personal attention and motivation to keep going. The energy you feel the second you walk into any class from the amazing, outgoing, and professional trainers is something I have never felt before walking into any other gym or studio. SH has taught me how to listen to my body while working my slow-twitch fat burning muscles and how important it is to focus on form rather than simply trying to “rep it out.” I’m truly addicted!

You’ve seen some incredible changes in your body since starting at SculptHouse! What is the biggest change?
The biggest change is in my waist line and lower body!! I have gone down about a size and a half since starting at Sculpthouse. I can proudly say I have never loved my body so much and after seeing those results, it’s that kind of proof that keeps me coming back to continue to sculpt and change the shape of my body.

What would you tell someone hesitant to try something completely new and unique?
Don’t mock it till you try it! Getting yourself out of your comfort zone is something everyone should try and try often; it’s good for the soul and you’ll never know what you will discover or accomplish! 

What’s your favorite Megaformer move? Favorite Curve block?
Favorite M3 move is anything involving the core! If I had to choose, it would be teaser, or plank to pike. I feel my abs and core so deeply. For the Curves, definitely Skate the World! From someone that used to hate cardio I enjoy mixing up the workout and not straight running. 

You struggled with a knee injury recently. How is SculptHouse helping to recover and strengthen so that you can continue to work out? 
I discussed my knee pain and concern right away with the trainers – I felt comfortable knowing that there would be no judgement if I had to stop or modify a movement. I was worried I would have to stop coming to the StrengthSculpt, full body classes. However, the highly trained trainers have kept a close eye on me and have helped me make adjustments whether it be reducing the resistance, changing range of motion or suggesting alternative exercises. The attention to detail, motivation and high energy keeps me going every time and I’ve been able to strengthen the muscles around my joints to become stronger without further injuring myself. 

What’s your favorite thing about the House and the SculptSquad?
The energy, motivation, friendliness and professionalism of the trainers and everyone that works there! Oh, and the amazing boutique definitely makes the House unique and special! 

Anything else you want to add?
Showing up is the first step to becoming a better version of yourself. Eat clean, work hard and enjoy the results! Thank you, SH for making me feel part of the SculptSquad! See you at the House!

Thanks Leeron for being such a valued part of the SculptSquad! We adore you and love your energy and upbeat outlook in and outside the studio. You are proof that this method works and we are so glad to be a part of your success. Keep up the great work!

Love,
The SculptSquad

Member Spotlight: Pietro Gianni

Pietro Gianni is not only a SculptHouse member but also our next door neighbor as co-owner of Storico Fresco – “a true Italian Alimentari e Ristorante!” Pietro has been coming 3-4 times a week for the past two months and his results are pretty amazing. Here he is to tell you his story and how SculptHouse has helped change his body and fitness level:

As a restaurant owner you probably have a very busy schedule! How do you fit your workouts in?
I tend to rotate my schedule around my fitness classes, not the other way around, as that’s the priority. SH’s app is so easy to use, I can book my classes and make sure early on there are no conflicts with work. I always tell everyone to book their classes the week prior and stick to them as much as possible.

What is it about SculptHouse that changed you from a class-by-class client to an unlimited member? How has SH changed your body?
SH is addictive! The results come so quickly, especially working where I lacked training most such as core and lower back, that was a quick fix to my personal issues. Becoming an unlimited member was a natural solution, going 3 to 4 times a week made it a no brainer to choose that package, also I don’t ever stress about how many classes I take and being an unlimited member motivates me to go more than ever.

How do you stay in such great shape with all of that Italian food (and wine!) around you all day?
Good question!! I was quite heavier a few years back and learned to eat several small meals through the day. Working inside a restaurant environment doesn’t allow for the classic 2 meals a day anyways, so I’ll eat at 8 and 11am, then a light late lunch after lunch service, again a small dinner on the early side and a healthy snack before bed. That keeps my metabolism always active, and yes, a couple glasses of wine a day is part of the reason why Italians hold such longevity records!!

What would you tell another guy about his hesitation to try SculptHouse?
Guys this is an amazing and very complete work-out!! SH allows for everyone to get to your “sweet spot” pretty quickly. Adding both Megaformer springs and harder Curve running objectives to your personal needs as you progress is very satisfying. While SH is mostly frequented by very fit ladies, we guys also need firmer booties, hind legs and being a bit more “ripped”, which never hurt anyone!!

How is the SculptHouse method different than any other group class you’ve experienced?
The main difference for me is the core exercises. I’ve never experience such a dramatic change in my lower chest to glut areas with other workouts. The real benefit of SH is balance, you get the right exercise in all those smaller muscles we ignore in our regular running or gym exercises and it shows very fast.

What is your favorite M3 move? Favorite Curve block?
My favorite M3 move is anything that regards core (abs, lats, planks, etc.) mostly mermaids where I have discovered parts of my body that I simply didn’t know were there at all! As for the Curve, especially with the recent “upgrade” in levels, being a runner I . Whether it’s active recovery or level 1 I’m jogging lightly, never walking, level 2 is a solid run, level 3 is running at my top speed, and finally level 4 is give it all you have for those few seconds! My favorite Curve block is the 20 second interval 2’s, 3’s and 4’s.

Can you tell us a little about your running history and how the Curve treadmill has made you a “born-again runner?”
I used to run 20/25 miles a week, basically hurting everywhere!! Lower back issues, joints, flabby back side and all that comes with running only. The Curve is an amazing alternative to running outdoors as it pushes the entire back part of our gluts and legs. I’ve never experienced a back pain since starting SH.
I now run half the mileage I used to run at SH (hence preserving my back and joints) but am burning more total calories and have finally achieved a much firmer hind and hamstrings than ever. The Megaformer really pushes those legs, and yes I’ll sometimes wake up with a healthy pain in my muscles, but never anything I can’t shake off the next day. Added plus is a perfectly air-conditioned environment all year round with cold water and towels always available.

Your restaurant is frequented by SH employees and members alike. What is in season right now and on the menu (and drink menu!) that you would suggest for someone watching their diet?
Funny thing to talk about. I believe in carbs more than ever, pasta is an amazing resource for exercising, it’s our fuel!! We only use unbleached, non GMO imported flours for our dishes and we grow all our greens thanks to amazing farms like Mcmullan Family farms. Our pasta is filled with great cheeses and veggies, while our fresh cuts are always prepared with farm grown produce that is only an added bonus to our diet. We also pay particular attention to our many salads and veggie platters, we always choose the best possible produce that’s available and seasonal.
As for drinks, our wines are only Italian, we spent months choosing the best of the best, and we serve even the simplest white wine by the glass at optimum temperature, something we are very proud of.

Feel free to add anything else below:
SH just like Storico Fresco is one big big family. When I go to SH I know every instructor by first name just like they know mine, they are always jumping in to correct me when I’m doing something wrong in the sweetest of ways. It’s no joke when we all talk about going to “the House” for our workouts, it truly is a second home full of people who really care about what they are doing and how they are bettering the everyday life of their guests. Being neighbors is the ultimate mega perk. We all exercise in order to feel and look better but also to be able to eat and drink great food all year round…. And one cannot go without the other!

Member Spotlight: Jon Glass

SculptHouse member, Jon Glass, has lost 35 pounds over the past year by making big lifestyle changes and incorporating the SculptHouse method into his workout routine!! The proof is in the results and we want you to hear from him directly. Jon was helping us perfect the SH method in our early days of training exactly one year ago and we can’t thank him enough for all he has done for us (including building our studio cubbies!). We are so excited to bring you his story – meet, Jon Glass:

How did you hear about SculptHouse?

I heard about SculptHouse through Megan Armstrong, the Creative Director and Lead Trainer. I had started training with Megan to lose weight and get in shape when she became a personal trainer a year and a half ago. I was working out with her when she accepted the SculptHouse job and I was certainly intrigued so she took me in to their training space last year and needless to say I got my butt kicked the first time I tried it, but loved it.

It’s no secret that you have really shaped up and your body has totally changed over the past year and a half…how has the SculptHouse method played a part in your transformation?

The SculptHouse method has without question played a major role in how my body has changed. The combination of the Megaformer and the Woodway Curve is deadly and winning! The Megaformer has allowed me to work slow twitch muscles which helped me effectively burn fat and create long lasting lean muscle. The Woodway Curve blocks provide an intense cardio workout that burns 30% more calories on a human powered treadmill. Having to pull almost 80 pounds with each step pushes the body even more than a normal treadmill. I’ve also found that after training on the curve that I can run faster and longer on a regular treadmill or outside. Every SculptHouse class leaves me covered in sweat and tired but wanting more especially when you can start feeling the positive effects after just your first class. I’ve been able to burn quite a bit of fat, create lean muscle mass and really get into cardio shape. Now exercising almost daily is part of my routine and has become a bit of an (healthy!) addiction. The SculptHouse method also has taught me to move slower and more intentionally even when exercising outside of the House.

What would you tell another guy interested in trying SculptHouse but thinking “it’s just for women?”

Try it! Don’t put it down or judge it until you man-up and step into the House! SH is absolutely not just for women, it’s for men both young and old and it’s no joke. Guys can experience real changes of their strength and bodies with SculptHouse, as each workout has variations and ways to continue to challenge and push harder.

How is SculptHouse different from other group classes you’ve tried?

SH is like no other class, a few members call it “death by machine” but the truth is that the pain may be temporary but the results are real and worth it. CardioSculpt & StrengthSculpt both provide temporary pain for long lasting results. Classes are very focused and well led. The class size is small and intimate which means that participants get a lot of personal attention and motivation. This helps to ensure that they get the most of their workout while using proper form and techniques so their bodies are protected. The squad of instructors that Katherine & Megan have assembled are also second to none. All have been extensively trained and re-trained so they can be the best!

You travel A LOT for your job. How do you stay on track when you’re on the road?

Staying on track while on the road is not the easiest endeavor – actually traveling a lot is one of the easiest ways to get off track. While traveling, it’s important to continue to exercise and eat well. Eating well and with portion control is hard but with good discipline and after time becomes easy and you begin to crave healthy eating. Exercising while on the road is also important, this is just as hard. While on the road it’s hard to create consistent routine to exercise so the challenge is carving out the time as you plan your days. Often it requires getting up earlier to get a workout in before the day gets started or even exercising in the evening. Of course, not every city has a SculptHouse or great boutique studios therefore I’ve had to use techniques and theories from SculptHouse to exercise. For example, if a hotel has a treadmill you can put yourself through SH cardio blocks (while maybe adding a few in). Also when in new cities one great way to explore and learn a city is map a running route from your hotel or wherever you’re staying. MindBody and google are also great resources for searching and finding studios that may offer training of some kind in multiple cities. Many studios offer a first class free or at a discounted rate so you can try new workouts. Honestly though, having spent so much time with the well trained team at SculptHouse, I’ve found myself critiquing and comparing other studios to SH. SH is still far and above just about anything out there. Another technique is to purchase some exercise bands for cheap as they are easy to travel with in an effort to perform some basic exercises and continue to stretch. (Just make sure you go slow).

What is your favorite M3 move? Favorite Curve block?

“Favorite” move is an odd phrase! All the moves are brutal so it’s hard to have a favorite but if I had to pick one that I think is most effective, it’d be the reverse side crunch with an inchworm. My favorite curve block is 60 builds without question. Usually by the third one, I want to stop but you aren’t done so it’s time to find that extra energy and keep pushing.

Ever shop in the boutique?

I do occasionally shop in the boutique, not to the extent that most of the ladies do, but they have men’s wear as well. The Rhone line is really great. The clothes are lightweight, breathable and most importantly very comfortable plus they really hold up and last to be worn while working out or just around town.

Anything else you want to add?

Getting in shape takes more than just showing up to workout. The SculptHouse method is incredibly effective when that’s your goal, but it’s also important to get educated on what you need to do outside of the studio. It takes discipline, good eating, portion control and holistically taking care of yourself. The instructors and team at SculptHouse are all incredibly knowledgeable and well versed in how to treat your body when you’re not getting worked at the House!

Thanks Jon for all you do for us at the House and the energy you bring each time you show up – even if it is 6am!! Look for Jon in the early morning classes and weekends…. he’s a great person to be next to if you are newer especially.

Love,
The SculptSquad

Member Spotlight: Pete Chambers

SculptHouse wants you to meet Pete Chambers! Pete has been a huge part of SculptHouse’s growth since before we even opened. We can’t thank him enough for his continued support and spreading the word to the ATLFit community about the House! Meet Pete:

How did you hear about SculptHouse?
The Lead Trainer, Megan has been one of my favorite instructors for the past several years in other fitness classes.  So three or four months before even opening, she contacted me about SculptHouse; and said “Pete, you are going to LOVE this workout.”.  Boy was she right!  From the moment I started doing the pre-opening/mock classes, I was hooked.
 
What would you tell another guy looking to try SculptHouse?
That this is by far THE MOST challenging workout or class I have ever done; and is THE BEST core work you can do, period!  I’ve brought several buddies of mine who are in incredible shape to try a class.  They all loved it, and said it was an incredibly tough workout and the best core work they have ever done.  So don’t think that SculptHouse is just for women!  It will challenge and push you to the limit . . . but you WILL see the results you want, if you stick with it.

How is the SH workout different from other group classes you’ve done?
First, the Megaformer is different from any other piece of equipment I have ever worked on.  It forces you to isolate the muscle(s) you are supposed to be working and minimizes your ability to “cheat”.  The number of movements and different parts of the body you can work on the Megaformer are endless.  Second, the cardio portion on the Curve treadmill is incredible!  The combination of Megaformer and Curve is a perfect workout . . . in only 50 minutes.  Third, the chic studio, music, great energy, and beautiful instructors make SculptHouse a VERY unique place.   
 

What is your favorite move(s) on the Megaformer? Favorite Curve block?
I love ALL of the core and oblique moves on the Megaformer, so it’s hard to pick just one, because they are all killer!  But “French Twist” is probably one of my favorites.  I have a definite love/hate relationship with the Curve . . . hate it while I’m on it, but LOVE it when I’m done.  The final block is my favorite with the 45 builds. 
 
What physical changes have you noticed the most?
The shaping, toning and strength to my entire core (not just abs, but the entire core area) have been amazing!  I feel stronger everywhere, because I have strengthened my core area so much!  Also I have noticed huge changes in my legs, both in tone and strength. 
 
How often to you visit the House?
At least 4 times per week minimum, but on the average 5 times per week.
 
Can you tell us a little bit more about your exercise experience throughout your life and how the SH workout has been accessible even while recovering from any injuries? And also, do you think this workout can be for anyone of any age?
Even though this is an intense workout . . . don’t be scared to try it! SculptHouse is for anyone and everyone.  I’m in my late 50’s, and I’ve had three back surgeries, one torn rotator cuff, one dislocated shoulder, one completely shattered wrist and permanent sciatic nerve damage in my left leg . . . yet I can still do SculptHouse and achieve great results.  So if I can do it, anyone can! You just have to be willing to try, to push yourself and to take that first step!  SculptHouse is exactly what the Atlanta fitness community has needed!  It is a unique workout that provides definite results if you do it right and stick with it.  It is NOT easy!  But the results are rewarding! 

Pete is right…you have to find a workout that works for you and stick with it! We are so happy to have Pete at the House several days a week in both formats: CardioSculpt and StrengthSculpt classes. Thanks Pete!

Love,
The SculptSquad

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

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