Fashion: Esseutesse In Opening Ceremony at Russia World Cup 2018

Italian shoe brand ESSEutESSE is excited to announce that it has collaborated with celebrity stylist Talia Coles to create a sneaker for the dancers performing in the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup being held in Russia on June 14, 2018. The opening ceremony performance is being headlined by Jason Derulo and Maluma.

The costumes being styled by Coles were created based on the design of the ESSEutESSE AMX sneaker. Debuting at the World Cup in Russia this month, this limited edition AMX comes in a single style and color-way customized by Coles. Coles has designed the aesthetic details and colors of the costumes to coordinate with the design of the ESSEutESSE AMX sneaker.

“I chose the ESSEutESSE AMX as the design inspiration for the World Cup Opening Ceremony performers because of its contemporary Italian look, as well as its performance,” Coles said. “From a performance standpoint, the shoes are perfect for the dancers at the Opening Ceremony because they are durable, but also lightweight, while consistent with a modern and urban design aesthetic that is a hallmark of my work.”

Finding inspiration in the constant evolution of the culture around us,ESSEutESSE designer Claudio Rossetto based the AMX design on themes from the worlds of fashion, sports and music. His creations are rendered using only the finest skins and material, sourced, fabricated and hand assembled by artisans exclusively in Italy. “In the AMX style we are making for the dancers at the World Cup, we’re using the highest grade of top quality leathers, dyed in an exclusive red color-way chosen by Talia,” Rossetto said. “The AMX sneaker has sport in its DNA, because the uppers are so soft and they have an elastic interior, which adapts to the shape of the foot, providing a feeling of stability and security, while allowing the right degree of flex,” Rossetto said.

The collaboration is a perfect match with the established brand tapping into Coles’ young talent to create a one of a kind style. Images of the special AMX shoes being created are attached.

About ESSEutESSE

Since 1998, ESSEutESSE has been creating perfectly handcrafted products with a high differential value and strong identities. ESSEutESSE shoes are special because of their design and quality craftsmanship. The material and color combinations yield a fashion forward style, combined with the comfort and flexibility of a shoe that can be worn for athletic use. ESSEutESSE shoes lend themselves to sport and dance: the sneakers have a special comfort “density” footbed inside, laying on the insole, which perfectly cushions all impacts and assures stability. The sneakers are equipped with “extra-light” soles using a patented material, giving exceptional lightness and flexibility.

The materials selected are always the softest and top grade quality. ESSEutESSE sources materials from the best Italian tanneries who are able to offer the best leathers in the widest and most beautiful color ranges. ESSEutESSE shoes are an entirely Italian product, mainly hand-crafted because leathers are cut using a special machine, and they are assembled and mounted by hand. Our creations are all limited production, which enables ESSEutESSE to preserve its brand integrity and deliver product quality in an era of “fast fashion.”

Meet SculptHouse Sandy Springs Lead Trainer: Laura Pound

How did you get into teaching fitness? 

I began my journey of teaching fitness about 4 and a half years ago when I started teaching Barre classes. I fell in love immediately! Teaching fitness has been an amazing experience – meeting so many amazing people, learning their goals and fears of getting back into exercise and being there to coach them along the way is incredibly fulfilling.  The Atlanta Fitness community is a special group is people and I am proud to stand beside them.  I’ve grown and learned so much over the past few years. Each experience has helped mold me into the type of instructor, trainer and coach that I am today.

 

What is it about the SculptHouse method that made you want to be the one to help bring it to Sandy Springs and how is it different than anything else you’ve taught?

I grew up a runner, played soccer and danced as well. The SculptHouse method offers the same mental and physical awareness as these sports and allows me to tap into my inner athlete.  I love that SculptHouse offers the mindful movement component paired with the rush of cardio.  The SculptHouse workout can apply everyone. Whether people are looking to reach a specific goal, branch out and try something new, are rehabbing injuries or coming back post baby – the workout allows you to push yourself every day.  Finding new ways to challenge the mind and body and reach further to find and achieve personal goals using two unique pieces of equipment in one workout sets SculptHouse apart from all other group classes.

 

What’s your favorite Megaformer move?

Reverse Curtsy!  I love how this move blends together the core focus, lower body burn and alignment principles.  I always feel my entire working leg burning and my core engaged to balance and stabilize my body.

 

Favorite Curve block?  

My favorite Curve block is called 2 – 3 – 4’s UP: Simple yet challenging! I love the gradual build in Levels and Time.  It takes me back to my race days of building my speed for the last mile to the finish line.

 

What’s in your gym bag?

– Laptop

– Toms Lavender Deodorant

– Erin Condren Planner and always a Pencil

– Hair Brush

– Buxom Lip

– Hand Sanitizer

– Grip Sox

– Water bottle

– Burts Bees Face Wipes

 

How do you balance work, life and fun? 

One thing for certain about me is that I am a planner and like for things to be organized!  I like to keep everything I do written down in my planner. This allows me take a step back when I need to enjoy a night in with my husband, Daniel and the pups, or a night for just me or gals night with a cheese board and wine!

 

Where can we find you when you’re not in the studio?

If I’m not at the studio, I can be found at home with Daniel and the pups (Stella and Gypsy), enjoying a girls night, or watching a cheesy scary movie!

 

What are you looking forward to the most as the new Sandy Springs Lead Trainer?!

I took my first SculptHouse class soon after I was released to run post hip surgery.  Going in to class that morning was a feeling that we all know too well being a “new client” to a fitness class.  Thoughts of: Am I going to be able to run fast enough? Will I look silly on the M3? What if I can’t do something? However, I was greeted with open arms.  I ran the best I could and tried my best class.  Class felt AMAZING and I felt accomplished.  When I started training as an instructor at SculptHouse, the same insecurities crossed my mind:  What if I am not good at teaching the SculptHouse Method?  What if people don’t like me? After getting a few class under my belt I knew I was exactly where I needed to be.

 

I’m so excited to lead a new group of trainers to finding their instructor voice at SulptHouse and look forward to motivating a new community to embrace their journey towards fitness and all we have to offer!

 

Sandy Springs SculptHouse Owner Spotlight: Sarah Hoots

SculptHouse is excited to announce its second location in Atlanta and we want to introduce you to client turned owner of the Sandy Spring location, Sarah Hoots!

Do you remember your very first SculptHouse class? Going back to that moment, what advice do you have for someone new to the method and machines?

SculptHouse welcomed me with open arms at my first class in February 2016. My mom had told me about the studio and wanted me to try it. Going in, I had no idea what to think. I considered myself to be strong and in shape, but was amazed (and humbled) by how much my abs were trembling during the first 5 minutes of class!

My advice to any newcomer is to keep an open mind, breathe, and go slow! Don’t go in expecting it to be similar to anything you’ve ever done before.

 

What was it about the SH method that got you hooked?

Having CardioSculpt Up, Down, 360 and Core classes with the promise of a heart pounding 25-minute cardio component on the Curve treadmill had me hooked. The intervals timed to perfection kept me accountable and allowed me to push harder than I ever would on my own. The core work is always intense and something you can’t recreate anywhere else. Also, let’s highlight that you get amazing results without having to throw weights around and put unnecessary stress on your joints.

 

You’ve been coming to SculptHouse for 2 years…tell us about your results both physically and mentally?

When I came to SH, I was frustrated and unhappy with the way my body looked. Feeling like I had tried everything from running and yoga, to competitive weight lifting, I was ready to raise the white flag on #bodygoals. SH nailed the perfect workout in 50 minutes and I felt like I had finally found ‘it’. I was still training and using my body weight, but the resistance and counter resistance added a dimension I had never used before. Combining it with the Curve created the HIIT concept I desperately needed. Two years and twenty-three pounds later, my body has never looked this good!

 

You had quite a big health setback last year. Can you share your story, your struggles and how you overcame such a serious diagnosis with such perseverance, determination and grace?

I was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma in March 2017 and went into surgery five days later (watching the SH March Madness on Instagram was torture!!). Along with my lymph nodes being removed, I had twelve inches of skin and tissue removed from my leg where my tumor was. Walking and bending my knee at all was out of the question for two months. During that recovery time, I became so grateful for all of the days I was healthy and felt I had taken them for granted. I swore to myself I would never miss a workout again just because I was too lazy or too tired to go. However, life gives you challenges for reasons. When I was finally given clearance to train again, I showed up to Megan’s 6:00 AM with one crutch and averaged 0.7 mph on the curve before collapsing during a plank. As defeating as it was to be so weak, the entire team at SH made it a point to encourage me and never let me feel alone in my recovery.

 

What are your favorite Megaformer moves? Favorite Curve blocks?

SO many favorite M3 moves. Top favorites: runner’s lunge, reverse kneeling crunch, cobra, IYT, and anything with the bungee! Curve blocks, I love to hate 60 builds and 45s.

 

How is the SH method different than any other type of workout you’ve done and why does it work for YOU?

The M3 was a foreign concept to me that I was not sure about in the beginning! I knew it worked, but wasn’t sure it would work for ME. The M3 creates a corset effect on your entire body! Within a month of going to SculptHouse my waist got smaller and my body just felt tighter. Combining that approach with a low impact treadmill that allows you to burn 30% more calories kills two birds with one stone. Workout done, bring on the day!

 

What else do you do outside of SculptHouse?

I enjoy boxing, trail running, and a great spinning class. I also race road and mountain bikes professionally- what started as a weekend hobby turned into a competitive addiction (SH is the perfect cross training). Incorporating yoga three times a week as well has done wonders for my overall mood and stress level. It’s taught me to take 3-5 minutes out of my day, whether it’s at work, driving, or in the middle of chaos, to breathe, relax, and re-center.

 

Thanks Sarah we look forward to your continued success and inspiration as you move into the next chapter starting a SculptHouse of your own!

 

Love,

The SculptSquad

 

 

Trainer Spotlight: Bridget Schulze

Meet SculptHouse trainer Bridget Schulze! Her infectious laugh and courageous spirit will get you through any workout at The House. You can catch her on Tuesdays at 4:30, Wednesdays at 6, 7:15am and 4:30pm, Thursdays 6am, Fridays 6 & 7:15am and Sundays at 10:30.

How did you get involved in fitness?
I have been active my whole life. I danced when I was younger and played competitive soccer my entire life. When I went to college I started working with a personal trainer and became even more in love with fitness. As I started my career after college, I realized sitting at a desk wasn’t the way I wanted to spend my days, so in 2015 with the support of my husband, I left my full-time job and pursued a career in the fitness industry. I got certified in group fitness, then certified in spin and taught that for two years. Not long after joining SculptHouse I decided to follow my dream of becoming a certified personal trainer and passed the exam in April 2017.

You’ve taught other group classes here in Atlanta, how is the SculptHouse method different?
SculptHouse is so unique in that it involves two completely different machines that somehow compliment each other so well. Targeting strength work and slow twitch muscle fibers, the M3 strengthens and lengthens your muscles, while the Curve hits that cardio element and targets the fast twitch muscle fibers. I love the combination of strength and cardio that we offer because it’s a little bit of everything wrapped into one amazing workout!

You teach a lot of early morning classes. What advice can you give someone who might not be an early bird?
Getting up early never becomes easy, but you make it a habit. My advice for anyone who wants to become more of an early bird is to start the night before. Lay your workout clothes out so you’re not trying to find something to wear at 5:30 in the morning. If you’re a coffee lover like me, set your coffee maker to start in the morning so it’s ready to go for you when you walk out the door, and the most important thing is to go to bed early. A good night’s sleep is the best start to any day.

What’s your favorite M3 move? Favorite Curve block?
I can’t pick one, so my top 3 M3 moves are spider kick, side leg sweep and twisted bear. Killer glute and oblique moves. Favorite blocks are Endurance and 60 Builds.

What’s in your gym bag?
An extra set of workout clothes, sticky socks, sneakers, dry shampoo, deodorant, and Goodwipes (they’re key for a quick clean up after a sweaty workout)!

How do you balance work, life and leisure?
I am very lucky in that my job in the fitness industry offers me a lot of free time during the day when a lot of people are working. I like to get my errands done during those hours so when the weekend comes I can spend time with my husband and friends.

Where can we find you when you’re not at the House?
Spending time with my husband and new puppy, Charlie. Or next door at Storico with friends!

Favorite part of the SculptSquad?
Hands down, the amazing women I work with. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime. Every woman on this team is an inspiration and motivation. I’m also so grateful for our clients. The people I’ve met through the studio have become friends and they make me want to excel every time I walk in to teach a class.

Favorite restaurant and way to unwind after a long day?
Storico Fresco & any Mexican restaurant. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for a good guac and skinny margarita. My favorite way to unwind is being with my husband on our couch with a bottle of wine and a good movie. I also love a good girl’s nights!

Thanks Bridge we are so proud of you and happy to have you on the team!

XO,
The SculptSquad

Member Spotlight: Louis Polonsky

Meet Louis Polonsky! He is one of SculptHouse’s newer members and although he is new to the workout, he is a seasoned athlete and lover of all things fitness. He is proof that SculptHouse is for people of all ages, abilities and for guys, too!

How did you find SculptHouse?

In addition to triathlon training, I’m very active in group fitness classes (yoga, spin, weight training, and, at times, even barre) in Atlanta, and had heard about SculptHouse through some of my workout buddies, so it was natural to try it out … and voila, here I am, and am so pleased with my decision to “take it to the House.”

You seem to really like the Megaformer but haven’t used the Woodway curve treadmill yet. Why do you prefer the StrengthSculpt classes?

I get plenty of cardio 3 or 4 days a week in spin classes, outdoor cycling, on the stair climber and with floor exercises such as burpees and mountain climbers … plus, I’m totally in love (OK, in a weird way) with the Megaformer, that I don’t (as yet) want to give up that full 50 minutes of pleasure (so to speak) … and, the results have been very noticeable, so why change? … but, the Woodway curve treadmill will be on my “to do” list very soon!!

How is the Megaformer (Lagree method) different from anything else you’ve done?

The Megaformer is one of the hardest and most rewarding workouts that I’ve ever done. The Megaformer elongates and stretches my muscles, strengthens my core and improves my balance (critical for all ages, but especially as you get older) like no other workout I’ve ever had.

What are the biggest changes you have seen since adding SculptHouse in to your workout regimen?

In addition to being stronger since I’ve started working out at SculptHouse, my muscles are leaner and more defined … plus, although my weight loss has been minimal, I’ve redistributed certain areas of my weight in a very good way … and I’m much stronger in my abs and my balance is much better (which I especially notice either while doing balancing poses in a yoga class or while in “triathlon” position for long rides on my bike).

Besides the actual workout, what keeps you coming back to The House?

I very much enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the SculptHouse instructors and front desk personnel, and the studio is pristinely clean.

What’s your favorite move on the M3 or favorite body part to work?

That’s a tricky question! Similar to a yoga class, the moves that are the easiest (for me, upper body work on the Megaformer) are usually our “favorites” … but, the moves on the Megaformer that are often the hardest for me (such as plans into pike position with my feet on the carriage while trying to keep the carriage still – yikes!, slowly extending the carriage out with a planted foot while the toes of the other foot are on the back platform, or holding squats and trying to keep the carriage still and then gently pushing the carriage out while trying to maintain my balance) give me the most satisfaction as I get better in doing them.

Would you say SculptHouse is a place for all ages, shapes and sizes?

Yes, absolutely! With the expert and confidence-building guidance from the wonderful instructors at SculptHouse, all ages and fitness levels can eventually become comfortable in this workout regimen. Yes, the Megaformer can indeed be a bit intimidating at first, but if you take it slowly and put a lot of stick-with-itness into your workout, anyone (not just those at the higher fitness levels) can do it … it all comes down to how much you want it (“it” being a healthier and more productive body that will definitely enhance your enjoyment of life).

Anything else you’d like to add?

Although I’m 65+, have certain injuries and physical limitations, and recovery from vigorous workouts (such as at SculptHouse) is a continuing issue for me, I strongly believe that physical fitness is often a question of mind over matter … and SculptHouse does indeed challenge me to the limits of both my mind and body, and makes me realize that if I want it badly enough, SculptHouse can make “it” available to me … and the results are extremely rewarding … I say try SculptHouse, and, if you are patient and persistent, it could change you forever.

Louis you are such a badass and we love having you at the House!! You are an inspiration to US and we are honored to be a part of the changes you are seeing both physically and mentally after adding SculptHouse into your mix!

Love,
The SculptSquad

Trainer Spotlight: Becky Cawood

As a SculptHouse trainer, nutritionist, yoga instructor and founder of Kale & Tonice, Becky Cawood is always on the go to say the least! But she finds time to eat healthy, exercise her body and soul, and inspires people to do the same. You can catch her teaching StrengthSculpt Tuesdays at 7:15 and CardioSculpt on Wednesdays at 8:30 and 4:30pm…meet Becky!

As a trainer and our very own InHouse nutritionist, you know how important it is to fuel your body before and after you workout. How has your journey with nutrition affected and played a part in your fitness regimen?

Back when I was running in college, I was probably eating the worst I have ever eaten in my entire life. I would eat donuts for dinner, skip meals due to the times I would practice or the intensity of the workouts and refuel with whatever I could get my hands on, which often included microwaved dinners, packaged items and candy. I would also try to maintain a “certain weight” for running so I would not eat enough food during my meals. Needless to say, I would crash a lot.

Fast forward to now and knowing what I know through my own healthy journey with holistic nutrition and Ayurveda, I soon realized how important fueling your body (especially to perform a workout or even a daily task) really is. If I were to give advice to my 20-year-old track athlete self I would say, eat consistently, don’t skip meals and eat REAL food. Your body NEEDS food and trying to lose weight by not eating is not the way to go. If you feed your body what it needs, on a regular basis, it will know what to do with the excess stuff. These simple shifts would have made a huge difference in not only my performance, but my overall energy would have elevated as well.


Any favorite summer dishes or drinks to share?

Right now my favorite summer dish is this watermelon salad on my blog. It is very easy to make, and you can eat it by itself or add some grilled chicken, quinoa or fish for a little more substance! Get the recipe here: http://www.kaleandtonic.com/single-post/2017/06/29/Mouth-Watermeloning-Salad

How do you get ready each week when it comes to preparing food, then finding time to fit in your own workouts, teaching at SH and balancing your personal life?

I choose a day each week that I can shop and prep as though it was an important business meeting. I make a list of what I need and do the prep work to make sure I am able to stay committed throughout each day of the week. I also make it a priority. This is non-negotiable for me because it is easy to allow your diet/lifestyle to slip through the cracks. Each week I sit down and look at the week ahead. I schedule my meals & workouts as well. I have had to say no to certain events and jobs because I know how important eating well and creating balance is for my health and mental stability. It is a choice and commitment. I have to practice what I preach 🙂

What sets the SH method apart from other group classes?

The atmosphere & ability to expand. There are a lot of great fitness studios out there, but with the combination of high level teachers and quality workouts at SH and being able to cater to all levels; the results are fast & effective!


What’s your favorite Megaformer move? Favorite Curve block?

Gosh, this is hard. I would say on the Megaformer I love wheelbarrow or plank of any variation! They are such versatile, full body movements that challenge and strengthen the entire body! For the curve, I would say a good 10 second sprint or a build up!


What kind of music can we hear in your classes?

A good mix but I tend to lean toward remixes and techno!

What’s your favorite part about being part of the SculpSquad?

The squad & community. Working with the sculpt squad ladies that are committed to elevating our community push and inspire me to be better at what I do. The members are also committed to showing up and working hard which in turn makes me want to do the same.

Thanks Bex, we love you!

XO,
The SculptSquad

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

Trainer Spotlight: Lindsey McClellan

This month we are sitting down with the one and only Lindsey McClellan! We call her Linds and she absolutely lights up any room she enters. But don’t let her charm and gorgeous smile fool you…she will kick your butt as soon as that music and class start! We love Lindsey because she is so positive and supportive in and outside of the studio. She can take your bad day and turn it right around while forgetting about the outside world for an entire 50 minutes. Meet Lindsey:

You have taught other types of group fitness classes here in Atlanta. What makes SculptHouse’s workout so different and effective?
I love the combination of cardiovascular conditioning and strength training. The SH method is a great combination of HIIT on the Woodway Curve that keeps my heart rate in an optimal fat burning zone and strength training on the M3. What makes SH different is half of the class is focused on getting the heart rate up on the curve while the other half is on the M3 stretching, lengthening and toning those hard to target areas I struggle with most.

What is your favorite type of music to play during your classes at The House?
I love me some EDM/Dance, rock, hip-hop and pop. I am big on remixes and love anything Matoma.

What is your favorite Megaformer move and why?
Any of our oblique exercises I absolutely love…especially a member favorite – twisted bear. This move is one where you can just feel your obliques getting tighter.

What is your favorite block to do on the Curve?
Give me 60 – builds any day on the curve and it’s a good day for me. This one is my favorite because you hit each level. You’re at level 2 for 20 seconds, level 3 for 20 seconds and then level 4 for 20 seconds followed by a level 1 for 60 seconds in between. It is a great feeling to get your heart rate up knowing you can walk it out for a minute before repeating that sequence – twice.

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?
There is nothing exciting about what you will find in my bin and gym bag. In my bin you will only find extra workouts and my microphone screens and in my gym bag the clothes and shoes I am going to work out in, maybe a protein bar and headphones. I probably should get more creative with these things but just essentials for me. ☺

Where can we find you when you’re not at The House?
You can find me at Buckhead Church, spending time with my amazing husband, Jonathan, hanging out with dear friends, on a run or curled up reading a good book!

Best part about being part of the SculptSquad?
Without a doubt the clients and the amazing women I get to work with! What an honor to have a team of trainers that I can call friends and clients who have become friends. Katherine and Megan have created an environment that is full of comradely, laughter and motivation to be the best we can be. I love that I get to walk into a place encouraging others to be the best version of themselves they can be. I like reminding them that they have 50 minutes to tune everything out and focus on what they want to accomplish not to mention they are changing their bodies. It has been a privilege to be a part of this amazing team and grateful for the clients who make it possible for SculptHouse to be what it is.

You can catch Lindsey on Tuesday nights at 5:45pm, Wednesday mornings at 7:15 & 8:30am, sweaty Saturdays at 8am and starting on October 14th – Fridays at 6am!

Thanks Linds, we love you!

XO
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

Gameday Outfit Picks from SculptHouse Boutique

This Saturday kicks off College Football, with NFL games soon to follow! We all know what that means… it’s time to tailgate! Along with the perfect spread of snacks and cold beer, a cute outfit is a must. Everyone wants new pieces for game-day and SculptHouse has you covered!

SculptHouse Boutique is all about comfort, versatility, and practicality. Having a piece that can be worn as workout or game-day attire, makes the purchase that much more exciting!

Here are our picks that pair perfectly with a skirt or top!

1. Koral Muscle Tank
“Burnout” holes adds fun texture to this crop top/.
Black or cream
$85

2. Nesh Torn Legging
A Nesh classic back in stock! Mesh underlay makes the “torn” parts of the leggings not so bare and a lot more fun@
Black
$150

3. Koral Web Tank
One of our top selling shirts! Open back design gives your outfit an edge!
Black or white
$130

4. Varley Sofia Tight
The perfect legging with (faux) zippers to dress them up a bit!
Black or Navy (coming in red soon!)
$110

5. PRISMSPORT 4-Way Top
Can be worn 4 ways! Open in back or front or tied in front or back!
$68

6. Holst + Lee Buena Vista Bracelet
The perfect layering piece with all the jewelry you already have, or on its own!
Black, Silver and Gold (we also have a number of other colors!)
$175

7. Michi Molten Top
Long in back, covers booty. Flattering fit with fun mesh on back and shoulders.
Black and White
$125

8. *NEW* Nesh Side Swipe Legging
Sporty legging that is so comfortable you will wear it all day!
Black/White stripw
$155

XO,
SculptHouse Boutique Girls