If you are feeling stuck mentally, emotionally or physically, head straight to Erin Stutland!
She's been a personal mentor, colleague and friend to me, and I can tell you she will teach you how to get unstuck, and FAST. As a former professional dancer and actress, she's the creator of workout programs Shrink Session: Sweat Therapy and Soul Stroll, which combine everything from dance, kickboxing, toning, yoga, meditation and life coaching. She blends mantras into all her workouts in a unique way so that not only get you more present and focused while working out, but you walk away feeling uplifted and inspired, ready to take on whatever you set your mind to.
Plus, she's appeared in Glamour Magazine, Fox News, KTLA, Shape, Yoga Journal, Mind Body Green, Well + Good and more!!! Erin doesn’t believe it takes going to extremes to get a body and a life you love and will help MOVE you- physically, mentally and spiritually.
Want a glimpse into how she keeps herself fit? Read on!
Meet Erin Stutland:
How Do You Help People Stay Healthy?
I help them create movement in their bodies which creates movement in their lives.
What Is The #1 Thing Someone Could Do TODAY To Feel Better In Their Body?
Move their body for even 5 min. Put on some great music and dance around.
What's Your Advice To Someone Who's Having Trouble Getting Started With That?
Nike was on to something with their 'Just do it' slogan. :) I know it's not profound, but sometimes doing the thing that you don't want to do IS the very thing that WILL make you feel better.
What Does A Typical Day Look Like For You And How Do You Fit Movement Into It?
I wake up around 8am, drink 2 big glasses of warm lemon water, make a smoothie, take my vitamins, jump in the shower, do a little work, then I squeeze in a workout late morning usually. (Yes, I still need to shower first thing in am to wake me up). Then I do a little more work for a few more hours and some nights I head out to teach Shrink Session in NYC. If I am not teaching, I usually cook dinner for my husband and I to enjoy together. Maybe a little Netflix. Then bed.
What Other Practices Keep You Healthy? In Body And/Or In Mind?
I am really in love with the Headspace meditation app. This has really transformed things for me. 10 minutes a day of meditation. I don't get it in every single day and sometimes I simply use it to help me fall asleep, but it has been wonderful. I also try to drink A LOT of water throughout the day. Being dehydrated makes you grumpy, hungry, constipated and more. So drink your water!
What is your JOY workout?
*Elyse calls a "JOYworkout" a form of movement that is something more than a workout for workout's sake. It's exercise and it's ALSO something that: a) you just plain LOVE to do, b) builds your community, c) teaches you a new skill, d) enhances your spiritual life, e) helps you give back, f) gets you outdoors + is adventurous.
Shrink Session is my joy workout. The combination of dance, kickboxing, yoga and of course community lifts me up again and again!
If you "fall off the wagon" with your health/wellness, how do you get back on track?
I spend a day grocery shopping and organizing my week ahead. This always helps. So does a yoga class as a good reset.
Where are you getting motivation from right now?
I went back to acting class this last month. It has been so incredibly inspiring and soul filling.
What is a motto or quote that you live by?
"You don't need to see the whole staircase, you just need to take the first step." -MLK
Thanks So Much For Sharing With Us Erin!
Want to connect with Erin even more?
This week long challenge is a unique blend of soul-lifting fitness and mind-shifting inspiration.
Think music, movement and mantras to take your thoughts to another level WHILE you blast through calories.
*Warning: after one week, you are bound to feel unstoppable!
I'm doing it! Want to join in with me?
With love and soul sweat therapy,
PS - Are we meeting for the first time?
hi, i'm elyse!
I'm a personal trainer, fitness coach, and yoga teacher who gets people moving with in-person training and my signature online 21 day workout program. I want to help people drop the guilt/shame game around exercise and start working out with ease and kindness. When I'm not doing squats and sun salutations, I'm dressed up in vintage lindy hop dancing or gathering other Lovely Lady Entrepreneurs to talk about their careers and living their most passionate lives.
It's FREE and you'll also get to join into our Fit & Flexible community!