In Episode 6 of The Friday Society Podcast, we sit down (virtually and across the country) with Angie Hamblin and Alisha Molina of The Sweat Society. Angie and Alisha met working for lululemon in San Diego, and instantly hit it off. They talk to us about the early days of the boutique fitness industry, the moment they knew they wanted to be fitness instructors, and how the idea for The Sweat Society came to be.
Angie and Alisha touch on their mission and goal, “to fill a gap for fitness instructors that are looking to elevate their skill set, to make a bigger impact, and are interested in that level of development and growth”. Their focus within this mission and niche market is to educate instructors on how to make a bigger impact, develop positive practices, and grow their brand and in their specific niche. They also talk to the importance of having a mission statement and purpose in order to drive engagement with your brand.
“A good instructor is always in the work of personal development.”
The factor of utmost importance they discussed, is whether or not the instructor knows themselves. It is crucial that instructors have the tools to connect with the room, maintain the connection within the space, and have the ability to create impact on their students. Alisha tells us “Good instructors are good because they do personal work. Because they are self aware and the things that they speak about are things that they are needing to hear themselves or have gone through themselves.”
“A great instructor always focuses on the people right in front of them – whether that’s one person or 50.”
“In order to progress as an instructor, it is so much less about the title, and it is more about impact, and impact is very hard to measure. You can make impact in a room of 5 people or a room of 45 and so much of what makes you an experienced instructor or top level instructor is your ability to make an impact.”
They discuss the elements that contribute to the success of a class, and how an impact statement is a helpful tool that can guide you in your path to creating your brand.
Tune in to Episode 6 to learn even more tips and tricks from these amazing women.