Behind The Screens: Sophie Chiche
WHAT IS SHAPE HOUSE?
An urban sweat lodge. A place where people sweat and get delicious “me time.” Shape House is often referred to as an oasis, a calm space to remove you from the brouhaha of a city. People come for different reasons because it serves different needs. Some come because it helps them sleep. Some because it helps them lose weight. Some because it helps their skin.
WHY IS "ME TIME" IMPORTAN?
Because life is going faster and faster and the “me” part of the equation is the first thing that we tend to drop. When we don’t take time to connect to ourselves, all we have left is to connect with what is around us. What is around us is a lot of noise and stressful stimulus. “Me time” anchors you. It gives you roots. It makes sure you lead your life from the inside out.
YOU'VE SAID YOU CAN'T RUSH THIS. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Time is like money; there is a limited amount of it. How you spend it is everyone’s choice. But if you are going to crash and watch a show or two or three, might as well do it while you sweat your head off.
HOW DOES SWEATING HELP ALL THOSE WHO FEEL HUR- RIED, AND STRESSED OUT?
Sweating slows you down. It makes you breathe deeper, so it calms your nervous system. The fact that you put yourself at the top of your “to do” list once or twice a week gives your body the signal that you matter. We ask a lot of ourselves. Spending an hour in a self-care space ensures that we give “the machine” what it needs to perform well.
PLEASE SHARE THE HIGH/LOW OF BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR.
The people are the high. And the people are the low. When the people side of things works, it is the most sacred and the most inspiring. When it doesn’t, it makes me want to question everything I am doing. But really, my happiness is very tied to the people around me — having each other’s backs, being sincere and courageous. It is certainly my fuel.
HOW DO YOU ENJOY SPENDING YOUR TIME?
Riding my Harley. Dancing. Boxing. Having deep conversations. Finding smart ways to have a healthy lifestyle. Helping people have lives they love. Finding new ways to make eggs.
A QUOTE THAT HELPED YOU BECOME WHO YOU ARE TODA:
“Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out yet, it’s not the end.”
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