Many of you know Sandra from class. You’ve run next to her on the treadmill, you’ve watched her opt for the more challenging weights, and you may have even heard that beautiful Irish accent! She hustles hard always and motivates many as she pushes herself throughout every class at Hustle!
But what you might not know is that outside of class, Sandra is facing one of her life’s biggest challenges: Glenn, Sandra’s husband and father to their 3 sons, is fiercely fighting Stage IIIA Lung Cancer. He has undergone a lobectomy and lymph node removal, immunotherapy and is currently going through chemotherapy. The goal is to be cured in 5 years. A heavy list of procedures but Glenn is facing this head on and with an inspiring attitude! If you haven’t met Glenn, “a 48 year young family man and lover of continuous improvement”, a few of his own personal quotes (including that one!) give you an idea of both his bravery and his resolve in the midst of this journey!: •”Name: Glenn Holland Game: Killing my cancer Fame: Positivity Guru” •”I do not fear dying. I do fear not living”. •”Be humble as one and some day you may move many”.
As caregiver, Sandra is currently on unpaid personal leave so that she can be home to care for Glenn as well as to continue to run their household. Her Hustle workouts have not only been a much-needed quick break as caregiver but they’ve also given her the strength and focus to be the best caregiver possible!
November 2nd was an amazing night at Hustle! So many of you showed up to support Sandra and Glenn... and so many of you represented Glenn’s fight in your WHITE! Surrounded by friends and family, we HUSTLED!
Thank you, Ahmad, for pushing us out of our comfort zone with that workout and for motivating us to fight to the finish!
Glenn and Sandra, your outlook is inspiring. We were here for you for the donation class last night but, please know, our support doesn’t stop there. We’re a family. We’ll continue to cheer you on and support your family! And Glenn, when you’re ready, we’ll be there for your first class at Hustle! 🙌🏽
Megan’s confidence was at an all time low. She was just finally coming up for air, ending a chapter of personal struggle.
For nearly a year, Megan battled a serious respiratory illness leaving her very weak. She was especially careful and hesitant to do much activity including everyday tasks like lifting a bag of groceries. Her team of doctors encouraged strength training to help regain her physical strength and her confidence. She was always listening and knew what she needed to do but like so many of us- getting started is usually the biggest hurdle- especially when faced with medical issues.
Megan admits, “I wasn't ready to attend a class, but I would try a few personal training sessions to get comfortable. I was terrified for the first few weeks but Amanda was extremely encouraging and we went at my pace. A few sessions turned into several months and, finally, in late August I attended my first class at Hustle. I've been a regular ever since.”
“I went from the girl who couldn't lift a bag of groceries to flipping a (small) tire”, she marvels.
Megan affirms, “Not only has Hustle helped me regain my physical strength, it's helped me mentally as well. It's played a huge part in helping me regain my confidence after a really difficult chapter in my life. I'm very thankful for Amanda and the rest of the Hustle fam!”
And it’s true. Megan has grown so much since her first day walking in to the studio. She is confident. She is comfortable. She is willing to try new exercises. Megan’s found a workout and a community that empowers her and encourages her. And she is stronger physically and mentally because of it! We are all so thrilled to have her at Hustle. We are all so proud of you Megan!
We’re not just here to talk on a mic, play some kickass music and go home. We’re here gathering and building a community of people. Seeing to it that you gain strength, endurance, confidence and an overall healthy mindsets toward wellness through safe, effective, challenging workouts. It is our goal that you leave each class feeling welcome, supported and ready to come back- maybe a little sore but that just means you gave your all!
See you tomorrow!
*Song: I Can Transform Ya Artist: Chris Brown *Hustle does not own the rights to this music.
It’s POWER HOUSE with Amy! Powerhouse is a core intensive hour utilizing TRX, magic circles, foam rollers, etc! This class is perfect for ALL levels!
Also... Have you met Amy?! Her passions are coffee, yoga, and naps. 😉 In that order. As an avid cyclist, she’s pedaled her way around some of the most beautiful parts of the country. Amy is truly a gift!
Two years ago, Allison started this journey toward regaining health, wellness and most importantly- herself.
Like so many, Allison struggled with weight for a number of years but this time was different- she now had a child who needed her. And because she was now a single working mom, she wasn’t feeling her best, and she was quickly realizing motherhood has no vacation time, Allison decided to take action: •She cleaned up her eating, added in more “real” food instead of “diet” food. •She began moving- first with dancing in Zumba classes and eventually HIIT classes at Hustle.
After regularly passing the studio on her daily commute and reconnecting with her childhood best friend- Amanda - she started with personal training at Hustle. Amanda worked one on one with Allison until she felt comfortable and confident in trying a class. And the rest is history!
Allison explained, “The journey has been slow and steady for me. I’ve dropped from a size 18W to a size 10, lost 65 pounds, and found myself again. I’ve gotten so much stronger physically and mentally coming to Hustle - after I committed to coming to class regularly is when I really started to see the difference in my body and the way my clothes fit.”
“Hustle has honestly been the most encouraging place I’ve ever worked out at, I’ve made so many friends and people are so supportive of one another and our accomplishments. It is a family!”, she says.
These aren’t always the most comfortable details of one’s life to share. However, Allison is a true testament that moving through the uncomfortable is what creates positive change and she hopes it encourages someone else!
An Ohio native, Amy received her Health Information Management degree from Bowling Green University. She lives in Cary with her husband and their sons. Her family loves to stay active through cycling, SUP adventures with friends and enjoying all that Cary has to offer!
Amy began her Pilates practice over 16 years ago. She was so inspired by the practice, she began her instructor training soon after. Her love of mat Pilates led her to expanding her Pilates knowledge and training using equipment. About a decade later, Amy began her yoga journey and completed her 200 Hour RYT training. She enjoys teaching Vinyasa style as well as Chair Yoga.
Amy’s kind and warm approach to her clients & classes ensures you as a student feel safe, supported and strong.
Amy holds the following certifications: +Power Pilates Mat & Comprehensive Pilates Equipment through Power Pilates as well as Pilates Method Alliance +200 Hour RYT through Inner Light Yoga School +Currently pursuing 300 Hour RYT advanced training
It’s crazy to think it’s already been 2 YEARS! But there’s no place we’d rather be.
To those who have been with Hustle since Year 1-Day 1, to those who have recently just jumped in, to those whose lives have pulled them in other new & opportunity-filled directions this past year but drop in when you can... No matter where you fall along the Hustle timeline, you have made a truly meaningful impact on Hustle. Thank you!
Your continued support, your trust and your dedication to your fitness and to our community is felt with every box jump, every Like & Share, and every time you return for another class. Thank you!
Year 2 was full of sweat, goals, learning and growth. It wouldn’t be what it is today without ALL of you. Thank you! Let’s celebrate tonight 🎂🕺🏼
And to those who will join us in Year 3... We can’t wait!
Hustlin’ into a new week of a jam packed July! This week let’s focus on using our strengths and confidence to EMPOWER our lives! We’re hosting several great POP UP classes this week! We’ll also have a few add-ons to our weekend classes in support of more of our local small businesses! Attending any of these events earns you an entry into the jar for a chance to win some Downtown Cary fun! So check out what we’ve got going on!:
POWERHOUSE Join us Wednesday the 18th at 8:30am for POWER HOUSE with Amy! It will be a 45 minute core-intensive class utilizing TRX, magic circles, foam rollers, etc! This POP UP class is $12, cash only! 🙌🏽 YOU CAN RSVP HERE!: https://www.facebook.com/events/185566778971625/?ti=ia
BUTI SCULPT Join us Wednesday July 18th at 12:30pm for a BUTI SCULPT POP UP with Lesha! Buti Sculpt builds long, lean muscle using HIIT to get your heart rate up followed by static asanas and 1 minute rest periods. We’ll begin with a solid warm up, a motivating playlist to push you through the intervals and we’ll end with a stretchy cool down! In Buti Sculpt, the use of HIIT kicks the body into a heightened metabolic state & optimizes the body’s ability to burn fat, balance hormones, and enhance cellular repair well after your sweaty Sculpt session! This is a 45 minute class. POP UP fee is $12, cash only. YOU CAN RSVP HERE!: https://www.facebook.com/events/277090559514463/?ti=ia
KALE me CRAZY Kale Me Crazy will be at the studio to recharge the 9:45 class on Thursday! They’ll be serving up post-Force samples of their amazing juices & smoothies!
MISSION POSSIBLE Saturday, immediately after the 9am Hustle class, join us for a quick, informative real estate chat with our very own Hustle Fam members Tim Devinney & Patricia Gooden! Sign up for the 9am and this add on using the Hustle App!
BUTI & A DRINK Shorty what you think?! Sunday at 9am is Buti Flow with Lesha followed by mimosas with Chatham Street Wine! Sign up for the 9am and this add on using the Hustle App!
The always amazing Renee taught an awesome Hustle class this morning. And we followed up that sweat-fest with a magical hour of reading, diversity and imagination!
Drag Queen Story Hour was such a wonderful experience! The children were genuine, inquisitive and accepting. Thank you parents & friends for supporting! Our special guests, Kimberlynn, Lucy & Mysti- creative, beautiful and full of life! Thank you for making this event a success! We hope you left today feeling welcome, loved & filled... and we look forward to having you back soon!
Hustle hopes to host another Story Hour in the future, so follow us & stay tuned for the next event! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
*some of our smaller friends didn’t make it into the kids group picture but we are so thankful that you joined us today!