During the pandemic, every industry has had to get creative as the nature of work transformed.
The new Sculpt Studio opening the first weekend of November will fill a local need for entrepreneurs, creatives, and fitness fanatics alike by providing a space to safely convene, grow stronger and pursue their passions. Centrally located in Seagrove, the space will be one-part Fitness Studio and one-part Creative Studio. The Fitness Studio will host Yoga Sculpt classes throughout the week and the Creative Studio will offer regular workshops and a space to rent for classes, co-working and content creation, available for hourly, half or full-day reservations.
“With an influx of people moving to the beach and working remotely due to COVID, we saw a need for a central place to work outside of one’s crowded home and build community with like-minded individuals in a time when it’s harder than ever to feel connected,” Co-Founder and Creative Director Bentley Jackson said. “There’s so much opportunity for how locals can use this space – whether that’s taking a fun workout class, teaching a workshop, hosting a meeting – or all of the above!”
Sculpt Studio will open on November 6, with free classes in the Fitness Studio running through Grand Opening weekend (November 6-7). The freshly renovated, modern space is located at 5365 East Co Hwy 30A, Suite 104 in Southern Shores Professional Center. Class packages, rental rates and membership information can be found on the attached information sheets and the website, www.sculptstudio30a.com. Instagram users can follow the studio, @sculptstudio30a.
Mike “MJ” Jackson and his wife Bentley have already been making waves in the area and saw this as an opportunity to bring both their passions to the community. 30A is home to a variety of good fitness studios and workout facilities, but Sculpt Studio will be the first of its kind on 30A offering both physical fitness and creativity. MJ’s Yoga Sculpt class is where “muscle meets yoga”. It’s a bootcamp vibe with upbeat music and light weights, but the movements are rooted in yoga. Students enjoy receiving the full-spectrum of benefits from balance and flexibility to cardio and strength. The 30A community has responded well to this modern format of yoga, stating the need for a HIIT studio on 30A.
With over 3000 hours of instruction, certification and training, MJ is an experienced and knowledgeable yogi. MJ taught fitness for more than a decade in Dallas before moving to 30A in 2019. He and Bentley were married on the beach February 16, 2020 and the newlyweds suddenly found themselves quarantined with no outlet for their work. MJ and Bentley began filming Yoga Sculpt classes online and found an outdoor venue to hold classes. Their first public outdoor classes were on the dock of Eastern Lake at Beachy Bean Coffee. Due to demand, the classes quickly expanded to The Hub and Seaside. All of the classes have regularly sold out. With the weather getting cooler and a dedicated student base, Bentley and MJ saw the need for a well-balanced and safe fitness experience indoors.
With Bentley’s background in graphic design, hand-lettering and marketing, she recognized the need for a creative space to hold workshops and collaborate with other creative entrepreneurs. Whether individuals are looking for a convenient remote workspace or meeting room, an inspiring place to teach and share their skill, or an open studio for content creation, Bentley envisions the Creative Studio to be that place for creatives and entrepreneurs to stretch their minds and mindsets.
Rest assured that Sculpt Studio will be taking extra time to wipe down and disinfect high-touch areas. They will be equipped with hand sanitizer stations and commercial grade air filters and purifiers to provide a clean and safe environment. Students will bring their own mats for health reasons and they will limit class size to promote social distancing. It is their utmost priority to have a clean studio where students have a safe place to practice thereby lowering their stress and boosting their immunity to stay well.
FITNESS STUDIO – Created to move
Our Fitness Studio classes balance elements of strength, flexibility, cardio, balance and power with fun. In Yoga Sculpt, you will receive the full spectrum of workout benefits – from lengthening to strengthening, all while moving to the beat of the music.
Yoga Sculpt is HIIT–style (high-intensity interval training) where students receive the benefits of a yoga practice, while keeping the workout upbeat and fun. It incorporates light weights and cardio bursts for maximum efficiency, set to loud music for maximum fun.
The Fitness Studio has memberships and class packages for MJ’s weekly Yoga Sculpt classes, as well as On-Demand options for those not comfortable attending in person yet. MJ is also available and permitted for private Yoga Sculpt or yoga classes either in the studio or at the location of your choice, including the beach. He is one of only a few other permitted instructors in Walton County to teach yoga on the beach.
FITNESS STUDIO MEMBERSHIPS Sculpt Supreme – $110/mo – Yearly Unlimited Yoga Sculpt Classes Sculpt Standard – $120/mo – Monthly Unlimited Yoga Sculpt Classes
CLASS PACKAGES 6-Class Pack – $110 3-Class Pack – $55 Single Class – $20
ON-DEMAND CLASSES Monthly Unlimited Classes $25 Single Class $10
For more information, contact: Mike “MJ” Jackson Co-Owner, Fitness Director 214.546.1980 email@example.com
CREATIVE STUDIO – Moved to create
Much like our commitment to a balanced work out, we also believe in the power of a balanced ‘work in’. Here in our Creative Studio, we emphasize creativity and collaboration to stretch our minds and our mindsets. Whether you are looking for a convenient remote workspace or meeting room, an inspiring place to teach and share your skill, or an open studio for content creation, you’ve come to the right place. Our Creative Studio is hoisted in the trees, directly across the hall from our Fitness Studio. It’s freshly renovated with clean, bright, natural light, full-length windows, white walls and hardwood floors.
The Creative Studio will be available upon reservation for:
Coworking – remote working space at table with other local creatives and entrepreneurs Content Creation – social media, marketing, photography, styled wedding shoots, videography, for influencer/personal/business classes Classes/Workshops – hand lettering (Bentley’s specialty), watercolor painting, Instagram 101, jewelry making, charcuterie board class, etc.
Open Coworking – Table Space (5 spaces; 4-hour/half-day slot) $45/person
Private Event – Full Space (10 seats; no else can reserve) 4 Hours (Half Day) – $195 8 Hours (Full Day) – $350 Other short-term rentals available upon request.
We love sharing our studio with talented creatives, instructors, hustlers and entrepreneurs!For more information or reservations, contact: Bentley Jackson Co-Owner + Creative Director of Sculpt Studio firstname.lastname@example.org 334.399.0413