Ep#16 :: Elaine Hayes, founder and owner MNTStudio :: the power of possibility and pursuing the path that brings us joy
It’s not often you cross paths with a boss lady who’s super smart, big-hearted and who cares so deeply about her team and the well-being of her entire community.
So today, I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce you to someone who has been a huge inspiration to me since moving to San Francisco and who I’m super grateful to call a friend - Elaine Hayes, founder and owner of MNTSTUDIO.
MNT is a wellness brand and Pilates & Barre studio in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2013, MNT is the go-to for effective, safe, and upbeat Pilates and Barre classes.
Rooted in the classical principles of alignment and precision, MNT classes incorporate contemporary techniques to allow for a challenging yet approachable and enjoyable fitness experience.
Rooted in community with a holistic approach to wellness, MNT focuses on addressing the whole person through nutrition counseling and community-building events.
Elaine's mission through MNT is to empower each and every individual to transform their lives for the better through movement, self-care, and community.
In this episode, we talk about:
The pivotal career move that changed her entire path.
The importance of choosing a career that energizes you and brings you joy over one that looks good on paper, but completely drains you of energy.
The humble beginnings of MNTSTUDIO and the less than glam realities of running your own business.
Overcoming self-doubt on the path to living in alignment with your truth.
How Elaine dealt with the challenges and overcame the obstacles that allowed her to expand MNTSTUDIO and reach the next level of growth.
The practicalities of building a purpose-fueled brand from the inside, out and why about cultivating a thriving community is at the heart of everything.
The process of completely overhauling the MNT brand and re-imagining the Studio space and how this helped fuel into the next phase of growth for the entire business.
It was such a joy to record this interview with Elaine and I can’t wait for you to get inspired by her incredible story and what is possible when we fuel ourselves with self-belief and pursue the path that brings us joy.