Soma Fitness Party After Glow!

Last weekend we hosted our first Soma Fitness party. It was AWESOME. If you didn't make it, you'll want to be there next time! It was a beautiful day in Los Angeles as we sipped blueberry lemonade and white wine, and snacked on cucumber-tuna bites from the rooftop of the historic Hollywood Towers. The view is amazing, and everyone snapped plenty of photos with the famous Hollywood Sign in the background. Here's a few snapshots from the fete.

Join the Soma Superheroes and Save 10% Off Your Spartan Race Entry!


Join our Soma Superheroes team!

Ready to crawl under barbwire? Jump over fire? Throw spears? Turn friends into family, while together you conquer crazy obstacles like rope climbing over a muddy pond?

In December 2012, I did my first Spartan Race in Malibu. It was pouring rain outside, and I was freezing, but when the race started, pure adrenaline ran through my body. I’ve never felt so fearless and strong! Talk about good times!

I’ve been talking about the Spartan Race experience for a year and a half. Now I’m ready to rock again and I want you to join my sister Tamara and me. The Spartan Sprint is great for everyone, from beginners to seasoned athletes because everyone is able to go at their own pace!


(Check me and my team out at the December 2012 Spartan Sprint in Malibu)

Sound like good times to you? Join us at the upcoming Spartan Sprint on the morning of Sunday, September 14, 2014 in gorgeous Temecula at Vail Lake (about an hour or so outside of Los Angeles). The Spartan Sprint is a 5K  (3+ mile) race with more than 15 obstacles to test your physical and mental strength!

Because the Spartan Race is such an amazing way to connect with friends and make new ones we’ve decided to host FREE Spartan training meetup and invite you to join our team!

We’ll be hosting free weekly training sessions at various Los Angeles area outdoor locations like Runyon Canyon, Fryman Canyon, Santa Monica and Jefferson stairs, Kenneth Hahn Park, and Lake Hollywood. We will also post weekly Soma Superheroes approved recipes and workouts to help you build the muscle and strength you’ll need for race day!

To sign up for our training and learn how to save 10% on your Spartan Sprint entry when you join the Soma Superheroes Spartan team, click here.

To find out when our next Meetup workout is click here!

See you all at training! Aroo!!!


Soma Superstar: International DJ Louisa Pillot

louisa-pillotWhen you came to Soma Fitness what was your fitness goal?
I had definitely plateaued in both performance and weight loss and was really unhappy with my body.  I have struggled for a long time with disordered eating, restricting and exercise bulimia and I didn't want to fall back into old patterns in order to lose weight.  I saw my friend Izumi's incredible transformation as she competed in her first NPC Bikini competition as coached by Summer and figured 'why not ask for help from Soma?

What is your profession? How did you manage daily life with the program? 
I am a touring DJ, producer and vocalist.  I live in Paris, France.

What was your athletic/fitness background before Soma? 
I am in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, and when I got sober, exercise became my drug of choice.  I have competed in many half marathons and an ultra marathon, I am a certified spinning instructor, I work out as meditation and medication.  However, my body had adjusted to my way of training and I wanted to look and feel different.  Soma was really helpful with this.  Summer gave me a whole new set of tools and ever evolving body of knowledge to keep things fun and challenging.  

What was most surprising about working with Soma? Or if you worked with another trainer in the past how was working with Summer different? 
I had never worked remotely, so that was definitely different, but surprisingly not as hard as I thought it would be.  Summer's instructions were easy to follow and meal plans were clear and specific.  The hardest thing for me was actually sticking to rest days in order to perform better.  It feels counter-intuitive but really pays off.  louisa-pillot2

What was the most challenging part of working with Soma? 
We are dealing with a 9 hour time difference, so logistically, that can be tricky, but we always manage to get in touch eventually.  On a personal level, I had a hard time setting aside old belief systems in order to be open minded enough to take direction.  I also have a hard time being flexible - once I find a routine I am prone to sticking to it, so it was difficult for me to let go of this rigidity in order to keep things fresh for my brain and body in terms of both work-out and diet.  However, I have to say, the flexibility pays off.  I feel awesome and I just PR'd in a half marathon last week, so who am I to argue with that?  I recently realized that this is the first time in my life I've changed my body for the better without starving myself, and I'm doing it on an intense touring schedule.  No way I could have done that on my own. 

What advice would you give to anyone thinking about doing a program or competing in a fitness competition?

If your way isn't working, why not give it a shot? Especially if you're already fit, trying to overcome a plateau or just bored and burnt out and looking to make a change, this is a great and challenging experience, and the sisters of Soma are incredibly supportive, knowledgeable and a real pleasure to work with.

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