Zoe Sakoutis & Erica Huss - BluePrintCleanse Founders
Erica: Immediately before, I was working in PR for food, wine and chef clients. Prior to that I worked in various areas of the hospitality business—events and catering, bar & restaurant management.
Zoe: I was also working in hospitality, mainly bartending, and studying nutritional healing at the Ann Wigmore Institute.
Zoe: The fact that there wasn’t one before! To some extent we created that industry in the way it exists now. And that was created out of necessity.
Erica: Having a conversation with Zoë about her idea for how to bring the cleanse and raw food movement to a mainstream audience. There was a “right place, right time” feeling about the whole thing that ended up being completely accurate.
Erica: I love the pineapple wheatgrass, the green juice with ginger, and the cashew milk.
Zoe: Green, Green and Green. There’s nothing else like it.
Erica: We don’t integrate it in an obligatory way so much as we offer our clients access to various types of fitness experiences through our strategic partners, to encourage them to find what works best for them. But if they’re not into exercise, that’s fine too. This is not about forcing people to “get fit,” it’s about offering information and education and letting people make their own choices they can stick with.
Zoe: We focus on helping you change your habits or at least become more conscience of them—how your body feels and why.
Zoe: We won’t really comment on that now. We like to focus on what we’re doing right. We keep our eyes on our own mat.
Erica: I work out in a gym most of the time, so it’s usually a combination of cardio and weight training with some barre exercises worked in, but if I go to a class, I love Flywheel for spinning and Bikram for just sweating.
Zoe: I live in a sixth floor walkup--does that count for anything?
Erica: I wish I had a more glamorous answer, but not really…I wear a lot of leggings and tank tops or T-shirts.
Zoe: I'm usually wearing something from my husband's sports apparel line, NO MAS.
Erica: in terms of fitness: everyone should be required to take recess every day, just like we did in elementary school. In terms of health: people need to eat more fresh, real food, every day. Period.
Zoe: People should not be allowed to make loud grunting noises while attempting to lift weights that are too heavy for them. It's really distracting.